2014 is shaping up to be a solid year for metal, or at least the writing process for new material. In a much-anticipated piece of news, Swedish extreme metal titans Meshuggah have announced that they'll begin writing a new album next year.

Although not many solid release dates have been revealed for 2014, bands such as Tool, Behemoth, Black Label Society and Judas Priest are hoping to put out new records next year. Meshuggah adds yet another essential name to that list, although an actual 2014 new album release is not confirmed.

Speaking with Australian publication Loud Magazine, Meshuggah guitarist Marten Hagstrom spoke about the extreme metal pioneers working on new sonic gems:

I think the last day of November is our last show for this album. So we’re basically looking to have some time off in December, and then we’ve been on the road with 'Koloss' for like two years or something, on and off. So then I guess it’s about time to start writing new stuff again.

Hagstrom goes on to share his views toward's Meshuggah's next creative step:

I have no idea, and I never do. And I think that’s a good thing, ‘cause people sometimes say that we’re pretty unpredictable, but I don’t really think we are because we have a sound that’s been with us since at least like the 'None' EP (from 1994), that’s very us (laughs). It doesn’t really change all that much, but it’s still a progression, and what I mean by taking a step forward is that we’re still, we’ve been around now. We’re veterans in this game (laughs), and we’re still having fun with what we do, with experimenting with the music that we want to create. So as long as it feels like we’re making it better, and as long as it feels like we’re doing something that we can at least stand for and be proud of, that’s all that we ask.

Stay tuned into Loudwire for future updates on Meshuggah's next album.