US rock outfit A Perfect Circle have signed a worldwide record deal with BMG, as they begin work on their first album in 13 years.
The band’s last record, Emotive, was released in 2004. They have now begun work on a new, as yet untitled, record that will be released via BMG.
Formed in 1999 by Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan, the band has undergone several line-up changes through the years. The current line-up, in addition to Howerdel and Keenan, includes former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Devo/The Beta Machine’s Jeff Friedl and Eagles Of Death Metal/The Beta Machine’s Matt McJunkins.
Howerdel said: "We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. New APC-2017."
Jon Cohen, EVP recorded music at BMG, also commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome A Perfect Circle to BMG and excited to present their highly-anticipated new music to the world. Their uncompromising approach, vision and legion of fans have made them one of the most artistic and commercially successful acts in rock.”