This comes on the heels of telling The Independent that he had completed a new Band of Joy record, "with psychedelic pedal steel and all sorts of stuff."
Besides recording two new albums, Plant appears to be writing songs again, as he told Sexton of the Space Shifters recording:
12 tracks (completed), 11 originals and no sentimental stuff.
If true, the album will be Plant's first album with new, original material since 2005's Strange Sensation album Mighty ReArranger. Last year, Plant told Rolling Stone that he was through writing new songs and hadn't written anything since "Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic (Dec 2007)".
I have contacted Plant's management to verify whether he actually has two new albums coming up, but they have so far not responded to my emails.