Playsound recently conducted an interview with the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.
“Sempiternal”, the fourth album from BRING ME THE HORIZON, is available for streaming in its entirety on YouTube.
Due to “overwhelming and phenomenal demand,” “Sempiternal” will now be released on April 1 in Europe via RCA and one day later in North America through 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.
“Writing ‘Sempiternal’ was a completely different process,” comments Sykes. “We worked from a computer, laying down ideas and riffs and working on them tirelessly until we had what we wanted.” For the first time, “Sempiternal” sees a new member appearing on the record, Jordan Fish, who takes on keyboard duties on the record as well as during live performances. “Bringing Jordan into the mix changed things completely; he opened up so many more possibilities.”
Sykes goes on to say: “The lyrical theme is everything. My head was a lot clearer when writing this time and it allowed me to write from a different perspective. It’s the best stuff I’ve ever written, in my opinion. It’s very dramatic, quite blunt, and at times sarcastic, but the biggest part of it — is how it is combined with the music to bring the listener vivid imagery and emotion. I think we really managed to pull that off.”
BRING ME THE HORIZON recently parted ways with guitarist Jona Weinhofen. A replacement axeman has not yet been announced.