bring me The Horizon is a group of deathcore / metalcore originally from the English town of Shefflied. This group is relatively disparaged by some metal fans, but I must admit that I am a particular fan of the group. I had the chance to tour some concerts and festivals with them a few years ago.

I am always impressed by the ability of Oliver and his band to reinvent themselves with each album. For a concert photographer, the group is pretty fantastic to shoot. This group is very young, yet it already has several lives. Rich, always interesting, even fascinating albums.

Bring me the Horizon (BMTH) seek, seek and venture where few "extreme" groups do. Ok, I'm not very objective… so if you don't know this band, here's a little overview.


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO BMTH concert photographer

Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO

Bring Me The Horizon: The Band

The group was formed in 2004. It was in 2005 that bring me The Horizon released his first Ep. It is called "This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For". The first album "Count Your Blessing" was released in 2006, it allows the group to forge a reputation and open for Johnny Truant or Shaped By Fate.

The album is a success, and the band wins the Kerrang in the category "Best English Hope of 2006". It was at the beginning of 2008 that Bring Me The Horizon prepared its second album, Suicide Season. This album was released in September, the group then went on tour with Cancer Bats in the USA.


sonisphere - Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO


In November 2009, the band released a Cup up! which is an album composed of remix of the album "Suicide season". Remixes composed in particular by the members of The Dillinger Escape Plan and of Slipknot (among others)

Curtis Ward (Guitar) left the group in March 2009. He is replaced by Jona Weinhofen (ex-I Killed The Prom Queen, Bleeding Through), but this change does not affect the process of creating their 3rd album »There Is a Hell, Believe Me I 've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret ”is out October 5th.

The group is gradually launching extracts on their site like It Never Ends, Fuck,… until the official release of the album.

After a world tour, the group enters the studio to work on the next album. It will be called Sempiternal and it will be released in 2013 by RCA, with which the group has just signed. In April 2013, the record was released, guitarist Jona Weinhofen left bring me The Horizon and Jordan Fish is coming to keyboards.


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO BMTH

Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO

THE ALBUMS OF Bring me the Horizon

Bring me the Horizon - amo (2018)

On August 21, 2018, the group released a new single called Mantra, which aired exclusively on UK radio station BBC Radio 1.

The next day, the release of a new album, Amo, scheduled for January 2019 is announced as well as a world tour at the end of 2018. The single Wonderful Life with Dani Filth was released in October 2018. At the beginning of January 2019, the group unveiled the Single Medicine, accompanied by a video clip.



It is followed by Mother Tongue, then Nihilist Blues with Grimes, which was released the day before the album was released. The album was released on January 24, 2019. On July 26, 2019, the British released the single Sugar Honey Ice & Tea with a music video.

On November 6, 2019, the group released the single Ludens, taken from the soundtrack of the video game Death Stranding and the first single from their upcoming album. This song is a return to Metalcore, a genre that Bring Me the Horizon has gradually neglected on its recent albums.

Definition Metalcore: Metalcore is a genre derived from heavy metal and hardcore punk that emerged in the United States in the late 1980s. There are two genres of metalcore: the original metalcore, which retains the hardcore punk riff and brutality. heavy metal, and melodic metalcore which combines the sounds and traits of melodic death metal with hardcore punk, metalcore and sometimes emo. In the broad and generalized sense, the sound is heavier, the rhythm slower, the guitar solos a little more numerous, the song less strident and much more screamed. 

Metalcore bands are emerging from the youth crew, hardcore punk culture, with many bands adhering to the straight edge (abstaining from drugs and alcohol). Several members of the metalcore band are Christians, including Zao39, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying40, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Texas in July, For Today, Oh, Sleeper, Wolves at the Gate, Underoath41,42, Norma Jean , or Silent Planet 43. The architects and Gojira (among others) are vegans and base their texts largely on the theme of ecology.


