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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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Kerrang To Issue "New Breed" CD

"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.

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Vote For Bullet For My Valentine

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.

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Bullet For My Valentine DVD Details

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.

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Final Saw III Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed

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...

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Bullet For My Valentine and DropDead Gorgeous

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.

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BFMV's "Tears Don't Fall" Audio And Video Online

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.

Audio: "Tears Don't Fall"
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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:


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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:

Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
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":

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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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