US band The Afghan Whigs are to release their first album in 16 years this April. Do The Beast will be their seventh album in total and their first since they reunited in 2012.

None other than actor Bob Odenkirk, who is about to reprise his role of legal beagle Saul in Better Call Saul, leaked the news of the new album in a tweet last week. "The great Greg Dulli of whom I am a fan tells me new Afghan Whigs album coming soon," he wrote.

The Ohio rockers, led by formerly hard-living frontman Greg Dulli, first came to prominence during the grunge era. They enjoyed huge critical acclaim for their brooding and uncompromising sound but never quite crossed over to commercial success with albums such as Gentlemen and Black Love.

The Afghan Whigs spilt in 2001, after 15 years together, but reformed in 2012 for a series of shows. Their last album was 1965, which came out in 1998.