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Bullet For My Valentine

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

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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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Skindred To Support Bullet For My Valentine

Following its current co-headlining stint on this year's "Great American Rampage" tour, UK-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED will support Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on their European headlining tour in January/February.

SKINDRED's sophomore album, "Roots Rock Riot", sold 3,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and No. 22 on the national independent chart.

The recording of "Roots Rock Riot" was completed at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, FL with producer Matt Squire (PANIC AT THE DISCO) and was mixed by Rick Will (BABYLON).

"Roots Rock Riot" is follow-up to the band's breakthrough debut, "Babylon", which has sold over 250,000 copies and featured the Top 10 hit single "Nobody" and its successful follow-up, "Pressure".

SKINDRED has toured the world extensively with the likes of KORN, CHEVELLE, BREAKING BENJAMIN, HIM, SEVENDUST, PAPA ROACH, SOULFLY and has appeared at the U.K.'s Download festival where frontman Benji Webbe took over vocals for KORN to perform their classic song "A.D.I.D.A.S."

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Bullet For My Valentine Reveal New Album Title

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have set "Scream, Aim and Fire" as the title of their new album, according to Revolver magazine. The follow-up to 2005's "The Poison" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) and will contain 11 songs, all of which frontman Matthew Tuck describes as "really melodic heavy metal. It's not 'The Poison II'; but at the same time it's got everything that you'd expect BULLET to have — really catchy, hooky choruses and full-on vocals, and the music is very much in-your-face and heavy. We've still got songs that are like 'Tears Don't Fall', but they're much more '80s-arena influenced. It's stuff that in 10 years' time will probably be really uncool to listen to; but in 20 years' time it's going to be the best thing ever," he laughed.

Tuck added, "The majority of the album is in a totally new gear for us. We're a band that doesn't see the point in standing still or doing the same thing twice, you know? The only thing we could do was completely blow 'The Poison' out of the water, and we think we've done that."

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recently shot a video for the song "Scream, Aim and Fire" in Australia. Video director Frank Borin described the clip for "Scream, Aim, Fire" as "a social commentary about the facade of war and the deceitful tactics used to recruit the young men of our country."

"The Poison" has sold 336,000 copies in the United States since coming out in February of 2006 (the CD was issued in Europe in October 2005), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Bullet For My Valentine Announce European Dates

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have announced a string of European tour dates for February, due to follow their upcoming UK tour. The band's complete schedule is now as follows:

31 - Newport Centre - Newport, England

1 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, England
3 - Glasgow Academy - Glasgow, Scotland
4 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, England
7 - Brixton Academy - London, England
10 - E-Werk - Köln, Germany
11 - George-Elser Halle - Munich, Germany
13 - Olympia - Paris, France
15 - Schlachthof - Weisbaden, Germany
16 - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
18 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
19 - Tragarn - Gothenburg, Sweden
20 - Tyrol - Stockholm, Sweden
22 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland

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Bullet For My Valentine Announce U.K. Dates

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have announced the following UK tour dates for early 2008:

31 - Newport Centre - Newport, England

1 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, England
3 - Glasgow Academy - Glasgow, Scotland
4 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, England
7 - Brixton Academy - London, England

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 19th at 9 AM.

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Bullet For My Valentine Frontman Talks New Album

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recently shot a video for the song "Scream, Aim, Fire" in Australia. The song is likely to be the first single and the title track from the band's upcoming new album, which is due for release on February 12, 2008. The new CD will follow up the band's 2006 effort, "The Poison", and singer Matt Tuck told The Pulse of Radio what fans can expect this time out. "Basically we haven't tried anything dramatically different from what is us," he said. "I mean, there's all the ingredients that make BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE what we are. There's still the stupidly insane, catchy choruses. That was the main focal point of the album again, you know what I mean, like trying to get the choruses as strong as possible. The biggest difference is probably the tempo and the aggression. It's a lot more uptempo, a lot more aggressive."

Video director Frank Borin described the clip for "Scream, Aim, Fire" as "a social commentary about the facade of war and the deceitful tactics used to recruit the young men of our country."

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE began writing its second album back in January. The Welsh band started work at Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas.

"The Poison" has sold 330,000 copies since coming out in February of 2006.

The group performed this past weekend at the Extreme Playgrounds 2007 skateboard world cup and international BMX contest in Berlin, Germany.

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Bullet For My Valentine To Perform At Skate Event

According to a press release, UK bashers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will perform at the Extreme Playgrounds 2007 Skateboard World Cup & International BMX Contest. The event takes place on October 12th and 13th in Berlin, Germany. Prize money for contenders is $100,000.

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Machine Head Added To Metallica's Wembley Bill

Machine Head has replaced Bullet For My Valentine as one of the opening acts for Metallica on July 8 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England. Also scheduled to appear are H.I.M. and Mastodon.

Bullet For My Valentine cancelled its appearance at Wembley and several other European dates in order to allow frontman Matt Tuck to undergo tonsillectomy (a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed).

Professionally filmed video footage of Machine Head's entire performance at the Download festival on June 9, 2007 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England has been posted at YouTube.

