Bring Me the Horizon enlist Grimes for ‘Nihilist Blues’

A few days after gifting fans the fourth track from their forthcoming studio album, Bring Me the Horizon is back with another new song. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed their fifth single from their upcoming record, Amo.

Titled “Nihilist Blues,” the five-and-a-half-minute tune features guest vocals from art-pop singer Grimes. As previously promised by the band, the new song is a complete departure from the sound fans have grown to love and appreciate. Gone are the screams and rough-around-the edge sound as the band takes on a more pop/electronic feel with the new tune. Think of it as a more electronically intense version of “Throne” (from 2015’s That’s the Spirit).

During an interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show, frontman Oli Sykes explains how the band managed to enlist Grimes for the new song.

“I’d seen her [Grimes] in an interview that she did a year or two before that, saying like, ‘Oh, I like English bands like Bring Me the Horizon,'” begins Sykes.

“She got my number off manager after hearing it, text me and she went, ‘I am doing this song. I love it so much.’ And she was like so overwhelmingly positive about the song. She was like, ‘This is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard in my life. I’m definitely doing it.’ And she was just so cool about it. She wasn’t at all like the cool kid that she would just like … She’d got all the influences because the song’s quite out there in terms of what it sounds like compared to a Bring Me song.”

Listen to “Nihilist Blues” above.

“Nihilist Blues” will join previously released tracks “Mother Tongue,” “Medicine,” “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, Amo. Amo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Pre-orders for the new record are still available on the band’s website.

In support of Amo’s release, the five-piece just kicked off the North American leg of their “First Love” tour. The trek will conclude in a few weeks on Feb. 16 at the Joint in Las Vegas. Support for the tour will come in the form of Thrice and the Fever 333.

The full list of dates can be found here.

Listen: Bring Me the Horizon share the love with ‘Mother Tongue’

Bring Me the Horizon’s new album is due out in a couple of days, but that’s not stopping the group from unleashing another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), the United Kingdom-founded band premiered their fourth single from their sixth studio album, Amo.

Titled “Mother Tongue,” the five-piece headed over to Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to exclusively premiere the new three-and-a-half-minute track. For those hoping that the new song would find the band returning to their hardcore roots, you will not find that in this song. Sticking to a more mellow and piano-driven sound, there’s no hint of hardcore Bring Me the Horizon this time around.

As per frontman Oli Skyes, this song is through and through a love song that was inspired by this wife.

“It’s probably the most gushing, out there, just straight-up love song we’ve ever written,” says Sykes.

“This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil, and she didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”

Listen to “Mother Tongue” above.

“Mother Tongue” will join previously released tracks “Medicine,” “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, AmoAmo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

In support of Amo’s release, the band will embark on a month-long North American tour later this week. The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas. The tour will include support from Thrice and the Fever 333.

The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

Listen: Bring Me the Horizon drop ‘Medicine’

After dropping hints on social media over the course of the past few days, Bring Me the Horizon have finally gifted fans the complete version of their latest single. On Thursday (Jan. 3), the British band unleashed the third single from their upcoming sixth studio album, Amo. Titled “Medicine,” the new song finds the band shedding their screamo/hardcore roots for something a little softer, melodic, and poppy. Listen to “Medicine” above.

“Medicine” will join previously released tracks “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, Amo. Amo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Originally scheduled for a Jan. 11 release date, the band announced late last year that the album’s release was pushed back two weeks. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

In support of Amo‘s release, the band will embark on a month-long North American tour later this month. The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas. The tour will include support from Thrice and the Fever 333.

The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

Bring Me the Horizon enlist Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth for ‘Wonderful Life’

Two months after releasing their first new song in years, Bring Me the Horizon are back with another new tune. On Tuesday (Oct. 23), the British band unleashed “Wonderful Life,” the second single from their forthcoming new record. In addition to debuting the new tune which features guest vocals by Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, the band also released the lyric for the four-and-a-half minute clip.

The clip features the members of the band and Filth going about their day performing mundane tasks like mowing the law, walking the dog, going for a jog, washing the car, parenting, and grocery shopping. Watch the lyric video for “Wonderful Life” above.

During a recent interview with Daniel P. Carter on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, frontman Oli Sykes revealed that “Wonderful Life” was originally intended for Limp Bizkit.

“Last year, me and Jordan [Fish] went and worked with Fred Durst on a Limp Bizkit album. It just didn’t work out, to be honest,” begins Sykes.

“He just didn’t show up most of the time. Lovely guy, but I don’t think he was ready to make an album. I think he was pushed into it a bit, like his managers and people said ‘These are the guys you want to work with.’ So we gave him all these ideas and I mean it was just bad from day one, to be honest.”

Sykes continues: “It’s one of them things, looking back, where it wasn’t meant to be. One good thing came out of it: me and Jordan wrote this riff and I one day decided to the tempo and key matched almost perfectly with this song. We we de-Bizkit’d it a bit and it ended up sounding pretty sick.”

“Wonderful Life” will join lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album. After announcing the album’s release date was pushed back two weeks, Amo is now due out Jan. 25 rather than Jan. 11. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

Amo is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, That’s the Spirit.

In support of the album’s release, Bring Me the Horizon previously announced a month-long, North American tour for the end of January and beginning of February. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.