UPDATE: The album's release has been pushed back to October 2.
Muse came a bit closer with their 2009 album The Resistance to attaining similar commercial success in America that they already enjoy elsewhere in the world. They hope to continue with The 2nd Law on September 18. Gibson reports these details:
British rock trio Muse have revealed the artwork for their eagerly awaited sixth album The 2nd Law, which is due to hit stores on September 18. The artwork features a map of brain pathways in neon colors. The album title reportedly refers to the second law of thermodynamics, the study of the relations between heat and other forms of energy.
Muse are known for their unconventional approach to rock music, with singer and guitarist Matt Bellamy playing the most outlandish guitar riffs with the help of various effect processors, like for example the outlandish riff in their 2006 song "Map of the Problematique." On The 2nd Law , the band is apparently even taking things a step further and delving in to dubstep on one of the tracks.
Bellamy explained what they are trying to accomplish in an interview with BBC Radio 1, which was published on NME.com: "We've basically tried to do what Rage Against the Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments. There’s only one track like that, the rest of it is very, very diverse."
Looks like "Family Guy"'s Brian is down, but not out just yet. Fans of Seth MacFarlane's hit series were largely devastated when the Griffin family's martini-loving canine was suddenly killed off in an episode last month.