Bring Me The Horizon Announce Lineup Change and Set Album Release
The band have replaced guitarist Jona Weinhofen with former Worship guitarist Jordan Fish. Weinhofen had this to say about his departure, "After a lot of time and thought I've decided to leave my current position as guitarist with Bring Me The Horizon. Things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who I won't name.
"I'm thankful for my time with BMTH and I have met many good friends and been able to travel the world more. I'm planning on moving back to Australia to pursue other musical ventures."
The group has set an April 30th release date for their new studio album, Sempiternal. "There's a very euphoric sound coursing through the album, a very uplifting but yet sad sound," says frontman Oliver Sykes. "Electronically, it's far more advanced than anything we've done before."
The band recorded the album with producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden) and recruited David Bendeth (A Day To Remember, Paramore) to mix it.
"Writing Sempiternal was a completely different process," comments Sykes. "We worked from a computer, laying down ideas and riffs and working on them tirelessly until we had what we wanted." For the first time, Sempiternal sees a new member appearing on the record, Jordan Fish, who takes on keyboard duties on the record as well as during live performances. "Bringing Jordan into the mix changed things completely; he opened up so many more possibilities."
Sykes adds, "The lyrical theme is everything. My head was a lot clearer when writing this time and it allowed me to write from a different perspective. It's the best stuff I've ever written in my opinion. It's very dramatic, quite blunt, and at times sarcastic, but the biggest part of it - is how it is combined with the music to bring the listener vivid imagery and emotion. I think we really managed to pull that off."