Bring Me The Horizon: 'None Of Us Really Listens To Metal Anymore'

Can you be a metal band without actually listening to metal? Apparently, such questions are facing British metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon.

Bring Me The Horizon: 'None Of Us Really Listens To Metal Anymore'
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Can you be a metal band without actually listening to metal? Apparently, such questions are facing British metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon, who are currently on tour in Europe with heavy juggernauts Machine Head. According to Blabbermouth.net, the band had the following comments to make when describing their own relationship with metal in an interview with Swedish website Metalshrine, when asked if they might be going in a new direction on their next record: Lee Malia (Guitarist): Definitely! As we get older None of us really listens to metal anymore. Everyone's into way different stuff, which helps us write. I don't know, as you get older you don't really wanna be jumping about on stage. (laughs) Matt Nicholls (Drums): We're surrounded by metal music every day on tour, so the last thing we wanna do is go and sit down and listen to a metal CD. It has been an eventful couple of months for Bring Me The Horizon, who are currently touring their third record There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. Back in October, the band was embroiled in an onstage brawl with hecklers who rushed the stage at a Salt Lake City show. Later on in the tour, at a stop in Helsinki, both front man Oly Skyes and guitarist Jona Weinhoffen were accused of assaulting a female audience member who rushed the stage. Given the eventfulness of the tour, it's perhaps unsurprising that the band doesn't get to write much material on the road, as Malia suggests: Lee: Since we tour so much, we can't really write when we're touring, and we're away all the time, so last time we had three months off just to write a CD. We got off tour and went straight into writing and just wrote for three months and then recorded the CD. Usually we work like that, but the coming CD is different. After this tour, we've got nothing planned so we'll start writing in February or something. We'll have a few months to do nothing, because we've been touring pretty full on the last year. There's time to just be chillin' and come February we need to get back into it and start writing.

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    scimitar_255
    Before everyone starts bitching about this band (and trust me, I don't like them either) can I just go ahead and say that they're allowed to listen to whatever they damn well like?
    Slivarito
    Interestingly enough, Streetlight Manifesto really don't listen to Ska either, or at least Kalnoky really doesn't. Except they're actually good.
    Aliens-exist182
    Music is music, you can't call yourself a music lover if all you do is go around bashing bands and styles you don't like, why don't you just let others enjoy it? And enjoy what you like. P.S. *Oli, not 'Oly'
    Lion_Slicer
    Raven_Flight wrote: That happens when all you listen to is metal. You'll get tired of it someday.
    I'll never get tired of metal. That's like getting tired of tacos. Granted I don't listen to metal exclusively any more than I eat tacos every meal. I don't see the point in listening to one genre exclusively, and I don't see the point in saying stuff like this. "Oh I'm in a metal band but I don't listen to metal." Overly hipsterish. I have more to say about this comment but I suddenly have a craving for tacos.
    AnnihilationUK
    scimitar_255 wrote: Before everyone starts bitching about this band (and trust me, I don't like them either) can I just go ahead and say that they're allowed to listen to whatever they damn well like?
    apart from these guys.
    Mr Winters
    , as you get older you don't really wanna be jumping about on stag
    Well I saw them yesterday (went to see Machine Head and DevilDriver) and all the singer did was squeal like a pig and jump and run around the stage.
    After.Rain
    You spelled his name wrong .___. Its 'Oli Sykes.' And, if you only listen to one genre of music, it will get boring eventually. Switch it up a little. Thats all their doing, geez..
    the_resistance
    it's possible. i only listen to three metal bands (this isn't one of them) but i write metal, and its not just copys of those bands
    SEbI666
    i camo from oldschool death/tharsh metal, went on to progressive metal end now i ended up in the metalcore and deathcore even post hardcore scene. i listen to all kinds of music, dubstep, dnb, jazz, swing ect. so its no wonder these guys don't listen to metal all the time.
    Grudgeshredder
    I don't really care for these guys or their genre, but you gotta do what you gotta do when someone rushes the stage. Can't be too careful after what happened with Dime
    Jdaniels2011
    snowflamestr wrote: BMTH is awesome anyways! they have unique sound! They have fans that like them... A LOT... If you don't like them.. the fans dont really ****ing care! just don't hate! you CANT write better music than them
    "UNIQUE"...? LMAO FAIL.
    whiplash944
    They used to be generic deathcore, but honestly, what band sounds like their modern sound? Now bands like Asking Alexandria are generic.
    Kazooiej
    Mobby32 wrote: Implying they listened to good metal. Implying they are metal.
    Since when did something like good metal exist? I thought people had different tastes, you know.
    bombfighter
    they've got to be doing something right else you lot saying that they're shit wouldn't be reading articles about them and they wouldn't be touring with Machine Head so stop bitching. And on another note, how can you say metalcore isn't metal? The clue is in the ****ing name! By your logic, Parkway Drive, BFMV, Killswitch Engage and Trivium aren't metal, and before you even think about saying anything, yes they ****ing are.
    nickstix66
    BMTH play metal? Can somebody make a check for flying pigs, I think we've entered a parallel universe. Either way, they are still douchebags
    codyjt5150
    the band sounds ****in terrible. whatever the hell happened to real music? dokken? lynch mob? van halen? **** this stupid bring me suicide bullshit
    NoiseMaker97
    I get that their allowed to like certain things, like how Kirk Hammett plays blues, the guy from testamemt(i forget ghis name at the moment) plays jazz, and thats all cool and everything. But thier tone of voice in their words chosen seem to imply that they don't LIKE metal anymore. I don't think that somebody should be doing something they can't stand. Granted, they aren't metal, and i can understand why they don't like their music anymore, because it sucks.(IMO)
    Battman1993
    The description on the article is wrong. They're not metal, they're metalcore (interchangable w/ screamo), big ****ing difference.
    snowflamestr
    BMTH is awesome anyways! they have unique sound! They have fans that like them... A LOT... If you don't like them.. the fans dont really ****ing care! just don't hate! you CANT write better music than them
    BeerMan5000
    big posers, if they dont listen to metal, then why did they rip off Dethklok and make their own bar-b-q sause?
    Creepingdeth89
    bombfighter wrote: they've got to be doing something right else you lot saying that they're shit wouldn't be reading articles about them and they wouldn't be touring with Machine Head so stop bitching. And on another note, how can you say metalcore isn't metal? The clue is in the ****ing name! By your logic, Parkway Drive, BFMV, Killswitch Engage and Trivium aren't metal, and before you even think about saying anything, yes they ****ing are.
    Nobody associates thoise bands you mentioned as real metal, each one you mentioned is manufactured and commercialised. All those bands get boo'd at real gigs. It's nothing to do with logic pal, it's fact so maybe your listening to the wrong genre?
    Livingtime
    Boo'd at real gigs? I went to a sold out Soundwave (music festival) last week that showed most of these bands. The crowds were huge, and everyone loved them. I think you're just being a biased dick
    LBBC
    in all honesty, glenn benton hates death metal, and he's in freaking deicide.
    true_bacon22
    Other then their obvious Popularity surfing on the first album this band hasn't been Metal at all. In terms of attitude, they definitely aren't metal. This band gets more and more irritating and hollow everyday.
    Metal_mania_33
    I understand not listening to metal. I get it, But maybe these guys need to in order to make actual music.