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Bad Omens Vocalist Noah Sebastian On Early Comparisons To Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes: “I Totally Understand It”


Alternative metalcore outfit Bad Omens are still riding high on the success of their 2022 release “The Death Of Peace Of Mind” and the viral success of that album’s since gold-certified single “Just Pretend“. Buoyed by notable interest on TikTok, the group have since graduated to headliner status, helming a number of largely sold out tours.

In contrast with the relative ease of their newfound fame, the group’s early career was a far more challenging undertaking. The group were often derided and written off as being Bring Me The Horizon clones, while also getting caught up in beef with The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail.

Speaking recently with Kerrang!, Bad Omens vocalist Noah Sebastian owned up to the the comparisons to the aforementioned Sheffield, UK-based alternative metal stars. He also clarified that Bad Omens remain inspired by Bring Me The Horizon, but now more so in the sense of their creative fearlessness.

Sebastian commented on those early criticisms:

“I totally understand it. The vocal style I was doing before sounded a lot like Oli [Sykes, Bring Me The Horizon vocalist,] and we were inspired by them musically.”

Speaking of how Bad Omens approach their BMTH influence now, he offered:

“It’s about the mindset, rather than the music itself,” he outlines. It’s being fearless, not caring about genres or being confined to what rock and metal is doing right now. It’s doing your own thing and making a sound of your own – that, to me, is how we’re now inspired by them.”

Bad Omens will soon be sharing the stage with Bring Me The Horizon on the below UK/Ireland tour with Static Dress and Cassyette opening:

01/09 Cardiff, UK – International Arena
01/10 Bournemouth, UK – International Centre
01/12 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
01/13 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
01/14 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
01/16 Newcastle, UK – Utilita
01/17 Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
01/19 Sheffield, UK – Utilita Arena
01/20 London, UK – The O2
01/23 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena

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