Muse debut apocalyptic video trailer for upcoming album, The 2nd Law

Matthew Bellamy and his Muse mates drop the bass on The 2nd Law
Matthew Bellamy and his Muse mates drop the bass on The 2nd Law (Image credit: STEVE MITCHELL/epa/Corbis)

By now, we've grown accustomed to expecting big things with each new release from Muse, and that remains the case with the band's upcoming sixth studio album, The 2nd Law.

While it's too early to tell if the entire album will be a dubstep-influenced affair, at least one track, a portion of which is heard in the just-released trailer (above) points in that direction. The combinations of dramatic bass drops and Matthew Bellamy's intergalactic guitar sounds seem to be dividing opinion amongst fans, to say the least.

The theme of the record may be a high-concept one, as well, with the title apparently referring to the second law of thermodynamics. Bellamy recently Tweeted the words read by the news anchor in the clip:

"All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system incre,cre,cre,cre,c,c,creases."

The 2nd Law will be released in September 2012.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.