Bring me the Horizon - That's the Spirit (2015–2017)

In 2015, the group announced the release of a new album called That's The Spirit. Their first single titled Happy Song was uploaded on July 12, 2015. The album marks a major change in the band's style, which abandons its metalcore and hardcore sounds to approach a style that is closer to the alternative metal, bare metal, pop metal and electro rock.

In 2016, the group gave an event concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London with a symphony orchestra and was the subject of a DVD release.


Bring me the Horizon - Sempiternal (2012–2014)

On January 28, 2012, the group announced their return to the studio on their Facebook page. The fourth album could be based on post-rock sounds and influences. The release of the album titled Sempiternal is announced for 2013.

It will be the first to be released on Epithaph, the label with which the group has just signed. In early 2013, a first single from the album Shadow moses was released.

On January 14, 2013, the band announced the release of the album for April 29, 2013. At the same time, they announce a European tour and the departure of their guitarist Jona Weinhofen, replaced by Jordan Fish. On February 28, 2013, the group announced that their new album: Sempiternal, available for a week in streaming, will finally be released on April 1, 2013.



Bring me the Horizon - There Is a Hell… and The Chill Out Sessions (2010–2011)

On October 4, 2010, her third album was released. There is hell, believe me, I saw it. There is paradise, let's keep it a secret. The group is moving towards the Metalcore genre. The promotion of the latter led them to intensive tours in Europe and the United States. In 2011, the group participated in the Sonisphere Traveling European Festival in Switzerland on June 24, in Italy on June 25 and in France at Snowhall Parc d'Amnéville on July 8.

In November 2011, the band accompanied the Machine Head Group as a guest on their The Eighth Plague tour. Finally, the EP remix of the third album titled The Chill Out Sessions, which was scheduled for New Years 2012, is canceled due to management and label issues. It will finally be available for free download on November 22, 2012 on the Group's website.


Bring me the Horizon - Suicide Season (2008–2009)

The second album of Bring me The Horizon, Suicide Season, will be released on September 29, 2008. Suicide Season is recorded between April and May 2008, in Sweden, with Fredrik Nordstrom, who has worked with I Killed the Prom Queen, At the Gates, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir. In May and June 2008, they returned to Australia after recording their second album and performing on I Killed the Prom Queen's last tour.

The group opens the main stage Sunday at the Reading Festival 2008, which they call their biggest concert on MySpace. They give a concert at Trabendo in Paris on October 2.


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In October 2008, they began a European tour with The Red Shore, Deez Nuts and Ignominious Incarceration, followed by a tour of the United States with Misery Signals, The Ghost Inside and Johnny Truant. They also performed during the 2008 Warped Tour in the United States.

On March 19, 2009, the group announced on their official MySpace that Curtis Ward, their guitarist for 5 years, was leaving the group, because he could no longer bear the rhythm of the tours which took him too far away from his family.


Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO backstage


He will be temporarily replaced by Dean Rowbotham of the Mirimar Disaster, in particular at the Groezrock Festival on April 17, 2009. On July 9, 2009, a new permanent guitarist, Jona Weinhofen, ex-guitarist of Bleeding Through, and of the former band I Killed the Prom Queen joins the group.

On November 2, 2009, a remix version of Suicide Season was released. All songs are recorded by bands or artists including The Secret Handshake, Robotsonics, KC Blitz, L'amour La Morgue, Tek One and Toxic Avenger.


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO BMTH concert photographer

Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO


Bring me the Horizon - Count Your Blessings

Their debut album, Count Your Blessings, was released in the UK in late 2006 and in the US in August 2007. Bring me The Horizon rents a country house to devote himself fully to writing. The artists record the album in Birmingham, a project affected by their dangerous and excessive binge drinking.

Meanwhile, drummer Nicholls explains, “We were 18 and went out every night. To support Count Your Blessings, they will be on tour in November.


Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO

Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO


Between November and December 2006, this tour was followed by another with Lostprophets and The Blackout. In January 2007, Bring Me the Horizon managed to perform outside of the UK, replacing Bury Your Dead on Killswitch Engage's European tour. Bury Your Dead had to call off their appearance after their drummer Mat Bruso left.


