Bring Me The Horizon to release ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ at midnight

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Bring Me The Horizon have announced the release date for their long-awaited album ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ – confirming it is coming later tonight (May 23).

The Sheffield band shared the surprise news in a post on X/Twitter this afternoon, dropping a minute-long teaser for the project and confirming that it will be out at midnight (May 24).

“BMTH invites you to Ascend!+,” they wrote in the brief caption. “‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ [out midnight 24.05]”.

While no official release date had been shared up until now, the long-delayed album was expected to drop some point this summer.

It marks the follow-up to 2020’s ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’, and was scheduled to drop last September, following being announced during the band’s headline debut at Download Festival, but was later delayed due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

It is their first album since the sudden departure of longtime bandmate Jordan Fish, who was a part of the line-up since 2012.

Today’s announcement also comes just weeks after Oli Sykes and co. began teasing that the release was getting close to being released – dropping a surprise teaser for the project online in April.

“You cling to your virtual identity as if it were your very soul. Pathetic. I’m here to wipe away the detritus of your existence,” read a robot in the clip. “Farewell insignificant content… It’s time for a new era. Initialising NeX GEn.”

The album has faced countless delays over past months, with the band citing “unforeseen circumstances” that left them feeling “unable to complete the record to the standard we’d be happy with”.

Sykes further spoke about the record in a chat with NME last June, calling it “unhinged”: “I wouldn’t say it’s a hyper-pop album, but I’ve definitely been inspired by that world. I admire how obnoxious, trashy and in your face that music feels, which is what I was drawn to when I got into emo, hardcore and screamo.

“It’s not that we’ve lost that in our music, but as you become a bigger band, things do get more polished. I want to go the opposite way. Let’s be unhinged, let’s stop trying to make all the edges smooth.”

The vocalist provided a further update to us this January when we saw them at the BRITs, with Sykes telling us: “It’s nearly finished, but it’s not finished”.

“Every time we think we’ve got it, we get another song,” he added. “It’s going to be right good though, it’s our best album ever… Worth the wait.”

So far, the band have previewed the latest single from the album ‘Kool-Aid’ this January, with ‘DArkSide’, ‘LosT’, ‘AmEN!’, ‘DiE4u’ and ‘sTraNgeRs’ also speculated to appear on the upcoming album.



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