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Tour: Silver Snakes

Silver SnakesLA post-hardcore outfit Silver Snakes have announced  that they will be supporting Bring Me The Horizon  and ’68 on their spring tour. The band are out in support of their new album Saboteur which dropped back in February via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records(Europe). 

Check out the full list of shows below.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Follow You

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new music video.  The video features the track “Follow You” and appears on their fifth studio album, That’s The Spirit, released earlier this year via Columbia Records.

Watch the video below.

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Tour: Bring Me The Horizon (US)

bring-me-the-horizonSheffield, UK metalcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon have announced a series of US Shows kicking off in April. The tour is being fit in between European shows and festival appearances and sees the quintet out in support of their most recent full length That’s The Spirit, released via Columbia Records.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Bring Me The Horizon Announce Arena Shows (UK)

bring-me-the-horizonSheffield, UK metalcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon have announced a series of arena shows in November. The tour will see them play 6 shows in 9 days and has the quintet out in support of their most recent full length That’s The Spirit.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am (GMT) January 8th, check out the full details below.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – True Friends

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new music video.  The video features the track “True Friends” and appears on their fifth studio album, That’s The Spirit, released earlier this year via Columbia Records.

Watch the video below.

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Bring Me The Horizon – Throne

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new song.  The track is titled “Throne” and serves as a precursor to their upcoming fifth studio album, That’s The Spirit, due out September 11,2015.

Listen to the song below.

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Bring Me The Horizon – Happy Song

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new song.  The track is titled “Happy Song” and serves as a precursor to their upcoming fifth studio album, expected sometime in 2015.

Listen to the song below.

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Bring Me The Horizon – Don’t Look Down

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new song.  The track is titled “Don’t Look Down” and serves as a precursor to their upcoming new album, expected sometime in 2015.

Listen to the song below.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Drown

bring-me-the-horizonAlternative act Bring Me The Horizon has released a brand new song.  The track is titled “Drown” and serves as a precursor to their upcoming new album, expected sometime in 2015.

Watch the video below.  The single drops on December 7, 2014.

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Bring Me The Horizon Guitarist Announces Signature Epiphone

Bring me the horizonEpiphone has announced a new signature guitar in conjunction with Bring Me the Horizon lead guitarist Lee Malia. The Limited Edition Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan electric guitar was designed by Malia and inspired by the 70s era vintage classic Les Paul Artisan.

I wanted to create something that looks really classy. Something that I think appeals to anyone who plays any genre of music. Anyone could pick up this guitar and not necessarily know that I play in a metal band. 

The new signature edition guitar will be available from Epiphone dealers in October. 

Tours: Bring Me The Horizon / A Day To Remember / Chiodos

Bring Me The HorizonUK-based metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon announced a string of headlining tour dates off their upcoming fall tour with Florida hardcore band A Day To RememberChiodos, post-hardcore act from Michigan, will accompany the band during their headlining dates. View all of the tour dates below.

Bring Me The Horizon‘s last full-length album was Sempiternal released in April 2013 via Sony Music Entertainment (UK). The album won Album of the Year at the Alternative Press Music Awards in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2014.

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Tour: Bring Me The Horizon (US)

UK metalcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon have announced an autumn tour across the US. The tour will include shows at all three Riot Fest dates and support will come from Florida’s A Day To Remember. Bring Me The Horizon are still out supporting their 2013 record Sempiternal, which was released via legendary punk label Epitaph Records.

Full tour dates available below:

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Bring Me The Horizon Nominated For Golden God Award

Bring Me The Horizon - SempiternalBring Me The Horizon has been nominated for a “Golden God” award for “Song of the Year” from from Revolver Magazine for their song “Sleepwalking.”  The track comes from their latest full length, Sempiternal, available now on Epitaph Records.  

Votes can be cast here.

Of Mice & Men Join Bring Me The Horizon On Tour

Of Mice & Men - Rise RecordsBring Me the Horizon will be joined on the American Dream Tour by Rise Records’ artists Of Mice & Men

Metalcore act Of Mice & Men recently completed recording the follow up to their 2011 release, The Flood. The album should be released early in the new year. 

The tour begins on February 3, 2014 in Orlando, FL and wraps up on March 28 in San Diego, CA. Full tour dates can be found below. 

