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Last November brought FOUROne Direction's latest full-length album. The release boasted some really incredible collaborations: The guys worked with everyone from Ed Sheeran to Good Charlotte and OneRepublic. Apparently hitting the studio with some of rock and pop's biggest names is a trend for 1D, now, as they've been spotted with Nickelback engineer Gordini and Daughtry drummer Robin Diaz.

Are the guys planning on abandoning their newfound arena pop rock sound for something heavier? 

The news came via Instagram, with Diaz posting a photo featuring Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, captioning it, "Family Photo with Chad's engineer Gordini fastest cat behind the board!" Chad, of course referring to Nickelback's Canadian frontman, Chag Kroeger.

Now feels like a good time to turn on "Photograph." Peep the instagram above!