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“Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake”, the new video from the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Sempiternal”, which sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Epitaph.

The five-piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded “Sempiternal” over a three-month period with super producer Terry Date (LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE) to add to the all-star production lineup and mix the album.

BRING ME THE HORIZON played a special intimate show in front of around 100 fans on August 22 at The Circle tattoo parlor in London, England for the third and final instalment of Converse‘s “Get Loud” music series.

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British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON played a special intimate show in front of around 100 fans on August 22 at The Circle tattoo parlor in London, England for the third and final instalment of Converse‘s “Get Loud” music series.

A video interview with the members of BRING ME THE HORIZON about the gig (courtesy of NME TV), as well as fan-filmed performance footage, can be seen below.

BRING ME THE HORIZON‘s fourth album, “Sempiternal”, sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Epitaph.

The five-piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded “Sempiternal” over a three-month period with super producer Terry Date (LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE) to add to the all-star production lineup and mix the album.

Interviews (courtesy of NME TV):

Fan-filmed performance footage:



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Gibson conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Malia of the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON on June 7 at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany.

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

2013 is going to be Bring Me The Horizon‘s year. We know it, they know, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know it.

Sempiternal drops this April, and while we’ve already banged on about how brilliant it is, we thought it’d make sense for the lads to give us their own track-by-track guide to one of the albums of the year. Here we go…

Can You Feel My Heart

Matt Nicholls, drums: “An instant classic!”

Jordan Fish, keys: “This was one of the first ones we wrote, so it was a bit of an experiment, writing in a new way.”

Oliver Sykes, vocals: “This was the turning point; it was the first one that Jordan really got his teeth into, and obviously you can hear that because it’s very heavy on the electronica. It was floating around for ages, and I think it really started to shine when we took my vocal lead and used it [on the keyboard parts] for the chorus.”

Jordan: “We tried loads of different things that were shit, but that really worked, and as soon as we did it we knew that this would open the album.”

The House Of Wolves

Lee Malia, guitar: “We just wanted a faster, more exciting song I guess, with more of a Suicide Season vibe to it.”

Oli: “Lyrically it’s all about religion. Before we wrote this album, I was in a position where I was asked to believe in God, to get better, and I just couldn’t understand that, so that’s what I wrote from. It’s about [how] there’s no salvation, there’s no one that’s gonna save you. You’ve got to get better because you want it for yourself, your family or your friends, not because you believe there’s a man in the sky.”

Empire (Let Them Sing)

Matt N: “This is my favourite track!”

Jordan: “It’s more of a groove-based track compared to the first two.”

Oli: “It’s quite Deftones-inspired, the feel. Lyrically it’s one of my favourites, because it’s one of the few where I wrote the lyrics before I wrote the melodies. Most of the time I’ve found out that that doesn’t work, but it gave me a lot of freedom.”

Sleepwalking

Oli: “I’d say this is probably one of the more commercial songs on the record. It’s gonna be our second single from the album, and I think that, as a unit, it’s one of our best-written songs.”

Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake

Oli: “We were after a faster, more fun song to pick up the pace, and this is probably the funnest track on the CD!”

Shadow Moses

Oli: “Everyone’s head this one!”

Matt N: “It’s probably the ‘safest’ track on the album, isn’t it?”

Oli: “We actually never intended for it to be a single! We had that Warped Tour show last year and thought it’d be a good song to play and maybe put out for free, to bridge the gap between our last record and this new one, and it’s good to play live. But, management said ‘This song’s too good, you can’t put that out for free!’ It came out a lot better than we ever anticipated, but I still think it’s the ‘safest’ track on the record.  We also thought having the single as track six was a great statement, because it showed the level of this album. Most bands have the single as the first track on their album.”

And The Snakes Start To Sing

Oli: “This was the last one we finished, and we actually had a nightmare with this chorus. I never intended to sing on it – we hired a choir! A full-on choir; I thought it would be really cool to have a choir singing this spooky chorus, but it all ended up a bit Broadway, so it didn’t work. So Jordan said that he thought I should try and sing it. It was the one song on the album that we were all a bit unsure about, but when we put [the chorus] in, it completed it.”

Jordan: “It was cool, because, being in the studio at the beginning, I don’t think that he would have sung that anywhere near as well, but because we worked on the vocals so much, by the end his voice was good enough to carry it.”

Seen It All Before

Oli: “This is definitely the most “poppy” song on the album.”

Matt N: “It started out sounding like a really 90s, Euro thing that Jordan made. Ha ha ha! And it took all of us a bit of time to get used to the sound of it, but now that it’s all mixed and stuff, it sounds amazing. When you strip it all back, that 90s Euro sound is still there, ha ha ha!”

Anti-VIst

Oli: “It started off with the lyrics! I came downstairs one morning and said to Jordan, ‘I’ve just come up with the most nu metal mosher lyrics of all time!’ Ha ha ha! He was like, ‘What are you talking about?’, so I went, ‘Middle fingers up, if you don’t give a fuck!’, and we both laughed.” It was almost a joke, like we were never gonna do it, but as we wrote it I started to find the lyrics to not make it cheesy. It about ‘Slacktivists’; online people that just talk shit on Twitter, and ‘Like this if you want to get Obama to die’ or whatever. It’s loads of shit; people think they’re making a difference nowadays just because they’re sat on their fat arses with ill-informed ‘facts’. They think they know everything and that they’re making a difference, and it’s bullshit.

“So the lyrics to this one are quite sarcastic, but if you want to make a difference, you have to do more than just sit at your computer. It’s not saying ‘Don’t care about the world’, it’s saying, ‘Don’t think you care about the world and that you’re better than people if you’re doing fuck all’. If you really believe in all that, you’ve got to get up and do more.”

Crooked Young

Matt N: “This was one of the last songs we wrote.”

Jordan: “Yeah, we started with the strings.”

Oli: “Jordan really wanted to do something like It Never Ends [from 2010’s There Is A Hell…], and we thought that was one of the songs that worked best on the last album, including that addition of an orchestra. We thought we could carry that on, so we wanted to keep that vibe. It’s still one of the heaviest tracks on the record, and it’s got a great chorus. I’m really excited to play that one live.”

Hospital For Souls

Oli: “It kind of ties in with the concept of the album, and if anyone buys a physical copy, they’ll see that there’s almost like a track-by-track on it. Each song is a step, or a process, to another place…it’s all wrapped up if you go and buy the album! And it’s my dad’s favourite track!”

Sempiternal is out on April 29.

As well as playing Reading and Leeds in August, Bring Me The Horizon have also announced a clutch of intimate UK dates for this Spring, with support coming from amazing Japanese electro-metallers Crossfaith,

Dates are as follows:

APRIL
29 – MANCHESTER Academy II
30 – NEWCASTLE University
MAY
01 – INVERNESS Ironworks
02 – GLASGOW ABC
04 – PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
05 – CARDIFF Solus
06 – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
07 – LONDON Koko

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Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden’s Metalshrine conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Malia and drummer Matt Nicholls of the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON when the band played in Stockholm with MACHINE HEAD on November 3.

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Video footage of guitarists Jona Weinhofen and Lee Malia of the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON showing how to play the band’s song “Alligator Blood” can be viewed below.

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Spartacus Brown of Swigged! conducted an interview with Matt Kean and Lee Malia of U.K.

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Holland’s FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Malia and vocalist Oliver Sykes of British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON.

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