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BRING ME THE HORIZON

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Sheffield, Yorkshire Deathcore Metal band created during 2004 by singer Oliver Sykes, guitarists Curtis Ward and Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean and drummer Matt Nichols. That October the group debuted with an EP entitled 'This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For' on Thirty Days Of Night Records. Strictly in the Metalcore camp at this juncture the four track effort included the song 'Who Wants Flowers When You're Dead? Nobody', inspired by the line in J.D. Salinger's novel 'Catcher In The Rye'. Visible Noise Records re-issued the EP for wider distribution in 2005.

BRING ME THE HORIZON put in a significant appearance at the GUNS N' ROSES headlined 'Download' festival in Castle Donington, UK on June 11th 2006. The group's debut album, 'Count Your Blessings' recorded in Birmingham with producer Dan Sprigg, was released in October via Visible Noise Records. In January 2007 the band acted as support to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and THE HAUNTED.

March 2007 saw dates across the UK alongside I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN. Oliver Sykes hit the headlines when an allegation was made, claiming that he urinated upon and subsequently assaulted a female fan after a gig at Nottingham Rock City when the alleged victim refused his sexual advances. The singer was charged with urinating on the fan, but not with physical assault. Sykes appeared in Nottingham Magistrates Court on a charge of common assault on 13th April. The case would be adjourned twice before Sykes was advised charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

In June the group featured on the 'Download' festival billing at Castle Donington headlined by IRON MAIDEN. 'Count Your Blessings' received a North American release in August through Earache Records. That November the band hooked up with the Australian leg of MEGADETH's 'Gigantour' dates. A US re-release of 'Count Your Blessings' in 2008 exclusively for Hot Topic stores added extra track 'Eyeless', a SLIPKNOT cover version, plus a video for 'Pray For Plagues'.

In June 2008 the group performed at European festivals including the 'Vainstream Fest' in Münster, Germany, the 'Graspop Metal Meeting' in Dessel, Belgium and the 'Etnika Eastpack' free festival in Ceccano, Italy. BRING ME THE HORIZON then formed up part of the massive 'Vans Warped Tour' billing for summer US shows commencing 23rd July at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts, closing 17th August in Los Angeles, California. This enormous billing had the band sharing stages with THE BRONX, ALL THAT REMAINS, ANBERLIN, ARCHITECTS, AS I LAY DYING, CHIODOS, COBRA STARSHIP, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERGREEN TERRACE, EVERY TIME I DIE, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, NORMA JEAN, PARAMORE, PROTEST THE HERO and many more. BRING ME THE HORIZON's next trek would be a headline tour across the UK in October and November.

The band's second offering 'Suicide Season' was released on October 6th 2008 through Visible Noise, being made available for digital download on September 29th. Epitaph Records took the album on for a US license. This set, witnessing a shift towards more mainstream Rock, was recorded at Studio Fredman in in Arboga, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström and featured guest appearances from vocalist Sam Carter of ARCHITECTS and sampler Luis Dubuc of THE SECRET HANDSHAKE. Notably included was the track 'No Need for Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You On The Back Of Toilet Doors', with lyrics directly concerning the 2007 Nottingham Rock City incident.

In 2009 BRING ME THE HORIZON and founding guitarist Curtis Ward made the decision to part ways based on personal differences, but announced they were to "remain firm friends". The band played the THIN LIZZY, SAXON, UFO, MOTÖRHEAD and HEAVEN AND HELL headlined August 2009 'Wacken Open Air' festival in Germany.

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