Bullet For My Valentine Delay Deluxe Edition Of Their Self-Titled Album

Bullet For My Valentine have delayed the release of the new deluxe edition of their self-titled album. The effort will now be released on August 5 (vinyl out November 11).

“Bullet For My Valentine” Deluxe Edition 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 ”
11. “Omen”
12. “Stitches”
13. “No More Tears”
14. “Step Out From the Inside”
15. “This Means War”

Dream Theater, Bullet For My Valentine, Mastodon, Etc. Set For 2022 Download Japan Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Download Japan festival. The event will take place at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba on August 14 and it will feature: Dream Theater, Bullet For My Valentine, Mastodon, Steel Panther, At The Gates, The Halo Effect, and more to be announced.

Bullet For My Valentine Premiere New Song “Omen”

Bullet For My Valentine have premiered a new song titled “Omen.” This track is from the deluxe edition of the band’s self-titled album, which will be released on July 8 (vinyl out November 11).

“Bullet For My Valentine” Deluxe Edition 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 ” 
11. “Omen”
12. “Stitches”
13. “No More Tears”
14. “Step Out From the Inside”
15. “This Means War”

Bullet For My Valentine Tease New Song “Omen”

Bullet For My Valentine have shared a teaser for their new song “Omen.” The full track will be released on April 8.

Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, Etc. Set For 2022 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Aftershock festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Amigo The Devil, Ho99o9, Poorstacy, New Years Day, Cherry Bombs, Vended, If I Die First, Solence, Superbloom, and Bloodywood.

October 7: KISS, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, Jinjer, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Plush, Crossfaith, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Taipei Houston, Point North, Trash Boat, Dead Poet Society, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, and Crooked Teeth.

October 9: Foo Fighters, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, Dead Sara, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Eva Under Fire, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

Bullet For My Valentine Postpone European Tour

Bullet For My Valentine have postponed their winter European tour. The band commented:

“To our Bullet family in Europe, We are very disappointed to have to announce that our European tour later this month is being postponed. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions and issues across various countries, we are unable to come and play for you. We are however working on a new set of dates, at a time where restrictions should have eased. We want to give you guys the best show possible, and we can’t wait to be back. We look forward to seeing each and everyone one of you very soon. Stay safe, BFMV”

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2021

I have put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2021. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all of the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

10. Jinjer – “Wallflowers”

“Wallflowers” finds Jinjer at the top of their game. It offers fans nothing short of a masterful display of progressive metal through a barrage of aggressive and groove-orientated tracks. Some highlights from this one include: “Vortex,” “Disclosure!,” and “Pearls And Swine.”

09. Plush – “Plush”

The self-titled debut album from Plush proves that rock and roll is alive and well. It’s a record full of rock anthems from a young band, who are sure to make waves in the music world for years to come. Some highlights from this one include: “Athena,” “Hate,” and “Sober.”

08. The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”

“Death By Rock And Roll” takes the emotional toll of loss and pain and transforms it into pure and cathartic rock music. It continues to show growth from a band who have continuously cranked out high quality material since their inception. Some highlights from this one include: the title track, “Only Love Can Save Me Now,” and “Witches Burn.”

07. Mastodon – “Hushed And Grim”

“Hushed And Grim” is one of Mastodon’s best albums to date. It combines grief-laden lyrics with impeccable musicianship to create a piece of art that takes the listener on a journey. Some highlights from this one include: “Pain With An Anchor,” Teardrinker,” and “Gobblers Of Dregs.”

06. Royal Blood – “Typhoons”

“Typhoons” is what happens when you throw Royal Blood’s infectious rock sound into a disco blender. The material is extremely catchy and you can’t help but move along to it. Some highlights from this one include: “Trouble’s Coming,” the title track, and “Boilermaker.”

05. Every Time I Die – “Radical”

“Radical” is quintessential Every Time I Die. The record fuses heavy and chaotic music with clever lyrics that grab the listener the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “Dark Distance,” “Planet Shit,” and “Desperate Pleasures.”

