BMG Chrysalis U.K. has signed British hardcore act Bring Me the Horizon to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.
The five-piece from Sheffield, England is currently riding high with their breakout new album, "Sempiternal," which is establishing them as one of the most popular heavy-edged bands in the world right now.
In a statement to unveil the new deal, Bring Me The Horizon lead singer Oli Sykes commented, “We couldn’t be more stoked to be working with BMG. We had a lot of offers and talks with publishers but no one impressed us more than BMG did. They were genuinely excited about this record, and got us really excited about future projects and collaborations.”
"Sempiternal" is the band’s fourth, and their first through a major label, RCA.
The new album recently spent two weeks at the top of the Australian sales chart, where it scored the fourth highest weekly sales of the year. The set opened at No. 3 in the U.K., bettering the highs of its previous albums “There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret” (No. 13 in 2010) and "Suicide Season" (No. 47 in 2008)
The new set opened at No. 11 on The Billboard 200, notching its highest rank and best sales week with 27,000 units sold. Its well-ahead of “There Is a Hell” which debuted and peaked at No. 17 with 20,000 units.
Bring Me The Horizon embark on an extensive international trek later this month. Along the way, the band will play the U.S. Vans Warped Tour and they'll wrap their live run at Britain’s late-summer Reading and Leeds festival.