Bullet For My Valentine are back
Two years after crashing into the US Billboard charts at number 4 with the album ‘Scream, Aim, Fire’, Welsh four piece BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are finally set to return to the fray with the release of their hugely anticipated new album ‘Fever’ on April 26th, through Columbia (UK). The official first single, the blistering ‘The Last Fight’ is set to precede ‘Fever’, with a release date of April 19th, but before then, eager to get new music into their fans’ hands as quickly as possible, the band are offering album track Begging For Mercy’ as a free download for a limited time only. The track will be made available on Tuesday the 16th February at the newly launched band website – http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com
After working with producer Colin Richardson (Machinehead, Funeral for a Friend) on their previous two albums, 2005’s ‘The Poison’ and 2008’s ‘Scream, Aim, Fire’, the album ‘Fever’ pairs BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE with producer Don Gilmore, best known for his work with Linkin Park on their first two albums ‘Hybrid Theory’ and ‘Meteora’.
The band—vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck, guitarist Michael Paget, bassist Jason James and drummer Michael Thomas--recorded ‘Fever’ in studios both in its native Wales and in Los Angeles. The guys were named Kerrang! Best British Band in both 2008 and 2009 (after winning best newcomer in 2006). Worldwide ‘Scream, Aim, Fire’ has sold 1 million copies and debuted in the Top 5 in Germany, Austria, Australia and #1 in Japan and reached gold status in the UK and Canada. Their 2006 debut, ‘The Poison’, has sold a million copies worldwide and certified gold status in America, the UK, Canada and Germany. Having paid their dues supporting legendary acts such as Metallica, Guns n Roses and Iron Maiden on worldwide stadium tours, the band’s loyal fan base shows no sign of abating after selling out the 8,000 capacity Alexandra Palace in London.
In support of the new album, the band is embarking a headlining U.S. tour on April 30. Stops for the festival veterans include New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival and Columbus, Ohio’s Rock on the Range. Upcoming international festival highlights include the Download Festival in the United Kingdom, Germany’s massive Rock Am Ring and Rock Am Park, Sweden’s Metal Town, Belgium’s Graspop, Austria’s Nova Rock and Italy’s famed Gods Of Metal.