During an interview with Chilean newspaper La Tercera (here), Zack de la Rocha, front man / lead singer of Rage Against The Machine, confirmed that the reunited band is working on new material, not only for future live shows in Chile, but for a promising Summer 2011 release.

“In Chile we will present new songs we’re rehearsing, but basically it will be a broader review of our repertoire,” said Rocha.

The inscrutable frontman had left the band in 2000 to work on a solo career and other interests outside of the music industry while bandmates Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell conducting the vocals. A couple years ago, Cornell left Audioslave to chase another solo tour, that finally ended with the reunion of Soundgarden. RATM has been touring since 2007 with Rocha feeling it was time to re-group the band.

“We are all older and mature and don’t fall into the same problems we faced 10 or 15 years ago. We are working on a new album due out next year, perhaps for the northern hemisphere summer,” said Rocha.

So let’s just hope that RATM will be releasing a successful new album that would follow their latest โ€œRenegadesโ€, the covers album (Bob Dylan – Maggyโ€™s farm, Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill a Man, etc) back in 2000.