04. Bullet For My Valentine – “Bullet For My Valentine”

Bullet For My Valentine’s new self-titled album takes the most aggressive aspects of the band’s sound and puts them at the forefront to create some of the group’s heaviest material to date. It is a record that is truly worthy of the name “Bullet For My Valentine.” Some highlights from this one include: “Knives,” “Shatter,” and the closer “Death By A Thousand Cuts.”

03. Trivium – “In The Court Of The Dragon”

“In The Court Of The Dragon” takes all of the musical elements of Trivium’s past work and combines them with mythological storytelling to create a record that’s epic as hell. It has everything a metal fan can want and you can’t help but headbang the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “The Shadow Of The Abattoir,” “Like A Sword Over Damocles,” and “The Phalanx.”

02. Spiritbox – “Eternal Blue”

“Eternal Blue” is the highly anticipated debut album from Spiritbox and it definitely did not disappoint. It is everything one would want in a record, commanding vocals and passionate lyrics backed by heavy and melodic music. Some highlights from this one include: “Holy Roller,” “Circle With Me,” and “Constance.”

01. Evanescence – “The Bitter Truth”

“The Bitter Truth” is Evanescence’s first album of all new material since 2011 and the band definitely returned with a bang. The record is a hard rock masterpiece that helps the listener uncover light within the darkness as they are guided through the soundscape by Amy Lee’s iconic powerhouse vocals. Some highlights from this one include “Wasted On You,” “Better Without You,” and “Use My Voice.”

Matt Tuck Says Leftover Songs From Bullet For My Valentine’s Self-Titled Album May Be Released As A “Really Crazy” New EP

During a recent interview with NME, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck revealed that the band might release a new EP featuring six songs that were recorded during the sessions for their recently released self-titled album. He said the following about that:

“They’re part of the same writing and recording process. Some of them are quite different and unique. We didn’t want wanna put them on ’cause they were curvebally. But they were curvebally enough to have a spotlight on ’em post-album. We wanted the album to be a really solid, cohesive body of work from front to back and we didn’t wanna throw too many creative curveballs in the album. We thought it was actually better to keep them off for standalone singles post-record and maybe have some kind of really crazy EP maybe at the end of the cycle, just so people can hear them, so they get the light of day. But, yeah, they’re heavy, they’re interesting, they’re pushing boundaries and they’re super exciting.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bullet For My Valentine, Beartooth, PVRIS, Etc.To Join Bring Me The Horizon At “Malta Weekender” Festival

Bring Me The Horizon have revealed that Bullet For My Valentine, Beartooth, PVRIS, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Nova Twins, and Wargasm will be joining them at their “Malta Weekender” festival. As previously reported, that event will be held in Malta on May 26-30. Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes previously commented:

“We’re buzzing to be hosting a Bring Me The Horizon themed Festival in Malta next year, coming up with as much madness as you’d expect from a fully metal, rock festival. As well as our headline set we’re also going to be doing a special throwback set with some songs we haven’t played for years, and have an insane line up of friends and guests coming out to perform too. It’s basically going to be the greatest weekend ever.”

Kill The Lights Recruit Ex-Bullet For My Valentine Bassist Jay James, Premiere New Song “Chasing Shadows”

Kill The Lights, the project featuring drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas (ex-Bullet For My Valentine), vocalist James Clark (ex-Throw The Fight), and guitarists Jordan Whelan (Still Remains) and Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal), have officially welcomed Jay James (ex-Bullet For My Valentine) to the band as their new bassist. With this news, the group have also premiered a new song titled “Chasing Shadows.” The band said the following about that:

“‘Chasing Shadows‘ is the perfect song, lyrically, to re-introduce Jay and his talents to the world. The lyrics discuss the mental struggle of living with past decisions and failures, and the effort it takes to get back to the top. ‘Chasing Shadows‘ is about proving the doubters wrong and showing the world through sweat, blood, and tears that you are and always were good enough!”