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Tours: Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon has announced that they will be heading on tour with Of Mice & Men.  The band continues to support their recent full length, Sempiternal, which was released back in April via Epitaph Records.

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Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal

Bring Me The Horizon

Sempiternal

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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

I’ve recently wondered if I’ve been “going soft” in my reviews.  My number of favourable reviews has vastly been outnumbering those on the contrary, and I’ve been pretty stoked to throw on most of the new music sent my way.  I would say that perhaps publicists have a better sense of my preferences, but that sounds quite conceited.  I think more believable though is that my own filter has kicked in with regards to what I pay attention to in my inbox – that and the number of physical releases that cross my desk have been steadily dwindled over the past couple years, and subsequently I’ve barely come in contact with the darker side of labels like Epitaph, and bands that take me too far from my comfort zone – like Bring Me The Horizon.

In fact, I’ve actively avoided the UK metalcore act since my first run in with 2008’s Suicide Season.  The encounter was so unremarkable that despite the eventual follow up, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret, garnering a shockingly favourable review from ThePunkSite.com’s fearless leader, I blacklisted the 2010 album altogether.  Sure enough the boss passesBring Me The Horizon’s third full length, Sempiternal, my way and it’s time to take my head out of the sand.  Expecting the worst, I fired up the album and brace myself for forty-five minutes of grunts, growls, and tasteless breakdowns.

The painful, ear-splitting knife never landed.

Instead, what followed was remarkably audible.  Sure, the core mechanics remain the same, but there’s a sense of post-hardcore infused into these once stagnant metalcore thrashers.  For starters, Oliver Sykes’s vocals vary from the volumous cries of “Empire Let Them Sing” to the haunting, Brand New-esque whispers of “Seen It All Before,” and everything in between (such as the Linkin Park-like play through framing “Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake”).  There’s more to making music than just screaming into a mic for half and hour, and Bring Me The Horizon seems to get that.

Instrumentally they’re also on the right track.  The album is very well produced, but not overly so.  The chillingly clear guitar work of “Seen It All Before” helps it overcome the track’s otherwise limited scope, much like how the intended experimental reserve of album closer “Hospital For Souls” actually makes me want to revisit the disc soon rather than simply shove it back on the shelve.  Even the heaviest, crunchiest moments on “Shadow Moses” unfold as a passing phase that seeps effortlessly into the murky sonic haze of “And The Snakes Start To Sing.”  It’s worth noting that the album’s final half really rings out the best inBring Me The Horizon, driving home that the quintet has become a post-hardcore band with a metalcore past.  That isn’t to say that “Antivist,” “Sleepwalking” and “Empire (Let Them Sing)” don’t relapse to their former grunts, growls, and breakdowns – but hey, that’s only three out of the album’s eleven tracks, not bad bearing in mind that they entirely defined Suicide Season.

Considering how ready I was to write off Sempiternal before ever pressing play, skeptics and naysayers stand to reconsider Bring Me The Horizon.  I didn’t expect to find enjoyment from an album so far from my comfort zone, but for sizeable chunks of time Sempiternal made a genuine connection.  The first half is largely inconsistent, but once it hits its groove, it really pans out.  Bring Me The Horizon has steadily climbed the charts since Suicide Season, and it’s hardly surprising in light of such a bump in musicianship.

Bring Me The Horizon – Can You Feel My Heart

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Can You Feel My Heart” from their recent full length, Sempiternal, released back in April via Epitaph Records.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Shadow Moses

Bring Me The HorizonSheffield, UK’s Bring Me The Horizon have posted their new video for Shadow Moses – their first single from their forthcoming full length, Sempiternal.

The video is below.

Sempiternal will be available on April 30th through Sony in Europe and Epitaph Records in North America. The album follows 2010’s There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret.

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Bring Me The Horizon Date Next Album; Release New Trailer

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has announced release details for their next.  The album, entitled Sempiternal, has been confirmed with an April 30, 2013 release via Epitaph Records.  The band last released There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret back in 2010.

Check out the new album release trailer below.

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Bring Me The Horizon – Shadow Moses

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has debuted a brand new song.  The track is titled “Shadow Moses” and is set to appear on their upcoming album, “Sempiternal,” due out later this year via Epitaph Records.  The band last released There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret back in 2010.

