Bullet For My Valentine
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Dave Marcovecchio doesn't care much for Avenged Sevenfold, and he's not all that jazzed about As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, From First to Last or Bullet for My Valentine, for that matter.
But the band Marcovecchio loves to hate more than any other is Florida metalcore outfit Trivium. And it's his Trivium odium that's helped the 18-year-old Brit become a YouTube phenomenon.
When Marcovecchio isn't in class studying music technology or working with his own band, Wargazm, the metalhead can usually be found at the nearest watering hole, rewriting the lyrics to songs by some of the bands he just can't stomach. When he's done, he turns to Windows Movie Maker and Photoshop to work on hilarious interpretive video creations that pair his made-up lyrics with images depicting them (like boats, coats and kids on bicycles).
"Me and my friend Ryan, we'd go down to the pub, get a bit wasted, and then come back and look up funny stuff on YouTube. There are lots of interpretations on there and we always found them funny," Marcovecchio explained. "But there were lots of ones that sucked, and they're all about emo songs. So we thought, 'We'll do one — a metal one — and show them how it's done.' "
The first song to get the Marcovecchio treatment was melodic death-metal outfit Kalmah's "Man of the King." Marcovecchio is a Kalmah fan, so the video was an homage to the band more than anything else. But it dawned on Marcovecchio that frontman Pekka Kokko's garbled growls were difficult to make out without a lyrics sheet. So Marcovecchio just wrote down what he heard.
"It was fun to do, and it got reasonably successful," he recalled. "So I made the Trivium one, and I didn't quite know what [image] to put over one bit of the song, so I said, 'Ah, these guys suck.' And more than 400,000 views later, here I am. It's sort of weird."
Marcovecchio's interpretation of Trivium's "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" has been viewed nearly half a million times, and has become the third-most-watched Trivium video on all of YouTube. In fact, if you type the band's name into the site's search engine, the first result is "Interpretation of Trivium" — Marcovecchio's clip. (Click here to watch Paranoidave's Trivium spoof.)
But while some people are impressed and amused by his work, Marcovecchio has also received death threats. "It's hilarious," he said. "They usually fall into one of three categories: There's the 'I agree with Paranoidave, this is fantastic,' or, 'I'm a Trivium fan, but I like this anyway' or 'I'm a Trivium fan, and I'm going to f---ing kill you.'
"Allegedly, the band are big fans of it," he continued. "There's even a picture of all four of them holding signs that say 'Boat,' 'Rudder,' 'Strange' and 'Mountain' " — the lyrics Marcovecchio created for the song. "I have no idea what some of these bands are saying. To this day, I have no clue what the lyrics for From First to Last's 'Ride the Wings of Pestilence' are, and I don't want to know."
Read the full article at MTV.com.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has completed the drum tracks for its new album at a Texas studio with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). "Padge [guitarist Michael Paget] is currently in the studio getting guitar tones for the album with Colin," the band writes on its web site. "Matt [Tuck, guitar/vocals] is away in Los Angeles in meetings for a couple days. When he gets back he will be recording all his rhythm guitar tracks."
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's "The Poison - Live At Brixton" DVD was released in the U.S. on December 19 via Trustkill. The disc, which was issued in Europe on Oct. 30, captures the band's sold-out show in front of over 4,000 people at London's legendary Brixton Academy on January 28, 2006 (filmed with over 15 cameras), along with over an hour of bonus material, including the band's videos so far, EPKs and documentaries edited to songs from both "The Poison" and the "Hand Of Blood" EP, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the band performing at the Download Festival and the Metal Hammer Awards in the U.K. last summer.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's debut album, "The Poison", has sold 194,000 copies in the U.S. since its February 2006 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
Bullet For My Valentine performed in concert at the Carling Academy in Birmingham, England on Friday (January 5). You can watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube or check out pictures from WireImage.
As previously reported, the remaining five dates of our UK tour with Bullet for My Valentine were cancelled due to the singer of Bullet for My Valentine getting laryngitis. The dates have been rescheduled for January 2007.
