New Depeche Mode album in "early 2013"

According to an interview in German music magazine, Sonic Seducer, a rough time table has already been set for the next Depeche Mode album. Martin Gore is quoted as saying the new album will be out "no later than early 2013". As far as we're aware this is the first time Martin's mentioned a due date for the future Mode project. The schedule is in sync with earlier statements from Andrew Fletcher, who's previously said the band was due in the studio in March 2012, and would release an album a year after that.