After months of teasing, Bring Me The Horizon have finally announced POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR.
The forthcoming album is the first of four releases from BMTH’s new musical anthology POST HUMAN. As well, SURVIVAL HORROR is packed with some exciting new collaborations.
Fans first got a taste of Bring Me The Horizon’s new music with “Parasite Eve.” Following the single’s debut in June, Oli Sykes revealed that BMTH plan to release four albums that all fall under the name POST HUMAN.
“This song is going to be part of a record that has the same feel along with ‘Ludens,’” Sykes said. “We’ve just been winging it and recording from lockdown. Now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name POST HUMAN.”
Each POST HUMAN release will be very different from one another. Sykes further said that the albums have been split up based on the themes and influences of each song.
“They’ll each be totally different with their own sound and mood,” he said. “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.”
Now, Bring Me The Horizon have finally announced the first POST HUMAN release SURVIVAL HORROR. The album arrives on Oct. 30 and features “Parasite Eve,” “Ludens” and their YUNGBLUD collaboration “Obey.”
Sykes previously revealed that this first release is a protest record. Each song is about the strong emotions we all feel during political unrest or times of injustice.
“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 said. “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.”
Along with their collaboration with YUNGBLUD, Bring Me The Horizon have also teamed up with Amy Lee, BABYMETAL and Nova Twins for this first release. On Oct. 14, BMTH unveiled the official tracklisting and artwork for SURVIVAL HORROR.
POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) October 14, 2020
Back in August, Jordan Fish shared that BMTH have plenty of collaborations in store for the POST HUMAN project. For the multi-release, they hope to bring in even more artists for some unexpected collaborations.
“I think we might kinda like theme our guests a bit more around what’s going on with each EP,” Fish said. “When we get into the other EPs, it’ll give us a chance to maybe get some other people on who are a bit more left-field or a bit more out of the box for our band.”
As well, all of the new collaborations will be based on the themes and overall sound for each POST HUMAN release.
“Cause we’re gonna have like probably four different kinda EPs with different vibes it gives us a bit more of an opportunity,” Fish said. “Whereas on amo, we had three guests there from completely different worlds.”
Earlier this week, Fish also revealed that BMTH have referenced Linkin Park while recording their new music. For the Hybrid Theory anniversary, he shared that that album in particular has greatly influenced Bring Me The Horizon over the years.
“Even with the record we’re doing right now, we still reference them,” he said “They’re one of those bands that I always have in the back of my mind when we’re thinking about where a song should go next. It’s the Bible for heavy, catchy music that combines electronic and pop music, which is our brief. They just covered so much ground and did it with such class on that album.”
Stream BMTH’s collab with YUNGBLUD “Obey” below.
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