Yes, we know the Mercury Prize is just a marketing vehicle for the NME and the Guardian and we’ve genuinely given up complaining about rock and metal not being included in there – even as a token gesture, like they occasionally do with avant garde and jazz artists – but it’s a bloody good excuse to have a little celebration of the excellent British music that has been released over the past year.
bring me the horizon
August 28th, 2013
Reading Festival is a great festival. We go every year. We get drunk and we see as many bands as is feasibly, possibly doable. Occasionally, we remain lucid enough to actually take note of what’s going on around us and it’s at those moments that we made mental notes that we forget.
Anyhow, here are some things that happened that we’re going to talk about. Some of it is directly about bands but some of it might seem like constructive criticism that we should probably send straight to the promoter for him to ignore completely. We prefer it when you ignore us completely, so here goes.
August 11th, 2013
With the August Bank Holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again upon us. As with every year, Reading & Leeds have a bit fat dollop of heaviness in among the landfill indie, so for this week’s Sunday Slaylist we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of the hardest and heaviest from their 2013 line-ups.
May 8th, 2013
This is the week Sempiternal was meant to be released before those damned leakers leaked the crap out of Bring Me The Horizon‘s excellent fourth album. This is the London leg of their release tour and if you’re thinking, “Oh, they’re only playing Koko,” it’s because this is a special intimate show. We crowbarred our way into the gig.
Pre-gig meal: Sainsbury’s prawn mayonnaise sandwich, standing outside the venue.
6 things we learnt when we saw BMTH in Camden…
April 24th, 2013
We’ve been fans of Empress for a while now. We saw their fourth ever gig or something like that and even then, we could see their potential. We even put them on our own gig in November. Now, however, they’ve got a debut album recorded and ready to be released AND they’re going out on tour with Bring Me The Horizon. We chatted to bassist, Alex Loring about stuff and things.
April 5th, 2013
Bring Me The Horizon
01 April 2013
by Raziq Rauf
This album leaked a long time ago. It was the middle of February – almost three months before it was meant to be released to the public. The clamour to hear Sempiternal was so tangible because this is one of the most anticipated releases in heavy metal this year. Why? Oli Sykes is a bona fide star and Bring Me The Horizon have signed to a major label for this, their fourth album. The Sheffield oiks appear to have come good.
February 28th, 2013
With their fourth album, Sempiternal, released in April, this is one of the most talked about bands around. We spoke to Bring Me The Horizon about all the hard work Oli’s done to make his vocals good enough, what the album is really about, how Jordan Fish joining the band has affected their sound and how they’ve used the criticism they’ve received over the years to their advantage. Could BMTH become the biggest extreme metal band in Britain?
February 25th, 2013
Following the week that saw Steph Carter leave Gallows, Dave Lombardo get kicked out of Slayer, and Adam Duce and Machine Head part ways, Raz and Hugh talk about the various bits of music industry politics that invariably accompany a band member leaving an established act. And then they do some awful word-association with the 49 new bands that were announced for Download Festival 2013. At least it’s over quickly.
February 12th, 2013
We were granted some pretty exclusive interview time with one of the biggest British metal bands around today, so ahead of their excellent fourth album, Sempiternal being released, we decided to ask Bring Me The Horizon what their favourite pancake fillings are.
January 23rd, 2013
Bring Me The Horizon
29 April 2013