It's a week of big contenders for albums
Andrew Trendell

10:25 15th September 2015

Bring Me The Horizon are currently at war with The Libertines and Stereophonics in the battle for this week's No.1 album. 

The Sheffield metaller's fifth LP That's The Spirit is currently in the lead, outselling Stereophonics' Keep The Village Alive by just 1,000 copies in the midweek charts. 

Meanwhile, The Libertines' long-awaited third album, which was also released on Friday 11 September, is currently resting at No.3 - ahead of Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh and Duran Duran's Paper Gods at No.5. 

Watch our interview with Bring Me The Horizon below

That's The Spirit has proven a marked departure for Bring Me The Horizon

"We written an album that's not metal for a reason - we've written it because we could write it better than a metal album," BMTH frontman Oli Sykes told Gigwise. "With Sempiternal we squeezed metalcore for everything that it's got - for every last drop. We either did it again or we pushed further."

He added: "If this album tanks, we're not going to revert back to what we used to do - we're going to progress from this. We know we've wrote the best album we've ever written. It's up to other people to decide if that's true."

Bring Me The Horizon's upcoming UK tour dates are as follows. For tickets and more information, visit here.

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

Meanwhile, details of The Stereophonics' upcoming UK tour dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.   

Dec 4 - MANCHESTER, Arena
Dec 5 - LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Dec 6 - NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Dec 9 - GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Dec 11 - BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena
Dec 12 - CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 13 - CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 15 - BRIGHTON, Centre
Dec 16 - LONDON, The O2

Photo: Wenn