Voodoo weekend is finally here! In addition to the three days of awesome music taking place in City Park, there are tons of Deja Voodoo after-shows taking place around the city. Kicking off the weekend is Deja Voodoo Presents: Bring Me The Horizon with special guests Sleeping with Sirens and Poppy at the Fillmore New Orleans.
Bring Me The Horizon hails from Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Their 2006 debut album Count Your Blessings and the iconic follow up Suicide Season put the group on the map of alternative metal bands.
By the time their sixth and most recent album Amo released earlier this year, it topped the UK charts. Older fans of the band may have noticed the significant transition away from their early “deathcore” sound of aggressive rock and vocals.
Understandably so, lead singer Oliver Sykes put himself through a significant amount of vocal damage during the band’s early years. They’ve evolved and transitioned through every album, never wanting to stagnate in their sound. Their more recent albums fall closer to the “pop-metal,” taking influence from electronica and hip hop. It’s one of the reasons various journalists credit Bring Me the Horizon as being “one of the most forward-thinking heavy bands in the UK.”
Their roots may be in metal, but their shows are a festival level spectacle. Cannons and confetti, LED screens and smoke machines, we can’t wait to see what they bring this weekend.
Bring Me the Horizon plays Voodoo Festival on Sunday at 5:30 pm. But if you’re not heading in for the festival, you can check out Sleeping with Sirens and Poppy this Thursday at the Fillmore New Orleans. Doors open at 6 PM with Poppy kicking off at 7 PM!
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