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Bring Me the Horizon - Heavy Sounds from the Steel City by Ben Welch
Whether onstage or off, Oli Sykes is not one to bite his tongue. As the frontman of Bring Me the Horizon, one of the most polarising bands to emerge from the UK rock scene, he is the commander-in-chief of a band as uncompromising as it is unpredictable, and has led his comrades in a daring assault on the mainstream.
But the band has been the source of much controversy to match its acclaim. In just over a decade they have endured drug addiction, brushes with the law, press hostility and even onstage assaults. But nothing has slowed their ascent from underground notoriety to the upper reaches of superstardom.
Behind the noise, there is a restless creative energy which has seen Bring Me the Horizon take huge strides from album to album. This book tells their story for the first time, including their first steps into the hardcore scene of Sheffield, emerging from and then outgrowing the so-called deathcore movement and the creation of their defining records. This is how Bring Me the Horizon took on the world and came out on top.Throw me to the Wolves
Interview: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes on amo
Find tickets here. Born in Sheffield as a predominantly metalcore outfit, the band have grown exponentially both in terms of musicality and popularity over the past 15 years, becoming one of the biggest rock bands in the world today. The record, which incorporated more electronic elements into their sound, sent the band into the stratosphere, peaking at No. We caught up with Oli on the phone as the band prepare to head stateside for a US headline tour, and to release their new album due Friday 25 January to talk about the new record and why playing live is so important to the five-piece. Yeah pretty excited. It is something that we usually consider, but I think this time we just wanted to write a really incredible record and worry about how to play it live after.
It'll mark one of their biggest headline sets to date and will be in support of their sixth studio album 'Amo'. The album features singles 'Mantra' and 'Wonderful Life', which sees them continue to use electronic and pop rock elements in their sound. This month sees them play two dates at London's Alexandra Palace to preview the album. They'll be available from ticketmaster. Yes, a presale is now live from AXS here.
You can pre-order it here.
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The piece argued that by embracing modern electronic sounds and popular production methods, BMTH were breaking new ground and pointing us all toward a brave new world in a stagnating metal scene. This idea may have been true a few years ago. Consider the song Heavy Metal , which not only prods and pokes at the metal fans they are leaving behind, but also namechecks Instagram, a move which will inevitably date the song. Similarly, by embracing pop sensibilities, BMTH have found themselves working in a medium is designed to boom and burst quickly, and how they keep up with themselves will be the key to their longevity. But the future of metal should, at the very least want to be part of metal. The future of metal should love the idea of heavy metal. Not spend its time sneering at it.