Bring Me The Horizon have surprised fans with the announcement of a new EP, ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’.
It will include nine songs in total, three of which have been previously released. The band released ‘Ludens’ in November 2019, as part of the soundtrack to the video game Death Stranding. This was followed in June 2020 by ‘Parasite Eve’, and again last month with the release of Yungblud collaboration ‘Obey’.
Lee took to Twitter to express her excitement for her collaboration, which is titled ‘One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death’.
“I cannot WAIT for this to come out. I love our collab SO much,” she wrote.
Bring Me The Horizon recorded ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ periodically over the past year. Vocalist Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish also served as the EP’s producers, alongside video game composer Mick Gordon.
The tracklist is:
‘Obey’ with YUNGBLUD
‘Itch For The Cure (When Will We Be Free?)’
‘Kingslayer’ feat. BABYMETAL
‘1×1’ feat. Nova Twins
‘One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death’ feat. Amy Lee
The band have also stated that this will be the first of several EPs under the ‘POST HUMAN’ banner.
“The idea behind ‘Posthuman’ is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain,” Sykes told NME earlier this year. “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.”
He continued: “People consume music so quickly these days and it’s great to have something new to look forward to. After [recent single] ‘Parasite Eve’, you’re going to be hearing music from us a lot more regularly. These EPs could be anything from six to 10 tracks each, so if that’s a record then that’s a record. I just don’t think we’ll be going back to working on an album for a year without any touring, then releasing it and everyone’s consumed it in a couple of days.”
Sykes added: “What I’d like to do is to release tracks from each of these new records whenever it feels relevant and will resonate, rather than having to wait. When a moment hits me, the best thing I feel that I can do is write a song about it. It’s a very loose plan. If we want to collaborate with an electronic artist and drop that track whenever, then we will.”
‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ will be released on October 30 via Sony/RCA.