Paul and Phil Hartnoll split after the release of The Blue Album in 2004 but reunited in 2009 for a series of live shows and best-of compilation.
"It is a kaleidoscope of everything we like about electronic music," Paul said of the as-yet untitled follow-up, which has been produced by Mark 'Flood' Ellis.
"But the biggest influence on this album has been two years of playing live, listening to old Orbital music. We wanted to make music that we would like to play live. It had to flow and ebb like a live set."
Phil added: "Working with Flood is the most exciting thing for me. He is so well respected, and we get on really well with him.
"It has been great. I'm really loving it. We lost our way, but now we're back and it feels like how it always should have been. We feel rejuvenated and regenerated - like Doctor Who!"
The album features the track 'Never', which is available now as a free download.
Never by ORBITAL
Orbital have also announced a full UK tour, culminating in a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 28 and are priced at £24 and £25-42 for London
The full Orbital tour dates are as follows:
- April 5 - Manchester Academy
- April 6 - Leeds O2 Academy
- April 7 - Glasgow O2 ABC
- April 8 - Liverpool O2 Academy
- April 9 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
- April 10 - London Royal Albert Hall
Orbital were joined on stage by Doctor Who star Matt Smith for their performance of 'Doctor Who Theme' at the Glastonbury festival in 2010.