Muse Announce New Album 'Simulation Theory,' Share Pounding Track 'The Dark Side': Watch

Jeff Forney
Muse

Muse have announced the release date for their eighth studio album Simulation Theory and debuted a Cyberpunk-esque video for a new single called "The Dark Side" today (Aug. 30).

The album, which will be released Nov. 9, follows the band's 2015 album Drones and includes already-released singles "Something Human," "Thought Contagion," and "Dig Down," and their latest track "The Dark Side."

Simulation Theory will be released in three formats: an eleven-track Standard CD and vinyl record, a sixteen-track deluxe CD, and a super deluxe 21-track version.

 

The expanded tracklisting features an acoustic gospel version of “Dig Down,” The UCLA Bruin Marching Band feature on “Pressure,” a live version of “Thought Contagion,” acoustic versions of several tracks including “Something Human,” and “Alternate Reality” versions of “Algorithm” and “The Dark Side.”

 

Fans who buy Simulation Theory through the band’s store will get early access to tickets for Muse’s 2019 tour. 

Watch the video for "The Dark Side" below, and check out the album's tracklisting after the jump.

Track List for Simulation Theory:
Standard Album CD and Vinyl
 
1.   Algorithm

2.   The Dark Side

3.   Pressure

4.   Propaganda

5.   Break It To Me

6.   Something Human

7.   Thought Contagion

8.   Get Up and Fight

9.   Blockades

10.Dig Down

11.The Void
 
Deluxe Album CD:
 
1.   Algorithm

2.   The Dark Side

3.   Pressure

4.   Propaganda

5.   Break It To Me

6.   Something Human

7.   Thought Contagion

8.   Get Up and Fight

9.   Blockades

10.Dig Down

11.The Void

12.Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)

13.The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)

14.Propaganda (Acoustic)

15.Something Human (Acoustic)

16.Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)
 
Super Deluxe Boxset: CD 1 and Vinyl 1
 

1.   Algorithm

2.   The Dark Side

3.   Pressure

4.   Propaganda

5.   Break It To Me

6.   Something Human

7.   Thought Contagion

8.   Get Up and Fight

9.   Blockades

10.Dig Down

11.The Void
 
CD 2 and Vinyl 2

1.   Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version)

2.   The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Version)

3.   Pressure (Ft. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)

4.   Propaganda (Acoustic)

5.   Break It To Me (Sam de Jong remix)

6.   Something Human (acoustic)

7.   Thought Contagion (Live)

8.   Dig Down (Acoustic Gospel Version)

9.   The Void (Acoustic)

10.The Dark Side (Alternate Reality Instrumental)