Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are planning to release a new album in "the first half" of 2020, according to the latest update from band members. It will be their first full-length, studio effort since 2016's Ellipsis.

Not to say the band haven't been busy in the intervening years. Quite the contrary. In addition to steady touring, Biffy Clyro released MTV Unplugged: Live at Roundhouse, London in 2018 and a soundtrack album Balance, Not Symmetry earlier in 2019. Going by the outfit's recent remarks, fans should see a new album by the midpoint of the coming year. See recording updates from the band toward the bottom of this post.

"I think the first half of next year is vague enough!" Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston recently told the NME when pressed for a release date. "I can tell you that much without getting locked up. We've had the MTV Unplugged album and this year we had the Balance of Symmetry soundtrack album. By the time this record comes out it'll be three albums in three years and I think that's quite a good return."

He continued, "We're feeling in a really great place and it shows that we're still hungry to make music. This is our life. We’re really proud of it, and can’t quite wait for you all to hear it."

Johnston previously revealed the forthcoming, Rich Costey-produced affair will contain "definitely a lot more rocking on this album. It's definitely a lot more rocking than Ellipsis was," according to Kerrang.

Biffy Clyro also have a handful of tour dates left to finish out the year — see those after the latest studio updates from the band. Get tickets here.

Biffy Clyro Fall 2019 U.K. Tour Dates

Oct. 14 – Dundee, Scotland @ Caird Hall
Oct. 15 – London, England @ Roundhouse
Oct. 17 – Birmingham, England @ Digbeth Arena

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