Rescheduled Bullet for My Valentine and As I Lay Dying tour dates:
1/03 Newcastle England @ Academy
1/04 Manchester, England @ Apollo
1/05 Birmingham, England @ Academy
1/07 Cardiff, England @ University
1/08 Hammersmith, England @ Apollo
Bullet For My Valentine have now been forced to postpone the rest of their UK tour. This is because frontman Matt Tuck is dealing with a severe throat problem. The dates have now been re-scheduled, as follows:
January 3 - Newcastle Academy
January 4 - Manchester Apollo
January 5 - Birmingham Academy
January 7 - Cardiff University
January 8 - London Hammersmith Apollo
Bullet For My Valentine have selected the track "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)" as their new single. You can stream the single here. The band will release a live DVD entitled 'The Poison - Live at Brixton' on Dec. 19th via Trustkill. You can watch the video for "Tears Don't Fall" on YouTube.com. More...
Just For Fun
Hot Topic has put together an interactive e-card creator. With it you can create a Halloween E-card for a friend while listening to some of the hottest releases from Red Distribution bands at HotTopic.com! Featuring:
Boys Like Girls
Bullet For My Valentine
My Chemical Romance
War of Ages
You can create your own e-card here.
"Kerrang!" will be releasing a new double CD entitled "Kerrang! New Breed" in the UK on October 16th. The outing will feature a variety of tracks from both established and underground artists with the likes of Gojira, Bullet For My Valentine, Alexisonfire, Panic! At The Disco and more all set to appear. More details can be found here.
Bullet For My Valentine is currently up for "Whose Next", the yahoo award for breaking new bands in the U.S. You can vote for them here : http://music.yahoo.com/promos/whosnext/
Also, if you havent already checked out their videos for 'Tears Dont Fall' and 'All These Things I Hate' you can do so while voting.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release its new live DVD, entitled "The Poison - Live At Brixton", on October 30. The disc captures the band's sold-out show in front of over 4,000 people at London's legendary Brixton Academy on January 28, 2006 (filmed with over 15 cameras), along with over an hour of bonus material, including the band's videos so far, EPKs and documentaries edited to songs from both "The Poison" and the "Hand Of Blood" EP, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the band performing at the Download Festival and the Metal Hammer Awards in the U.K. this summer. There are also eight mini episodes, which form part of Bullet TV and were edited from footage shot by the band themselves over the last 12 months on the road. As well as all that, there are lyrics to all tracks performed at Brixton Academy, and a photo gallery from the show. The audio was mixed by the legendary Colin Richardson (producer of "The Poison") and mastered in both stereo and 5.1 by Ted Jensen (METALLICA).
Look out for the guys on the road in November and December on their final U.K. headline tour in support of "The Poison", finishing up at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The band will then enter the studio in January to begin recording its new album for a tentative June 2007 release.
Check out a video teaser for "The Poison - Live At Brixton" at this location.
The current reigning champ of all of the horror film franchises – Saw – will have the third and most psychologically intense installment of the series – Saw III hit theaters on October 27th. Fans of the series will be excited to hear that the Saw III Soundtrack (Artists' Addiction Records) will feature twenty tracks from of some of the hardest, bone crushing rock bands on the planet including: Blue October, Slayer, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Ministry, and many others. Brand new exclusive tracks from Static X "No Submission," and Drowning Pool "No More," are stand out songs on the Saw III Soundtrack.
Saw III (Twisted Pictures & Lionsgate) stars Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell. Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfayden) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.
Saw star Shawnee Smith makes a cameo singing backup vocals on Hydrovibe's track "Killer Inside" on the Saw III Soundtrack.
"I've am a huge fan of this band Hydrovibe!," commented Shawnee. "Heather St. Marie has a breathtakingly beautiful voice as powerful as my character in the Saw films: Amanda. I'm thrilled our female fan base has a movie and a soundtrack to sink our patent leather stilettos into."
Here is the final track listing for the Saw III soundtrack (as well as a couple of audio streams): More...
