Hard-working band Bring Me The Horizon have yet to hit the wall

HARD-WORKING: Bring Me The HorizonHARD-WORKING: Bring Me The Horizon
HARD-WORKING: Bring Me The Horizon
HEAVY metal music might not be your thing - but you have to respect the work ethic of Rotherham band Bring Me The Horizon.

The five-piece, which includes former Rotherham College students Matt Nicholls on drums and Lee Malia on guitar, has been touring the world almost non-stop since 2022.

Their travel itinerary has been so rigorous that the Revolver magazine this month pondered whether the lads might need a rest, commenting: “You’d think Bring Me the Horizon would hit a wall by now. They haven’t.”

It is quite the reverse.

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The band is committed to a bumper 30 shows from now into the Summer of 2024 in Japan (four gigs) the UK (10) Australia (four) Germany and Indonesia, two, as well as other festivals and events in Ireland, Las Vegas, the Czech Republic and Thailand.

And if that is not enough BMTH have now accepted an invitation to play at one of the most historic and politically significant locations in recent modern history.Poland’s uniquely historic Gdańsk Shipyard - the birthplace of Solidarity, where Lech Wałęsa (now 80) led the struggle against communism in favour of democracy - will host the Mystic Festival, with the South Yorkshire band as headliners.

While BMTH have sold five million albums, performed in shows in 50 countries, earned BRIT and Grammy nominations, and had more than one billion YouTube views, Gdańsk will be a different spectacle and challenge, simply because of its place in history.

The former Lenin Shipyard is seen as the founding place for the end of the Cold War.

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The yard has hosted previous concerts, so BMTH will be joining some illustrious company.

Previous performers include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer, Slipknot and Celtic Frost.

The 2024 edition of Mystic Festival takes place from June 5-8 and provides a drop-off point before BMTH play in the Czech Republic and at two German festivals.

It’s certainly a non-stop time for the band, which has been heralded as: “The undisputed hottest and most successful rock band in the world.”

Earlier this month, they released a new single, DArkSide,

The idea was to tide their fans over, as their EP, which was supposed to be on the market last month, has been pushed back indefinitely due to “unforeseen circumstances”.