Muse unveil artwork for new album 'The 2nd Law'

The trio's sixth album will be accompanied by an image of the human brain

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Muse have unveiled the artwork for their new album 'The 2nd Law', which you can see at the top of the page.

The cover is a photograph of the human brain and is taken from The Human Connectome Project. It is an image which navigates the brain's pathways, tracking the circuits in our heads and shows how we process information with bright, neon colors.

The album itself, which will be released on September 17, contains a total of 13 tracks and includes the band's recent single 'Survival'. 'The 2nd Law' is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London.

Speaking previously about the record, the band have promised that it will be "very diverse", with frontman Matt Bellamy saying: "We've tried a bunch of new things, which the trailer gives a glimpse of. There's only one song that's like that. We've basically tried to do what Rage Against The Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments. There's only one track like that, the rest of it is very, very diverse."

The Devon trio will tour the UK in October, playing five shows. The gigs begin at Glasgow's SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London's O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

The tracklisting for 'The 2nd Law' is as follows:

'Supremacy'
'Madness'
'Panic Station'
'Prelude'
'Survival'
'Follow Me'
'Animals'
'Explorers'
'Big Freeze'
'Save Me'
'Liquid State'
'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'
'The 2nd Law: Isolated System'


You can read the full four-page interview with Muse in the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now or available digitally.

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