Oli Sykes Of Bring Me The Horizon Used To Sell Bootleg CDs Back In High School To Make Money

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For some of us in high school, we may have had some kind of job in order buy CDs at our local record store or mall’s FYE (dating ourselves here). But while some of us may have worked at grocery stores or movie rental stores, Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oli Sykes had one hell of a gig.

Back in high school, the Bring Me The Horizon singer actually used to sell bootleg CDs; these CDs would feature various compilations. Per a new post of his over on Instagram, Sykes’ brother found two of the compilations he used to sell, each respectively titled Quakebeat and Quakesound. Sykes shared a photo of these CDs and wrote the following caption: “my brother found my bootleg compilations I used to make and sell at high school lol. 5 quid each or 3 for a tenner along with every unofficial Eminem album that ever existed. Big up valley cru”

Selling compilations sounds like one hell of a way to make some cash! If we were to do some math (considering the year Sykes was born), Oli would have probably been in high school around the early 2000s (possibly), which means his CDs would have been packed with a plethora of classic metal songs.

We can imagine a young Oli Sykes staying up late on Limewire (once again dating ourselves here), downloading all kinds of Slipknot, Disturbed, and maybe even some Fear Factory, then putting all that music onto CDs and selling those compilations off to other high schoolers.

When you were in high school, did you know anyone who happened to have sold bootleg CDs as well? Below Oli’s post, you will find all of the upcoming tour dates for Bring Me The Horizon.


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9/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
9/24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/25 West Springfield, MA – The Big E Arena
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
9/28 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/30 Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena
10/1 New Orleans, LA – Emo Nite New Orleans Vacation
10/3 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/6 Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
10/7 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/9 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10/14 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
10/15 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
10/18 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factor
10/20 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival