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Invincible Records announce Death Metal band BARBAROSSA

Invincible Records is proud to announce that the italian Death Metal band BARBAROSSA has just signed for the label that will release their official first Ep.
The album titled “Operation Barbarossa” contains 5 songs full of strong power influenced by Carcass, Dark Tranquillity and At the Gates..
The digital release will be available early December, 2016 on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Nokia, Emusic...

Cristiano Perin: Drums
Alex Omega: Bass
Lorenzo Telve: Guitar/Vocal
Davy Scarpellini: Lead Guitar

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ENTOMBED A.D. Announces North American Tour, Releases 'Dead Dawn' Video

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:00

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will embrk on a North American tour in January. Support on the trek will come from FULL OF HELL and TURBID NORTH. The dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom Jan. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie Jan. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Jan. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop Jan. 10 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Jan. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Jan. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room Jan. 13 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Jan. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar Jan. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red Jan. 16 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Jan. 17 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Jan. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Slims Jan. 19 - Sacramento, CA - Starlite Lounge Jan. 20 - Portland, OR - Dantes Jan. 21 - Seattle, WA - Highline Jan. 22 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw In other news, ENTOMBED A.D. has released the video for the title track of its sophomore album, "Dead Dawn". Guitarist Nico Elgstrand stated about the clip: "Finally a serious video without the usual nonsense often associated with metal these days. "This one has depth and a very important message that we think is overlooked in today's media climate. "Anyone with half a brain will stop with whatever they're doing and realize that we must take a stand against these unjust accusations that metal is for stupid people; that's simply not true and this video we think portrayed it beautifully! "Enjoy this fine release that will leave you enchanted and content that you're a thinking individual with exquisite taste and that ENTOMBED A.D. is telling it like it is, uncensored and amazingly with superior subtlety and finesse!!" The "Dead Dawn" cover artwork was created by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson. The CD production was handled by a team consisting of Tom Van Heesch and Jacob Hellner of Big Island Sound in Stockholm as well as Nico Elgstrand himself, who produced a majority of the tracks whereas Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers mastered this new beast. ENTOMBED A.D. is: Lars Göran Petrov - Vocals Nico Elgstrand - Guitar Victor Brandt - Bass Olle Dahlstedt - Drums In an interview with Revolution-Music.dk, Petrov stated about the band's decision to release change their name to ENTOMBED A.D. in order to avoid a legal battle with ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid who didn't want his former bandmates to use the ENTOMBED moniker: "It had to be done, because without an album you can't tour. I mean, you can tour, but if there's seven years between albums, it's ridiculously long. So we did the right thing, and we did what bands should do, and still do — release an album and go on tour and headbang and have a good time with friends, and that's what it's all about."

STEVE HARRIS Will Never Make Other Bands Pay To Support IRON MAIDEN: 'It's Just Wrong'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:00

Steve Harris says that he will never make any act pay for the opportunity to support IRON MAIDEN on tour, calling the pay-to-play practice "just wrong." Asked by Spain's Metal Journal why he is such an ardent supporter of new talent more than forty years after MAIDEN's inception, the bassist said: "Well, because we can. I mean, we have an opportunity… Anybody who's in a position MAIDEN is, or whatever, or any band that can potentially take another band on tour, I think you can help other people, and it doesn't take much effort to do that." Harris, who will embark on a European tour in November and December with his side project BRITISH LION, continued: "The thing that annoys me is that I hate it when people charge bands to play with them. I hate that. I've never done that, ever done that with MAIDEN, and I never will do it, with MAIDEN or BRITISH LION, because, to me, it's just wrong. A band should get at least some expenses [covered] to play a gig, and they shouldn't have to pay anybody to play, and I've always been really against that. And I've always really just tried to help people out. I think it's really good." Harris added: "I feel like I've had a fantastic life and career with music, and I've worked very hard, but maybe I've had a bit of luck along the way. I don't know, but the at the end of the day, it's nice to give something back. And I kind of feel like that with BRITISH LION as well, because even the guys in the band, in BRITISH LION, they're all talented guys, they really deserve some sort of recognition, and up 'till now they really haven't had that. And they're getting a little bit of recognition now, and it's quite rightly so. And I love that. "I've been to most of these cities [that we are playing on the upcoming BRITISH LION tour] a few times before, and I still enjoy going there, but when [the other guys in the band] go there for the first time and I see it in their eyes, how excited about it they are, it makes me feel good as well. I'm enjoying it anyway being there, of course, but it just makes it extra special when you see what it does for those guys. And it's the same with other bands. If you help them and they're experiencing things for the first time, it's nice to see. I love to see it." In addition to Harris, BRITISH LION features vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists Graham Leslie and David Hawkins and drummer Simon Dawson. BRITISH LION's upcoming club tour will be the band's most extensive European run to date. The band's self-titled debut album was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). IRON MAIDEN's "The Book Of Souls" 2016 world tour concluded on August 4 when the band performed at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, marking the end of the trek that began in late February and touched down on six continents. (Thanks to Pedro Alonso Diez of Metal Journal for providing the audio of Steve Harris's quotes used in this article.)

