There is a lot of Depeche Mode heading for 2013. Music-news reports that the electro pop rock group lead singer, Dave Gahan, told Spinner about the group's future plans once he and Martin Gore are done with their side projects. "We've probably got 20 songs demoed. Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we're definitely on track. "We have a deadline of the end of November, and there's no reason we why we won't meet that at the rate we're going" Ben Hillier and Christoffer Berg are co-producing the new material. The album will be the follow-up to 2009's Sounds of the Universe. Dave also says that "There are already plans in place to be touring next year." So, let’s cross our fingers that they will visit South Africa as part of the tour!