Bring Me The Horizon Tickets
Bring Me the Horizon are a popular British alternative metal band that hail from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. After forming in 2004, the band has made a number of changes to their sound and overall direction. The five member band consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, keyboardist Jordan Fish, drummer Matt Nicholls, guitarist Lee Malia and bassist Matt Kean. If you are a fan of Bring Me the Horizon, this article will provide you with information on the band’s history, discography, and how to get your hands on the best Bring Me the Horizon tickets.
About the Band
Bring Me the Horizon, also popularly referred to by the acronym BMTH, are one of the biggest metal bands to come out of the U.K. in recent times. Formed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the band originally started out in 2004 and created their own EP titled This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For. This EP got them noticed by major record labels in the U.K. and led them to be signed.
Today, Bring Me the Horizon is signed onto RCA Records globally and within the United States, they are signed onto Columbia Records exclusively.
Their sound initially started out being described as deathcore. As they continued to release more music, their sound evolved greatly. They have incorporated elements of post-hardcore, metal, alternative, and nu-metal into their sound.
To date, the band has released five full length studio albums. Their latest album, That’s The Spirit, was released in 2015, and marked a stark new musical direction for the band. The band has also released two extended play albums as well as a live album.
Formation of Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon came together in 2004 with founding members Oliver Sykes and Matt Nicholls. The two shared a common interest in American metalcore music and liked bands such as Skycamefalling and Norma Jean. After attending a number of local hardcore punk shows, the duo decided that they wanted to start a band of their own.
Lee Malia was the next member to join the band and enjoyed thrash metal and melodic death metal. One of his biggest influences was Metallica. The last two members added were Curtis Ward and Matt Kean.
The band got their name from the last line in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, where Captain Jack Sparrow says "Now, bring me that horizon."
Bring Me the Horizon created their first demo CD called the Bedroom Sessions. This was followed by their first EP, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For, by the end of 2004.
Thirty Days of Night Records, a UK based record label, took notice of the band and signed them on for a four album deal. They also agreed to re-release their EP on the record label, which they did in 2005. The re-release of the EP got the band significant attention and ended up peaking at the number 41 spot on the UK albums chart.
In 2006, the band received the Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards ceremony.
Discography and Hit Singles
Following the successful exposure they received from the re-release of their EP, Bring Me the Horizon had come to the attention of many music fans and critics alike. However, the reactions that they received for their initial sound were polarizing; people either loved it or were severely critical of it.
They released their full length studio album, Count Your Blessings, in 2006. The album was met with critical disdain and very starkly mixed reviews from the public. They didn’t seem to be off to a good start and the following year they set out to record their second album.
Bring Me the Horizon began on their second studio album, Suicide Season, in Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. The album was released in 2008 and saw the band take a different direction with their sound. Upon release, it was critically and commercially more successful than its predecessor.
After this, the band went through a period of upheaval and their guitarist Curtis Ward left the band. They would replace him with Jona Weinhofen.
In 2010 the band released their third full length studio album with the new line-up called There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. This album incorporated even more eclectic influences into their sound including electronica, classical, and pop. This resulted in them gaining more international fame and widening their fan base.
After leaving their previous label and signing onto a major label, RCA, BMTH began work on their next album. Sempiternal, their fourth release, was their first album on a major record label. The album was a massive success and was certified Silver in the U.K. and Gold in Australia.
After the release of this album their guitarist Jona Weinhofen would leave the band and be replaced with keyboardist Jordan Fish.
In 2015 the band released their fifth studio album, That’s the Spirit. The album debuted at the number 2 spot on the UK charts and became their most commercially successful album to date.
Some of their biggest hit singles over the years have included "Shadow Moses," "Blessed with a Curse," "It Never Ends," "Visions," "Happy Song," “Throne,” “Can You Feel My Heart” and “Drown.”
Bring Me the Horizon is considered to be one of the most experimental UK metal bands. From starting out as a deathcore and metalcore band, the band has incorporated various different other genres into their sound. This includes everything from pop, electronica, classical, and progressive rock. Today, they are considered to be more of an alternative metal band with heavy pop influences. If you are looking for Bring Me the Horizon tickets, they are available here.