Teignmouth rockers Muse have confirmed that they will release a brand new track later this week.

Thought Contagion is the first piece of music to come from Matt Bellamy and co. since last year’s synth-centric Dig Down, with a release slated for this week Thursday (15 February).

In teasing the new track, the three-piece shared a gleaming, neon-tinted poster which depicts bassist Chris Wolstenholme wearing sunglasses in front of a palm tree and futuristic vehicle. The vehicle’s numberplate subsequently shares the 02.15 release date, with an accompanying music video having been filmed in Los Angeles also expected this week.

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Tweeting about the track last year, frontman and guitar virtuoso Bellamy likened Thought Contagion to older cut Fury (a bonus track from 2003’s Absolution), a vicious slice of gloomy guitars and piercing rhythms. Taking to the microblogging platform, he wrote: “a great track, rocking, heavy“.

Further details surrounding the track’s release, such as premiere and a music video, are yet to be cemented. Rich Costey worked with the band on the track, marking twelve years since his last time producing the band on 2006’s Black Holes & Revelations.

Thought Contagion is due on Thursday. Listen to last year’s standalone single, Dig Down, below.