I happened to be lucky, or unlucky enough considering the quality of the bands to win some free tickets via my local radio station to this show, and since it has been over a year since I've been to a concert I decided to go.
I can honestly say before the show despite being from Oklahoma City I had never heard of Rikits and there was actually another band on the bill that they had replaced, but they, in fact, were the ones who made the night worth it. They are a great 5 piece act, with a very heavy sound throughout all of their songs. The singing leaves alot to be desired but the band played a solid 5 song set. They sound a lot like Dry Kill Logic, so if you are into those types of bands I would highly recommend checking them out, as they are creating quite a buzz in the area, and have a very well put together guitar/bass trio.
The second band, Drop Dead Gorgeous, was screamo-core Underoath type and I am totally biased to hating this type of music, so I will just say they played a 6 song set, and the crowd was semi-into them considering the headliner I suppose this band was a good fit. They were from Denver, Colorado and apparently doing fairly well in the business, but I just could not get into them.
Lastly Bullet for My Valentine came on stage. I've never been a fan of the music I've heard by them, but I honestly haven't heard much. I heard that damn "4 Words To Choke Upon" all the time on Madden, so I was halfway looking forward to how they played it live. When they took stage the electricity in the small venue jumped. It was a max 1,000 crowd but honestly those types of shows are the most initimate and in my opinoin the best. Bullet For My Valentine came out strong with "4 Words" and to my surprise they were alot harder live then I could have anticipated. I was really pleased with the sound, and so was the crowd. There was a lot of crowd surfing, but unfortunately no moshing, which at 7 beers I was extremely hoping for. They played all of their singles, most of which have names I cant remember, but they did play "Tears Dont Fall" and their most recent single of which also cannot remember. I took my brother who is really into this band and he said they played really well compared to the album and did, in fact, play all of their singles as well as a few more popular songs from their discography. It was a decent show, and had I known about it, I would have been willing to pay the $10 just to see Rikits. All in all it was a great show.
Bullet For My Valentine have posted video and audio on the Internet for their latest single "Tears Don't Fall" from their album The Poison in stores now.
Avenged Sevenfold and Bleeding Through will tour the UK together this fall. In related news, due to scheduling conflicts Bleeding Through will no longer appear on their previously announced tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Here are the Avenged Sevenfold and Bleeding Through tour dates:
10/20 Manchester @ Apollo
10/22 Newcastle @ Carling Academy Newcastle
10/23 Glasgow @ Barrowland
10/25 Wolverhampton @ The Civic Hall
10/26 London @ Carling Academy Brixton
10/27 Wales @ Cardiff University
10/29 Norfolk @ Norwich U.E.A.
10/30 Southampton @ Southampton Guildhall
10/31 Nottingham @ Rock City
11/2 Leeds @ Leeds University Union
11/3 Dublin @ Ambassador Theater
In related news, Tunelab Music is reporting that Avenged Sevenfold will team up with Killswitch Engage and Bleeding Through for a tour which is expected to begin in November and that the tour dates will be announced shortly.
This years winners for the 13TH ANNUAL: KERRANG! AWARDS have been announced. A quick run-down can be found below, with Welsh heroes LOSTPROPHETS running out big winners with multiple awards:
Best Band On The Planet - My Chemical Romance
Best British Band - Lostprophets
Best Live Band - Muse
Best Album - Lostprophets (Liberation Transmission)
Best Single - Bullet For My Valentine (Tears Don't Fall)
Best Video - Fall Out Boy (Sugar, We're Going Down)
Best British Newcomer - Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Newcomer - Aiden
Classic Songwriter - Placebo
Spirit Of Independence - Prodigy (above)
Kerrang! Hall Of Fame - Slayer
Kerrang! Legend - Angus Young (AC/DC)
A full article describing the ceremony and the winners can be found online at the BBC.
