British al-rockers Muse have released a highly stylized video for “Panic Station”, which comes from their latest album The 2nd Law. Full of tights, Japanese suit monsters, old men in schoolgirl outfits, fur coats, and more, it’s definitely not a boring video. Give it a watch below.
However, I’m just burnt out on Muse. Hell, when I saw them a month or so ago I wanted the opener, Dead Sara, to play the whole set. I guess I miss the Muse of old, the Muse that felt dangerous. This Muse feels safe and limited. READ MORE
UK pro rock band Muse have released a video for “Supremacy”, which comes off their latest album The 2nd Law. The video shows various people, all of whom are wearing black metal “corpse paint”, surfing, skateboarding, biking, and more. Oh, there’s also a flaming broadsword. I think that makes the video pretty much a solid winner. Give it a watch below! READ MORE
The official 2013 Grammy nominations list has been released and, as per usual, it takes the opportunity to laud and celebrate what the radios and mass media have been shoving down our throats for the past year (thank god we can use mp3 players and dictate what we want to listen to, right?). Now, I basically just completely ignored the vast majority of categories and immediately scanned down to find the four categories that interested me: Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. And what I found was pretty…well, it was pretty confusing. READ MORE
UK rock band Muse have announced the first few dates for their early 2013 N. American tour. There aren’t very many dates locked down and, aside from Detroit on the 2nd, March is completely open. However, there are several Canadian dates, so my neighbors to the North can look forward to seeing the band! Check out the list of dates below.
Muse will be touring in support of their newly released album The 2nd Law, which came out this past Tuesday (Oct. 2nd). READ MORE
Muse has released a video for their current single “Madness”, which comes from their upcoming album The 2nd Law, out Oct. 2nd via Warner Bros. Records (pre-order here). The video is a rather violent, nearly dystopian view of the band doing some simply performing while a man and woman physically flirt with one another, all in the midst of a riot. You already know my thoughts regarding the song and the video didn’t really do much to change my mind. Hopefully listening to the full album will clear things up for me.
Check out the video below! READ MORE
Muse has released a lyric video (with a lot of the lyrics missing) for their newest single “Madness”, which comes off their upcoming album The 2nd Law, out Oct. 2nd (iTunes pre-order). The song is a mellow electronic piece that has definite elements and influence from Prince and even some gospel touches. The video can be seen below.
The problem is that it’s just not a good song. I’m not saying that by thinking of all the awesome songs that Muse has released over the past several years. Even if this were not a Muse song, it would still be pretty boring and uneventful. I’ve forced myself to listen to the song several times and nothing special or unique jumps out at me.
One of my big problems is that Muse is comprised of three unbelievably talented musicians and their skills are basically going to waste here. Matt Bellamy is a wizard when it comes to the guitar, creating unreal tones and sounds. Christopher Wolstenholme is a beast on the bass and is known for his incredible presence. And Dominic Howard is a fantastic drummer that makes perfect use of dynamics.
So what happened here? Where is all that talent? Where is all that skill? I understand that the band wanted to dive into new waters and test new avenues. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw away what makes you such a solid band! Use the skills you have to make those new avenues something unique and incredible, not old hat.
What do you think readers? Are you hearing something that I’m not? Or am I right? Let me know in the comments below! READ MORE
Update: You can hear a radio recording below.
Muse‘s song “Survival” has been chosen as the official track of the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer. The song will make its radio premiere tonight and will be available on iTunes tomorrow. The track will be used when athletes enter the stadium, played throughout the venues during the games, the lead up to medal ceremonies, and will also be used by international broadcasters during their coverage of the games.
Singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy stated, “It’s a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.”
Muse will be releasing their new album The 2nd Law this September and have plans for world tours in support of the release. READ MORE
Bilateral, the third studio album from Leprous, is easily one of my favorite releases this year (review here). The mix of prog with metal combined with a vintage feel but a modern sound all came together to create an album that I just cannot stop listening to. So I was beyond excited when I got the opportunity to chat with vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg. We discussed the album, the sounds and tones used, the artwork, and Einar’s thoughts on horror. Check it all out after the jump!