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Bullet For My Valentine Almost Lost Lead Vocalist

The Pulse of Radio reports that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE singer Matt Tuck almost had to be replaced before recording began on its new album, "Scream Aim Fire", according to an interview with FMQB.com. Guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget revealed that Tuck was having problems with his voice and ultimately needed surgery, adding, "After that he had to teach himself how to sing in a different way because he couldn't sing in the way he used to be able to. It was kind of weird and scary. We even considered getting a new singer because he couldn't sing like he used to. But he had the operation and got healthy and retrained himself...His singing is better than ever, so something worked!"

Tuck told The Pulse of Radio he was very frustrated and angry when his throat began acting up because the band's management and record label did not immediately take the problem seriously. "Just the straw that broke the camel's back really was just one tour too many, which set us back nearly nine months," he said. "So it was just thinking I wasn't ever gonna be able to sing again really, which is a devastating feeling."

One of the songs on "Scream Aim Fire", "Deliver Us From Evil", was inspired by Tuck's experience.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. FocusShift writes:

Kind of old news. Thats what happens when you don't learn how to scream properly.

# Mar 7, 2008 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Yeah, kinda reminds me of the NZ band 8 Foot Sativa. The vocalist screamed so hard he passed out on stage, which was awesome cuz they were playing on live TV. Great vocalist despite though.

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# Mar 7, 2008 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. LST77 writes:

This info is pretty old. Matt himself has stated this same info in interviews weeks before their new album dropped. It is a problem that has plagued several vocalists of bands I like: Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf & Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch to name a couple. In my opinion I think it comes more from a vocalist that goes from melodys to screaming a lot during their songs.

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# Mar 7, 2008 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RedrumSyndrum writes:

maybe its from all the d***s he was sucking

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 3:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. LST77 writes:

RedrumSyndrum--I like how you and others like you say sh*t like that because you don't like the sound of a certain vocalist. Just so you know, facts show that closet gays like to make homophobic statements about others to try to make themselves look better! Now I'm not saying or implying anything, but those are the facts! Maybe you should think about that before you post sh*t like that in the future......wouldn't want peolple to think you suck to much d**k now would you!!!!!!!!

Why don't you just state you don't like BFMV, and leave it at that. Or try this, since you don't like them, don't even comment....save the time and spend it commenting on bands you do like. just a thought!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PIXIE! writes:

so thats why they sound different!!!!!!! OMFG i was like... they suck now :( but now that i know this... i think sound really good! i just wish he'd learnt how to scream properly instead of having to get an operation!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Pixie, thats what happends when you dont take proper singing/screaming lessons then try to make a career out of it. As funny as Robert Plant looks he keeps proper stance and breathes correctly while singing. That is why he will be known as a legendary front man and the B4MV guy most likely not. Lst77, I know what you are saying, but do think Redrum is right. B4MV blows donkey wangs at night!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. LST77 writes:

Kalis_wrath...that's your opinion, which you are entitled to, but I don't share the same opinion. The point I make is to come on to a discussion board and say sh*t like that to me is imature (keep in mind I'm 30)....but whatever, I guess I would rather not waste my time saying something as stupid as that. I just don't understand how everyone on here can hate them that much.....hell I haven't found one person that I've talked to, at all the shows I've gone to, that doesn't like them! But tastes differ, so be it I guess.

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am 23 Lst77, I dont mind it so much because as you say its an opinion and we are all entiled to them. I do it to get out my irritation of these bands that think they are gods and are not. What is very immature is those who come on the board and say you are emo or gay because you dont like their favorite band. My Mom did teach me that if I did not have something nice to say then dont say anything at all... I did not listen. Hahaha!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. LST77 writes:

Kalis_wrath--you say you do it to get rid of your irritation towards bands who think they are gods, when has BFMV ever did anything to make anyone believe they think of themselves that way? I'm not trying to argue or anything just wondering why you feel that way about them. I mean just because a band sells a ton of records by todays standards doesn't mean they think of themselves as gods.

I'm going to give my opinion on why they are as big as they are: their name is catchy, the mall crowd plays on sh*t like that, and then they have music that is radio friendly. Now I know that to a lot of people on this board that makes them something less of a band, but to me it's just the way it is. I could care less if they are played on the radio or not. The radio station I listen to, 94.1 WJJO is one of the best stations in the country (voted #1 in 2006), and they play bands other stations won't generaly play, such as Dope, Five Finger Death Punch, Nonpoint and so on. Does that mean these bands don't deserve credit?

