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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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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.

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.

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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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Bullet For My Valentine Postpone UK Tour Dates

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

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Bullet For My Valentine Choose New Single

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...

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Just For Fun

Hot Topic Lets You Create Your Own E-card

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:

Amon Amarth
Boys Like Girls
Bullet For My Valentine
Chiodos
GoatWhore
HeavyHeavyLowLow
In Flames
Mushroomhead
My Chemical Romance
Suffocate Faster
Suffocation
The Sleeping
Unearth
Valencia
War of Ages

You can create your own e-card here.

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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.

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