Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish discusses the impact that Deftones and Green Day had on his life

Without too many exceptions, the biggest and most successful bands + musicians are also the ones who appeal to the widest variety of audiences, instead of a narrow subsect of fans. It really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that Bring Me The Horizon’s success is predicated on this as well, considering their audience and fanbase goes all the way back from deathcore-loving scene kids to fans of modern, electronically-tinged pop-rock of today.

In a new feature for Kerrang!, Fish recently discussed 10 songs that had a huge impact on his life, from the likes of pop-punk heroes Green Day, to legendary soul singers like Luther Vandross, to (not surprisingly) heaping helpings of nu-metal.

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Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish says the band aren’t “accepted by the metal community”

Bring Me The Horizon have more or less completed their crossover to the pop world, as it were. Their newest album amo, which features collaborations with Grimes and more EDM // pop influence than the band ever previously showed before (although to be fair, it was hinted at), and the band is so prominent now, they curate their own diverse festival lineups (All Points East had Architects, Run The Jewels, and Lotus Eater – just to name a few).

However, this popularity comes at a cost with the audience that may feel alienated by their stylistic change – specifically the band’s metal past. Not that Sempiternal, which is 6 years old, is any less relevant (considering newer rock and metalcore bands are still drawing influence from it), but those days may seem far off for older fans of the band. While there will certainly be the band’s older music to hold on to for that fanbase, it’s not like the band has completely alienated their past – still playing plenty of shows and festivals with bands that are much heavier than their current incarnation. In fact, setlists for the band recently still have plenty of older material.

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Bring Me The Horizon scores their first #1 album with new record, “amo”

Currently embarking on a sold-out arena tour in North America, rock band Bring Me The Horizon are touring in support of their genre-blurring album amo. While we liked the record, it’s one that’s a bit polarizing across the board – though it’s just how the band likes it. The new record explores elements of EDM, electropop, and more without sounding anything that’s not BMTH, and while not every experiment works, it’s for this reason that the new album is the band’s first number 1 record to date.

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Photo Review: Bring Me The Horizon “First Love” World Tour – Orlando, FL 1/25/19

On January 25th the legendary band Bring Me The Horizon, whose been around for 15 years released their latest album Amo. It was also the same night they took over the CFE Arena in Orlando, FL for night two of their North American leg of the “First Love” world tour, and our photojournalist Savannah Rowley was there to capture all the action. With supporting acts Fever 333 and Thrice, this was one night we won’t forget.

Starting the night off was Fever 333 featuring frontman Jason Butler, previously known in the band Letlive; and damn the band really knew how to put on a show. Playing familiar songs such as “Made in America”, “Burn It” and “Trigger” – once Butler got into the crowd, he spoke about their song “Made in America” and how it relates politically to today’s society, as well as keeping the safety of their fans a main priority, including a shoutout to all the women in the arena that night.

Next up was Thrice, well known for their songs “Only Us”, “Hurricane”, and “The Earth Will Shake” the band continued the night with full-fledged rock while anticipated fans waited for Bring Me The Horizon to take the stage.

Lastly, the band everyone was waiting to see, Bring Me The Horizon took the stage. Opening with “i apologise if you feel something” off their latest album Amo, they dove into their hit single “Mantra” followed by Sempiternal‘s “House of Wolves.” The band continued to play hits off of their latest album Amo such as “Wonderful Life” and “Medicine”, including a first live performance of “Nihilist Blues.” They played popular songs off Sempiternal  and That’s the Spirit such as “Sleepwalking”, “Can You Feel My Heart” and “Doomed.” The whole time you could see the smile on Oliver Sykes face as he sang into the crowd. I believe this is the band’s happiest time and they can only go up with their latest album release and this tour.

Overall what an amazing show, you definitely don’t want to miss this tour when it comes through your area. You can buy tickets to upcoming shows here. We can’t wait till these bands come back!