Justin Donnelly of Australia's The Metal Forge recently conducted an interview with BRING ME THE HORIZON vocalist Oliver "Oli" Sykes. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:On how the group's album, "Count Your Blessings", is doing in America: "The album's been doing awesome here in the U.S. The reactions have been really positive from the press, so we're pleased with the way things have been going so far on that side of things. As for the tour itself, it's been really cool. Actually, it's been doing amazing. The reactions have been crazy. It's really weird for us in a way, because we didn't quite know what to expect. We read a lot of the messages that some U.S. fans had left us on our MySpace page, and they were always telling us we should get over there to tour. But we really didn't know just how many fans we had over there, or what sort of reaction we would get from people over there. I guess we didn't really expect that we would be as big as what we are now, or get as many kids coming out to see us. We've been playing every night, and we've had people up the front singing the words back to us. It's a really weird situation for us. It's such a positive reaction every night. So everything so far has been really mental.” On plans to record the the follow-up to "Count Your Blessings": "It's weird, because it's been so long since we've recorded anything new. We did get the opportunity to record one song back in June. We were asked by Kerrang! magazine to record a song that was a cover of our choice. We really didn't know what to do initially, but then we decided that because we're all so young, and we used to listen to a lot of nu-metal, we thought it would be funny and cool to cover SLIPKNOT's 'Eyeless'. We all thought it was a pretty cool song. We were on tour when Kerrang! magazine made the offer to record the song, so we had to do it on a day that we had to play a show. We recorded it in around three hours or something like that. It's alright. It's a bit of a rough recording, but I think it ended up sounding cool for what it is. But what we're really hanging out for is the time when we get to record some new material of our own. We're trying to put together some new material together while we're out here on the road, but it's been pretty hard for us because we're touring so much. We have a few things we've put together, but it's only when we get back home that we'll really be spending every moment together putting together some new songs. We have three weeks off between the end of our U.S. tour and the start of the Gigantour down there in Australia, so we'll try and find a bit of time to write some new stuff then. We may not have a lot of time to get new stuff ready, but we do want to get another new album out there as soon as possible." Read the entire interview at www.themetalforge.com.
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