Bring Me the Horizon drop timely new song, “Parasite Eve”

“A survival horror song” whose writing coincided with the coronavirus pandemic.

Bring Me the Horizon have shared the thrilling new single, “Parasite Eve.”

Vocalist Oliver Sykes and bandmate Jordan Fish, though separated for the duration of the pandemic, linked up through a series of video calls and remote recording sessions to continue writing for Bring Me the Horizon. The band worked closely with composer Mick Gordon, acclaimed for his work on the video game DOOM, to raise the intensity of “Parasite Eve.”

“‘Parasite Eve’ came from an idea to write a survival horror song, but as the pandemic started to develop, the parallels were so similar; it felt so close to the bone [and] we decided to shelve it,” Sykes said in a statement. “As time went on, we started to feel how relevant it was and that instead of shying from it, that we should address the dark side, embrace it and process what’s going on… ‘Parasite Eve’ is our message of hope, wrapped in sadness and anger.”

“Parasite Eve” heralds a run of EPs from the band’s isolation sessions, set to drop in the coming months. Bring Me the Horizon’s last album Amo was released in January 2019, and featured the songs “Mantra,” “Medicine,” “Mother Tongue” and “Sugar Honey Ice & Tea.”

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In November the band released the song “Ludens” for the soundtrack of the game Death Stranding, and in December dropped the surprise project Music to Listen to…, which featured a collab with Halsey.

Watch the hair-raising, futuristic video for “Parasite Eve” below:

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