Published Dec 29, 2011While British metalcore act Bring Me the Horizon endured some uncomfortable moments in 2011, from an onstage attack in Salt Lake City to the imprisonment of an attempted murderer who posed online as frontman Oliver Sykes, the band will be forging ahead in the new year with hopes to record a post-rock inspired LP.
Speaking with Alternative Press [via NME], guitarist Jona Weinhofen explained that he and co-guitarist Lee Malia have been soaking up the sounds of acts like Explosions in the Sky and This Will Destroy You, and figure their listening habits will affect the next Bring Me the Horizon LP.
"Lee and I are listening to a lot of post-rock lately," he said. "It might sound strange, but we listen to this laid-back, epic music and think 'If this was heavy -- if we made metal out of this kind of music -- it would be exactly what we want to sound like'".
While he went on to say that the band have "really big aspirations" for their fourth full-length, which follows 2010's There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret, very little has actually been written for the LP. He did, however, hint that the band could enter a recording studio by the summer.
In other news, while the band experienced some difficulties on their last tour, a new road documentary shot by Sykes' brother Tom suggests there have been plenty of good times as well. Be forewarned, the video's very NSFW and kicks off with a shot of a bare-assed band member taking a dump. The rest of the clip, which features the group dirty dancing at a club and playing for some massive audiences across the globe, is pretty tame, but the intro is still pretty hard to stomach. You can watch it (if you dare) below.