"Hello. Right. I wanna say something that I thought I’d never actually talk about. Before we wrote ‘Sempiternal’, I was a fucking drug addict. I was addicted to a drug called ketamine. I was on it for years, and I was fucked off my head. And um. My band wanted to kill me. My parents wanted to kill me. My fucking brother wanted to kill me. Everybody didn’t want to take me too well. But they didn’t. They stood by me, supported me through all that shit. And we wrote sempiternal because of it. And no one fucking knows, no one fucking knows this but I went to rehab for a month. And through that time, as well as my fucking band and my family, you guys were sending me… You had no fucking idea that I was in rehab but you were sending me letters, you were sending me texts, you were sending me fucking emails. And when I got out of rehab, I didn’t want to scream anymore. I wanted to sing it from the fucking rooftops. And it’s all thanks to you. So thank you very much." -Oliver Sykes APMA’s Speech
Mike Fuentes from Pierce The Veil's acceptance speech for winning Best Drummer.
I got to see my five biggest inspirations front row in person and nothing in the world will ever top that feeling. What oli said about the time he spent in rehab and all that shit really affected me and it took balls to say that to a crowd of people. These five people didn’t save my life, but they did give me the confidence and strength to save my own through their music and general personalities and that is something I will never be able to repay them for