Oli Sykes and Jordon Fish open up about drugs, depression and moving past metal
Andrew Trendell

12:33 11th September 2015

"The funny thing is," admits Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes reflecting on our last conversation, "although happiness doesn't sell, the album is all about making light out of the dark. It's about accepting the darkness, and accepting the things that you don't like about yourself. As it goes, the album's themes are quite dark - it's about depression, but it's also about how to accept depression and accept the shadow part of your cycle."

Watch part one of our video interview with Bring Me The Horizon below

It's been one hell of a ride for Bring Me The Horizon. From being Yorkshire metal outsiders, to a band on the brink as Sykes battled drug addiction and depression, to the champions of British rock - headlining Wembley Arena and tipped to headline festivals in the not too distant future. 

As the band release their most ambitious album to date, That's The Spirit, we caught up with Sykes and Jordan Fish to talk battling their demons, becoming a closer unit, and how they've moved past metal without selling out. 

Watch part one of our interview with Bring Me The Horizon below

That's The Spirit by Bring Me The Horizon is out now

Dates for the band's UK dates are below with support from Neck Deep and PVRIS, for tickets and more information, visit here.

NOVEMBER

25 - EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange
26 - DONCASTER, The Dome
27 - CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
28 - LONDON, Alexandra Palace

Issue Four of the Gigwise Print magazine is on pre-order now! Order here.


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