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Bullet For My Valentine

Formed: 2003
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Bullet For My Valentine News

Below is our complete Bullet For My Valentine news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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A7x and Bleeding Through UK Tour Dates

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.

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Kerrang! Announce Award Winners

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.


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Hear The New Trustkill Complilation Online

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:

http://www.trustkilltakeover.com/

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18 Visions, Bullet For My Valentine Headline Tour

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

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Bullet For My Valentine To Reissue "The Poison"

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:

01. Intro
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

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Iron Maiden Announce Headlining US Tour Dates

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

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AILD, B4MV and Bleeding Through to Run The UK

Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through have mapped out the following UK run for November:

November 13th Leeds, UK - University
November 14th Liverpool, UK - University
November 16th Norwich, UK - UEA
November 17th Cardiff, UK - University
November 19th Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
November 20th Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
November 21st Newcastle, UK - Academy
November 22nd Manchester, UK - Apollo
November 24th Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
November 25th Brighton, UK - Dome
November 27th Birmingham, UK - Academy
November 28th Hammersmith, UK - Apollo

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Bullet For My Valentine Post New Video Online

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new video for their song 'Tears Don't Fall' is now available for streaming. Go to this location to check it out.

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Metal, Hardcore Bands Confirmed for Reading Fest

A host of hardcore and metal acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer in the UK. The event will take place on August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Performing along with such large acts as Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Artic Monkeys will be:

Slayer
Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Mastodon
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
Alexisonfire
The Bled

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Kerrang Release 25th Anniversary CD In June Issue

"Kerrang! Magazine" will be celebrating their 25th birthday with a new compilation CD that will be given away with its June 06th issue (in UK stores on May 31st). Entitled "High Voltage", the CD will see various contemporary bands cover classic rock and metal songs, 10 of which were recorded exclusively for the CD. The track listing for the outing is as follows:
01 - Fall Out Boy - "Start Today" (Gorilla Biscuits cover)
02 - Aiden - "Die, Die My Darling" (The Misfits cover) (exclusive)
03 - Avenged Sevenfold - "Walk" (Pantera cover) (exclusive)
04 - Killswitch Engage - "Holy Diver" (Dio cover) (exclusive)
05 - Biffy Clyro - "Buddy Holly" (Weezer cover) (exclusive)
06 - Fightstar - "My Own Summer (Shove It)" (Deftones cover) (exclusive)
07 - The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Jesus Christ Pose" (Soundgarden cover) (exclusive)
08 - Still Remains - "Head Like A Hole" (Nine Inch Nails cover) (exclusive)
09 - Deftones - "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
10 - The Answer - "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith cover) (exclusive)
11 - Bullet For My Valentine - "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne cover) (exclusive)
12 - 36 Crazyfists - "Digging The Grave" (Faith No More cover) (exclusive)
13 - Arch Enemy - "Symphony Of Destruction" (Megadeth cover)
14 - Atreyu - "You Give Love A Bad Name" (Bon Jovi cover)
15 - NOFX - "Straight Edge" (Minor Threat cover)

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Bullet For My Valentine Kicked Off Zombie Tour

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE were removed from the ROB ZOMBIE tour with LACUNA COIL after the band's guitarist/vocalist Matthew "Matt" Tuck slammed ROB ZOMBIE in an online post. Tuck claimed that his band was "not being treated well" on the ZOMBIE tour and calling the headliners "money-grabbing fucks" for allegedly seling their t-shirts for $40 a piece and making the support bands do the same. "As I write this, I'm sitting on the fuckin' floor of the venue 'coz we don't have a dressing room again, 'coz fuckin' Zombie takes them all for him, his band and crew," Tuck wrote at the time. "Basically, we are shit to him, but fuck it — if this is what it takes to get a name over here, then it's gotta be done. I'm not one to fuck around with words, so yes, we are not being treated well on this tour. Oh yeah, we don't get a soundcheck either. Fuckin' pissed at this tour, man."

A few hours after making his original post, Tuck returned to BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's official message board to apologize to Rob and Zombie's crew for his earlier remarks, explaining, "I was really out of it this morning and let shit on the road fuck with my hung-over head. I'm truly sorry if any of my comments about this tour were out of line and totally exaggerated. This is our first real tour in the States and with lots of personal shit happening to me from home I just lost it. We really have been totally fuckin' thrilled to have the chance to play on this tour and are grateful for every new fan we make. It means everything to us to be able to play our shit for new fans. I'm really sorry to have offended anyone and look forward to putting this behind and getting back to the metal." More...

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Apocalyptica Plan Three Releases, Tour Dates

There will be three new releases of Apocalyptica this May including the single "Repressed" featuring Max Cavalera/Soulfly and Matt Tuck/Bullet For My Valentine, which will be released on May 19, the ultimate Apocalyptica 2 CD Collection "Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello," and the DVD "The Life Burns Tour" follow on May 26.

Details and tracklists of these releases will be forthcoming. However, here are links to the full length video of the single "Repressed":

Windows Media: low / high
Real Video: low / high

Currently scheduled Apocalyptica tour dates are as follows: More...

