In a new interview with Kerrang! the Bring Me The Horizon frontman discussed the band’s new album, Amo, where he shared it’s unlike anything the band has ever done before.
“It’s not that we’re not the band you know anymore,” he says, “but with this album we didn’t just want to rest on what we do well, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We’re not betraying our fans, but the new album doesn’t sound like what we’ve done before. And honestly, without any disrespect to the last album, when you put these songs up against the old ones, every song just smashes the old ones out of the park.”
The remark seemed to chime Sykes’ previous statement about the band’s new sound, where he shared that Bring Me The Horizon wanted to make a “heavy” and “catchy” record in a new way.
After promising salvation was returning, Sykes then stopped by BBC Radio 1 on Aug. 21. While there, he talked about the process of writing new material for the band, where he shared that the “best stuff” is something that doesn’t just happens:
“It’s always the best stuff you don’t get right away,” he told the radio. “You’re like, ‘Oh no, this ain’t right, this isn’t them. This isn’t what I know.’ And then after a week or two, or even a month, you realize, ‘Oh this is amazing’, and it’s not that it’s better than the thing that came before, but it’s different.”
All of this new Bring Me The Horizon news follows weeks of teasing, which included billboards randomly appearing with the phrase “Do you wanna start a cult with me?” proudly displayed.
Earlier this week, we reported that the band released their comeback single, “Mantra,” which is taken off their forthcoming album, Amo, out Jan. 11.
You can check out the album art below and preorder a copy here.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) August 22, 2018
Bring Me The Horizon will be bringing its cult members together later this year for a world tour.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
11/05 — Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyer-Halle
11/06 — Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/08 — Berlin, DE @ Ufo Im Velodrome
11/09 — Chemnitz, DE @ Messe
11/10 — Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/12 — Zurich, CH @ Samsun Hall
11/13 — Milan, IT @ Forum
11/14 — Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/16 — Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
11/17 — Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
11/18 — Duesseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/20 — Amsterdam, NL @ Afas Live
11/21 — Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
11/23 — Birmingham, UK @ Arena
11/24 — Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
11/25 — Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
11/27 — Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
11/29 — London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
11/30 — London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
North American dates:
01/23/19 — Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
01/25/19 — Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena
01/26/19 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca-cola Roxy
01/28/19 — Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
01/29/19 — Manhattan, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01/19 — Boston, MA @ Tsongas Center
02/02/19 — Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
02/04/19 — Detroit, MI @ The FIllmore Detroit
02/05/19 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
02/06/19 — Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
02/08/19 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/09/19 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/11/19 — Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
02/13/19 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/15/19 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/16/19 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
04/10/19 — Brisbane @ Entertainment Centre
04/12/19 — Sydney @ Qudos Bank Arena
04/13/19 — Melbourne @ Rod Vaer Arena