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For BMTH, it all started in March 2004, when these kids got together from the ashes of a collection of defunct bands and began to write music. Taking their influences from bands such as Norma Jean, The Red Chord and many of the heavier American metal-core acts, the newly formed band soon started turning heads. A rabid, hungry, loyal and HUGE fan-base started to grow and their shows became busier and busier. They didn’t have any boundaries or rules, they just wrote what they wanted to hear and play.
Bring Me the Horizon are five young British lads with a penchant for the heavy. Their astonishingly good debut mini album, ‘This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For’, is essentially an 18 minute breakdown; four tracks of intense raging chugging and squealing, stop/starting and severe ‘core riffing. Then they played shows……and kids moshed……and they kept playing shows……and kids kept moshing……2006 became the year of the Horizon. First they became one of the top 100 played acts on MySpace (them and Coldplay were the only UK acts in the top 100!!!), followed by a blistering Radio One Rock Show Session. They won BEST BRITISH NEWCOMERS at the Kerrang! awards (beating the likes of Enter Shikari and The Automatic…), toured with Lostprophets, Killswitch Engage, Aiden and Bleeding Though, performed a brutal and much talked about set at Download (biggest pit of the weekend) and have been bombarded with tours for Europe and the USA too…..And all this from a band that had only recently released their debut album!
The debut, ‘Count Your Blessings’, released through Visible Noise in October 2006, is full of what people have already come to expect from Bring me the Horizon: massive riffs, erratic time signatures, tempo changes, immense vocals, shredding solos, blistering percussion, brought a new found maturity out of the band, a more solid direction and focus in song writing and structure. ‘Count Your Blessings’ set Bring me the Horizon as al benchmark band for the genre and beyond.The band have grown again in popularity and profile throughout 2007 and 2008 with a Stateside release and extensive touring, plus a number dates on Gigantour with Megadeth in Australia, a huge sold out tour in the UK (culminating in a blistering sold out show at London’s Astoria theatre which holds 2000 people), and being flown over to Russia to perform twice, all leading them to another tour of Australia and multiple European Summer festivals and most importantly a much sought after tour on the Warped tour for Summer 2008, where they have quickly established themselves as THE band that everyone wants to watch with their incendiary live show.
BMTH went into the Studio Fredman in an isolated area of Sweden in April 2008 with acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordstrom (Dimmu Borgir, At the Gates). They left with an album yet another step up from their previous work, entitled ‘Suicide Season’, a title very close to their hearts. ‘Suicide Season’ was released on September 29th 2008 in the UK with extensive touring worldwide to support this. The album is released through Epitaph in the US and Shock in Australia.
(Info from www.iheartdropdead.com)