'Dubstep Is New Metal', Say Muse

Muse recorded a dubstep track and maybe two for upcoming album "The 2nd Law" after seeing leading light Skrillex perform a live show.

'Dubstep Is New Metal', Say Muse
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Muse recorded a dubstep track and maybe two for upcoming album "The 2nd Law" after seeing leading light Skrillex perform a live show. And they say the experience proved to them that dubstep is the new heavy metal. Skrillex previously turned Korn onto the possibilities of the genre, resulting in their album "The Path Of Totality" although they say their next release will go back to their analogue roots. Meanwhile, Muse have followed them down the experimental path, which they'll reveal in "The 2nd Law: Unsustainable", the penultimate track on their next record. Frontman Matt Bellamy tells NME: "That stuff is capturing the imagination. The moshpit has moved from guitars and gone towards the laptop. With the song we're trying to see if we can challenge the laptop. "We created something that's dubsteppy, but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments. We wanted to ask, 'Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?'" Drummer Dom Howard reports: "We went to see Skrillex and we went, 'F--k, it's so heavy!' It was like a full metal gig they had circles of death. People were moshing. I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with 'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'." The band add that fans can expect a "jazzy brass number" and some "quite minimal" songs too. The 13-track album is due out on September 17. Tracklisting: 01. Supremacy 02. Madness 03. Panic Station 04. Prelude 05. Survival 06. Follow Me 07. Animals 08. Explorers 09. Big Freeze 10. Save Me 11. Liquid State 12. The 2nd Law: Unsustainable 13. The 2nd Law: Isolated System Thanks for the report to ClassicRockMagazine.com.

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    N-D
    "We went to see Skrillex and we went, 'F--k, it's so heavy!' It was like a full metal gig they had circles of death. People were moshing. I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before."
    This occurs at The Prodigy concerts since the late 90s.
    mradubz33
    Muse recorded a dubstep track and maybe two for upcoming album "The 2nd Law" after seeing leading light Skrillex perform a live show.
    So they went to see Skrillex push play on his laptop?
    iommi600
    I think Jonathan Davis already said that... Also, it's nothing new that electronic concerts can get just as batshit crazy as a metal concert, but nope, dubstep is not the new heavy metal, dude. I don't think you ever been in a Municipal Waste concert...
    Minivirus2
    A popuiar artist, has an opinion on popular music and trends... Yeah, I still don't give a **** about dubstep and no, it most certainly is NOT the new heavy metal. If anything, it's the new hair metal: bland, cheesy and made for the mainstream.
    Agent 00Awesome
    No..just no. Dubstep will NEVER be 'heavy metal'. There's only one metal, and its ****ing called metal. Not dubstep.
    clincher09
    I'm not even a huge metal fan, but this statement is insulting to metal. Dubstep is just a shitty trend that will be abandoned, metal was a music changing genre that required immense talent to pull off.
    BionicRooster
    Yeeeeeah, the picture doesn't do them any justice. But the Prodigy have been doing this for years.
    flaphead325
    AS SAID PROF. HUBERT FARNSWORTH IN FUTURAMA'S SEASON SIX: "I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE".
    nathanwaffles
    Is there a reason he looks like a damn psycho in the photo? Is UG trying to make a point?
    burnummaster
    This dubstep is so heavy!!! Oh wait...this slayer album from the 80s is way heavier...
    baneofmorgoth
    You know, people have been saying that Metal is doomed since it's beginning, yet somehow it survives and continues to thrive.
    Darth_Pietrus
    K cool, now go to a Cannibal Corpse concert and see if you guys survive. Maybe that will inspire you then.
    iommi600
    Nice new like/dislike bar for the articles, UG. Now I've seen how much shit this article got and I lol'd.
    barfrog
    Sorry, but where does it actually say that Muse think that "Dubstep is the new Metal"? UG blowing some idle comment out of proportion? Well I never...
    Educated420
    Im a huge Muse fan, and this is depressing. They;re feeding the mainstream heart of a bastard music movement. Why? Showbiz, Origin, Hullabaloo, Black Holes and Revelations? Then you make an album like the last one, and you release a song like that pathetic "Survive? What the hell Matt, what the hell
    AnnihilationUK
    Raven_Flight wrote: I'm totally up for this. More than half of the people that complain about dubstep always say "They don't play real instruments!","He only pushes a button on the laptop!",etc. This could be a chance for them to look behind that and actually get around the music that is coming out of the speakers.
    This could be a chance for them to look behind that and actually get around the music that is coming out of the speakers
    music
    It's not really music though, is it? My life will be the over the day I hear "aw I heard this new Dubstep song, it goes like this" BGZZOOOOO BRLRLRLRLR ZZZZZ ZPZPZP BZHOOOOO
    Suffocation666
    This band has made good music but I hate this whole "omgz dubstep is so deep and br00tal, and the wuvz r exactly like a well placed breakdown" attitude. Its electronic music and while i like some dubstep artists a lot, Skrillex is the worst artist in the genre. Fuck brostep
    AlErDz5
    Who the hell cares what Muse has to say about metal? Are they suddenly an authority?
    Chronologo
    Trends =/ way of life... sorry guys but dubstep won't never be any close to metal. This is just a trend it may be a breakthrough in the new music scene but it won't last long, and it won't be remembered as having their own pinnacle decade as metal has.
    Maiden95
    losing battle wrote: Any one else think they are just trying to cash in on the popularity of dubstep?
    I think that's exactly what they are doing really. I think Korn was doing the same thing too.
    Microcutted
    jordo246 wrote: I'm sick of every band I like doing this experimental shit, why can't they stick with what they're good at, people will complain now matter what they do but at least if it's what they're good at it will sound better than some random dubstep shit that needs to disappear.
    Because then music would be f***** boring. There wouldn't even be rock music (blues+country+something else). Muse made more heavy stuff in their early career but just playing one kind of music will never be creative .
    Maiden95
    I...just...don't..get....dubstep. The name itself makes me want to pull my hair out. I tried to give this band a chance before and some of it was okay. But now they just sound like total f***ing idiots. Stick to making MUSIC guys.
    skaryguy
    Having said that, I've nothing against Dubstep, but I guarantee Heavy Metal will be around a lot longer.
    sn00ze
    "'Can rock bands compete with what these guys are doing?'" Since when is the music competition?
    Low Profile
    I don't like where this is going. There first song that they posted on the internet for this album that had Dubstep in it I thought ruined the song since it came right the hell out of nowhere and seemed just to be thrown in and I did not think it went very well with the rest of the song which sounded pretty good. This seemed alot like a when Radiohead released Kid A and many people where shocked at that it was mostly electronic music and was completely different then Ok Computer, but it was a damn good album because they experimented very well with electronic music and also had a few songs where they blended there more Rock sounding music with there new Electronic music very well and in the end it may of sounded completely different but it still sounded like Radiohead. Muse on the other hand from what I seen just threw Dubstep right in there did not make a attempt to blend there style of music with Dubstep which would make that song better rather then just having a normal sounding Muse song and then BAM ****ing Dubstep.
    skaryguy
    Lee Makky wrote: "Circle of Death" Is that a mix of Wall of Death and Circle Pit? That would be interesting?
    Haha, dude, I think Matt Bellamy just doesn't know what a circle pit is.
    silly hats
    I'm sure Dubstep wouldn't be as obnoxious it was its own little thing and not crammed into everything like it is nowadays. I
    DeyarmondMark
    If Skrillex's laptop crash midway through his set, good luck making a good recovery from that one mid song. When a guitar string breaks midway through a song, you can keep playing or switch guitars.
    Shredder5150
    Dubstep is new metal?? this sure is an early April fools joke.. oh wait what am i saying? DUBSTEP IS A JOKE!!! and not a very good one. But i guess no talent crap is the standard now. The people that should be leading the metal movement is Andy James and Jeff Loomis.
    Microcutted
    Educated420 wrote: Oh, and Absolution. Can't Forget that masterpiece! How do they release 5 masterpieces, one iffy one, and now a complete waste of time?
    You have not yet heard the album, you have just heard 7 minutes. Don't judge so quickly.