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Trivium, In Flames, Opeth Metal Hammer Nominees

The nominations for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards — which this year takes place on Monday, June 12 at Koko in Camden, North London — were recently announced. In keeping with the "Valhalla" theme of this year's awards, Metal Hammer magazine have teamed up with the crew of the "Hammer of the Gods", an authentic full-size replica Viking longboat, to launch both the awards on June 12 and the team's cross channel row, which takes place on the weekend of June 3 to raise money for charity Task Brazil.

Leading the field for nominations are longstanding rock and metal purveyors Roadrunner Records, with a staggering total of 14 nominations for the label that is home to acts as diverse as SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD and award-nominated DRAGONFORCE. Coming in a very close second for overall nominations is major label powerhouse Warner Music with an impressive 11 awards for their roster of breakthrough U.S. rock bands MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (a favourite of Radio 1's Jo Whiley), as well as Valley boys FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and Finnish rockers H.I.M. In a complete whitewash of the category, Warner Music have secured four of the five nominations in the "Best Video" category, with the fifth and final nomination going to Roadrunner.

Going head-to-head with a joint total of four nominations are Sony and Universal, while EMI have secured two nominations for metal stalwarts and British institution IRON MAIDEN. Coming on strong is independent challenger to the rock throne Visible Noise marginally trails Sony and Universal with three nominations including "Best UK Band" and "Album of the Year", both for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. U.S. alternative rockers COHEED & CAMBRIA have surprised many with 3 nominations including appearances in the prestigious "Best Album" and "Best International Band" categories.

The full nominations list for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 is as follows: More...

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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Bullet For My Valentine Announce New Touring Plans

Trustkill Records, indie rock powerhouse label, have announced their first-ever package tour, to be called the Trustkill Takeover our. The North American trek, which will take place in May, will feature the U.K.'s hottest export BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on headlining duty. The Wales-based band are currently wrapping up a successful U.S. run on the ROB ZOMBIE/LACUNA COIL tour. BULLET fever, which is in full swing through Europe, sees the band securing the honored spot of opening for GUNS N' ROSES and METALLICA on select European shows. Speaking on the upcoming Trustkill Takeover run, frontman Matt Tuck says, "I'm completely stoked on our first real headlining tour of the States. It's a real chance to show everyone what BULLET is made of." Appearing in the middle slot is the Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO, who have just been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. Fronted by Candace Kucsulain and powered by the thrash-bred guitar team of Mike Hasty and Chris Rawson, WALLS OF JERICHO recently hunkered down in Cleveland with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, ZAO, RINGWORM) to record their upcoming album, "With Devils Amongst Us All", to be released this summer. Candace Kucsulain confirmed that they will be perfoming four or five new songs from the upcoming album per night and Mike Hasty says of the new material, "It's definitely the most varied music we've ever written and it's a lot more anthemic whereas our older material was more about aggression than composition." More...

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Warped Tour 2006 Lineup and Dates Unveiled

While certainly not a metal tour, the 2006 Vans Warped Tour does feature a handful of relevant bands including Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, From Autumn To Ashes and headliners Helmet.

Billboard.com reports: The 2006 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by AFI, Saves The Day, Against Me, Helmet, Less Than Jake, Say Anything, Senses Fail, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Academy Is, Underoath, the Living End and, as previously reported, Rise Against, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack, From First To Last and NOFX.

The 12th edition of the tour will kick off June 15 in Columbia, Md., and run through Aug. 13 in Montreal. Tickets for some shows begin going on sale Wednesday (March 15). During this pre-sale, tickets will be sold for just over $20 (including a double-disc tour compilation CD); the ticket price will rise to about $25 afterward.

Among the other artists that will perform on at least a portion of the tour are the Buzzcocks, Anti-Flag, the Germs, Bouncing Souls, From Autumn To Ashes, Mute Math, Reggie & the Full Effect, Bullet For My Valentine, Silverstein and the Sounds.

The 2005 edition of the trek featured the Offspring, My Chemical Romance, Thrice and Hawthorne Heights, among others.

Here are the Vans Warped Tour 2006 dates: More...

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No Control By Bullet For My Valentine Video

A video of Bullet For My Valentine performing their track "No Control" live can be found here.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Details

MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.

On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.

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Trivium Confirmed For Download Festival

Trivium have been confirmed to play alongside Prodigy and Bullet For My Valentine at this years Download Festival set to take place June 9-11 in Donnington, UK. More acts will be announced each week leading up to the event.

Trivium are infamously connected with the festival after they were moved to the main stage last year after their stellar performance on the Roadrage Tour. As a result the performance received a host of accolades including Kerrangs! 10th best gig of all time.

Matt Heafy relishes thoughts of last years event: "It was a rainy, dreary, grey, chilly morning in jolly old England last June at Donington Park when I remember trying to run in place to shake off some nerves and warm up before our bumped-up-from-third-stage-to-main-stage Download show. The doors weren't open yet, and goddamn was that the biggest empty field I ever saw in my life. I was nervous. But when those doors opened, Trivium was witness to a new beginning 40,000 screaming, moshing fans filled into a sea of bodies.

"Download 2005 was the turning point of our career, and after that show, people knew who we are and what we are planning to do... take over this world.

"To be part of this incredible festival again this year is an honor. Last year it made Trivium a much bigger band and I can only imagine what the hell this year holds for us. One thing is certain, it draws us closer to our ultimate goal."

For more info, visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk/2006.

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