BMTH forced to cancel NA Tour

2019-02-15 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 106 Comments
UK metalcore-turned-pop group Bring Me the Horizon have announced today that they have been forced to cancel the remainder of their North American tour due to health concerns related to their frontman Oli Sykes. In a statement released on Twitter, Oli explains that he has ruptured his right vocal chord, and has been medically advised to rest his voice immediately or risk permanent damage. Fans who have purchased tickets are entitled to full refunds.

Read the statement here:
https://twitter.com/bmthofficial/status/1096509720888631296

Tagged: Bring Me The Horizon

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WeepinnWillow
February 15th 2019
235 Comments


wishing him a speedy recovery

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Hellscythe
February 15th 2019
3399 Comments


how much worse can his voice really get at this point tho

goblinilbog
February 15th 2019
671 Comments


damn that sucks, feel better soon Oli

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Moron oldhead fans: "OLI, SCREAM!"
Oli: screams
Also Oli: ruptures vocal cord

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AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


But on the real... this is fucking awful.

Snake.
February 15th 2019
21495 Comments


finally a sign that god exists

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


christ

JayEnder
February 15th 2019
3126 Comments


@Hell oof you went there

No wonder the dude doesn’t raise his voice anymore and is leaning towards pop

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 15th 2019
29841 Comments


guess he blew out his voice on all those pop choruses

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


@Sowing: Nah, it was due to that deathcore medley everyone pushed him to do every god damn night + his voice already being tired due to constant touring.

GPooch21
February 15th 2019
46 Comments


Should have asked 76 year old Dustin Kensrue how he screams every night without damage.

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Dude needs lessons from Daryl Palumbo.

Storm In A Teacup
February 15th 2019
26315 Comments


Dustin learned how to scream coarsely without being coarse on his chords. Oli can too.

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


"People forget the vocal chords are a muscle, a muscle that can be compromised by not just exertion but the elements/conditions etc. Screaming when done correctly is actually less strain on the voice than singing in your top octaves (in fact if I’m trying to go easy"
Found this little ditty he used in response to someone on Twitter.

onionbubs
February 15th 2019
11043 Comments


this is why you gotta actually learn how to safely scream

bloc
February 15th 2019
54682 Comments


CAN YOU FEEL MY CHORDS

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AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


yeah I want to scream but I've never figured it out so I just don't do it anymore.

bgillesp
February 15th 2019
6710 Comments


The kind of thread where Mason is the only one talking sense. Jk, I’m not trying to come at you Agent, just agreeing with everything you said here

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Yeah it's wild, I'm used to being the one who's wrong about everything.

GhostB1rd
February 15th 2019
2651 Comments


Still are, kid.

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


I mean you ignored all photographic evidence proving I'm not an alt so... shrugs

sixdegrees
February 15th 2019
5656 Comments


photographic evidence

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Shhh you've seen it six

GhostB1rd
February 15th 2019
2651 Comments


???

sixdegrees
February 15th 2019
5656 Comments


you should post the pic

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


its not relevant to this convo, sorry

sixdegrees
February 15th 2019
5656 Comments


you brought it up tho

AgentDeathbat
February 15th 2019
9596 Comments


Yeah, but I'd rather not make this thread about myself.

KenboSlice
February 15th 2019
2969 Comments


He barely sings live anyways

joshieboy
February 15th 2019
6472 Comments


Just needa press the space bar on the laptop for EDM.

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OwMySnauze
February 16th 2019
1915 Comments


Thaaaaaaaaat’s a shame...

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2019
56394 Comments


It's really cuz they read my review


AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


@Treb: That would be pretty fucking funny

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2019
8169 Comments


Lol, Treb. No one reads your reviews. xD

Sniff
February 16th 2019
5430 Comments


If the vocal chords are a muscle how come I can't train them at the gym huh?

Flugmorph
February 16th 2019
20762 Comments


cause u a wimp

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


cuz u derpin while we djentin

BigPleb
February 16th 2019
57376 Comments


He’s had years to get a proper vocal coach to prevent this from happening.

He has blew his vocals on every album cycle tour, dude needs to stop abusing his voice.

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StonedManatee
February 16th 2019
125 Comments


He blew his voice out one too many times and he screams through his throat. You have a limited shelf life when you scream through your throat or fry screams. Also, having a screaming coach will exponentially improve the strength of your screams and help people who struggle to figure out how to scream through their diaphragm and stomach to learn how to finally do it for the first time. Oli is a cheeky bastard and wants money.

Oli could still scream if he wasn't fucking stupid with carelessly screaming his throat out, but BMTH imo hasn't been worth shit live since That's the Spirit came out.

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AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


I'm one of those fans that's still holding on, so this burns harder for me.