Bring me the Horizon Debut (2004–2006)

Bring Me the Horizon was formed in 2004 by various musicians from the Shefflied scene. Urban legend has it that Bring's name is said to be a line from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” in which actor Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow says “Now… bring me that horizon”. Bring Me the Horizon becomes the official name of the Group.


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO

Bring Me The Horizon photo credit Eric CANTO


Months after its founding, the band recorded an indie demo called Bedroom Sessions. Bring recorded his first demo EP for me, this Ep was released in October 2004. This EP was recorded over two weekends in the city of Nottingham. Bass and drums the first weekend and guitar and vocals the second weekend.

After the release of the EP, the group attracted the attention of British label Thirty Days of Night Records, which signed them for four albums and a new release of their EP in January 2005.



Bring Me the Horizon is the first signing of the Thirty Days of Night Records label. The reissue helped them become popular, and this debut EP reached 41st place on the UK charts.

The group finds itself rewarded in the best new group category at the Kerrang ceremony! Awards. Bring me the Horizon's first tour begins with The Red Chord in the UK.

Current members of Bring me the Horizon

Matt Kean - guitar and bass since 2004
Matt Nicholls - drums, percussion since 2004
Lee Malia - solo guitar, backing vocals since 2004, rhythm guitar since 2012
Oliver Sykes - vocals, programming, keyboards since 2004
Jordan Fish - keyboards, vocals, percussion since 2012


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO music photographer


The latest news from Bring Me… BMTH8

In the midst of all these woes unfolding across the world right now, the band is posting a bunch of updated videos on the process of recording their new album (while working remotely and isolating themselves from the coronavirus. , obviously).

Interestingly, they called this new project BMTH8 in a video announcing their plans, meaning they would consider making a new album, the eighth studio album?


Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO BMTH

Bring Me The Horizon - photo credit Eric CANTO


Either way, filmmaker Brian Cox revealed in a new clip:
“The guys are working from home on BMTH8, and with the coronavirus spreading, they've ditched the studios and they're working remotely from their homes. So I'll stick with them and capture them live, and we'll bring you regular updates so that you can be involved in the recording process. "

“You know, it's a crazy time, and we know there are a lot of people in the house wondering what's going on. We wanted to do something to help us get rid of all this chaos.

 Stay with us… we are together and stay safe there. "

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It looks like BMTH frontman Oli Sykes is framing a plan for the band to produce new music with more frequency. This was the group's state of mind according to an interview with NME end of 2019.

“We're not going to do an album again, maybe never,” said Sykes. “We are thinking of making shorter recordings. I'm not saying we're going to do something and not live up to it, but the plan is to release several records next year. "


bring me the horizon - backstage

Over the past two years, the group has released their sixth full studio album at Amo , then took fans on an 8 song, 75 minute journey with their surprise EP in music to listen to .

Now the group has confirmed that on June 10 they will release their latest single in "Parasite Eve". Although the group released a series of videos retracing their creation process remotely, the confirmation was punctuated by an Instagram post from Oli Sykes.

The video release ramped up last week, giving fans an authentic, unpolished glimpse into the creative process that takes place within the group's structure. The prologue video (included below) gives a real insight into the motivation behind Bring Me the Horizon right now.

The remaining videos from the most recent series give fans a “fly on the wall” perspective of a day at the office with the band.


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Bring Me The Horizon - Oliver Sykes - photo credit Eric CANTO


“So the world is a fucked up place right now and like everyone else we have been stopped in our tracks. We were working on the music. We were working on a new record, but just like the rest of the world, everything was put on hold; or at least we thought so anyway. 

After it became clear that this lockdown wasn't going anytime soon anyway, we realized we had to make music possible anyway. 

You know if we can't go out and play shows, if we can't go out and connect with the fans and do the things that we love, then we're going to go crazy because the Bring Me the Horizon member didn't probably haven't been home for over a month in about six years. 

So we know we were going to go crazy. So we started to adapt. We started to find ways to keep doing it. "

The rest of the adventures are coming soon ...







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