Mesa quintet Of Mice & Men have confirmed that they will be releasing their fourth studio album this year. It follows 2014’s Restoring Force, a record which helped Austin Carlile and co. really put themselves on the map.

In a brief tweet, bassist/clean vocalist Aaron Pauley confirmed that the band will release a new record this year. You can view that tweet below.

Alongside this, Pauley also confirmed that the band will tour this year.

While we await news of new music and live shows, frontman Austin Carlile has also been battling his own Marfan Syndrome. In a recent update for fans, he claimed that everything is going to get better. He outlined this in a lengthy post to his own Instagram profile, which you can check out below.

A few days ago on January 5th I had major hip surgery up at Stanford University; (aka my favorite hospital with the best Marfan & cardiology teams in the country)… They had to shave down my actual hip socket (due to its massive over growth), remove my femur, remove three cysts from femur, shave & RE-SHAPE femur, and THEN sew me back up. I’ve been on total bed rest ever since and will be for another week or so. After that, comes 2 months of physical therapy to get my strength & mobility back. // Because of Marfan syndrome, my legs & hips are a constant issue for me (left foot/hip was repaired when I was young, now the right!) The surgery was one of the most painful I’ve had to date, but I’m so excited to recover and finally see some relief!! Living with Marfans is a constant war for me and my body, but we chalk this one up as a battle won, & on to the next! // The support from my family & friends has been so immense, I’m so grateful. Thought I’d also share on here before people start seeing me hobbling around on crutches asking me what happened. I WISH I could say it was some sky diving accident or something haha, but simply the reality of have a chronic pain & connective tissue disorder, a “MUTANT GENE” called “Marfans.” // It’s going to be a big year, this is just the first hurdle of many, but I’m ready! This gives me and @omandm the perfect opportunity to work on new music before we head into the studio to record a NEW album this year, which I couldn’t be more excited about! 2016 let’s go! ??? @themarfanfoundation #MarfanSyndrome #Surgery #IfICanDoItYouCanToo #YouAreNotAlone #Medical #Marfan #MutantGene #IMWithTheXMEN

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Of Mice & Men’s new studio album will come out this year via Rise Records. You can watch the video for Bones Exposed below.