Bring Me The Horizon
Sempiternal is the upcoming fourth studio album by British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon. It is planned to be released on April 29, 2013 through the Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary label, RCA. Written and recorded throughout 2012, Sempiternal showed the band pool diverse influences from electronic music, ambient music and pop. "Sempiternal" is an archaic English word denoting the concept of "everlasting time" that can never actually come to pass.It stems from the Latin root word "Sempiternal". The album's cover art is a depiction of the Flower of Life. This will be the last album to feature rhythm guitarist Jona Weinhofen, who left shortly after recording finished in January 2013, and the first album to feature keyboardist Jordan Fish.
In 2011, Bring Me the Horizon were finishing up the tour that was held in support of the band's previous album There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. Afterward, they had intentions to issue a remix extended play consisting of electronica remixes of tracks off the album, all done by British electronic producer Draper, aiming for a tentative January 2012 release. However, because of the band's situation with their then-label Visible Noise, it was cancelled.Later that year, in July, it was announced that the band would be releasing their fourth album on RCA Records.Although the band's split from Visible Noise wasn't strictly aggressive, the band wanted to join a major record label due the lack of resources and support an independent label could offer during the album's development and promotion.RCA Records have given Bring Me the Horizon lengthy support since their signing, the label introduces their signing of Bring Me the Horizon with the statement "signing you is as important as signing Metallica".
Despite Sykes doubts with joining a major record label in terms of the bands musical output, believing they would try to convince Bring Me the Horizon to release something more radio friendly, instead RCA and Sony have pushed the band to "write the heaviest album they can. Although instead of going for a heavier sound, Bring Me the Horizon pooled more diverse influences in preparation for the writing of Sempiternal. During the development of the album Sykes said he, along side Jordan Fish were inspired by all the music they heard throughout their daily life and thought about how it applied to their style. Taking influence from hip hop, reggae, pop, dance and both the soundscapes and "weird pianos" from film soundtracks.
Describing the album as blending pieces of their previous three albums and then creating "a whole new sound" Sykes summarises the album as having a "massively" influenced by various electronic music genres. He also commented on how the album would explore similar territory as their third album 'There Is a Hell'. This was due to the fact that the ground covered by the album gave room for further experimentation.Sykes also sees the album as possessing a very euphoric "happy sad" feeling and this is shown where one of the tracks on the album surfaced to sound like the soundtrack to the end of the world.
Release and promotion
On 5 November 2012 the band announced that they had hosted a website domain for the album 'sempiternal.info' in which they release an audio clip of 'Shadow Moses' The website also displays an artistic video which eventually forms a symbol (the Flower of Life) which will most likely be part of the album's cover art. On 9 November the band played a free gig in their home town of Sheffield before co-headlining the UK Warped Tour Festival in London with Lostprophets. The first single from the album, "Shadow Moses", debuted on Daniel P. Carter's Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 on January 4, 2013. "Shadow Moses" was officially released as a single on iTunes on January 14, 2013, reaching #82 in the Official UK Singles Chart, their first top 100 entry..
On January 14, 2013, an "Album Teaser" video was released on Bring Me the Horizon's VEVO account. At the end of this video it is revealed that the album is scheduled to be released on April 29, 2013. All formats/editions of the album can be pre-ordered. Several different packages are available, with some including a t-shirt.
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