This Bring Me The Horizon article was written by Viktor Balchikliev, a GIGsoup contributor. Lead photo by Ashley Osborn Photography
The release of Bring Me The Horizon’s fifth studio album ‘That’s The Spirit’ on 11th September 2015 became an asbolute sensation. Britain’s most loved and most hated metalcore band remains a top story to this day with fans and critics still engaged in passionate debates over BMTH’s new music direction. Heating up the fire and securing their place in the headlines, the boys from Sheffield have just release a brand new music video for ‘True Friends’.
‘True Friends’ is the third official music video from ‘That’s The Spirit after ‘Drown’ came out an year ago, followed by ‘Throne’ in July this year to promote the album. Originally released as a lyric video, the new clip presents a 7 minute-long complex story with clever shooting and editing. The song itself is developed even further than the studio recording to fit as a soundtrack to the short movie, with occasional shots of the band playing in an abandoned warehouse. As the majority of the album, the song covers the issue of depression and anxiety.
‘True Friends’ is one of the few tracks in ‘That’s The Spirit’ that are reminiscent of the band’s previous metalcore-oriented sound. The new alternative ideas and mainstream direction taken by Bring Me The Horizon have received a lot of negative reactions from old fans, but have also generated thousands of new supporters who helped the album achieve record positions and sales. In the UK Albums and US Billboard 200 charts ‘That’s The Spirit’ peaked at #2, while reaching #1 in Canada and Australia.
Bring Me The Horizon are currently on tour to promote the release of ‘That’s The Spirit’. After traveling around Central and Northern Europe in November, the band returns to the UK at the end of the month for the following dates:
24 Nov – O2 Academy – Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
25 Nov – Corn Exchange – Edinbourgh (SOLD OUT)
26 Nov – The Dome – Doncaster (SOLD OUT)
27 Nov – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
28 Nov – Alexandra Palace – London (SOLD OUT)
29 Nov – O2 Academy – Birmingham
30 Nov – O2 Academy – Bristol
1 Dec – The Hippodrome – Kingston Upon Thames
‘That’s The Spirit’ is out now via Sony Music.