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Nevada: While Las Vegas has long been the performing home of Wayne Newton and, more recently, Celine Dion and Garth Brooks, the Killers formed there in 2001. The alternative/dance band, with a stylistic flare in line with that of Sin City, has earned three Billboard 200 top 10s.

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It's been a few years since The Killers released "Day & Age," but frontman Brandon Flowers confirmed that a new album will be released this year.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, the 30-year-old singer revealed that the band had recorded several songs for the new disc, being done in the band's own studio. "It's just whether it's [released in] the summertime or the wintertime," Flowers said.

One of the tracks is "Battle Born," Flowers says, calling it "a killer on the record."

The Las Vegas-based band's most recent album "Day & Age" was released in November 2008. The band went on a hiatus in 2010 following their world tour in support of Day & Age. During that time, Flowers released a solo album, Flamingo, in September 2010. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci also released a solo CD, Big Talk.

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"It's just exciting getting everyone in the room to make some noise," he said.

Flowers mentioned the difference between The Killers' upcoming album and his solo effort, saying that the work-in-progress is "quite a bit louder than with my solo thing, so I've got to get used to that."

And while the band is forging ahead, Flowers said that the new album will be a mixture of sounds from their first three albums, but emphasized that they weren't actively looking to "throw a curveball."

"I think the consensus within the band is to take those things that we've done well and really hone in on that," Flowers said. "We don't want to make Hot Fuss 2 or Sam's Town 2, or Day & Age 2."

The Killers performed at Lollapalooza and Hyde Park this past summer.

Steve Lillywhite, who will be honored with the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) title, is producing the new album.

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