If you've been listening to any of the new singles from British rock outfit Muse, then you may have noticed something: a considerable amount of heavy metal influence. As it turns out, that was no accident or fluke, it was by design, as Muse vocalist Matt Bellamy told Zane Lowe on his Apple podcast. Not only that, but it seems as though the heavu metal has become a family affair in the Bellamy household.
"It also coincides with a little bit of my son, Bing, who's really gotten into Slipknot and stuff like that," said Bellamy. "And we never pretend to be able to touch those guys, but hearing that stuff blasting on the way to school most mornings, that really kind of got into the album a little bit.
"That was what was refreshing about it," continued Bellamy. "It was nice to actually find something that we weren't good at, do you know what I mean, and actually try and get really good at. Because metal, it turns out these metal players are absolute geniuses." Matt! Welcome to the party! Muse's forthcoming LP, Will of the People is available now on all DSP formats, and pre-orders are still available here. This also makes a lot of sense considering Muse recently did a partial Slipknot cover at one of their shows.
We recently reported that Will Of The People will be available as an NFT, and will be the first NFT album to qualify for the charts. The NFT-edition will be sold by the cryptocurrency platform Serenade. While NFT's were technically approved for charts a while back by the UK's Official Charts Company (OCC), this marks the first time that a vendor has been given the green light as a chart-returning digital vendor.
The Will of the People NFT will be limited to 1000 copies, and will cost you about $25 USD. For more information on how to purchase, you can visit the Serenade site here. You can also check out the band's creepy new music video for "You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween" below.