Check out the track below.

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Bring Me The Horizon - There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret

Bring Me The Horizon

There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret

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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

To me, the bands Bring Me The Horizon and Between The Buried And Me have always be interchangeable and passable. While quite different in their own respective sound, to me they merged together and neither stood out or made any type of impression.  I heard an odd album here and there but just shoved them to the side.

That is, until now. Now I’ve differentiated them as Bring Me The Horizon have skyrocketed to the forefront.

I once again wrote off There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret before even listening to it – based on preconceived notions and an annoyance with the overly long (but incredibly clever) title.  After hearing that they were the calculated to bethe most popular band on MySpace beating out Justin Bieber, Lade Gaga and countless others, I felt it was my duty to actually give them a fair shot.

And boy, am I glad I did.

There Is A Hell… is a hauntingly beautiful hardcore/metalcore album that takes me out of the comfort of my punk rock niche with ease and confidence. The album pummels through with unrelenting ferocity. It is heavy, dense and complex with easily one of the best vocalists in the scene today but then they reel it in at just the right moment.  Throwing in some slight techno-y breakdowns, Bring Me The Horizon breaks from the metalcore mold and throws in some post-hardcore melodies. They’re softer, quieter moments, but more biting and searing than any double bass kick could ever deliver.

Take the three-minute instrumental Memorial with it’s Dredg like qualities. It’s soft and ominous, growing ever so slightly before merging seamlessly into the spastic yet reserved Blessed With A Curse. By the time the song explodes with gang vocals for the chorus, the intensity and emotion had become physically palpable; and that’s only one of the many examples of it.

Don’t Go is the track that first sold me on Bring Me The Horizon. Vocalist Oliver Sykes is at his best, displaying true emotion and sincerity in his raspy delivery of lyrics of doubt, regret and confusion; and the guest appearance of Lights adds an extra layer to the tune. It could be considered the ballad of the album but that diminishes its true power of the track.

But Bring Me The Horizon doesn’t need to reel it in to succeed. Listen to Alligator Blood and you’ll be surrounded on all sides by gang vocals, break-neck riffs and the most intense drumming of the album. Tracks like Visions, Anthem, Fuck and It Never Ends are all prime examples of what can be done in this genre without falling victim to contrived repetitiveness.

As I sit here, replaying the album over and over again; I’m reminded of one album: Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come. Maybe it won’t have such a lasting influence as the Swedish hardcore band but there’s potential here for Bring Me The Horizon to reshape the way metalcore is done. There’s a reason why they’re the most popular band on MySpace and now I know why.

Bring Me The Horizon - Suicide Season

Bring Me The Horizon

Suicide Season

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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

Recently, hardcore has become so saturated with talented bands like the UK’s Bring Me The Horizon that it’s hard to appreciate even those with real passion and drive.  Bring Me The Horizon has both but falls into a very crowded and altogether predictable genre of hardcore who’s sole purpose is to cram as many breakdowns and heavy riffs into every bar and beat.  But if you can get past the rather unremarkable nature of the band, there is something worth looking at here.  But I’ll warn you, this isn’t for the weak: leave your lungs behind, because Bring Me The Horizon’s sophomore effort, Suicide Season, simply doesn’t give you a chance to breathe.

In fact, the band has so much intensity that the first seven songs translate into an intense but unremarkable listening session.  Bring Me The Horizon seems so caught up in technicalities that the end product often feels lifeless.  The tracks are heavy on breakdowns, full of indigestibly rock-hard riffs, and features throaty vocals just shy of growl territory.  Generally these tracks, particularly those like “Chelsea Smile” and “Sleep With One Eye Open,” feel like harder versions of the region’s more well-known hardcore acts like Johnny Truant.  Or in a vague, but rather truthful description, pretty much anything on Trustkill Records. But even so, listeners who know what they like will know if they want Suicide Season after a brief listen – regardless of clichés.

Lyrically the band doesn’t try anything terribly profound, instead taking a predictable path featuring content about violence and indulgence.  “Football Season”’s chorus best sums up the band’s lyrical philosophy: “party till you pass out/Drink till your dead/Dance till you can’t feel your legs.”