SwagLordPicklePee666
February 16th 2019
110 Comments


Both him and M. Shadows are f*cking up their voices due to wrong singing techniques. I hope he'll recover, but seriously, he should have started taking lessons from a vocal coach a long time ago.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


that's sad. Hope he recovers, but let's be honest, he has been suffering from singing the wrong way for a while. He should've seen that coming

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


I remember at one point i thought i didn't need technique because i thought it'd fuck with how emotional my vocals would sound and all the most emotive vocalists I liked had next to no actual technique. but then my voice started hurting after practicing screams regularly, so i just quit doing them and have since stuck to cleans.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


I'm a singer too. I use scream and growls in all the bands I sing in (a melodeath project, a Lamb of God cover band, and a Groove metal project). I don't have problems when it comes to screaming, I'm still getting used to mastering the growl technique properly. The best thing to do is avoiding to overdo, singing with a proper microphone and amplification, stopping as soon as u fell pain, drinking a lot of water and avoiding putting excessive diaphragmatic pression in your vocals. That said, the post-hardcore way o screaming is particularly wearisome

SweeneyTodd
February 16th 2019
2101 Comments


Jon Mess could give him a few tips

I can scream, but I cannot sing for shit

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AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


yeah I'm the opposite, I used to be able to run through the first half of "The Poison" from BFMV without a hitch, cleans and screams when I still tried to practice them. Screams started hurting after a while so I just quit and stuck with cleans.

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Couldn't afford a vocal coach either, so I decided I might as well cut that out of my routine while I'm still young.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


There's always time to learn how to scream, but once you've damaged your vocal chords, you're doomed. So you did the correct choice IMO, eventually you can always learn one day

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Yeah, I've really had no issues since. But I've also been a lot less active with my voice in general, I went as balls out as I could manage at the one show I did a year ago with some shitty local band without a drummer but since then I've just restrained myself a lot more to keep myself safe.

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


What I've considered is just playing it as safe as possible during future shows without sacrificing quality and saving the more emotive performances for the studio.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


That's the right thing to do! Professional singers act exactly like that. Also, the level of stress your vocal apparatus can bear depends from the number of shows you play in a certain amount of time, without letting it the time to recover. That's to say, if you play one show in a month, you can go a bit more balls out, if you have two shows a week or more, you have to play it safe. Btw, what kind of stuff do you usually sing?

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


typically more alt-rocky stuff at this point. I'm wanting to move more in an almost pop-punk direction, but closer to Taking Back Sunday than New Found Glory.

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


That's part of why I thought singing with perfect technique would fuck with the emotive element, because I remember guys like Bert McCracken used to sound so raw and unfiltered back in the day.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


Interesting. I'm not really an expert of the genre, but I know TBS. How's your band called?

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


Currently I'm working on a solo project (name won't be revealed for a while here) and I've got some potential side stuff going on as well that would allow me to push myself a little harder, hopefully without getting as bad as Oli when it comes to shit like this.

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


I've considered taking some screaming lessons for a heavier side gig, and I know some people personally that could try and help me out with that as well. I don't want to be a one trick pony, even if these little projects I do on the side don't really amount to much beyond me experimenting, that's the fun of it. Knowing I can try to do more than the usual alt rock/pop punk guy.

TheClansman95
February 16th 2019
1675 Comments


well, I'm looking forward to the day when I get the chance to listen to your stuff! I'm really curious about it!

betray
February 16th 2019
9391 Comments


*stands up bravely*

i will fill in for oliver

Skoj
February 16th 2019
1652 Comments


fucking sucks, the rehab on that procedure is total fucking ass.

Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
19893 Comments


what happened to GhostV3

Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
19893 Comments


soooooo what happened

bird is dead

Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
19893 Comments


https://media.giphy.com/media/L8XuphFGqlSfe/giphy.gif

impoppy
February 16th 2019
2141 Comments


Really doubt this is because of a 5 minute medley in a 1 1/2 hour set. Much more likely it's because he's doing entire sets of singing when his singing technique is incredibly unhealthy and pretty much built off of tightening his throat with no diaphragmatic support.

bloc
February 16th 2019
54682 Comments


They should continue instrumental bro

ItsTheSquirrel
February 16th 2019
200 Comments


Didn’t Oli improve his singing technique at some point? Or did he back to the bad one?

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pjtx2014
February 16th 2019
12 Comments


With examples like this and Sonny Moore, all it does it make it very apparent how many of those scene metalcore bands never utilized proper harsh vocal techniques, because most of them either broke up or make alt rock now

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


To be honest, I don't blame them. Perhaps they also thought "proper" harsh vocals would fuck with the emotional response of their music.

