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Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes clarifies comments after saying band was sued by Evanescence

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Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has shared a clarification after saying Evanescence had sued the U.K. band over their song “Nihilist Blues.”

In an interview with NME about Horizon’s just-released collaboration with frontwoman Amy Lee, Sykes said, “The weird thing about Evanescence is that we got sued by them on our last record [2019’s Amo].

“On ‘Nihilist Blues,’ we ripped off one of their verses,” he added. “It was subconscious, but when it happened we were like, ‘We’re not even going to argue.'”

Horizon ended up giving Lee a co-writing credit on the song, and, as Sykes explained, the whole situation was what led to the collaboration with Lee.

“[Evanescence’s management] were like, ‘Amy really likes your band and would love to work with you,'” Sykes said. “That was the silver lining.”

Following the publication of the NME piece, Sykes clarified in a tweet that Evanescence didn’t file any actual legal action over “Nihilist Blues.”

“When I said @evanescence sued the band over ‘Nihilist Blues,’ that wasn’t exactly true!” Sykes explained. “Our managers just exchanged words and we offered them song writing credits.”

“[Lee] didn’t want a thing from the band [and], in her words, has nothing but love for us,” he added.

Bring Me the Horizon’s collaboration with Lee, titled “One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March to Your Death,” is featured on the band’s new EP Post Human: Survival Horror, which was released today.

By Josh Johnson
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