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The song on the album titled " Antivist" was reportedly written about former guitarist Jona Weinhofen. magazine where they review the songs track by track Sykes makes several references to "a problem" which cohesively binds the tracks themes together.

However, in later interviews when asked directly about the song and its meaning the band members revealed that it's not strictly about Weinhofen (although he did serve as an inspiration), but rather deals with modern day people's hypocrisy, particularly on the Internet; where people either state reckless negative opinions and argue with other people which "not actually helping" or on the contrary preach whatever they feel is right to change the world for the better while at the same time behaving in a manner that belies their own statements (thus making them "ANTI-vists" instead of activists). As his role continued he eventually became "essential" to the framework of the album and that he became "one of the leaders in terms of composition".I was struggling with addiction and my relationship with the band before this record was fractured and I felt the only way I could apologise for my actions was to knuckle down and pour everything into a record. During the development of the album, Sykes said that he and Jordan Fish were inspired by all the music they heard throughout their daily life and thought about how it applied to their style. Originally released in 2013, ‘Sempiternal’ is one of the most definitive metal albums of a generation. The band announced that by September they would be entering the studio for pre-production of the album. He also commented on how the album would explore similar territory as their third album There Is a Hell.

Taking influence from ambient music, dance, reggae, pop music, [2] [24] nu metal [25] and both the soundscapes and "weird pianos" from film soundtracks. Band frontman Oli Sykes adds “I feel like this is the album that changed everything for our band, both in commercial success terms and personal terms.We carry a broad range of CDs and vinyl (7”/12” singles and LPs) and specialise in indie, alternative, rock, punk, metal plus a few other genres.

The album's lyrics are also focused on self-reflective themes of analysing the consequences of someone's actions on people's lives and transforming them into apologies [36] and described as having "a more considerate, contemplative and self-aware demeanour". On 9 November, the band played a free gig in their home town of Sheffield before co-headlining the UK Warped Tour Festival in London with Lostprophets. Although the band's split from Visible Noise wasn't strictly aggressive, the band wanted to join a major record label due to the lack of resources and support an independent label could offer during the album's development and promotion. It didn't work out as well for us this time because we liked that before as we were always touring, and we needed somewhere quiet to go. Heard in songs like " Can You Feel My Heart", where the lyrics polarise with "the higher I get, the lower I sink".

It was also the perfect nod to their metal and post-hardcore roots; but with a fresh genre defining approach. This record brought our band closer than ever and for that it will always have a special place in my heart. On 3 November 2012, the band invited fans and the Drop Dead Clothing team to enter Angelic Studios to record the gang vocals for Sempiternal.

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