British rock band surprises fans by releasing comeback album in less than a day

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Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon performs on stage

Bring Me the Horizon returns with a new album (Photo: Javier Bragado/WireImage)

Good news for fans of the iconic British rock group Bring Me the Horizon, the band reformed four years after the release of their last album.

Not only are the Throne hitmakers back, but they’ve already released a new album with just 24 hours notice to their eager fans.

This will be the first time Olivier Sykes’ Bring Me The Horizon has performed as a quartet since keyboardist Jordan Fish left the band last year.

After rising to fame in the late 2000s, they made the announcement on Instagram, writing simply, “POST HUMAN: NeX GEn.”

Fans were excited to finally see the album being released after being delayed since last August, and by midnight, their seventh studio album was in listeners’ hands.

“There’s a place I want to take you,” Oli, 37, said.

Bring Me The Horizon's Matt Keane, Lee Malia, Matt Nicholls and Oliver Sykes at the BRIT Awards 2024

The rock group rose to fame in the late 2000s (Photo: Max Sissotti/Dave Bennett/Getty Images)

Bring Me the Horizon’s social media accounts posted the following: “BMTH invites you to Ascend! + POST HUMAN: NeX GEn [out midnight 24.05].

Last month, the Brit Award winners hinted that an album may be on the way soon with a cryptic video.

“You cling to your virtual identity as if it were your soul,” they said. “Pathetic. I’m here to wipe away the remains of your existence.”

“All these thoughts, these memories are but fleeting echoes in an endless void. And just like that, you will cease to exist in the digital realm. A mere dot erased from the record of cyberspace. Goodbye, insignificant content.”

“A new era begins. Initializing NeX GEn.”

This comes after Oli confirmed he is “almost done” recording the long-awaited album, having not released music since 2019’s Amo.

Speaking at the band’s first-ever Brit Award for Best Rock/Alternative Act in March, he said: “It’s almost done, but it’s not finished yet. Just when you think it’s finished, another song comes along.”

“But it’s going to be a really good album. It’s my best album yet… so it was worth the wait.”

The rest of the band, Matt Keane, Lee Malia and Matt Nicholls, joined him onstage.

Drummer Matt, 38, agreed: “It’s not finished yet, but it’s the closest it’s ever been. We got back from touring, set up a studio in Sheffield and just worked on it.”

“We’re all working together and trying our best. We’re almost there.”

“It’s really great and we’re really happy about it, but it takes time, you know? You can’t rush these things.”

Bring Me the Horizon have been releasing a trickle of singles since 2020’s planned four-part album, Post Human: Survival Horror.

Jordan Fish left the group in December (Photo: JMEnternational/Getty Images)
Bring Me the Horizon only gave fans a day’s notice of the release (Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

The film was originally scheduled to be released on September 15, 2023, but “unforeseen circumstances” forced it to postpone the release date, the company said.

Then in December it was announced that Jordan Fish, the programmer and keyboardist who had been instrumental in evolving their sound, had left the group.

A statement from the band at the time said, “Bring Me the Horizon has decided to part ways with Jordan Fish. We thank him for the musical journey he has been on with us and wish him all the best for the future.”

Jordan, 37, responded: “I’m incredibly grateful for the 11 years I spent with the band and incredibly proud of all we’ve accomplished together. I look forward to seeing what’s next for them and wish them all the success in the future.”

“I’m excited to start the next chapter of my career.”

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