As anyone who's heard Amo knows, Bring Me the Horizon have taken a hard turn in a pop-leaning direction with their latest record, and frontman Oli Sykes shared his feelings on fan reactions to the divisive LP on Instagram over the weekend. "I love how much this record is polarising peeps. Hasn't been like this since we released suicide season," he wrote, referencing BMTH's 2008 full-length, which saw the group move away from their deathcore origins. "A lot of kids were quick to shit all over it.. because it was something very different." While this might seem like a slight dig at the haters, he followed up, "I 100% support and encourage people's true opinions and if you are someone who's only a fan of metal & hardcore with no exceptions, you are well within your right to hate this."
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i love how much this record is polarising peeps. Hasn’t been like this since we released suicide season. A lot of kids were quick to shit all over it.. because it was something very different from the scene we was in.. I 100% support and encourage people’s true opinions and if you are someone who’s only a fan of metal & hardcore with no exceptions, you are well within your right to hate this :) but if you are open to more.. all I’m saying is if you judged this record after 1 listen, maybe go give it another 2. I’m pretty confident you’ll surprise yourself... But it’s so exciting to of made a record that makes people feel so much.. it feels so Bring Me The Horizon again. Thankyou for that. And if your loving the record please, stream it on repeat, like, 24/7 :) See you tonight Atlanta!! @aaronberkshireofficial
Today, Sykes and his band shared footage of their recent performance for BBC Radio 1's Rock Show With Daniel P Carter of nu-metal–tinged single "Wonderful Life." The low-lit, intimate pro footage captures BMTH in their Sheffield rehearsal studio, complete with stacks on stacks of amplifiers and heads, as well as ample floor space for Sykes to exercise his signature stage moves.
The band is currently in the midst of an American tour alongside newcomers Fever 333 and post-hardcore stalwarts Thrice — see their upcoming itinerary below. Amo was released last Friday, January 25th and can be found on all digital and analog formats, along with streaming services.
Bring Me the Horizon tour dates:
01/28 - Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
01/29 - New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/30 - New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01 - Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
02/02 - Montreal, QC – Place Bell
02/04 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/05 - Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02/06 - Minneapolis, MN – Armory
02/08 - Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
02/09 - Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
02/11 - Denver, CO – The Fillmore
02/13 - Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
02/15 - Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/16 - Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Below, see Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes discuss the highs and lows of love, and how they inspired Amo: