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Epitaph Records signs Bring Me The Horizon

Friday, September 12, 2008 11:03 AM PT


Official press release:

British metalcore outfit Bring Me the Horizon will release their sophomore album, "Suicide Season," on November 18th via Epitaph Records.

It's not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band, but after BMTH's explosive rise in popularity, culminating in their breakout performances at Vans Warped Tour this summer, fans of all three genres have found their new favorite band. With a wildly-anticipated new album and a full U.S. tour on the way, Britain's hottest up-and-comers are on track to conquer the country this fall.

Hailing from Sheffield, England, Oliver Sykes (vocals), Matt Nicholls (drums), Curtis Ward (guitar), Matt Kean (bass) and Lee Malia (guitar) formed BMTH in 2004 and began setting the UK ablaze with blistering performances across the country. By 2006 the band had already won Kerrang!'s "Best British Newcomers" award and toured with groups like Killswitch Engage, Aiden and Bleeding Through. Later that fall the group unleashed their debut album, "Count Your Blessings," which further cemented their place among the metalcore elite.

In April 2008 the group entered the studio with legendary producer Fredrik Norstrom (Arch Enemy, In Flames) in an isolated area of Sweden, where they recorded their sophomore album, "Suicide Season."

BMTH's experiences over the past few years, for better or worse, have shaped them into more passionate musicians, no longer content with ten tracks of straight up chugging and screaming (although ferociously heavy tracks such as "Sleep with One Eye Open" and "No Need For Introductions..." remain). Instead, the vocals are more varied, guitars more atmospheric and the drums are a pure driving force. BMTH have opted to explore the limits of their sound and abilities, resulting in tracks that will make you think as much as bang your head.

Opening track, "The Comedown," foreshadows the album's brutal intentions with sharp chainsaw riffs, pistol-whipping beats and snarling vocals that will send fans into a windmilling frenzy. The album's immediacy continues with songs like the moody hardcore meltdown "Chelsea Smile" and the prog-screamo sing along "The Sadness Will Never End," and doesn't let up until the last notes of the album-ending title track. Suicide Season is the perfect soundtrack to a life spent on the edge, where the rules don't apply and darkness rules.

"Suicide Season" Track Listing:

01. The Comedown
02. Chelsea Smile
03. It Was Written In Blood
04. Death Breathe
05. Football Season Is Over
06. Sleep With One Eye Open
07. Diamonds Aren't Forever
08. The Sadness Will Never End
09. No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You
10. Suicide Season


73 comments


9/12/2008 11:07:28 AM
first gayest shit ever

9/12/2008 11:12:05 AM
horrid gay band...how can you have have atmosphere and this gay on the same label?

9/12/2008 11:12:32 AM
fcking LOL

9/12/2008 11:13:09 AM
fans of EVERY genre have found the shittiest fcking c-cksucking band off all eternity

9/12/2008 11:13:34 AM
Brutal intentions with sharp chainsaw riffs, pistol-whipping beats and snarling vocals that will send fans into a windmilling frenzy, a life spent on the edge, where the rules don't apply and darkness rules. WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER SHOVEL!!!!

9/12/2008 11:14:28 AM
AND WHAT THE fck IS A "MOODY HARDCORE MELTDOWN"!?!?!?!?!

9/12/2008 11:22:49 AM
Epitaph has OFFICIALLY gone down the shithole. The worst piece of information I've read all year.

9/12/2008 11:24:29 AM
It's not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band.... um no

9/12/2008 11:27:35 AM
fck the world

9/12/2008 11:34:34 AM
i think their singer pissed on a girl once.

9/12/2008 11:35:01 AM
haha, fcking terrible band

9/12/2008 12:04:54 PM
immediate epitaph flip.

9/12/2008 12:07:34 PM
"It's not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band...fans of all three genres have found their new favorite band" When the fck did "Scene Kid" become a genre?

9/12/2008 12:11:12 PM
Correction, Epitaph went in the shithole when they signed Parkway Drive. They're just going further with BMTH

9/12/2008 12:11:44 PM
if you like this band, or look like this band... i will punch your face in

9/12/2008 12:12:34 PM
I hate this band so much.

9/12/2008 12:13:58 PM
Correction: It's not often when everyone on lambgoat can agree on a band. fck these scene gays.

9/12/2008 12:15:24 PM
There are people that like this band?

9/12/2008 12:15:46 PM
when did it become cool to wear your hair like some kind of rare bird?

9/12/2008 12:31:20 PM
will send fans into a windmilling frenzy, lol

9/12/2008 12:32:04 PM
Misery Signals is support for this band?

9/12/2008 12:34:39 PM
i know at least one person will say something positive about this band.

9/12/2008 12:44:58 PM
Gayest news this week.

9/12/2008 12:49:13 PM
I own both of the other records. They're both terrible. Thank god I got them for free.

9/12/2008 12:50:02 PM
fcking GOD NO

9/12/2008 1:07:18 PM
LOLOLOLOLOL fck THIS BAND

9/12/2008 1:16:10 PM
That track listing is full of lols.

9/12/2008 1:30:28 PM
"where the rules don't apply and darkness rules." um.

9/12/2008 1:36:09 PM
Oh, cool, the worst band ever signed to a once good label. Epitaph is dead to me.

9/12/2008 2:02:47 PM
gay shit

9/12/2008 2:04:21 PM
"It's not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band" If you think metal-heads like BMTH, you're dead wrong. fck this gay band.

9/12/2008 2:11:41 PM
09. No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You..........on myspace

9/12/2008 2:16:17 PM
Worst press release ever.

