Bring Me The Horizon confirm departure of guitarist, reveal new album details


Bring Me The Horizon have confirmed they have parted ways with guitarist Jona Weinhofen, stating, "Bring Me The Horizon are Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matthew Kean, Matthew Nicholls and Jordan Fish. Jona Weinhofen is no longer in the band."

The band have also announced that their forthcoming album, Sempiternal, will be released on April 30 through Epitaph Records, and is available to pre-order now via their website.

"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 Sempiternal over a three month period with producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden), also bringing in David Bendeth (A Day To Remember, Paramore) to mix the album.

"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."

New member Jordan Fish (Worship) appeared on the upcoming record, taking on the position of keyboardist. "Bringing Jordan into the mix changed things completely; he opened up so many more possibilities."

Sykes
goes on to say, "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."

Check out a trailer for the new record below.

Bring Me The Horizon are set to tour Australia as part of this year’s Soundwave line-up.


4 Responses to “Bring Me The Horizon confirm departure of guitarist, reveal new album details”

  1. thehell

    Tumblr post was an April fools gag, but i have on good authority he been kicked out months ago the band just dont want to look bad thats why the announcement is so vague but Jonah def didnt “QUIT”

    neways lee and oliver write all the music so its no diff, jona is just a session player for them

  2. brashay

    I didnt quit, he was kicked out.
    Even during writing and recording the band didnt like a lot of what he had so he was continuously told to leave the studio.

  3. Anonymous

    I’m guessing his stuff was a darker type black – core riffs? I loved ‘Declaration” from Bleeding Through (yes I know Im in the minority), so keen to see what he comes up with next.

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