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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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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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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.

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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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Bullet for My Valentine Drop Off Bodom Tour

U.K. metalcore act Bullet for My Valentine have cancelled their participation in the upcoming Children of Bodom North American tour in order to join the Rob Zombie/Lacuna Coil touring package, which is scheduled to kick off mid-March. A replacement for Bullet for My Valentine on the Children of Bodom trek has not yet been announced.

Bullet for My Valentine's full-length debut album, "The Poison", will be released in the U.S. on February 14 via Trustkill Records.

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Rob Zombie's "Educated Horses" Tracklisting

ROB ZOMBIE have set the tentative track listing for his new album, entitled "Educated Horses". The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey and will include 11 tracks — including an acoustic number called "Death of It All", "Seventeen Year Locusts" and the album's first single, "Foxy, Foxy". A March 28 release via Geffen Records is expected.

"Educated Horses" track listing:

01. Sawdust in the Blood
02. American Witch
03. Foxy, Foxy
04. Seventeen Year Locust
05. The Scorpion Sleeps
06. 100 Ways
07. Let It All Bleed Out
08. Death of it All
09. Ride
10. The Devil's Rejects
11. Lords of Salem

"We were just very inspired this time," Zombie told MTV.com. "It's amazing how different things can be when you work with people who are excited and energetic and just so into it, that they just really inspire you to create things."

ZOMBIE's upcoming tour with LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be his first outing since last summer's Ozzfest, where he headlined the second stage with a band that also included former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson.

"Before Ozzfest, I didn't have any plans to tour again at all. I was sort of sick of it, truthfully. Everything with my last band started to turn ugly and it wasn't that fun," he explained to MTV.com. "With the new band, I just had such a good time that really, as corny as it sounds, it seemed like the old days — we're having a band, we're playing and it's just fun. Once being in a band turns stressful, you go, 'What the f--- am I doing?' It was really fun, and we came off the tour and started making a record and it just clicked. The record ... we were like, 'These are the best songs ever. It would be stupid not to finish it.' "

ROB ZOMBIE tour dates w/ LACUNA COIL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: More...

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If Hope Dies confirms Opening Spot w/ COB

If Hope Dies are currently on tour with A Love for Enemies and The Burning Season spreading the word about their debut effort Life in Ruin which is due out March 7th via Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records.

The band was recently interviewed by Mtv.com and you can read the interview here.

If Hope Dies also just confirmed a rotating spot on Children of Bodom’s Spring US Tour. Main support will be split between God Forbid and Chimaira; also on the bill are Bullet for My Valentine.

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Chimaira And Children Of Bodom To Team For Tour

CHILDREN OF BODOM will be hitting the road for another North American tour with CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALETINE. The first two confirmed dates are:

March 20 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
March 29 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

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Watch Bullet For My Valentine's New Video Online

Bullet For My Valentine's new video for "Hand Of Blood" has just been posted on Trustkill.com. The band were just in Los Angeles shooting their brand new video for their upcoming album due out February 14, 2006. You can check out some photos from the shoot on their journal. Expect to see this video early next year.

Bullet For My Valentine just kicked off their first US tour last night with labelmates It Dies Today. All tourdates are below as well. The guys will be doing some in store appearances on this tour so you can meet them and hang out. Check out the "events" page for all details on BFMV and other Trustkill band events. More...

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Candiria To Support Bullet For My Valentine

Avant Garde New Yorkers CANDIRIA have landed the main support on what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the Autumn as they join fast rising Welsh Metal Crew BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE for a few shows this October. These will be the first live shows in the UK in support of the Earache released "What Doesn¹t Kill You... Only Makes You Stronger," which is still garnering great press across Europe. You can catch CANDIRIA supporting BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on the following dates:

October
13 UK TRURO Truro Hall
18 UK CARDIFF Coal Exchange
19 UK WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfren Hall
20 LONDON Astoria
22 GLASGOW Garage
24 UK MANCHESTER Academy 2
25 UK NOTTINGHAM Rock City

You can also now watch the new Video for blood.

