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Suicide Season
Suicide Season
is the second studio album by British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon, released on 29 September 2008 through Visible Noise in the United Kingdom and Europe. The band signed a licensing deal with Epitaph Records on 11 September 2008, with the label releasing the album on 18 November 2008 in the United States. The album entered the UK Chart at #47, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart at #28. and the Billboard 200 at #107. Suicide Season shows a major change musically from their previous releases, abandoning their original deathcore sound. This would also be the last album to feature Curtis Ward on rhythm guitar.

Bring Me the Horizon later released a two disc special edition of Suicide Season which features various musicians and producers a remixing tracks off the album, entitled Suicide Season: Cut Up! It features remixes of all the Suicide Season songs and was released on the 2 November 2009 in the United Kingdom through Visible Noise and on 12 April 2010 in the United States through Epitaph Records.

BackgroundEdit

Suicide Season was recorded in Arboga, an isolated Swedish village. Lead vocalist Oliver Sykes described Arboga as "Nowheresville". Sykes considered the isolation Arboga provided as ideal in comparison to the constant activity in Birmingham, the recording location of their first album: "We recorded Count Your Blessings in the middle of Birmingham and it was very easy to get distracted. Arboga is a village with nothing in it apart from a tiny shop and that was it. We actually lived at the studio so it meant we could all just focus on the music. Fredrik was a cool guy, and he taught us how to do stuff, so at night after he'd gone home we'd still be recording the album."

In an issue of Metal Hammer, Bring Me the Horizon's performance of "It Was Written in Blood" was released from the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards ceremony. The track was mislabeled as being from This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For and was also mislabeled as the song "Sleep with One Eye Open".

Suicide Season is released under Enhanced CD format and includes a music video for "The Comedown", along with downloadable desktop wallpapers. The album features guest appearances from vocalist JJ Peters of Deez Nuts, Sam Carter of Architects and Luis Dubuc of The Secret Handshake.

It was announced on 27 August 2009 that Bring Me the Horizon will be releasing a remixed version of Suicide Season, titled Suicide Season: Cut Up!, and was released in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2009 and was later released in the United States on 12 April 2010. The origin of the album concept was that Oliver Sykes asked a friend to remix one of their songs, and the band was very pleased with the end result so the band decided to have all of Suicide Season remixed. Musicians and producers featured on the album include: Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Skrillex, L’Amour La Morgue, KC Blitz, Utah Saints and Shawn "Clown" Crahan from Slipknot.

Musical StyleEdit

Suicide Season departs from Bring Me the Horizon's previous deathcore sound, the band has been credited as starting to adopt a more eclectic style. In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Sykes states that this album is "100% different" from Count Your Blessings. He also says: "We experimented a lot more I think, more with other styles of music we all enjoy, using different instruments and technology, by bringing a lot of digital stuff to the table. Every track is different." Because of this drastic change in sound from Count Your Blessings they have had experienced a massive fanbase shift.

Sykes has stated that because of the band being better focus when in the studio for the album it made it easier for them to experiment with song writing and expand their sound: "We didn't really have any other band we wanted to sound like or any other style. We just thought we'd try to do something different and see what comes out. And this is what came out."

The remix album Suicide Season: Cut Up! style has a range of different genres. Oliver Sykes in Interview states that "There's not a song on there that really sounds like the original. What's great though is the diversity of each song. There's dubstep to hip-hop, electro to drum and bass." The dubstep style of the record has been acknowledged in tracks from Tek-one and Skrillex while the hip-hop elements are found in Travis McCoy's remix of Chelsea Smile. Benjamin Weinman's version of "No Need for Introductions..." is considerably the most unique with its incorporation of industrial music.

PromotionEdit

Visible Noise Records produced a site dedicated to the promotion of the album. It featured a clock counting down to 29 September (the album's release date), and a scroll-over page in which the visitor can reveal an image of the album's artwork.

The band also put a countdown to the release of the album in the United Kingdom. They also headlined in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. The support acts included The Red Shore, Deez Nuts, The Secret Handshake, Dead Swans, The Legacy, Misery Signals, Johnny Truant, The Ghost Inside, and Confide.

The first promotional video from Suicide Season was released on Tuesday 12 August 2008 on the Visible Noise Myspace, entitled 'The Comedown'. On 15 August, "Chelsea Smile" was released on the band's MySpace page.

Track ListingEdit

Standard EditionEdit

  1. "The Comedown"
  2. "Chelsea Smile"
  3. "It Was Written in Blood"
  4. "Death Breath"
  5. "Football Season Is Over" (featuring JJ Peters of Deez Nuts)
  6. "Sleep With One Eye Open"
  7. "Diamonds Aren't Forever"
  8. "The Sadness Will Never End" (featuring Sam Carter of Architects)
  9. "No Need for Instructions, I've Read About Girls Like You on the Back of Toilet Doors"
  10. "Suicide Season"

Suicide Season: Cut Up!Edit

  1. "The Comedown" (Robotsonics Remix)
  2. "Chelsea Smile" (KC Blitz Remix)
  3. "It Was Written in Blood" (L'Amour La Morgue Remix)
  4. "Death Breath" (Toxic Avenger)
  5. "Football Season Is Over" (After the Night)
  6. "Sleep With One Eye Open" (Tek-One)
  7. "Diamonds Aren't Forever" (I Haunt Wizards)
  8. "The Sadness Will Never End" (Skrillex)
  9. "No Need for Instructions, I've Read About Girls Like You on the Back of Toilet Doors" (The Secret Handshake Remix)
  10. "Suicide Season" (The Secret Handshake Remix)
  11. "Football Season Is Over" (Utah Saints Remix)
  12. "Sleep With One Eye Open" (Shawn Crahan Remix)
  13. "Chelsea Smile" (Travis McCoy Remix)
  14. "Suicide Season" (Outcry Collective Remix)

PersonnelEdit

Bring Me the HorizonEdit

Additional MusiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

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Music VideosEdit

BRING ME THE HORIZON - The Comedown04:35

BRING ME THE HORIZON - The Comedown

Bring Me the Horizon - The Comedown







BRING ME THE HORIZON - Chelsea Smile04:13

BRING ME THE HORIZON - Chelsea Smile

Bring Me the Horizon - Chelsea Smile







BRING ME THE HORIZON - Diamonds Aren't Forever (UNCENSORED VERSION)03:59

BRING ME THE HORIZON - Diamonds Aren't Forever (UNCENSORED VERSION)

Bring Me the Horizon - Diamonds Aren't Forever







BRING ME THE HORIZON - The Sadness Will Never End04:42

BRING ME THE HORIZON - The Sadness Will Never End

Bring Me the Horizon ft. Sam Carter - The Sadness Will Never End

















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