My Bloody Valentine delivered a Christmas surprise to fans, announcing on Facebook this evening that the band finished mastering its 21-years-in-the-making follow-up to the 1991 classic Loveless three days ago. Whether the record still will be released online before year’s end, as Kevin Shields previously pledged, remains to be seen.
According to the post on MBV’s official Facebook page: “On 21-12-12 we finished mastering the new album!” There was no elaboration on any release dates or other plans.
The news follows recent announcements that My Bloody Valentine will tour next year, with shows announced so far in the U.K., Australia and Japan.
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