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Chimaira To Tour Europe with Dark Tranquility

Chimaira have made plans to tour throughout Europe in December with Dark Tranquillity, Hatesphere and Bullet For My Valentine, shows include:
December 06th Paris, FRA - Trabendo
December 08th Antwerp, BEL - Hof Terlo
December 09th Haarlem, NET - Patronaat
December 10th Utrecht, NET - Tivoli
December 11th Bochum, GER - Zeche
December 12th Hamburg, GER - Knust
December 13th Cologne, GER - Live Music Hall
December 14th Stuttgart, GER - Die Rohre
December 16th Milan, ITA - Live Music Club
December 17th Cesena, ITA - Viada
December 18th Trevisto, ITA - New Age
December 19th Ljubljana, SLO - Vpk Mediapark
December 20th Linz, AUT - Posthof
December 21st Munich, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle

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Apocalyptica Announce Full World Tour Itinerary

Finnish cello metalers APOCALYPTICA have added more dates to their upcoming European tour schedule, including some dates with Bullet For My Valentine toward the end of the year. Here is how their tour schedule now looks:

North American tour with EYES OF FIRE:
September 23 - Vancouver, BC @ Richards On Richards
September 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 25 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
September 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues More...

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It Dies Today To Embark On Headline Run

It Dies Today will be embarking on a U.S. headlining run in November with Sinai Beach, Still Remains, Bullet For My Valentine and Jacknife in tow. Dates and venues are forthcoming.

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Bullet For My Valentine Release Video, MP3

The debut CD from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE comes out August 23rd and they've just launched a new video and MP3. You can check out the MP3 for the song "Hand Of Blood" (currently on the Trustkill Takeover CD), the live video for the song "4 Words To Choke Upon", and pre-order the CD and get yourself some free goodies.

These guys are touring overseas in the UK and they are going to hit HELLFEST in a few weeks. Additional tour dates surrounding the festival are also expected. The band will also be back shortly afterwards for a full US tour.

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Hellfest Announce More Bands, Zero Tolerance

Hellfest 2005 has announced more bands and their zero tolerance policy along with upgraded security this year. Here's the announcement about the secutity and zero tolerance policy:

"For the past eight years Hellfest has maintained an almost spotless safety record—less a very minor setback last year. This year, Hellfest has made the decision to make adjustments to our safety policy. This year’s motto—ZERO TOLERENCE. Hellfest takes our fans safety as a serious matter. The bands support it, so should you. We've all heard the speech from the pit, you know, the one found in almost all bands hardcore handbook that starts like this—"We're all family here. If someone falls down, you pick them up." We live by that, but we are very aware that not everyone is always 100% willing to cooperate. We're not naive and we know you aren't either."

"In the past Hellfest has had the t-shirt enforced security on site to ensure everyone’s safety, this year we've upped the anty. We understand with the growing numbers and popularity of Hellfest, our security needed an upgrade. This year we've not only welcomed back our faithful t-shirt security to enforce safety on and around all stage areas, but we’ve enlisted armed security and police officers stationed at all other locations, available within arms reach in case of an emergency. The increased security isn't to ruin anyone's fun, but to keep the hardcore scene about things the scene was built on: music, ethics, DIY attitude and the family mentality. Hellfest fans are on the top of our list. We want the best bands, skateboarders, tattoo artists, merchandise, catering and above all else, the best security. In case there’s any confusion on our definition of ZERO TOLERENCE, we offer you an easy to understand list of consequences. The first incident of disorderly conduct will result in the ejection of all parties involved, arrests will be made and you will receive a fine up to a possible $1000. The Sovereign Bank Arena has welcomed Hellfest with open arms, let’s show them the utmost respect from the hardcore scene. Jail is one place the Hellfest and Sovereign Bank Arena staffs don’t want to see you on the weekend of Hellfest. Whether you purchased a three-day pass or a one day ticket, we don't want any unnecessary incidents happening what cause anyone to miss the most talked about festival of the summer."

One day tickets are also on sale now. From July 27 to August 3, a very limited number of single day passes will be available for a reduced rate. A very limited number of $99.99 3-day passes are still available ($20 less than any other tickets for Hellfest) as well.

//radiotakeover is running an exclusive contest to give you a chance to win prizes involving Hellfest. Four lucky winners will receive one 3 day pass for Hellfest and one winner will win the grand prize of a pair of VIP laminates. Here’s the deal: Grab a video camera and get ready to convince the Hellfest Team why you deserve to go to Hellfest for free. Send your video (vhs, dvd, etc...you make it and we’ll find a way to watch it) to:

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Please include your contact information with your tape: name, email, phone #, AIM (if applicable). For more information on the Hellfest Video Contest go to radiotakeover.com.

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