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Happy birthday, Oliver Sykes

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Oliver Sykes, lead vocalist of rock band Bring Me the Horizon (2015)

Oliver Sykes, lead vocalist of rock band Bring Me the Horizon (2015)

Happy birthday, Oliver Sykes...
Born Oliver Scott Sykes on November 20 1986 in Ashford, Kent, England, Oliver Sykes is a musician best known as the singer of Bring Me The Horizon and as the founder of the apparel company Drop Dead Clothing.
While still in high school, he began getting more into music and playing in bands. With his brother, he played in Womb 2 Da Bomb, a mock hip-hop band. He also played in Purple Curto and had a side project named Olisaurus (Oli Has a Death Wish).
The members were between 15 and 17 when Bring Me The Horizon was formed in March 2004 (lineup: Oliver Sykes (lead vocals, keyboards), Lee Malia (lead guitar, backing vocals), Curtis Ward (rhythm guitar), Matt Kean (bass guitar), Matt Nicholls (drums, percussion)). The band's name was inspired by the final line of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: "Now, bring me that horizon."
Later the same year, the band recorded a three-song demo album titled The Bedroom Sessions. Their debut EP, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For, was released in October 2004.
They released their first album, Count Your Blessings, in October 2006. Following the release of the album they went on a long UK tour and afterwards joined Lostprophets and The Blackout on their UK tour in late 2006.
In January 2007, they replaced Bury Your Dead on Killswitch Engage's European headline tour. However, they were poorly received by the fans who sometimes threw bottles at the band before the beginning of their set.
To promote their second studio album, Suicide Season, in 2008, Bring Me The Horizon embarked on their first headline US tour and were also part of the lineup of the 2008 Warped Tour.
In May 2008, alongside The Ghost Inside and The Red Shore, they supported I Killed the Prom Queen on their farewell tour in Australia.
A bit more than a year after the release of Suicide Season, they released Suicide Season: Cut Up!, a remixed version of the album featuring different music genres like hip-hop, electronica and dubstep.
During the recording of There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. in Sweden in early 2010, Oliver suffered intense night terrors for ten days in a row. The band finished recording the album in Los Angeles just before the beginning of the 2010 Warped Tour (lineup: Oliver Sykes (lead vocals, keyboards), Lee Malia (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jona Weinhofen (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Matt Kean (bass guitar), Matt Nicholls (drums, percussion)).
In December 2010, they went on a five-date arena tour of the UK with Atreyu and Bullet For My Valentine, the latters being the headliners of the tour.
After touring intensely in 2011, the band took a break from the stage and began working on their next studio album. Like for their previous two albums, they isolated themselves so they could stay focused on the writing.
Released in 2013, Sempiternal, Bring Me The Horizon's fourth studio album, quickly reached No. 3 on the UK Album Chart and was also No. 11 on the US Billboard Chart. At that time, it was the band's highest charting album in the U.S. (lineup: Oliver Sykes (lead vocals), Lee Malia (guitars, backing vocals), Matt Kean (bass guitar), Matt Nicholls (drums, percussion), Jordan Fish (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals)).
The same year, the band performed several festivals around the world: Soundwave festival in Australia, RAMFest in South Africa, Rock Am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, and Warped Tour 2013 in the U.S. and in Canada. They also went on a headline UK tour with Crossfaith and Empress AD.
On December 5 2014, supported by Young Guns, Issues and Sleepwave, Bring Me The Horizon performed at Wembley Arena in London. The concert was recorded and released as the live album and DVD Live at Wembley in June 2015.
Their lastest album, That's the Spirit, was released in September 2015 and reached No. 2 on the UK Album Chart and on the US Billboard Chart.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Oliver Sykes!