Groundking
February 16th 2019
1088 Comments


You'd think after years of ripping his throat apart and getting a reputation of being awful live he'd go get a coach to sort this shit.

xfortinx
February 16th 2019
13 Comments


"I remember at one point i thought i didn't need technique because i thought it'd fuck with how emotional my vocals would sound"
Lol

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


What? That's something I still worry about... "are my vocals emotional enough?"

AgentDeathbat
February 16th 2019
9596 Comments


@Ground: yeah and I hope once he finally figures this shit out that he can sound closer to how he does in studio.

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2019
26315 Comments


i'm not sure if i should say what or lol

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2019
26315 Comments


oh! i know

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2019
26315 Comments


oh! i know

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2019
26315 Comments


lol what

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
2969 Comments


I wonder what Deathbat singing sounds like. I bet it ain't pleasant.

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


i mean i don't like my voice but everyone who saw me perform live tried to posture and say i was the best singer of the night.

......nah

DreamAgain
February 17th 2019
869 Comments


Based off their last album I think permanent damage has already happened.

SweeneyTodd
February 17th 2019
2101 Comments


Agent you're so similar to Snide it's kind of disturbing, whenever you announce this music project of yours PLEASE do not start dropping half-baked LP's every 2 weeks

artiswar
February 17th 2019
6835 Comments


Until he finally does I'll be playing Snide's tie-in computer game based on the tie-in movie to his double disc space opera.

SweeneyTodd
February 17th 2019
2101 Comments


"Until he finally does I'll be playing Snides tie-in computer game based on the tie-in movie to his double disc space opera."

as will I, all the while grievously self-harming :D

artiswar
February 17th 2019
6835 Comments


The Snideverse ARG is awesome

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


@Sweeney: lol, even Cassy (the one he did the fake marriage with) saw similarities so it makes sense. But I won't be dropping LP's that quick tbh, the plan is one album in either late 2019 or early 2020, then a short set of EP's later in 2020 or maybe 2021, then fuck if I know.

SweeneyTodd
February 17th 2019
2101 Comments


I wasn't around for the fake marriage, or if i was i've forgotten what happened. it's good you have a plan, but i always found releasing stuff when you are totally happy with it is best, even if that means releasing nothing for a long time. I've been working on an EP for the best part of 2 years, I won't be releasing any part of it until I'm 100% certain it's as good as it can be.

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


Yeah it was before my time but I heard about it here, and Snide mentioned it when we chilled out together so there's that. And yeah, I'll see what happens with this project.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2019
8169 Comments


"Agent you're so similar to Snide it's kind of disturbing"

Dude! I was thinking the same thing!

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


Lmao even Snide's fake wife thought I was similar to Snide

botb
February 17th 2019
12672 Comments


I’m still not convinced it’s not snide who is just using someone’s identity that he knows to post here because snide is actually insane

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


Considering I didn't even really get in touch with him until MONTHS later, after he had already left in August or so... never mind that my IP is different.

Darius the Great
February 17th 2019
19893 Comments


i mean he is pre much snide w/o the personality so

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


literally anyone who likes mainstream music is snide to you guys tho

botb
February 17th 2019
12672 Comments


Nah, there’s a lot more weird shitposting and edgy fringe opinions that you have to hit for the status quo to be compared tbh

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


Considering that dude put Alexisonfire and Metallica on the same list as Imagine Dragons for his "least favorite artists" I'm pretty sure I'm not him.

artiswar
February 17th 2019
6835 Comments


Agent, how do you feel about Black Veil Brides? (this will settle the matter once and for all...)

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


They're ok, nothing to get too excited about.

artiswar
February 17th 2019
6835 Comments


definitely not Snide, he would have burst into flames at that comment

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


Shit I don't even have any tattoos while he's pretty much covered in them.

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
2969 Comments


Agents social media pictures are pretty low quality. Obviously it's Snide.

artiswar
February 17th 2019
6835 Comments


maybe... they're BOTH Snide :O

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
2969 Comments


If Agent isn't Snide he's probably his long lost brother. We need a DNA test.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2019
8169 Comments


Maybe Snide is a character, like a shitty emo James Bond, and not a person. And Agent is the Roger Moore to the original Sean Connery.

AgentDeathbat
February 17th 2019
9596 Comments


hahahaha

momentsofclarity
February 18th 2019
360 Comments


oli's screams started sounding raspy as fuck on sempiternal. thought him fucking up his voice was the whole reason they went pop on TTS?

SweeneyTodd
February 18th 2019
2101 Comments


what exactly DID happen to Snide? he told me he was kicked off the site, but others tell me he asked to be banned for some reason

curteeebull
February 18th 2019
27 Comments


This thread is Lit.

AgentDeathbat
February 18th 2019
9596 Comments


He tells me that he left because the negativity was taking a toll on his mental health and that he asked to be banned.



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