Watch EVERGREY's 'In Orbit' Video Featuring NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:00

"In Orbit", the new video from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be seen below. The clip, which features a guest appearance by NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen, was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. "In Orbit" is taken from EVERGREY's new album, "The Storm Within", which was released on September 9 via AFM. "That was actually my wife (Carina Englund) thinking for me," EVERGREY frontman/founder Tom S. Englund says of Jansen's involvement. "Floor is a personal friend and major EVERGREY fan, so it was over a glass of wine between her and my wife, who asked her if she wanted to do the song. 'In Orbit' is a powerhouse of a song and it would be easy to make it the first single, but it's not the first impression we want to make. That said, it would be stupid not to release it as a single, and if we could get Floor to do the video, that would be a home run." Speaking of Englund's better half Carina, she reprises her ongoing role as EVERGREY's secret weapon on every album since they began, contributing vocals this time out to the song "The Paradox Of The Flame". While this may come off as music industry lip service in honor of the quintet, anyone who has followed EVERGREY will find it impossible not to become completely enthralled by the music on "The Storm Within" within the space of the first listen. The band's trademark progressive, dark and melancholic elements are as strong as ever, the album ranks as one of the most progressive record they've created in terms of performance, but EVERGREY managed to put it in a package that is more accessible and direct compared to any of their nine previous outings. Englund credits EVERGREY's learning-by-doing over the past two decades for the feel of "The Storm Within", in particular their all-important "Hymns For The Broken" record from 2014, which saw a revitalized EVERGREY lineup return with a new energy. "We went from having no intention of making an album at all to having all the inspiration in the world on 'Hymns For The Broken'," says Englund. "Honestly, we've never felt better. 'The Storm Within' is a massive album. There are no fillers on it and we've never been about that. I think the inspiration speaks for itself." EVERGREY's lyrics have always matched the depth and intensity of their music, and the concept behind "The Storm Within" is no exception. Englund considers the storyline behind the lyrics to be one of the biggest concepts EVERGREY has ever tackled, based on something that everyone can relate to; having someone, losing them, and having to pick yourself up and move on. He goes so far as to call it the band's first "love" album, but it's not a subject that should be taken lightly in the EVERGREY universe. "As usual, the lyrics are based on someone or some event in my life," says Englund. "When we were making this album a lot of these relationship issues were going on around me; people losing a partner or a loved one and grieving. 'The Storm Within' is about a search for identity, trying to make yourself full when you feel half empty, and I placed that storyline in an interstellar world." Musically, "The Storm Within" plays to EVERGREY's trademark prog metal attack but it's loaded with double-take moments. Lead-off track "Distance" is a surprise lead single (and first video), the melodically and lyrically stunning "Passing Through" is destined to become a fan favourite, "My Allied Ocean" is one of EVERGREY's most aggressive songs to date, and the epic title track makes for the perfect album closer in the tradition of Devin Townsend or RUSH. Englund is proud to have "The Storm Within" represent EVERGREY's all-important 20th anniversary, although he freely admits he didn't take note of the landmark occasion until the album was well underway. "I had a goal when I started EVERGREY; I wanted to make 10 albums and that would fulfill my life plan. That's not something I ever thought I would accomplish. It's quite an amazing thing to be a band for 20 years and release albums that aren't sub-par. When I realized we'd done 10 albums in 20 years, it was mind-boggling. I'm proud to say that out of all the albums we've released over the last 20 years, we've never released one that we didn't feel was the best we could do at that time. That goes for every song, every note, everything. That's why we don't do anything half-assed." "The Storm Within" track listing: 01. Distance 02. Passing Trough 03. Someday 04. Astray 05. The Impossible 06. My Allied Ocean 07. In Orbit (feat. Floor Jansen) 08. The Lonely Monarch 09. The Paradox Of The Flame 10. Disconnect 11. The Storm Within EVERGREY is: Tom S. Englund - vocals, guitar Henrik Danhage - guitar, backing vocals Rikard Zander - keyboard, backing vocals Jonas Ekdahl - drums Johan Niemann - bass, backing vocals

