Bullet For My Valentine Premiere “Parasite” Music Video

Bullet For My Valentine have premiered a new video for their new song “Parasite.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on October 22.

The group said the following about the song:

“‘Parasite’ is an absolute rager from start to finish. Easily one of the gnarliest tracks we’ve ever written. We couldn’t be more stoked to finally get it out there.”

Director Fiona Garden also commented on the video:

“For ‘Parasite,’ we just wanted to let the song rip. The intensity and fury of the track tears along, pure performance and vitality. Along the way, in a world defined by blinding light and the phenomenal graphic work of artist Carl Addy, we see this new infinite incarnation of the avatar aM cuts being ritualistically infected and drawn further into limitless oblivion. No locusts were harmed in the making of this video.”

Bullet For My Valentine Announce 2022 European Tour

Bullet For My Valentine have announced a headlining European tour. The band will be touring in support of their new self-titled album, which will be released on October 22.

Tour Dates:

01/27 Tilburg, NET – O13
01/28 Offenbach, GER – Stadthalle
01/29 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
01/31 Warsaw, POL – Expo XXI
02/01 Prague, CZE – Forum
02/03 Hamburg, GER – EOA
02/05 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/06 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/08 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/09 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/10 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
02/12 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
02/13 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/15 Paris, FRA – Olympia
02/17 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
02/18 Toulouse, FRA – Bikini
02/21 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
02/22 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo

Bullet For My Valentine Tease New Song “Parasite”

Bullet For My Valentine have shared a teaser for their new song “Parasite.” The full track will be released on July 23 and it will also appear the band’s new self-titled album (out October 22).

Watch Bullet For My Valentine Perform “Knives” Live For First Time

During their June 20 set at the Download Pilot festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK, Bullet For My Valentine performed their new song “Knives” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. As previously reported, “Knives” will appear on the band’s new self-titled album, which is set to be released on October 22.

Bullet For My Valentine To Release New Self-Titled Album In October, Premiere “Knives” Music Video

Bullet For My Valentine have announced that they will be releasing a new self-titled album on October 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Knives,” below, along with the cover art and track listing.

“Bullet For My Valentine” Track Listing:

01. “Parasite”
02. “Knives”
03. “My Reverie”
04. “No Happy Ever After”
05. “Can’t Escape The Waves”
06. “Bastards”
07. “Rainbow Veins”
08. “Shatter”
09. “Paralysed”
10. “Death By A Thousand Cuts”

Matt Tuck commented:

“This is the beginning of Bullet 2.0. It signifies where we are right now. The music is fresh, it’s aggressive, it’s more visceral and passionate than it’s ever been.”

Michael “Padge” Paget continued:

“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known. It’s time for us to put out a really angry, heavy, aggressive record. I just can’t wait to grimace on stage!”

Tuck also added:

“I wanted to come out guns blazing, fucking middle fingers flying, and just go for the throat. I think this is a far more aggressive, intense part of Bullet For My Valentine. It’s always been there. I’ve just never opened the floodgates on it. I want to take people’s heads off in a metaphorical way.”

In other news, Bullet For My Valentine have also announced a UK tour:

10/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/01 Edinburgh, UK – Corn Exchange
11/02 Hull, UK – Bonus Arena
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/05 London, UK – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
11/07 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/09 Brighton, UK – Centre

Bullet For My Valentine Tease New Song

Bullet For My Valentine have shared a tease of a new song. The full track is expected to be released on June 18. In other news, the band have also launched an official Patreon.

Bullet For My Valentine Photographer To Release “The Poison To Venom” Photo Book

Photographer James Sharrock is planning to release a new photo book, titled “The Poison To Venom”, featuring pictures from his time with Bullet For My Valentine. Only 1000 copies will be printed and they can be pre-ordered via Crowdfunder.

Sharrock commented:

“As a music photographer, COVID-19 resulted in the loss of my income. The music industry has ground to a halt for 12 months, meaning I’ve had none of my regular work, but it’s given me the time to go back through my archives which gave me the idea for this project that I’m really excited to share with you.

I met Bullet For My Valentine in 2005. I had just moved to London from Australia to shoot for Kerrang! magazine. One of my first shoots was for a news feature with a new band from Wales who were clearly going places. The guys had just finished recording ‘The Poison’ and they were just getting started. I didn’t know it, but I was shooting one of the U.K.’s most successful metal bands since Iron Maiden.

Between 2005 and 2015, I shot many features and we traveled the world together. I even directed two music videos — for ‘Raising Hell’ and ‘Army Of Noise’.

‘The Poison To Venom’ documents two stories: the story of a band, and a story about people. I was a witness to Bullet’s incredible rise to fame — from tiny venues to top billing at festivals to magazine front covers. It was a rollercoaster, and I hope the book brings fans along for the ride they went on during this time. I also saw Bullet’s transformation from young, hopeful metalheads to globally recognized stars. We hit Siberia, Colombia and everywhere in between. It was an incredible journey, and I’m excited to share it with you and all the Bullet fans across the world.

With the help of some of the best art directors in the magazine world, I’m making two versions of ‘The Poison To Venom’ — a standard and a deluxe boxed version. It’s a little different to any other music photography book you’ve seen before. Designed with the fans in mind, pages can be removed without damaging the book itself. There will be a bunch of extras in various deluxe boxed versions which you can see [here] once the crowdfunder campaign launches.”

Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck added:

“I’ve known James for the best part of 15 years now. We first crossed paths in 2005 doing one of our first big press photo shoots for Kerrang! magazine in London. We called him the ‘yaaarrrr!’ guy, cos he would always do this crazy pirate noise to try and make us smile during the shoots when all we were trying to do was look cool and as metal as fuck. He would always get us in the end!!

It was always a lot of fun doing shoots with James as he was easy to hang out with, calming, polite, creative and very funny.

James was part of the very early years of BFMV capturing us on and off stage and watching the rapid rise of a band who didn’t even see it coming. Those early days were so special in so many ways and to have those memories in picture form are so priceless, we were just young guys living in the moment and enjoying every second of it.

As the years have passed, we’ve had the pleasure of working with James all over the world from rocking the biggest arenas in Europe, riding the subways of NYC and drinking cocktails and partying at five-star Colombian hotels and all were great times. He directed two music videos for us for ‘Raising Hell’ and ‘Army Of Noise’.

Cheers to you James and thank you for capturing us and being part of the journey. To everyone reading this, enjoy the ride!

YARRRRR! MT.”

Bullet For My Valentine Release “Venom” Spiced Mead

Bullet For My Valentine have teamed up with Lyme Bay Winery once again to create another band branded mead. The latest collaboration is a spiced mead called “Venom” and it can be purchased at bfmvmead.com. The following was said about the 10% ABV beverage:

“A second mead made especially for the popular rock band Bullet For My Valentine. This Mead is a honey ferment flavoured with spice, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg for a tingling sensation and a bite of heat. Very moreish.”

Michael “Padge” Paget On Upcoming Bullet For My Valentine Album: “It’s, Like, The Heaviest Bullet Stuff You’ve Ever Heard”

During a recent appearance on Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle’s “The Ex-Man” podcast, Bullet For My Valentine guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the new material is “the heaviest Bullet stuff you’ve ever heard.”

Padge said the following:

“We’re, I’d say, 85 percent [done] writing. We did a bunch last year. Obviously, we did fuck all this year. Matt [Tuck]’s been down the last few weeks, down at my place, up in the garage, in the studio, so we’ve been demoing. I think we’ve got about five or six in the last few weeks as well — four or five, maybe — to add to the list. There’s about 20 songs, but we’re weeding out the [best] ones [for the album].”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s heavy as fuck — it’s, like, the heaviest BULLET stuff you’ve ever heard, which is cool. Everyone’s vibing. [Matt is] cool. I’m cool. The [rest of the] boys are cool. It’s just we need to get out of this [pandemic] situation we’re in so that music carries on and we can put on shows again. Same as everybody else that’s in the same situation.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Matt Tuck Says Bullet For My Valentine Are Working On “Very Heavy” And “Very Technical” Music For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck offered an update on the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the group have about seven songs demoed and the new material is “very heavy” and “very technical.”

Tuck said said the following:

“We’ve never had this much [material] at this stage pre-recording. There are seven [songs], I think, which are finished — in my eyes, anyways — vocals and everything, demoed up and ready to go. So it’s good. We’ve got a good head start. And then this [coronavirus pandemic] happened, and it’s kind of stopped the train. So it’s not ideal, and we did have a lot of plans for the rest of the year for writing and making the record, which are on the backburner now until further notice. It’s not the end of the world, but we’re really glad now that we took the time last year and the beginning of this year to write and record a demo rather than just sit on our asses, like we are being forced to right now.”

“Looking back at the last year, and then taking the decision to take this year off to write and record, take our time, don’t rush anything, was the best decision the band could have made. ‘Cause we don’t have any of the touring headaches that a lot of bands have that obviously had festivals booked this year and touring schedules, and it’s just stopped all of that. So we’re lucky in the sense that we don’t any of that going on, but it’s still kind of spoiling the flow factor that we had six weeks ago when things were on fire again and we kind of have to put the brakes on for a bit. But it’s okay — we’ll be fine. We weren’t scheduled to start making the record till September at the earliest anyway. So we’ll just see this out and do some writing in the meantime.”

He continued after being asked about the musical direction:

“It’s pretty brutal, to be honest. It couldn’t be more of a contrast with ‘Gravity’ in a ferocious style. It’s very technical. I don’t know why. You’ve just gotta go with what you wanna go with — as a band, as a musician, as a songwriter, you’ve just gotta go with what’s floating your boat, and this time around, the heavy stuff is just coming out in masses. The riffs are crushing. There’s probably 60 percent aggressive vocals, 40 [percent] clean, which is a ratio we’ve never really dabbled with before. It’s very heavy, it’s very technical. For the BULLET fans out there that kind of like that side of this band, it’s very cool and very exciting. It feels good.”

Tuck also confirmed that the initial sessions are taking place with producer Carl Bown:

“It’s just good to have him onboard during the writing process. We have got plans to work with other people later in the year, and that was all kind of ready to go, but we’re not sure where we stand with that now because of schedules and [the coronavirus-related delays] having a knock-off effect and [us] not being able to start probably till 2021 now. We just don’t know if we wanna wait that long. So we may have to kind of let that go, which is a real shame. I don’t wanna say anything just yet, in case it still does happen. As it stands, we’ve just been demoing and writing, and that’s me and the band and with our friend Carl Bown.”

[via Blabbermouth]