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Bring Me the Horizon: Arena Birmingham

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 26 November 2018

AHEAD OF THEIR FORTHCOMING sixth album, the Sheffield pop-metal band provide catharsis but stop short of being true spokesmen for a troubled generation.

'We'll never sell out arenas," Bring Me the Horizon guitarist Lee Malia told the Guardian in 2013. Five years on, there are unsold seats towards the rear, but otherwise the Sheffield metal quintet seem more than comfortable with their step up to large venues. There are streamers, smoke jets and confetti cannon, while heavily tattooed frontman Oliver Sykes has adapted to the bigger stage by unleashing his inner Freddie Mercury.

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