Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes accuses Coldplay to have copied "Sempiternal" album artwork


Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes was recently interviewed by NME, you can read some excerpts below.

About the similarities of band's cover artwork "Sempiternal" and Coldplay upcoming album "A Head Full of Dreams", he said: "At the end of the day, it’s not our symbol, it’s a very old symbol. They might not have known at first, but obviously if you google ‘flower of life,’ the first thing that comes up is Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal. It’s like if you Google the images, someone’s gonna have said something to them, so whether it was intentional or not, it is the same."

He continued: "It’s not ours. It’s kind of cool really. It’s a cool thing that a band that big are also gonna be sharing that with people. It represents everything … for me it was something that I’d never seen before. I’d never even heard about it and as soon as I did, I saw it everywhere, in weird things and weird places and weird times. I’m not like a superstitious but I kind of am in a way … I guess I enjoy the kind of coincidence and all that stuff, so that symbol was just something that I guess just started cropping up a lot and that’s one thing that how I met my wife now. She was like, ‘No way, I would actually get that tattooed,’ when I showed her the artwork. Mine’s on my leg."