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Announces 'Groundbreaking Global Virtual Reality Event'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:00

On the evening of October 27, AVENGED SEVENFOLD will give a global, 3D, 360-degree, live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, Capitol Records and VRLIVE. Fans around the world will be able to view the live stream on UMG's newly released VRTGO VR platform, powered by VRLIVE's advanced technology, and experience AVENGED SEVENFOLD's electrifying set as if they were there for this first-of-its-kind immersive event. VRTGO is freely available on iOS and Android. "We are constantly working to create opportunities for our artists to connect with their fans in new and exciting ways," says Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Records. "We're thrilled to work with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VRLIVE to bring this unique experience to AVENGED SEVENFOLD fans around the world." VRLIVE will also be streaming the event to 50 Samsung Gear VR headsets on the ground level at the event for the guests to virtually transport themselves to the stage. The event will be shot using the Nokia OZO camera, the first purpose-built VR camera with immersive spatial audio to deliver the best in VR music experiences. "VRTGO is a truly immersive and creative platform for our artists to tell their stories and invite their fans around the world to experience live performances and music videos like never before," says Deborah Hyacinth, SVP digital marketing innovation, UMG. "We've employed state of the art technology to make VRTGO a cross-device platform and home to some of the world's best VR content." "We are excited about our partnership with Universal Music Group as it gives us the opportunity to provide the viewing audience with unprecedented levels of access," stated VRLIVE founder and CEO Heiner Lippman. "Virtual Reality is destined to change the media landscape, which will enable users to not just view entertainment, rather, it allows them to experience it, and VRLIVE will continue to transform how people view and interact with the world around them." AVENGED SEVENFOLD made headlines with last week's release of "The Stage", a much-anticipated new track co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL) and a companion video directed by Chris Hopewell (RADIOHEAD, THE KILLERS). The clip has already amassed well over six million YouTube views. "The Stage", which is the band's first release on Capitol Records, is available for purchase. AVENGED SEVENFOLD launched its campaign for the new album as fans began spotting projections or pictures of the band's mascot, the Deathbat, in cities around the world. The new disc will be released through Capitol, following the band's termination of its contract with Warner Bros. earlier this year after a legal battle. AVENGED SEVENFOLD opened for METALLICA in Minneapolis in August and completed a string of headlining and festival dates earlier this fall. The band's seventh studio album will be its first with new drummer Brooks Wackerman following the dismissal of Arin Ilejay in 2015. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's previous two releases, 2013's "Hail To The King" and 2010's "Nightmare", both topped the Billboard album chart. avengedsevenfoldoct27poster

SCORPIONS Singer Says MIKKEY DEE Has Added 'A Fresh Wave Of Energy' To The Band

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:00

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS took part in a press conference prior to their October 21 concert at at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. You can now watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. Speaking about what keeps SCORPIONS going five decades into the band's career, singer Klaus Meine said: "When we started the band, it was about the passion for music, love for rock and roll. We shared the same visions, and we shared the love for music, and [the desire] to be in a band. It was always… all those years, especially in the early years, about chemistry. Of course, you have great musicians — a great drummer, a great guitarist — but it was also about… You know, you spend so much time [together] being in a band, it's like your second family, it's your rock and roll family. And the guy can be the best musician in the world, but if he doesn't fit right in, if you don't feel comfortable spending so much time [together] — 24 hours [a day] and month after month and year after year. It's very important to have a good company, and in a way, this was the foundation for the SCORPIONS — to have not only great, talented musicians, but also good friends, and travel the whole world. So there was this vision from the early days on — we take our music all over the world, and we did." He continued: "We've been pretty much all over the globe all those years, but the passion for what we're doing is still there, the fire is still burning very strongly. And we feel a very strong connection with our fans all over the planet, in so many places, and therefore it's so great to come here back to Singapore. We believe we have a great show this time around, and we wanna share it with our fans, and it's a wonderful thing. "Yes, we celebrate fifty years of SCORPIONS, but I guess it's much more than that. The fact that the band is still together and we still put on a damn good show. And with Mikkey [Dee, drums; ex-MOTÖRHEAD] just joining the band, there's a fresh wave of energy, and it's a lot of fun, and we enjoy every night. "So we're still excited about doing all those trips and taking our music all over the world. This vision never left us. And at the same time, creating new songs — playing not only the big classics on our show, but also to present new material, new songs from our latest album, 'Return To Forever'. So it's the whole package, I guess, that makes the band very, very special. And we still enjoy it very much — not being superstars or anything, but being musicians, being artists, and expressing ourselves though the music and having a wonderful time with our fans all over the world." SCORPIONS in September announced the addition of former Dee as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak. Dee had spent the last few months filling in for Kottak, who was said to be on break while he sought medical attention. Kottak rejoined the SCORPIONS on the road in November 2014, eight months after he spent a month in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates jail in April for insulting Islam. Kottak, who had been receiving treatment for alcohol abuse, released a statement in June 2014 in which he said "this entire incident caused me to realize that it is time to stop drinking once and for all so that I can become the father, musician, and friend that I know I can be."



Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:00

ETERNAL IDOL's song "Evil Tears" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "The Unrevealed Secret", which will be released on December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. ETERNAL IDOL is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for RHAPSODY OF FIRE and ANGRA singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (ex-HOLLOW HAZE) and a lineup completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from HOLLOW HAZE) on drums and Andrea Buratto (SECRET SPHERE, HELL IN THE CLUB) on bass. While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Lione says: "After all the experiences with bands such as KAMELOT, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ANGRA and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. "Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals." Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. "'The Unrevealed Secret' is the album where all our ideas came to the light," says the axeman from Vicenza. "Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork." The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, SUNSTORM) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of KAMELOT, MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, MASTERPLAN and AVANTASIA should pay attention. "There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next ETERNAL IDOL releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy... A new story has begun," Nick concludes. "The Unrevealed Secret" track listing: 01. Evil Tears 02. Another Night Comes 03. Awake in Orion 04. Is The Answer Far From God? 05. Blinded 06. Sad Words Unvailed 07. Desidia 08. Hall Of Sins 09. Feels Like I'm Dying 10. A Song In The Wind 11. Stormy Days 12. Beyond ETERNAL IDOL is: Fabio Lione - Lead Vocals Giorgia Colleluori - Lead Vocals Nick Savio - Guitar, Keyboards Camillo Colleluori - Drums Andrea Buratto - Bass


GOTTHARD To Release 'Silver' Album In January

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 14:00

Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD will release their twelfth studio album, "Silver", on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The third disc with lead singer Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) and Leo Leoni. Says the band: "There's reason to celebrate! 25 years of GOTTHARD mean that we've left Paper, Leather, Wood, Crystal and China behind us, and can properly drink to the Silver wedding. "A quarter of a century of band history is a decent anniversary and appropriately moulded into 'Silver'. "Three months before the official release on January 13th, it's clear that we should pick the little black dress up from the dry cleaners and iron the good shirt, because dressing up for 'Silver' is only fair as the record sports quite a fancy look as well!" "There's no holding us back now, the spell is broken, the baby's got a name! So, here's an exclusive sneak peek while we're at it: During the current mixing of 'Silver', GOTTHARD somehow found the time to prepare and snuck out this little trailer, which we're naturally sharing with you straight away. These 30 seconds pack a punch — including a few beats of the first single." As previously reported, GOTTHARD's new single, "Stay With Me", will be released on November 18. "We were all very happy with the workflow and the result of the 'BANG!' production — so it was pretty clear that we wanted to give the great collaboration another shot!" GOTTHARD stated about working with Bauerfeind again. Immediately after the new GOTTHARD album's release, the band will kick off the "25th Anniversary" European tour in Ravensburg with support from Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS. GOTTHARD's 2012 album, "Firebirth", marked the band's first release with singer Nic Maeder, who was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, lived in Melbourne, Australia and grew up between Switzerland and "Down Under." GOTTHARD's previous vocalist, Steve Lee, was killed on October 5, 2010 in what has been described as a freak road accident in Nevada.


ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On Classic Band Reunions: 'Money Talks'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:00