9/12/2008 2:17:16 PM
i never really wish death on anyone. wait yeah i do. i wish it upon this band. worst piece of shit ever. srsly fcking get killed in a 34 car pileup on I95. fck off!

9/12/2008 2:22:08 PM
stop posting news about shit bands

9/12/2008 2:28:52 PM
The write-up for this album reminds me of the one we put together for Are You Serious?. oops.

9/12/2008 2:40:51 PM
Awful band.

9/12/2008 2:41:14 PM
there's no way they have any fans.

9/12/2008 2:46:27 PM
It's not often that a shit label posts a fcking retarded press release, and all of lambgoat agrees that it's pure fcking gay shit. You fcking morons should probably take this news posting down. if the band reads this, I want you gays dead.

9/12/2008 3:00:18 PM
i'll be waiting outside hot topic for this

9/12/2008 3:19:21 PM
Stu Ross and the gang must be PUMPED for this tour. Karlflip.

9/12/2008 3:46:06 PM
ThisIsExile 9/12/2008 12:12:34 PM I hate this band so much. you like whitechapel though. just as bad.

9/12/2008 4:05:20 PM
This band isn't fcking screamo you jerk label fcks, this doesn't sound SHIT like Orchid or Pg. 99. fck off and die, Epitaph

9/12/2008 4:47:34 PM
aren't scene kids & screamo fans the same thing? ie gays.

9/12/2008 5:06:22 PM
"When did it become cool to wear your hair like some kind of rare bird?" funniest thing I have ever read, I laughed out loud. This band sucks, birds are pretty rad though.

9/12/2008 5:07:46 PM
parkway drive are 10x better than them, and these dudes aren't that bad - internet shielded shittak ftw - get impaled you jews

9/12/2008 5:10:34 PM
"Internet shielded shitTAK?" I'm guessing you ment shit talk.... but I would piss on everone of those gays in that band and they wouldn't have the balls to say one thing to me about it.

9/12/2008 5:13:06 PM
Come to my house and I'll still tell you they suck.

9/12/2008 6:02:30 PM
ohhhh god! horrible, just awful. YUCK! oh well at least Epitaph still has Bad Religion!

9/12/2008 6:16:27 PM
Don't tell me what band I agree with other people on.

9/12/2008 9:03:36 PM
when i saw this band i was disgusted. fcking condescending mosh garbage. fck this i want to fcking kill them

9/12/2008 10:25:49 PM
Holy flying fck. BMTH on the same lebel as Bad Religion and Converge. fashioncore gays.

9/13/2008 12:39:23 AM
i read an interview that said the lead singer got all his tattoos so that he could get girls....plus they cover slipknot

9/13/2008 12:54:10 AM
Scene kids is a genre? wtf, kill yourself

9/13/2008 1:04:56 AM
Lambgoaters should quit talking shit and jump on the bandwagon. The people at Epitaph are well aware that you like this kind of music and you will get into this band eventually (if you aren't already). Make it easy on yourself- go buy the record.

9/13/2008 9:43:02 AM
great band great lable if you dont like BMTH go fck yourself

9/13/2008 11:57:33 AM
hands down, worst active band in existence. the tattoos to get girls thing made me want to snap that little gay's neck.

9/13/2008 1:56:28 PM
How do you go from Converge to Bring Me The Horizon? Horrible sign but then again Epitaph will be bank big on them which is extremely Disappointing knowing that a band like this can be as big as they are

9/13/2008 3:57:44 PM
scene kids, screamo fans and metal-headsscene kids, screamo fans and metal-headsscene kids, screamo fans and metal-headsscene kids, screamo fans and metal-headsscene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads

9/13/2008 6:18:26 PM
"the perfect soundtrack to a life spent on the edge" WHAT?! The only edge these jackoffs have ever spent their lives on are the edges of the fcking scissor blades that sculpt their "cool" haircuts

9/13/2008 7:28:49 PM
BLACK DEATH CHAINSAW BROOTALITY

9/13/2008 9:04:47 PM
"It's not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band" hahahahfsdkjfhsdjkh this is the worst thing I've ever read in my entire life.

9/13/2008 10:08:31 PM
lot of haters

9/13/2008 10:50:00 PM
LYKE OMG THIS BAND EFFING ROOLZ LAWLZ, SOMEONE TELL EPITATH THEY SHOULD THROW IN SOME GIRL PANTS FOR EVERYONE WHO BUYS THIS ALBUM!!!!

9/14/2008 12:12:48 PM
This band being successful makes me cringe. Almost as bad as A Hero A Fake getting signed to Victory.

9/14/2008 5:14:56 PM
oftheriver 9/12/2008 2:11:41 PM 09. No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You..........on myspace. hahahaha

9/14/2008 5:19:50 PM
also this band just sounds like nothing more than ETID rip off.

9/14/2008 6:15:50 PM
Not the best press release, but great band. Closet fans need to come out already and stop pretending to be haters.

9/14/2008 9:33:35 PM
van flip followed by immed breakup plz!

9/15/2008 9:21:34 AM
Suicide Season is the perfect soundtrack to a life spent on the edge, where the rules don't apply and darkness rules. lol filled. who writes this shit?

9/15/2008 4:08:31 PM
nothing but the $$$

10/10/2008 11:32:45 AM
Wooo metal fingers and incoherent sweeps shit band fck them get fcked scene kid

5/4/2009 7:54:45 PM
It's catchy Metal-core! Kids love it and I think the album is super fun!