The Killers reveal official trailer for new album 'Battle Born' - video

Brandon Flowers and co have said 'Day & Age' follow-up is their 'difficult fourth record'

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The Killers have revealed the trailer for their new album 'Battle Born' – scroll down to watch it.

The clip begins with a sunset before moving on to a campfire scene and spelling out the band's logo letter by letter.

The band themselves are then revealed in a montage of shots as a synth line builds in the background, culminating in a thundering crescendo and the message at the album will be released "Fall 2012".

Last month, singer Brandon Flowers explained the title of the album, which is also the name of the band's own studio and a nickname for their home state of Nevada, commenting: "In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better." Drummer Ronnie Vanucci added: "It's living up to its title. This is our difficult fourth record."

Song titles confirmed for the record include 'Heart Of A Girl', 'Flesh And Bone', 'Carry Me Home' and 'Runaways' and producers credited with working on the LP include Madonna collaborator Stuart Price, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor and Brendan O'Brien.

Flowers has also said the band have taken a "risk" leaving a near five-year gap between their last album 'Day & Age' and their new one. He told Q: "It's still eclectic, I've not thrown the keyboards away. But it's definitely heavier."

You can watch NME's classic song guide to the band's 2004 mega-hit 'Mr Brightside' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.


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Video: The Killers, 'Mr Brightside' - Classic Song

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