Sheffield five-piece Bring Me The Horizon have released new track Parasite Eve from a series of EPs they will drop over the coming months.
As people emerge from isolation, they all have their different stories to tell – for BMTH, this has been a time to reflect, create and record.
Lockdown triggered a writing process that began to align and merge the boundaries between isolation and the virus.
They found a way to continue to write where it felt like front-man Oli Sykes and fellow band member Jordan Fish were in the room together.
Through a series of video calls and remote recording, they drew inspiration from the situation and thus emerged new single, 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 we decided to shelve it,” Sykes said.
“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.”
The song was produced by Sykes and Fish, with additional production from Doom and Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon.
A big fan of the video games, Sykes reached out to Gordon and asked if he would be involved.
Once on board, they worked remotely on the track to add a unique and cinematic element to the single.
Acutely aware of how unique a time they were living through, the band set about documenting their entire new writing, recording and release process, which they are rolling out via a series of YouTube shorts.
This video series invites fans and the curious into the world they created during the pandemic.