Published Jun 25, 2020Bring Me the Horizon are back with new music. Today, the band dropped a new track titled "Parasite Eve," along with its accompanying video, ahead of announcing vague plans to release a ton of new material over the next year.
The song's title apparently came from learning about a Japanese superbug that has become resistant to heat because of climate change — a story that the band found all too familiar in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Frontman Oli Sykes explained further in conversation with NME:
We shelved the song for a bit because it felt a bit too close to the bone. After sitting on it for a while, we realised that this was a reason to release it now more than ever. In our music, we've always wanted to escape, but there's been too much escapism and ignoring the problems in the world. It's not what the world needs. The world needs more and needs to think about it and remember. You can't just brush over it and expect life to go back to normal, because it fucking ain't. In so many ways, we need to change. That's what rock music is about — addressing the dark side and processing it.
Sykes also told NME that the band plan to release four records — which will "each be tonally different with their own sound and mood" — over the next year under a new project he's calling Post Human. So far, few other details have emerged on that.
"Parasite Eve" marks the band's first new material since 2019. Back in December, they dropped a surprise album with a truly exhausting title. Before that, they released their acclaimed experimental pop-metal album, amo.
Watch the video for "Parasite Eve" below.