In a little less than a month, Bring Me The Horizon will be entering uncharted territory for them, as they perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall with an orchestra. Sure, bands ranging from Deep Purple and Metallica to Nightwish have worked with orchestras before, but this will be the first time a metalcore band has done anything like it, and it’s for a good cause, to aid the Teenage Cancer Trust. But just because a full orchestra and choir will be there doesn’t mean that it’s going to be all highbrow. Here’s what you’ll be able to expect, according to keyboardist Jordan Fish:
“Having ‘Antivist’ in the set we were like, ‘That’s going to be cool because it’s such a ridiculous song’,” Jordan continues. “I’ve got the whole choir saying ‘cunt’!”
Ok, so the band’s not about to win any humanitarian of the year awards, and there are probably some choir members wondering how their musical career has led to this. And while the band’s lyrics might not be tasteful, Fish says that at least the orchestral arrangements will be.
“You’ve got to be careful not to go overblown and make it too pompous,” admits Jordan.“We’re lucky, we’ve got two guys doing the arranging – a guy called Will Harvey and a guycalled Simon Dobson. Simon’s a brass composer, and he’s really good. The arrangements he’s done are really tasteful, nice interpretations of the songs. I want people to come away and go, ‘I was not expecting it to be that good.’”
We’re sure the April 22nd show at the 5,000-capacity venue will be filmed for posterity, and probably a DVD, so you’ll get to hear every last “cunt.”