Bring Me the Horizon 'Post Human: Survival Horror': Release date, tracklist, features and all about the metal band's next EP
BMTH are all set to drop their fourth EP, which is also their second release in a span of less than a year
British metal heroes Bring Me the Horizon (BMTH) are all set to drop their fourth EP, which is also their second release in a span of less than a year. The upcoming EP, titled 'Post Human: Survival Horror', will feature a number of guest musicians and deal with themes that are timely and relevant. The follow-up to their last EP titled 'Music to Listen to~Dance to~Blaze to~Pray to~Feed to~Sleep to~Talk to~Grind to~Trip to~Breathe to~Help to~Hurt to~Scroll to~Roll to~Love to~Hate to~Learn Too~Plot to~Play to~Be to~Feel to~Breed to~Sweat to~Dream to~Hide to~Live to~Die to~Go To', the band has already dropped three singles from 'Post Human: Survival Horror' before announcing the EP. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming project.
'Post Human: Survival Horror' is set to drop worldwide on October 30, 2020. Announcing the EP and the release date, the official BMTH Twitter handle wrote, "POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR 30/10/20."
POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) October 14, 2020
The EP will consist of nine tracks which are as follows:
'Obey' featuring YUNGBLUD
'Itch for the Cure (When Will We Be Free?)'
'1x1' featuring Nova Twins
'Kingslayer' featuring BABYMETAL
'One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death' (Ft. Amy Lee)
'Post Human: Survival Horror' will feature guests Amy Lee, BABYMETAL, Nova Twins and YUNGBLUD. Amy Lee, best known for fronting the multi-platinum band Evanescence, took to Twitter and said, "I cannot WAIT for this to come out. I love our collab SO much. Honored to be a part of it, the whole album is fire." Meanwhile, the Japanese metal sensations BABYMETAL tweeted, "Bring Me The Horizonとのコラボ曲「Kingslayer ft. BABYMETAL」リリース決定！Announcing a collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon 'Kingslayer ft. BABYMETAL'."
I cannot WAIT for this to come out. I love our collab SO much. Honored to be a part of it, the whole album is :fire: :fire: :fire: https://t.co/Cf0PEeaMNo— Amy Lee (@AmyLeeEV) October 14, 2020
Bring Me The Horizonとのコラボ曲「Kingslayer ft. BABYMETAL」リリース決定！— BABYMETAL (@BABYMETAL_JAPAN) October 15, 2020
Announcing a collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon “Kingslayer ft. BABYMETAL”https://t.co/mUPihAzYfj#BABYMETAL #BMTH pic.twitter.com/AeJysEW8uT
The band has already released the singles 'Ludens', 'Parasite Eve' and 'Obey' featuring YUNGBLUD. 'Post Human: Survival Horror' has been produced by BMTH members Jordan Fish (keyboardist, backing vocalist, and synthesizer) and Oliver Sykes (lead vocalist).
Though the band hasn't yet talked about the EP as a whole, they have spoken about each of the single releases. Talking about 'Ludens', for instance, which is part of the soundtrack of the video game 'Death Stranding', Sykes said to NME, "I don’t want to come across as a hypocrite. Our music has always been about human emotions and the human condition. I've never tried to talk about how the world is. I've just been thinking about how I can start talking about it. I'm not a politically-charged person. I don't want to be. I don't want to talk about politics and I don't want to sing about politics, but if you're talking about environmental issues then you can’t talk about one without the other. It just felt like a great way to start talking about that."
"It uses quotes from the game ('Death Stranding') and stuff, but I'm talking about the bigger picture. We need to be our own heroes. We need a new way of looking at things. Greta Thunberg has shown us that — it's crazy, but this kid has proven that we can be our own leaders. We don't need to wait for these other people. It goes through the motions of what's wrong with the world and what we can do to fix it."
About the second single 'Parasite Eve' – which was recorded during the quarantine – the band said, "We've got to look that face to face. We've got to confront it. We've got to feel it. We've got to breathe it. We've got to live it sometimes to get through this. You know, it's understandable that we want to repress these feelings, and sometimes becoming civilized requires us to repress aspects of ourselves that don't fit in with the structured ideal of our society."
'Parasite Eve' was scheduled to be released on June 10, 2020, but was postponed due to the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd's killing. Sykes, on his Instagram, stated: "As some of you know we were planning on releasing a new track this week. But with the incredible movement that is taking place currently we don't feel comfortable releasing and promoting anything that takes the focus off what's important right now. I know you will all understand because we have the best fans in the world and I promise you we won't make you wait too long and the good news is more music will be coming soon after 'Parasite Eve' too. But for now keep fighting the good fight and stay tuned."
Talking about 'Obey' – the long-awaited BMTH collaboration with YUNGBLUD – Sykes told Forbes, "It was written in April, May, of this year, and it was very much inspired by everything that's going on, and very much from the side of the oppressor. I think everyone has been stopped in their tracks, and I think a lot of people are realizing that maybe the people in charge aren't looking out for our best interest. The way that we’re fed traumatic and devastating news on a daily basis, I think the powers that be or whatever you want to call them, they've gotten very good at getting us desensitized to this information, and we have been sleepwalking for a while where we know all this horrible stuff is going on, but we didn't do anything about it." 'Obey', written mostly from the point-of-view of an oppressor, talks about the oppression that people suffer because of world leaders and politicians. It has been directed by Sykes and features him and YUNGBLUD inside giant robots trying to command a city while fighting.