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2014)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2014)

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Oliver Sykes ...
Né Oliver Scott Sykes le 20 novembre 1986 à Ashford, Kent, Angleterre, Oliver Sykes est un musicien mieux connu en tant que chanteur de Bring Me The Horizon et créateur de la marque de vêtements Drop Dead Clothing.
Alors qu'il est encore au lycée, il commence à s'intéresser encore plus à la musique et à jouer dans des groupes. Avec son frère, il joue dans Womb 2 Da Bomb, un groupe parodie de hip-hop. Il joue aussi dans Purple Carto et travaille sur un projet musical appelé Olisaurus (Oli Has a Death Wish).
Les membres ont entre 15 et 17 quand ils forment Bring Me The Horizon en mars 2004 (lineup : Oliver Sykes (chant, clavier), Lee Malia (lead guitare, choeur), Curtis Ward (guitare rythmique), Matt Kean (basse), Matt Nicholls (batterie, percussions)). Le nom du groupe est inspiré par la dernière phrase dans le film Pirates des Caraïbes : La Malédiction du Black Pearl : "Now, bring me that horizon."
Plus tard la même année, le groupe enregistre un album de démos contenant trois chansons appelé The Bedroom Sessions. Leur premier EP, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For, sort en octobre 2004.
Ils sortent leur premier album, Count Your Blessings, en octobre 2006. Après la sortie de l'album, ils font une longue tournée au Royaume-Uni et font ensuite la première partie de Lostprophets et The Blackout durant leur tournée au Royaume-Uni fin 2006.
En janvier 2007, ils remplacent Bury Your Dead sur la tournée européenne de Killswitch Engage. Cependant, ils sont mal reçus par le public qui leur jettent parfois des bouteilles avant même qu'ils aient commencé à jouer.
En promotion de leur deuxième album, Suicide Season, en 2008, Bring Me The Horizon font leur première tournée des Etats-Unis en tant que groupe principal et participent au Warped Tour de 2008.
En mai 2008, aux côté de The Ghost Inside et de The Red Shore, ils font l'ouverture pour la tournée d'adieu de I Killed the Prom Queen en Australie.
Un peu plus d'un an après la sortie de Suicide Season, ils sortent Suicide Season: Cut Up!, une version remixée de l'album comportant différents styles musicaux comme du hip-hop, de l'electronica et du dubstep.
Pendant l'enregistrement de There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret. en Suède en 2010, Oliver souffre d'intense terreurs nocturnes pendant dix jours d'affilé. Le groupe finit d'enregistrer l'album à Los Angeles juste avant le début du Warped Tour de 2010 (lineup : Oliver Sykes (chant, clavier), Lee Malia (lead guitare, choeur), Jona Weinhofen (guitare rythmique, choeur), Matt Kean (basse), Matt Nicholls (batterie, percussions)).
En décembre 2010, ils partent su une tournée de 5 dates dans des arènes au Royaume-Uni avec Atreyu et Bullet For My Valentine, ces dernirs étant la tête d'affiche de la tournée.
Après avoir tourné intensément en 2011, le groupe fait une pause et commence à travailler sur leur prochain album. Comme pour les deux albums précédents, ils s'isolent afin de pouvoir rester concentrer sur l'écriture.
Sorti en 2013, Sempiternal, le quatrième album de Bring Me The Horizon, devient rapidement numéro 3 sur le UK Album Chart et aussi numéro 11 sur le US Billboard Chart. C'est alors leur meilleure vente aux Etats-Unis (lineup : Oliver Sykes (chant), Lee Malia (guitares, choeur), Matt Kean (basse), Matt Nicholls (batterie, percussions), Jordan Fish (claviers, synthétiseur, percussions, choeur)).
La même année, ils participent à de nombreux festivals à différents endroits dans le monde : le Soundwave festival en Australie, RAMFest en Afrique du Sud, les festivals Rock Am Ring et Rock im Park en Allemagne, et le Warped Tour de 2013 aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Ils font aussi une tournée au Royaume-Uni avec Crossfatih et Empress AD faisant leur premières parties.
Le 5 décembre 2014, avec Young Guns, Issues et Sleepwave faisant l'ouverture, Bring Me The Horizon joue à la Wembley Arena à Londres. Le concert est enregistré et sort sur le live album et le DVD Live at Wembley en juin 2015.
Leur dernier album, That's the Spirit, sort en septembre 2015 et est nurméo 2 sur le UK Album Chart et sur le US Billboard Chart.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Oliver Sykes ! ]

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2013)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2013)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2011)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2011)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2009)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2009)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2009)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2009)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2008)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (2008)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (Kerrang!)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (Kerrang!)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (Kerrang!)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon (Kerrang!)

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

Oliver Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon

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