Bring Me the Horizon were playing small gigs in England not so long ago. Now they are performing at major arenas around the globe. Their meteoric rise to fame has taken aback a lot of people and that includes the band members themselves.
Bring Me the Horizon is a band that was pretty close to disbanding a few years ago. With some of its members dealing with serious personal issues, there was a time when it looked as though that would be the end of the road for them. They fought through those turbulent times and that brought a lot of maturity to their music. BMTH are now evolving.
They received a lot of critical acclaim for their last album “That’s the Spirit” and now they are working on their next record. They might hit the road soon and if you want to see them hit the stage live, then this is your chance to grab Bring Me The Horizon tickets.
The Early Days
The musicians who formed the basis of Bring Me the Horizon came from different backgrounds. Some of them were into rock while others were fans of metal. Oliver Sykes and Matt Nicholls were both huge fans of metalcore and used to attend concerts by local hardcore bands on a regular basis. The two then met Lee Malia sometime later. Malia was into death metal and thrash metal.
Bring Me the Horizon was then formed in the year 2004 while the members were just teenagers. They were soon joined by Matt Kean and Curtis Ward and the first line-up of the band was complete. The inspiration for the band’s unique name came from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” In the movie Jack Sparrow utters the lines Now, bring me that horizon.
The First Steps
Bring Me the Horizon then recorded a demo album which was named “Bedroom Sessions.” They followed that up by coming out with an EP titled “This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For” in October of 2004. They soon caught the attention of Visible Noise, a record label in their native UK. The label offered them a four album deal and re-released the EP too. It received quite a lot of traction and went to the forty first spot on the UK albums charts. It also won BMTH a Kerrang! Award for the “Best British Newcomer.” Bring Me the Horizon then went on a tour in support of The Red Chord and performed all over the UK.
The Debut Album
BMTH then hit the studio to work on their first studio album. The name of the record was “Count Your Blessings” and it came out on October 30, 2006, in the UK. It was released in the US in April of the next year. The album however did not make the kind of impact they were hoping it would make both on the critical and commercial front. They were making headlines for all the wrong reasons too because of their over-the-top drinking shenanigans. They went on a tour to support the album in UK as the headline act. That was followed by another tour across the UK with The Blackout and Lostprophets.
The Second Album
Bring Me the Horizon then went to work on their next album and it was titled “Suicide Season.” They wanted the album to be different than its predecessor and in order to fully focus, they went to Arboga, a village in Sweden. Where Count Your Blessings was more deathcore, Suicide Season was leaning towards mainstream metalcore sound.
The record did better than their first album. It was released on September 28, 2008, in the US and on September 29, 2008, in Europe. It received three stars out of five each from Rocklouder and Sputnikmusic. Metal Hammer gave it three and a half stars out of five. The album was also certified silver in the UK.
BMTH then went on the Kerrang! Tour in 2009. They then received an invitation to perform on the Taste of Chaos tour with other groups. Curtis Ward however left the band in the middle of the road trip. His place was taken by Jona Weinhofen shortly afterwards.
The Next Two Albums
Bring Me the Horizon named their next album “There Is a Hell, Believe Me, I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret” and it hit the music stores on October 4, 2010. The album went straight to the seventeenth spot on the US Billboard 200 on its debut. It went to the thirteenth spot in their country of UK. Not only that, the album also topped the charts in Australia and went to the pinnacle of the UK Indie Chart and the UK Rock Chart.
There Is a Hell, Believe Me, I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret was also a huge success with the critics. AllMusic gave it three and a half stars out of five. Big Cheese, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound all gave it four and a half stars out of five. Kerrang! deemed it good enough to merit all five stars.
Just like they had done with previous albums, BMTH went on multiple tours after the album’s release. Some of those saw them perform as the headlining acts whereas other saw them share the stage with other musical acts.
BMTH released their next album “Sempiternal” on April 1, 2013. They had signed with RCA by this point in time. The album received four stars out of five from AllMusic and Sputnikmusic both. It also received four and a half stars out of five from Metal Hammer. Sempiternal also topped Kerrang!’s list of “The 25 Best Rock Albums of 2013.” It also won BMTH an Alternative Press Award for the “Best Album.”
Sempiternal charted in multiple countries as well. It went to the top of the UK Rock Chart and the Australian Albums Chart. It also peaked at the eleventh spot on the US Billboard 200 and at the third position on the UK Albums Chart. The record also charted in Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Japan, Finland, Austria and Canada. Sempiternal was also certified gold in Australia, UK and US.
That’s the Spirit
Jona Weinhofen quit the band and he was replaced by Jordan Fish. After spending a considerable time on the road, the BMTH released their next album titled “That’s the Spirit” on September 11, 2015. The record went on to debut at the first spot in Canada and Australia. It debuted at the second position on the both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.
That’s the Spirit also charted in Portugal, Norway, Japan, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Finland, France, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. It was certified gold in the UK, Poland and Australia.
That’s the Spirit also became a huge hit with the critics. It received four stars out of five from AllMusic and received five stars out of five from both Alternative Press and Kerrang! The Guardian gave it three stars out of five. It also made it to Alternative Press’s list of “10 Essential Records of 2015” at the second spot and to the number one spot on Rock Sound’s list of “Top 50 releases of 2015.”
Cheap Bring Me The Horizon Tickets
Bring Me the Horizon has been on a roll over the last few years. They have re-invented their music and that has paid dividends in the form of commercial and critical success. Their tours and live performances have been attended by millions whenever they have performed for their fans. If you want to see them live the next time they hit the road, book your cheap Bring Me The Horizon tickets.