Friday night the 11th September 2015 was a long awaited night for the entire Bring Me The Horizon fan base all over the globe. The Sheffield five some were due to release their new album ‘That’s The Spirit’ with a special album launch party at London’s very own House of Vans.
Long before the doors opened eager fans had been lining up in the Graffiti tunnel under Waterloo station, the queue steadily growing.
House Of Vans accommodated around 250 lucky fans within its tunnels, catering for the spectators that had some time to kill on their hands by letting them pull faces in the special photo box, giving them some time to raid the merchandise stall for signed albums or simply chilling out in the cinema watching previous Bring Me The Horizon live sets and getting all pumped for the headline show.
The skate park was quickly packed with die-hard fans and DJ Daniel P. Carter made sure to get everyone in a good mood before the big gig.
At around 10pm the lights went off in the concert tunnel and the anticipation was almost unbearable as Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Jordan Fish, Matt Nicholls and front man Oil Sykes finally took to the stage.
The whole room was beyond excited as Bring Me The Horizon kicked their powerful set of with one of the new songs. ‘S.P.I.R.I.T! Spirit – Let’s Hear It!’ was instantly shouted by the fans as the first tunes to ‘Happy Song’ emerged.
‘Split this fucking room in half’ singer Oli Sykes urged the crowd, needless to say they happily obliged and within seconds the first (of many that night) Wall Of Death happened.
House of Vans was electrified, buzzing with excitement and energy.
After the powerful and quite amazing kick-off to their show the five lads pleased the crowd with some very much loved tracks from their previous album ‘Sempiternal’.
The place went crazy as ‘Shadow Moses’, ‘The House Of Wolves’ and ‘Got To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake’ got performed.
Nerves already being on edge, the crowd needed to hear another song of the new ‘That’s The Spirit’ album. Gladly, sing Oli Sykes soothed the curious punters by casually announcing that the next song is called ‘Throne’.
Mosh pits. Cheering. Screaming.
It was beautiful.
Seeing the fans being released of all the anticipation and happily singing along being absolutely word-perfect, was a right moment. Judging by the looks on the bands faces, the Bring Me The Horizon lads were rather chuffed with the response they were getting from the fans.
Following up this massive moment, BMTH launched straight into performing more well-loved songs from their 2013 album.
‘Can You Feel My Heart’ and ‘Sleepwalking’ had the music lovers go crazy again with ‘Antivist’ absolutely tearing the place down and being the final song for the moment.
The band went off stage leaving the whole place hungry for more.
Bring Me The Horizon came back on stage for an encore that couldn’t have been better. At this point singer Oli Sykes took to the floor and thanked all the fans for their support and for making things like tonight possible.
The encore started off with ‘True Friends’, another brilliant song of the new album ‘That’s The Spirit’.
Having already studied the lyrics and evidently loving the song, moshing and a massive shout-along ensued along the gig-goers.
Turning it down just a notch, it was time for ‘Blessed With A Curse’. Two hundred fifty people in front of the stage passionately joining Oli Sykes in singing the renowned lyrics.
Girls being on shoulders, lighters and phone lights flicking just set the scene perfectly. The fan favourite clearly being the most emotional song of the night, accompanied with an outstanding performance.
Mobilising the last bits of energy House Of Vans was ready for the grand finale. The last dance took place to the brilliant ‘Drown’.
Bring Me The Horizon absolutely delivered that night. The guys were on top form and clearly had a brilliant time during the concert. The new material of the album ‘That’s The Spirit’ surely might be a bit ‘softer’ than their previous music; however it’s rather genius and sounds freaking amazing live. And in the end it is all about developing and growing.
Hear it for yourself, get the album and delve in it.
‘Cause ‘That’s The Spirit’ 😉