Me The Horizon have the #1 selling album this week in the U.S. with their fifth studio release That’s The Spirit (Columbia Records). The album tops several U.S. charts, including SoundScan’s Top Current Albums, Top Overall Albums and Overall Digital Albums charts, as well as Billboard’s Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts; That’s The Spirit lands at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and is the highest debut of the week on the chart. The monumental chart entrance also marks the band’s highest career debut, besting their 2013 breakthrough album Sempiternal’s first week sales by more than double.
Around the globe, That’s The Spirit has made career-high debuts as well--#2 in the band’s native U.K., nearly tripling that of Sempiternal’s first week sales in 2013; #1 in Australia, marking their third top debut in the country; #2 in Canada and New Zealand, #3 in Sweden, #4 in Ireland, and #5 in Netherlands and Belgium. Upon its release last week (September 11), the album shot to #1 on iTunes in 19 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. That’s The Spirit has been streamed more than 14.3 million times on Spotify around the globe.
That’s The Spirit’s lead single “Throne” currently nears Top 10 at Active Rock radio in the U.S., while SiriusXM continues to champion several tracks from the new album. Last week, SiriusXM Octane presented an epic underplay show with the band live from The Studio at Webster Hall. Tune into Octane starting tomorrow, September 22 at 9pm ET to hear the full concert broadcast (additional broadcast dates are 9/23 at 12am ET; 9/24 at 3pm ET; 9/25 at 6pm ET; 9/26 at 12pm ET; 9/27 at 5pm ET). “Throne” has been streamed more than 8 million times on Spotify while its official music video has been viewed nearly 12 million times on YouTube/VEVO worldwide.
“‘That’s The Spirit’ is the best thing they have ever done. They know it, too,” raves Alternative Press, giving the album a “breathtaking” 5 out of 5 stars, while Revolver names the album one of their “15 Hottest Fall Metal Releases.” Across the pond, critics are equally praising the album, with Rock Sound hailing it “a masterpiece,” rating it 10 out of 10, while Kerrang! proclaims Bring Me The Horizon are “the band of this generation.”
That’s The Spirit is an 11-track, exhilarating ride bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. The album was recorded this spring in Santorini, Greece at Black Rock Studios, which the band discovered by Googling “world’s most amazing studios.” That’s The Spirit was mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by the band’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.
Next week, Bring Me The Horizon returns to North America for their fall headline tour, kicking off October 1 in Orlando and including festival stops at Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, Aftershock and Knotfest. Joining them on the road will be Issues and Pvris. See below for all North American dates.
Bring Me The Horizon is Oli Sykes (vocals), Matthew Nicholls (drums), Matt Kean (bass), Lee Malia (guitars), Jordan Fish (programming and keys).
Bring Me The Horizon On Tour:
10/9 – Montreal, QC – Métropolis * (SOLD OUT)
* w/ Issues, Pvris