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 16th 2019
817 Comments


wishing him a speedy recovery

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Hellscythe
February 16th 2019
4205 Comments


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

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goblinilbog
February 16th 2019
683 Comments


damn that sucks, feel better soon Oli

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

Snake.
February 16th 2019
21804 Comments


finally a sign that god exists

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


christ

JayEnder
February 16th 2019
5474 Comments


@Hell oof you went there

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

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SowingSeason
Moderator
February 16th 2019
32401 Comments


guess he blew out his voice on all those pop choruses

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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 16th 2019
122 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


Dude needs lessons from Daryl Palumbo.

Storm In A Teacup
February 16th 2019
26906 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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 16th 2019
11938 Comments


this is why you gotta actually learn how to safely scream

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bloc
February 16th 2019
57880 Comments


CAN YOU FEEL MY CHORDS

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

bgillesp
February 16th 2019
7053 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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

GhostB1rd
February 16th 2019
4053 Comments


Still are, kid.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

sixdegrees
February 16th 2019
6939 Comments


photographic evidence

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


Shhh you've seen it six

GhostB1rd
February 16th 2019
4053 Comments


???

sixdegrees
February 16th 2019
6939 Comments


you should post the pic

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


its not relevant to this convo, sorry

sixdegrees
February 16th 2019
6939 Comments


you brought it up tho

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

KenboSlice
February 16th 2019
3260 Comments


He barely sings live anyways

joshieboy
February 16th 2019
6956 Comments


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

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OwMySnauze
February 16th 2019
2021 Comments


Thaaaaaaaaat’s a shame...

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2019
56980 Comments


It's really cuz they read my review


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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


@Treb: That would be pretty fucking funny

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2019
10917 Comments


Lol, Treb. No one reads your reviews. xD

Sniff
February 16th 2019
5803 Comments


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

Flugmorph
February 16th 2019
21774 Comments


cause u a wimp

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


cuz u derpin while we djentin

BigPleb
February 16th 2019
59863 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.

StonedManatee
February 16th 2019
190 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.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

SwagLordPicklePee666
February 16th 2019
225 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
2261 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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
2261 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

hobblepot
February 16th 2019
2353 Comments


Jon Mess could give him a few tips

I can scream, but I cannot sing for shit

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veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
2261 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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
2261 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?

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
2261 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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.

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
2261 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
9393 Comments


*stands up bravely*

i will fill in for oliver

Skoj
February 16th 2019
1811 Comments


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

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Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
20920 Comments


what happened to GhostV3

Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
20920 Comments


soooooo what happened

bird is dead

Darius the Great
February 16th 2019
20920 Comments


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

impoppy
February 16th 2019
2215 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
57880 Comments


They should continue instrumental bro

ItsTheSquirrel
February 16th 2019
277 Comments


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

pjtx2014
February 16th 2019
16 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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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
1289 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.

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xfortinx
February 16th 2019
20 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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 16th 2019
10167 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 17th 2019
26906 Comments


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

Storm In A Teacup
February 17th 2019
26906 Comments


oh! i know

Storm In A Teacup
February 17th 2019
26906 Comments


oh! i know

Storm In A Teacup
February 17th 2019
26906 Comments


lol what

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
3260 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 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
1118 Comments


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

hobblepot
February 17th 2019
2353 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
9479 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.

hobblepot
February 17th 2019
2353 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
9479 Comments


The Snideverse ARG is awesome

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 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.

hobblepot
February 17th 2019
2353 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.

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 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
10917 Comments


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

Dude! I was thinking the same thing!

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 Comments


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

botb
February 17th 2019
13280 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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 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
20920 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 Comments


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

botb
February 17th 2019
13280 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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 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
9479 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 Comments


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

artiswar
February 17th 2019
9479 Comments


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

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 Comments


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

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
3260 Comments


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

artiswar
February 17th 2019
9479 Comments


maybe... they're BOTH Snide :O

KenboSlice
February 17th 2019
3260 Comments


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

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2019
10917 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.

veninblazer
February 17th 2019
10167 Comments


hahahaha

momentsofclarity
February 18th 2019
500 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?

hobblepot
February 18th 2019
2353 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
37 Comments


This thread is Lit.

veninblazer
February 18th 2019
10167 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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