Well, at least we think that’s what he said. In the interview where he said that, with London’s Daily Telegraph, the word is censored in print as both “w–kers” and “w—ers,” leaving us readers across the pond confused. Workers? Winkers? Wackers? Wickers?
We’re kidding, of course—the spirit of the quote remains in Sykes’ summary. He recalled when Bring Me the Horizon’s early days as metalcore headbangers might not have made the best impression. But the musician said it’s all shaped in their favor.
“I don’t quite know how we’ve turned things around,” the Bring Me the Horizon singer mused to the British newspaper in an interview that emerged last week (August 26).
“We were so mocked 15 years ago,” continued Sykes, “it felt like we got everyone’s breasts. I don’t have any bitterness towards everyone who used to hate our band though. If I wasn’t in it, I would me” I probably thought we were a bunch of wankers too. However, we have worked hard to become a proper band and I think people respect that. It feels like people are on our side now instead of constantly trying to put us down. stick.”
We know it’s true. After all, wankers would playing over 150 shows in a year to satisfy their fans all over the world? Would they work for reduce their CO2 emissions on the road? Would they compete in one triathlon for LGBTQ+ pride in Ukraine? We don’t think so.
Bring Me the Horizon, “straNgeRs” (music video)
Rock + Metal bands that played 150 shows in one year
These bands had intense touring schedules. So many shows, so little rest!