Bring Me The Horizon will be releasing their new album on October 5th via Epitaph Records. The album title is annoyingly long and is… ready for it?… There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret. Yeah, that’s the whole title. You can check out the track list here.
From the press release:
The band locked themselves away in a lochside mansion deep in rural Scotland for the majority of the writing period, and, free from distractions, the band were able to push their writing further than ever. Yet the album still includes the trademark elements that have become staples of BMTH’s sound since 2006 – precision guitar riffs, venomously dark lyrics, massive breakdowns and gang vocals destined to be chants at the band’s incendiary live shows.
The team at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden (where they previously recorded 2008’s smash Suicide Season) were again at the helm of the recording, this time bringing in electronic and programming authority KC Blitz to assist with the instrumental aspects of the album. The album also includes appearances from various special guests, including Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six (on ‘Fuck’) who stated “I’m really excited to be part of this record as it’s going to turn some heads, and that’s what music is all about.”
Also featured on the album is Josh Scogin of The Chariot (on ‘The Fox And The Wolf’) – “This album’s so good, it made my chest hurt!”, Sonny Moore aka Skrillex with electronica contributions – “Oli and I started the collaborations on this album in a very natural way, just bouncing ideas off each other like we often do over the internet. I did a little programming, and he asked me to come down to the studio to do some additional vocals. I think it turned out amazing” and Canadian electro-pop starlet LIGHTS (on ‘Crucify Me’ and ‘Don’t Go’).
There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret is, in many ways, a concept album. Frontman Oli Sykes vividly explores humanity’s collective good nature and the celestial euphoria associated with love, lust, truth and desire; this is balanced by the darkness and evil that is likely buried deep inside all of us. Lyrically and musically, the album is the band’s most honest work to date as Sykes lays bare his fears, weaknesses and anger, which is just one layer on this truly progressive and advanced third album.
There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret Track Listing:
1. Crucify Me – 6:20
2. Anthem – 4:50
3. It Never Ends – 4:34
4. Fuck – 4:55
5. Don’t Go – 4:58
6. Home Sweet Hole – 4:38
7. Alligator Blood – 4:32
8. Visions – 4:09
9. Blacklist – 4:00
10. Memorial – 3:10
11. Blessed With A Curse – 5:08
12. Fox And The Wolf – 1:43