Bring Me The Horizon premiered “Parasite Eve” on June 25 and have also shared a music video.
Bring Me The Horizon are documenting their time recording new music while in coronavirus quarantine. With their behind-the-scenes video series “BMTH2,” the band are offering an inside look into their forthcoming music.
Over the past few weeks, fans have gotten little tastes of “Parasite Eve.” Oli Sykes revealed earlier this week that the sound of the new single is heavily influenced by the video game Doom Eternal. So much so that the band contacted the game’s composer Mick Gordon who collaborated on “Parasite Eve.”
Alongside Gordon, Bring Me The Horizon also enlisted the help of producer Dan Lancaster (blink-182, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Lower Than Atlantis) for the new single. Lancaster last worked with BMTH on 2015’s That’s The Spirit.
“Parasite Eve” is part of multiple records Bring Me The Horizon plan to put out this year. The multi-album release plan was first speculated back in November 2019.
In a new interview with NME, Sykes reveals that the band are working on four different records that will be unveiled over the next 12 months. Each record will fall under the album name Post Human. Both “Parasite Eve” and 2019’s “Ludens” will be on the first release.
“This song is going to be part of a record that has the same feel along with ‘Ludens,’” he says. “We’ve just been winging it and recording from lockdown, and now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name Post Human.”
Post Human marks Bring Me The Horizon’s return to heavier music. Sykes can be seen recording heavy vocals in a new behind-the-scenes video. The band also recently discussed their return to a heavier sound.
“So for the songs we are working on for this new record, we knew that they were going to be a bit more aggressive in nature,” Sykes says. “This first record is very much a protest record. It’s trying to capture the anger, sadness, frustration, fear, paranoia and everything I think we are all collectively going through right now.”
He further shares with NME that each of these four records will have very different tones to them.
“They’ll each be tonally different with their own sound and mood,” he continues. “That’s one thing we’ve never really done. There’s often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That’s cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion.”
The concept of Post Human revolves around people taking responsibility for their actions before the future is gone forever.
“The idea behind Post Human is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain,” he says. “If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”
BMTH fans were originally going to hear the new single on June 10. However, the band decided to postpone its initial release in solidarity of Black Lives Matter. Now, “Parasite Eve” is here along with a new music video.
For the video, Sykes took inspiration from some of his favorite video games and films. Using masks a friend of his created, each member filmed their video parts separately. This was in efforts to stay within the social distancing restrictions set in place. Due to the lockdown restrictions, Bring Me The Horizon filmed the video with minimal crew and minimal resources.
“One thing lockdown has proven to us is that we can make shit happen with a lot less resources than we actually need,” he shares. “I’m not even going to tell how much our last video for ‘Ludens’ cost, but it was fucking crazy.”
The “Parasite Eve” video is available to watch below.
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