Trustkill Takeover CD Compilation returns! Volume II of this series will be available at all HOT TOPIC stores September 5th. This CD is only $5 and features 16 UNRELEASED songs from the entire Trustkill roster, including Bleeding Through, It Dies Today, Bullet For My Valentine, Throwdown, Hopesfall, and more! Check out 30 second samples of the ENTIRE album here:
Dates have begun to come together for Eighteen Visions' run with Bullet For My Valentine, Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Escape The Fate, they include:
September 22nd Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
September 23rd Austin, TX - Emo's
September 24th Houston, TX - Meridian Bullet
September 27th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
September 29th St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
On Monday, July 24, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's debut album, "The Poison", was re-released by Visible Noise Records in the U.K. with four extra tracks and a bonus DVD including exclusive live tracks from Tokyo, Japan.
The extras include a DVD side that has the promo videos for "Hand of Blood", "4 Words (To Choke Upon)" and "Suffocating Under words of Sorrow", as well as live footage and three songs taken from the Club Quattro, Shibuya in Tokyo show earlier in the year. Audio-wise, the extras include B-sides "Seven Days", "My Fist, Your Mouth, Her Scars" as well as two live tracks from the sold-out Brixton Academy show, "Spit You Out" and "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)".
"The Poison" reissue complete track listing:
02. Her Voice Resides
03. 4 Words (To Choke Upon)
04. Tears Don't Fall
05. Suffocating Under The Words Of Sorrow (What Can I Do)
06. Hit The Floor
07. All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)
08. Room 409
09. The Poison
10. 10 Years Today
11. Cries In Vain
12. Spit You Out
13. The End
In other news, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be taking part in a couple of in-store signings in the U.K. this week. Wristbands will be needed for the Virgin signings, and will be available the morning of signing from the store on a First-come, first-served basis. No wristbands will be need needed for the HMV signings. The details are as follows:
Thursday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m.: Nottingham Virgin
Friday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m.: London HMV
Iron Maiden has announced that they will be beginning their 2006 World Tour with eight dates across the USA and three dates in Canada starting October 4th in Hartford, CT.
Tickets for the shows will start going on to the general public from the weekend of August 12th, with details of local box office and on-sale times at ironmaiden.com. Iron Maiden has also arranged for a special fan club pre-order for all shows beginning August 1 and continuing through to the public on-sale date.
This follows the recent announcement that their highly anticipated new studio album, "A Matter Of Life And Death," will be released by Sanctuary Records on September 5th.
Says Bruce Dickinson "This is the first time we've started a tour in the States for many, many years. It's going to be great to get out there so the fans can get to hear the new material and see the new show first for a change. We're all incredibly pleased with the album, and the tremendous response of those people who have had the chance to hear it so far. Their reaction has been phenomenal and we expect to play a lot of it on tour."
"We will be bringing the full show to America, which we are currently putting the final touches to, and we fully intend to make it as spectacular and memorable as we can. And of course, our mate Eddie has already booked a place on the plane with us."
On the topic of A Matter of Life and Death, Bruce comments, "This album has to be our best since working with Kevin Shirley (Producer). There is such a wide scope of musicianship on this album. Every one of us has put everything into this record and it's really paid off."
The upcoming North American dates represent the beginning of the "A Matter of Life and Death World Tour," which will continue into Japan and then travel through to Europe, finishing with two shows at London's Earls Court Arena just before Christmas. All the shows on the European leg have been on sale since March with the majority of shows already sold out months in advance.
Accompanying Iron Maiden on the USA tour (excluding the Hartford and Los Angeles) are new UK metal sensation, Bullet for My Valentine, who have been receiving rave reviews while on tour with Guns N' Roses throughout Europe.
The full tour dates are:
4 OCT USA - New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT
6 OCT USA - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA
7 OCT USA - Tweeter Center At the Waterfront - Camden, NJ
9 OCT CANADA - Colisee Pepsi Arena - Quebec City, QC
10 OCT CANADA - Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
12 OCT USA - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
13 OCT USA - Continental Airlines Arena - East Rutherford, NJ
16 OCT CANADA - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
17 OCT USA - Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI
18 OCT USA - Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL
21 OCT USA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA