Scottish rock-trio Biffy Clyro have revealed they will play the German festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park next summer, which is set to be their first gig since December 2014. Rock Am Ring is held in Mendig and Rock Im Park is held in Nuremberg. Both festivals take place from June 3rd – 5th 2016. Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro’s lead-singer and guitarist, has previously said that the band is hard at work on their new album, follow-up to 2013’s Opposites, while drummer Ben Johnston told NME at the end of last year that the group would be recording the album in the summer of 2015.
“It’s sounding really rocking at the moment,” said Neil to Q. Neil continues, “I think it’s important to put some more rules and limitations on what we do because on the last few records we ran with whatever ideas we had. So on this one, when I say stripped back it’s not going to sound skeletal or anything but perhaps a bit more aggressive. Coming off the back of a double album, it’s important to be really concise so we might only have ten songs”.