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Bullet For My Valentine Forced To Cancel Shows

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled the following dates:

Jun. 29 - Spain, Bilbao (w/ METALLICA)
Jun. 30 - Germany, Freiburg, MTV Campus Invasion
Jul. 03 - UK, London Islington Academy
Jul. 05 - Austria, Vienna (w/ METALLICA)
Jul. 08 - UK, London Wembley Arena (w/ METALLICA)

Commented the band: "Frontman/lead singer Matt Tuck was due to have a tonsillectomy mid-July but, due to unforeseen complications, the operation had to be brought forward at the last minute at the advice of Matt's doctor. Matt is recovering well but has been ordered not to sing for a minimum four-week period, which means that the band have no choice but not to play the shows listed above.

"The band are hugely disappointed but will be going back into the studio as soon as Matt's health is back to 100% to put the finishing touches to the highly anticipated follow up album to 'The Poison', due out late 2007."

Matt Tuck was unable to speak but wrote from his bed: "If I'd known my tonsils were going to cause me to miss shows like these I'd have fucking ripped them out myself long ago. I am totally gutted at not being able to play these shows and the only consolation the boys and I can take from it is that we are now fully focused on the album and we'll be back in the studio as soon as the doctors say I can sing again. I truly can't wait for you fuckers to hear it!"

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Bullet For My Valentine Announce Australian Dates

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has lined up the following Australian dates:

Sep. 04 - Melbourne, AUS - Billboard
Sep. 06 - Sydney, AUS - UNSW Roundhouse
Sep. 07 - Brisbane, AUS - The Arena

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B4MV and All That Remains Dates and Info

Bullet's upcomming tour with All That Remains is slated to run May 2nd - May 20th across the US. Tickets can be purchased here, and a special E-Card for the tour can be seen here.

Escape the Fate and Confession have also been tapped as opening acts for the tour.

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Bullet For My Valentine Plan Mini-tour of Japan

Bullet For My Valentine will travel to Japan in August for a few shows. The tour dates are as follows:

08/28 Tokyo @ Shibuya AX
08/30 Nagoya @ Diamond Hall
08/31 Osaka @ Big Cat

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Metallica Announce Opening Acts for Upcoming Tour

METALLICA have issued the following update:

"Easter greetings from Metallica HQ! In our ongoing quest to keep you informed about every little thing we have planned for our upcoming jaunt through Europe this summer, we finally have an almost complete list of bands who will be joining us as we take a little break from recording to come hang with some of you in a few of the coolest cities on the planet. As you know, some of the shows are festival dates, so things could change a little here and there, and we may have one or two more surprises for you along the way, but as of April 8, here's what we've got for you so far. And for those of you in Denmark lucky enough to score tickets after we got done with Lars' guest list, we're spreading the Danish love with... just read Lars' extra special Easter greeting...in Danish!

We're super psyched to be sharing the stage with great musicians from all over the world . . . see you out there!" More...

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BFMV Want To Be More Metal

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck told Revolver magazine that he is writing meaner, less syrupy melodies for the group's upcoming CD, which the band recently started recording at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). He is also avoiding lyrics about relationships.

"We want to be more metal all across the board," Tuck told Revolver. "On their second album, a lot of bands try to please their record company by doing something more commercial. We didn't want to fall into that trap."

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has written 14 songs for the as-yet-untitled CD, which they hope to have out by the fall. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Scream, Aim and Fire", which is about going to war, and "Waking the Demon", a cut that's definitely not suitable for KROQ or MTV. "It's about getting revenge on a bully at school by slicing pieces off him," Tuck told Revolver. "There's some really sick shit in there, so I'm happy."

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, April 30. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

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Bullet For My Valentine To Support Metallica

Bullet for my Valentine have been chosen by the legends Metallica as a support act on both their European stadium dates in July 2007, including a historic show at the newly finished Wembley stadium.

The tour dates are:

5th July - Rotudenplatz in Vienna, Austria
8th July - Wembley Stadium

These will be the first live dates for B4MV since selling out their previous UK, US and European tours, shifting over 750,000 copies of debut album "The Poison" (including over 250,000 in the US alone), playing main stage at Download 06, touring with Metallica, Guns and Roses and Iron Maiden across Arenas and Stadiums worldwide, and recording album number 2 in El Paso, Texas, release date TBC.

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All That Remains To Support BFMV On US Tour

Fresh off an immensely successful headlining tour and currently gearing up for a return trip to Europe for headlining duties, Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have now been confirmed as direct support to Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine Stateside in May before making a return trip to Europe for the band's debut at Wacken: Open-Air 2007 in Germany.

Continuing to support the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS has already toured Europe twice for the record and will return at the end of March with Textures and Misery Signals, in addition to appearing on Ozzfest 2006 and touring Stateside with DragonForce and Killswitch Engage among others.

The band's latest video, for the track "The Air That I Breathe," recently hit #1 on Music Choice's Videos On Demand programming, in addition to seeing exposure on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. The video can be seen online here.

Here are the currently confirmed tour dates: More...

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YouTube Phenom Blows Up Interpreting Metal Hits

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.

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Bullet For My Valentine Recording New Album

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.

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

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.


More details as they become available.

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Bullet For My Valentine Perform In Birmingham

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.

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As I Lay Dying Announces Rescheduled Dates w/ BFMV

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

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