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28 April 2014, 16:32 | Updated: 29 April 2014, 17:35
James Dean Bradfield has told Radio X there's "definitely a tiny bit of overlapping between The Holy Bible and Futurology."
Speaking to Tim Cocker and Jim Salveson on the Radio X Manchester Breakfast Show, the frontman explained how the new album compared to their iconic 1994 offering.
"Not in the sense of the nihilism or the proto-punk element of it, but the element of actually just following your muse, following a theme.
"On The Holy Bible I suppose there was a lot of Magazine and Wire references on there and with this one there's definitely a little bit of that, but also this heavy European influence on the record."
However James stressed that fans shouldn't be expecting The Holy Bible 2.
"I wouldn't want that to be misleading, The Holy Bible is something which had a bit of nihilism, but it is somehow constructive in its pin point. Whereas on Futurology, it's that thing of following a path which you don't feel you've travelled much before."
Futurology is out 7 July. The first single Walk Me To The Bridge is available now.