Muse push the boundaries of their sound – and Matt Bellamy’s chops – on heavyweight new single Kill or Be Killed

Matt Bellamy performing live
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Muse have dropped Kill or Be Killed, the fourth single lifted from their forthcoming studio album, Will of the People.

Just like Won’t Stand Down and the rousing title track, Kill or Be Killed sees Muse embrace a heavy sonic direction that teeters on the edge of all-out modern metal.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.