Bullet For My Valentine are back with a new record that is said to be darker then before, making it their heaviest to date. Listening in to the BBC Radio 1 Rock show last night: Matt Tuck told Daniel P Carter that on this album he tried to re-visit a dark place, which was very hard as he doesn’t have much darkness in his life.
“It’s pretty hard to sum up an entire record after spending so much time writing and recording it and all the blood, sweat and tears that have come with this one especially,” says Tuck (in a recent press release).
BBC Radio1 last night premiered Bullets first strong track ‘No Way Out’.
Matt talks about the new single saying: “To write this track I had to put myself into a very dark place, a place I hadn’t been to for a while mentally because of how my life is now, compared to what it was before the band exploded,” Tuck adds. “It is one of, if not the heaviest tracks we’ve ever recorded musically and lyrically. I’ve lived with it for a while now but still every time I hear it, it gives me chills. Hold on tight it’s a hell of a ride.”
See lyric video here:
He continues “It wasn’t easy revisiting some very dark places to come up with lyrical content for this one, but once I knew where it was heading and I was comfortable with letting certain things out – all hell broke loose. It’s easily the most aggressive record we’ve ever done and lyrically it will no doubt touch a nerve with a lot of people that listen to it. I cannot express enough how proud I am of it, and can’t wait for everyone out there to hear it too. We’ve reinvented who we are and are ready to take on the world once more.”
The new album VENOM is set for release 14th August via RCA Records. Visit www.bulletformyvalentine.com for an instant download of ‘No Way Out’ with every pre-order of VENOM.
VENOM was produced by Carl Bown and Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium) at Metropolis Studio in London.
Bullet have also announced new bass player Jamie Mathias. The first performance for the band will be Camden Rocks Festival, at the Electric Ballroom, Saturday 30th May.
Bullet For My Valentine also today announce a huge UK headline tour for the Autumn in support of VENOM. In the UK they will be playing venues off the beaten track, to fans in every corner of the country.
Tickets go on sale Friday May 22nd at 9am. Fans pre-ordering the album from Ticketmaster before 12pm on 20th May receive a pin code that allows access to pre-sale tickets on Thursday May 21st, only from HERE
All autumn dates are as follows:
28 Ulster Hall, Belfast IRE
29 Olympia, Dublin IRE
01 Bournemouth, Academy UK
02 Reading, Hexagon UK
03 Guildford, G Live UK
05 Aylesbury, Waterside UK
06 Stoke, Victoria Hall UK
07 Lincoln, Engine Shed UK
09 York, Barbican UK
10 Aberdeen, Music Hall UK
11 Dunfermline, Alhambra UK
13 Middlesbrough, Empire UK
14 Carlisle, Sands UK
16 Leicester, Academy UK
17 Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion UK
18 Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall UK
20 Swansea, Brangwyn Hall UK
21 Southampton, Guildhall UK
22 Ipswich, Regent Corn Exchange UK