The 2nd Law comprises the band’s 6th studio album, set to be released by Warner Bros. Records on October 1st, and will be followed by an extensive tour of Europe beginning on October 16, with the band finally returning to the U.S. in 2013.
From MuseWiki: The name “The 2nd Law” references the second law of thermodynamics, which is quoted in the album trailer as follows:
“All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system, the entropy of that system incre,cre,cre,cre,c,c,creases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated, to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is…Unsustainable”