ANTHRAX members Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Joey Belladonna (vocals) were interviewed at the Alcatraz hard rock and metal festival, which was held August 13-14 in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about TWISTED SISTER's announcement that it was calling it quits after a career-ending round of dates, dubbed "Forty And Fuck It - The Final Tour", Ian said: "I believe that it's the last [TWISTED SISTER] tour and the last show, but who knows? You know, look, if, two years from now, they have some big offers to come play at festivals somewhere, and they're all not doing anything, odds are maybe they'll play again. But it would be nice to see a band say that and then actually not come back." According to Ian, there is one very simple reason why classic bands reunite, even after initially insisting they would never do so. "You know, money talks," he explained. "I mean, that's really… If you really wanna be honest about it, that's the reason why any band is gonna get back together. Especially on the level where they're a stadium act… And, actually, the only other [band besides THE BEATLES that has not reunited for a tour], and they only did it for the one show, was LED ZEPPELIN. They did the one show at the O2, and they've had offers. I mean, I've heard of offers out there… insame amounts of money, as you could imagine. And they haven't done it. Somehow I don't think Jimmy [Page] and Robert [Plant] are too worried about their finances." Ultimately, Ian believes, reunion tours should not be so complicated to arrange, especially when the paycheck is large enough. "If you could go out and sell stadiums out around the world, and it'll take a year out of your life, why not?" he said. "Go do it. How's that not gonna be fun?" Scott added that there are still a few bands that he would love to see reunite in their classic incarnations. "If ZEPPELIN announced tomorrow that they were coming around and touring, we would all go to that; in a second, we would all go to that show. So, as a fan, I would love to see [PINK FLOYD's] David Gilmour and Roger Waters get back together and do it one more time. There's so many bands that I would love to see. I never thought FAITH NO MORE was gonna come back. FAITH NO MORE came back. Steve Perry back in JOURNEY. Why not? One more time. Do it. [I would like to] see Peter [Criss] back in KISS. There, I said it. One more time." ANTHRAX is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "For All Kings", which came out on February 26 via Nuclear Blast.

DISTURBED Singer 'Would Strongly Suggest' His Son Stay Out Of Music Industry

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:00

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman was interviewed by "The Morning Blaze With Gus & Izzy" show on the Fresno radio station 105.1 The Blaze at this past weekend's Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how his son, Samuel, who was born in September 2013, gets along with his three dogs (an Akita and two Chihuahua mixes): Draiman: "My son has, like, a love-hate relationship with our pets. He loves everybody else's dogs more than ours, for whatever reason. Sometimes he gets annoyed by them, he gets jealous when my wife gives them too much attention — things like that. But then again, he'll have these tremendous bonding moments with them on more than an occasion, which are just super sweet. When you're dealing with a three-year-old, it's never a consistent thing when it comes to that." On his favorite qualities about his son: Draiman: "He's tenacious, like both me and his mother; stubborn, like both me and his mother. He's super affectionate and sweet. He's the happiest little boy. He's always smiling, he's always lighting up the room. Thank God. We're really blessed." On whether he would ever allow his son to get into the music industry if he wanted to: Draiman: "I would allow him to do whatever he wants. I always feel it's not a parent's role to either allow or to deny, but merely to guide. So whatever makes him happy. I would strongly suggest he not go that route, just because it's a very difficult road to travel. But whatever brings him meaning in life." Last year's release of "Immortalized" ended DISTURBED's nearly four-year hiatus, during which Draiman spent time with his wife, model/wrestler Lena Yada, and their son. Although Draiman's son was born healthy, David's then-project DEVICE canceled all its tour dates so that the singer could be close to home after his wife began having complications with the pregnancy.

BRING ME THE HORIZON Singer Wants To Go 'Weirder' On Next Album

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 08:00

BRING ME THE HORIZON singer Oli Sykes has said in a new interview that he hopes to "push it a bit weirder" on the band's next album. Even though he belives BRING ME THE HORIZON took a different direction on its latest release, "That's The Spirit", the frontman admits the group didn't venture too far outside its comfort zone while making the record. He told NME: "People thought 'That's The Spirit' was a very polished pop rock album. It's not. I think it’s inventive and unique, but it's still safe in a way. We knew the songs were going to connect well with people. Next time I think we want to push it a bit weirder. Who knows?" Sykes said BRING ME THE HORIZON might experiment with "a darker, dance-y kind of sound" on its next album, namechecking LINKIN PARK and MASSIVE ATTACK as influences. He added: "That's my favorite part — it's something we do that comes across really well live you know when the song to us has a breakdown or like a heavy dance kind of vibe to it. You know, there's not many acts like that. If there was some bridge between what we're doing, somewhere between artists like PRODIGY or MASSIVE ATTACK and stuff like that." He continued: "I don't know especially if we're thinking like festivals and stuff, then I like that idea like a darker dance-y kind of sound, but I'm literally just… I'm thinking out loud here, 'cause we could go completely opposite to that, you know." Oli said that BRING ME THE HORIZON will probably take "at least a good month" off before they begin writing again. He explained: "It's been an intense year for us, and not just in professional terms but, like, personal too. Some of the band have had a lot on their plates and stuff. We do enjoy writing organically and letting something happen, but we've been working pretty relentlessly for the last album. "We need to maybe take a break. [Keyboardist] Jordan's [Fish] got a kid now, people have got families and stuff. We need to take a bit of time to chill out and then really get hungry to write again. "It's going to be a tough one, because we never want to write the same album again. I don't even know what it's going to sound like, but it's going to sound different."