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.”

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Bullet For My Valentine Already Have “Six Tracks Ready To Go” For A Follow-Up To Their Self-Titled Album

During a recent appearance on the “Everblack Podcast,” Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck discussed the band’s upcoming self-titled album (out November 5). Notably, he also mentioned that the band already have “another six tracks ready to go” for a follow-up.

Tuck said the following when asked about the heavier direction of the new self-titled record:

“It just was what it was. We just kind of hit upon this sound and this way of writing songs right now in our career which we couldn’t be happier with. I just feel like the last six albums in 15 years plus has just all been channeling to this. That’s how it sounds to me. It’s got everything that you would expect from BULLET but just on a completely different level. The melodies are stronger, the riffs are more intense, the drumming is ferocious, just the feel of the record as a whole is pretty intense. There are moments of calm, like ‘Can’t Escape The Waves’ and ‘Rainbow Veins’ and moments where you get a bit more melody for your buck. We’re just in a good place creatively and musically right now; it just keeps pouring out of us. We’ve got so much more stuff that’s not on the record that we can release post-record as well; [we’ve got] another six tracks ready to go. We’re just a songwriting machine right now. So it feels good, man.”

He continued when asked why they decided to make the album a self-titled affair:

“It just feels like the band is in a different place, man. It feels fresher and more energized than ever. After we’d recorded the record and lived with it, the management were, like, ‘It’s time, boys.’ We didn’t think about it, really, but it was suggested to us by a lot of people around us. They’re not emotionally involved in the writing and recording of it like the band; they just kind of hear it like you guys are hearing it, and they’re, like, ‘Fuck.’ It just feels like the time is right to really put the band’s name as a stamp on what we do and it just feels like the time is right. And I don’t feel like the record could be any better, and I don’t feel it could [better] represent where the band is and who it is right now in 2021.”

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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.”

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Bullet For My Valentine Have Eight Songs Written For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck revealed that the band have already written “eight new tracks” for their next album. The group are not planning to release the effort until 2021, but the frontman did say “all signs are currently pointing towards a far more aggressive, gnarly, riff-based record.”

Tuck said the following when asked if the band have been writing material for the follow-up to “Gravity”:

“Absolutely – a bit of an exclusive – we’ve already got eight new tracks. So we’ve been busy behind the scenes when we’ve not been touring over the last few months. It feels really good. ‘Gravity’, like I said – it wasn’t the gameplan at the time, but when we were making it we thought the process behind it was like ‘well if we do do a record like this, the next one – forward thinking – it just opens the door to do whatever we want again’. And instantly it has. All indicators are pointing towards ferocious heaviness.”

He continued:

“So I don’t know – maybe it was just something that we needed to get out of our system, and come back to the more traditional way of writing a Bullet record. All signs are currently pointing towards a far more aggressive, gnarly, riff-based record.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“We’ve just been having a chat in the dressing room now with a few people, and we’re probably going to aim for a ’21 release. We want to take our time on this. And we want to work with people that we really wanna work with, and we may have to wait depending on their schedules. But we think ’21 is a safe bet, to give us the time to do what we want, how we want to do it, and not be rushed or forced into anything.”

Bullet For My Valentine Have Already “Written A Couple Of Songs” For Their Next Release

During a recent interview with Metalshop TV, Matt Tuck confirmed that Bullet For My Valentine have already “written a couple of songs” for their next release. He said the following about the new material:

“I think early signs are pointing in the direction of kind of a dirty love child of ‘Venom’ and ‘Gravity’. We’ve written a couple of songs already, so it’s taking the best bits of those two and kind of smashing them together. So far, people are quite excited about it.”

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Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck Says Metal Has “Gone A Bit Stale”

During an interview with Metal Hammer, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck said he believes metal has “gone a bit stale.” You can read his thoughts on that below:

“I am never going to turn my back on metal, because it’s been my life for 20-odd years, but for me as a songwriter in the genre it’s all gone a bit stale. I’ve got to an age now, 38, where unique instrumentation and the way albums are produced and written has become more appealing to me. Someone like Muse’s Matt Bellamy can take a guitar and turn it into anything he wants it to be. Being in a metal band and watching 100 other metal bands, everyone’s using the same kind of techniques, scales and guitar tones – genre-standard things. For this new record, we’re trying to be different.”

Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck Says “Gravity” Was Inspired By His Struggles With Anxiety And Depression

Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck was recently interviewed by WhatCulture and opened up about the band’s upcoming album “Gravity” (out June 29). He says the lyrics on the effort are “very personal” and that they deal with his recent struggles with anxiety and depression.

Tuck said the following:

“It’s very personal; it’s all about me. The last two years of my life have been very up and down emotionally. I’ve been through a break-up and I have a family, and all that stuff has taken its toll. That led into a bit of a downer: I had issues with anxiety and then some depression issues. So I’m just telling people all about that.”

“It’s showing a very different side to me that I’ve never shown before. It’s [a] very vulnerable, tender and up-and-down version of me. It wasn’t something that I intended to do, but the more I was doing it, the better the songs started to become. The more tortured I’ve been, the better this album has become. Such a cliché! [Laughs] But it is my favorite Bullet record.”

He also added the following when asked how he overcame anxiety and depression:

“It was more just being mentally strong enough to deal with it, unfortunately. I’m not a very outgoing person and I like to bottle things up. I don’t like to speak about my emotions to people, so I think having the band and music really, really helped me. Otherwise, it would still be inside. I used it as an outlet and, as the songs started to develop, I felt like I had a purpose again. I didn’t even want to write songs; I couldn’t be arsed. I just kind of dealt with it. I had the outlet of songwriting, and as soon as that started, I went to a therapist. Then the break-up thing started to calm down, so it took a lot of time and a lot of things coming together at the right time.”

Tuck went on to say the “Gravity” title comes from the idea of “the weight of the world on your shoulders constantly dragging you down. And then, having the wings on the [album’s front cover] is the moment where you can just fucking take off. Having them look super vibrant was purposeful: we didn’t want it to be all doom and gloom.”

Matt Tuck Says Bullet For My Valentine Have Written Music For Six New Songs

Matt Tuck was recently interviewed by Master Kingdom’s Alex Stojanovic, and revealed that Bullet For My Valentine have six instrumentals ready for their next album. He said the following:

“It’s very early days. I wouldn’t really like to say any more about what it sounds like, ’cause it’s just instrumental stuff at the minute and we’re still finding our feet. We’ve only got six instrumentals; two of them we’ve kind of demoed vocals on. So it’s very early days, but early signs are good. We’re very excited. And, yeah, I don’t know. I can’t say any more about it because there isn’t anything yet. We’re just working our asses off trying to [come up] with something special, as we always do.”

In other news, he also said the following about drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas, who has been absent from the group since taking a break for the birth of his first child: “He’s doing good, I think. I haven’t spoken to him for a while, but I think he’s doing good.” He went on to say that only Moose can tell them when he will be ready to return.

[via Blabbermouth]

Full Footage Of Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) Performing First Ever Continuous Gig From Air, Sea, & Land Available For Viewing

Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) recently took part in a Jägermeister Ice Cold challenge in Norway to complete the first ever continuous gig across air, sea, and land. Now, a full video of the performance is available for viewing below:

Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) Performs First Ever Continuous Gig From Air, Sea, & Land

Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) took part in a Jägermeister Ice Cold challenge in Norway to complete the first ever continuous gig across air, sea, and land. You can see some footage of him performing with an acoustic guitar while jumping out of a helicopter, travelling by boat and finally taking a dogsled to the spot where he finished the gig below. A complete video is expected to surface soon.