Following the departure of guitarist Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are set to return with a double album in September.

Billboard reports that 'Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus' finds Cave joined by longtime collaborators such as producer Nick Launay, bassist Martyn Casey, violinist Warren Ellis and multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey.

A B-sides and rarities album is also due for release in 2005.

Cave has recently co-written three tracks with Marianne Faithfull for her new record, 'The Mystery of Love'.