But for all of the band’s predictability, I will concede that there are times where Bring Me The Horizon tries broadening their, well, horizon.  For example, “The Sadness Will Never End” attempts to enter the world of post-punk by opening with the quiet and slow paced striking of a lone bell.  The final track, “Suicide Season,” also recognizes the potential in creating contrast through a juxtaposed atmosphere, with sections of ambience reminiscent to those found in post-hardcore acts like ISIS.  Still, these are rare times, and merely allude to what could have been.

Despite claims at being “the UK’s hottest metalcore band,” Bring Me The Horizon really isn’t anything special, and with Suicide Season I doubt they were aiming at breaking any boundaries.  True, the band knows how to channel energy into a raw product, and for those hungry for excessive breakdowns and brutal riffs, Suicide Season delivers – but for everyone else, Bring Me The Horizon is well intended but ultimately forgettable.

Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Alligator Blood

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon have released their video for Alligator Blood. The track is their fifth single from their third album – 2010’s There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret’. 

Filmed in East London by Stuart Birchall (The Prodigy, Architects, Your Demise, Lower Than Atlantis), the video shows the Sheffield natives are trapped in an increasingly bizarre labyrinth of spiders, demons, games and geometric imagery with no hope of escape. The video mirrors and furthers the story of the mysterious album artwork for ‘There Is A Hell…

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Visions

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has unveiled a new video for “Visions,” a track from their latest effort There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Lets Keep It A Secret that was released last year through Epitaph Records.

The video can be seen below.

The UK band are about to embark on a North American tour as well. 

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Tours: Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The HorizonThe UK’s Bring Me The Horizon, the biggest band on MySpace, will be touring North America starting August 31st all the way through to October 4th in a tour sponsored by Alternative Press Magazine.

The dates are below.

The band released There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen it. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret last year through Epitaph Records.

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Tours: Bring Me The Horizon w/ Machine Head, Devil Driver and Darkest Hour

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has announced the UK hardcore group will conclude the year with a UK and European tour accompanied by Machine Head, Devil Driver and Darkest Hour.  The tour will take place in November and December 2011.

After the tour the band is scheduled to start writing the follow up to their 2010 full length, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret, released by Epitaph Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Blessed With A Cursed

Bring Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon, the most popular band on Myspace, has released a new video fro their single Blessed With A Curse. It is the third single to be taken from their critically acclaimed third album There Is A Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret released last year on Epitaph Records.

The video is below.

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Tours: A Day To Remember / Bring Me The Horizon / We Came As Romans / Pierce The Veil

A Day To RememberA Day To Remember has announced that they will be embarking on The Game Changers Tour starting March 10th in Philadelphia. They will be joined by Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans & Pierce The Veil for all dates except for New York.  The New York show will be billed as “An Evening With A Day To Remember” and the band plans on playing songs from their entire catalog.  Tickets are all shows will go on sale this week.

The six week tour schedule is below.

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Bring Me The Horizon Kicked Off Of Wembley Stadium

Bring Me The HorizonThis past Sunday (December 12th), Bring Me The Horizon had their set cut short during their show at Wembley Stadium in London, England as they opened for Bullet for My Valentine.

Bassist Matt Kean tweeted the following:

“Sorry everyone at Wembley we got kicked off stage cause you guys were going too crazy!!! We’ll be back next year with a killer line up!!”

Guitarist Jona Weinhofen posted the following:

“We just got our power cut off & kicked off stage at wembley arena in front of 10,000 people for being to awesome!”

Footage of the event can be seen below.

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Video: Bring Me The Horizon – Anthem

Bright Me The HorizonBring Me The Horizon has released a new music video for their song “Anthem.”  The track comes from the band’s third studio album and Epitaph Records debut, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret.

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Bring Me The Horizon The Most Popular Band On MySpace

Bring Me The HorizonIn figures released this week from MySpace.com,  Sheffield, UK’s metal act Bring Me The Horizon were announced as the number one most popular band, of any genre,on MySpace.com.

The results were based on fan votes, song plays, video plays and page views and saw Bring Me The Horizon placing higher than acts such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eminem.

The list of the thirty most popular bands can be seen here. The list also features bands such as Paramore, A Day To Remember, Bullet For My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold.