Bring Me The Horizon announce album delay
The band, which includes former Rotherham College students Matt Nicholls on drums and Lee Malia on guitar, were hoping to release ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’ in a fortnight.
But now there is no date set in stone as BMTH works out a way to get their work up to their standards.
In June, they announced they would release the album via Sony/RCA in September before heading out on a UK and Ireland tour next year with support from Bad Omens, Cassyette and Static Dress.
That tour is still on and includes a date at Sheffield Arena on January 19.
However, frontman Oli Sykes says the album is being delayed, hinting at unanticipated production issues.
On Instagram, he told his 2.9 million followers: “So I got some bad news… nex gen won’t be coming September 15th.
“Unforeseen circumstances rendered us unable to complete the record to the standard we’d be happy with.
“I was hoping despite the setbacks we could pull it off in time for you guys but there’s still so many little details I want to be perfect and until it’s nailed I’m just not willing to give to you guys.
“We can’t give it a new date just yet but just know it’s close… & I know you guys have been so patient but you just gotta be a lil more..”#
Sykes did share the album’s final artwork, which was designed by his wife Alissic.
BMTH’s worldwide fans were remarkably sympathetic on social media. Especially in the United States, where BMTH clearly has a loyal following.
Brandon Holloway, from Arkansas, USA, said: “It can come out tomorrow it can come out next week it could come out next year. Regardless, it will be worth the wait! Can't wait to hear it!”
Rachel Boeser, from Minnesota, added: “We want it to be perfect as much as you guys do. I’m sure it’ll blast our expectations out of the water anyway.”
Chris King, from Texas is: “Patiently waiting. I appreciate the quality of the music that you strive for so I know that it’s only to make sure you give us the best that you have. I’m a huge fan and always have been. Not for the quantity but for the quality. You guys are awesome!”
The delay upset Kirsten Elizabeth Lemaster, though.
The Alabama mum posted: “Oh nooo. I planned my whole birthday party for this date and asked (time) off work.”
Jordan Tucker, from Pennsylvania, summed it up: “We all understand, take as long as you need. I’m sure its going to be absolutely great and great things shouldn’t be rushed, That’s what makes them so great, the time and dedication.”