The Backstreet Boys are to release the first album featuring the band's original line-up for seven years.
Kevin Richardson quit the group in 2005 to pursue other interests, and the remaining four members released two albums in 2007 and 2009 without him.
He has now rejoined the boy band, and during an appearance on Good Morning America via satellite link to the U.K. on Tuesday (17Jul12), they revealed Richardson will be laying down his vocals with the band for a new record.
Howie Dorough says, "We are really excited, this is actually our first time in the studio together - all five of us - since 2005, we are recording our brand new record right here in London."
Nick Carter added, "It's awesome, it really is, the vibe is fantastic... it's just been really organic and our vibe - it's like never before. It's revitalised and we're having so much fun."
The album's release will coincide with the band's 20th anniversary next year (13) and they are gearing up for their first official comeback concert in New York next month (Aug12).