After a long spell of rumors, Depeche Mode have officially confirmed a new album for March 2013. Member Martin Gore stated: “The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done.”

The band has announced that the new album will contain brand new tracks written by Gore and Dave Gahan. Gahan reveals: “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.” After the March release, the band will be playing shows all over Europe. Get a taste of the new record below.