As I said you're entitled to your opinion, as is everyone, I just wonder how many people on this board let other people decide what that opinion will end up being. Just my 2 cents.

My statements aren't intented to piss anyone off, just to provoke some inner thought.

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

It is to me the way they carry themselfs and yes partialy due to the mall crowds that flock to them like sheep. My biggest beef with them is their music that just grates me when I hear it. The mall crowds that think they are so damned hardcore because they wear their crap and buy their albums irritate me too. The very notion of roamance metal makes me sick and want to vomit! Then you get your little girls who think they know what romance is based on their lyrics. Blame the parents I say! I had made my opinion of these bands long before I discovered MU. Been a metaller for 15 years. One of the things I have enjoyed about this site is our regs that share the same opinion I do and we have fun bashing these bands together. We dont bash the bands we like and sometimes we even tease them a bit too.

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LST77 writes:

I'm not directing this to anyone, but I would like to know if you hate BFMV, does that also mean you hate their single, Scream, Aim, Fire? Because if that's so then I'll stand by my opinion that many of you base your opinions of the band and their music on something else entirely. Now if you don't like most of their music that's one thing, but I just can't believe that anyone that likes metal could hate that song! I'm not saying it's the best song ever or anything, but it definetly screams "metal". But that's just my opinion.

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well if I ever hear it I will let you know weather or not it is any good. I never take a listen to music of a band I hate due to the fact that very rarely does me any good. You would have to pay me to listen to it for it to be worth my time. Hahahaha!

# Mar 8, 2008 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

LST77 - 'it definitely screams "metal".'

I'll admit that I havn't listened to the song because I dislike the bands' previous efforts. That said, bands like Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Judas Priest - they scream metal. I really, really doubt that Bullet will ever scream metal. They might scream, they might emulate metal bands, but they themselves? I would be VERY hesitant to call them metal.

Out of curiosity, for those of you who DO enjoy Bullet For My Valentine, what is it about them that makes them better than other bands like them, in your opinion?

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# Mar 9, 2008 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. The Priest writes:

Well nobody said they were better than anybody. They seem to be young fresh talent who want to take the world by storm, they write decent catchy rock tunes that I personally can tolerate and I'm 26 and have seen hundreds of bands live and have a very wide range of taste in music. They write their on tunes both lyrics and music. Both albums have great playability which makes you wanna listen to it again and again. yeah that's pretty close does that answer your ? psythe

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Joo writes:

I've been a faithfull fan of this site for almost 2 years now and I still get frustrated when people down Bullet. They're rockers point blank a hell of alot better than alot of other friggen crap bands that I've never even heard of that are on this site. K

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. rk writes:

but see they used to be a shiitty emo band that tried to ripoff metallica now there just a shiiitty band sounding like trivium. Is that a good enough explanation and oh BTW what is the name of this aforementioned website? Butt Fukking Mongoloid Vampires def are neither metal or underground.
Thanks.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Diamond Oz writes:

LST77, yep, I've heard Scream, Aim, Fire. I hated every second of it. I saw them supporting Guns N Roses aswell and they were honestly the worst band I've ever seen. That's just my opinion.

By the way Joo, "They're rockers point blank a hell of alot better than alot of other friggen crap bands that I've never even heard of that are on this site"

How can you say they're better than bands you've never even heard of?

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

Priest - catchy rock tunes? I'll go with that. They scream rock, fair enough. If we're talking contemporary popular rock, anyway. Rock n Roll's another thing altogether. My only point was that really, this band is pretty damn far from being metal. Your point was that their music is catchy and easy to listen to? If so, I understand where you're coming from.

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# Mar 9, 2008 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. LST77 writes:

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

My opinion is that while I'm not saying all their music is heavy, and i never said I liked them better than all the other bands out their, I for one can't understand how a song like Scream, Aim, Fire is not "Metal" to some of you. If it's not then what do you call it? That song is not rock, nor hard rock....it's metal. They themselves might not be the most "metal" band out there but that song is Metal. I myslef don't spend my life trying to figure out who's better or who's image somehow makes them suck, I listen to music that I like the sound of....My music range is just more diversified than a lot of yours. I'm not saying that to diss anyone, I'm just stating that I don't listen to music because of what other people think, I listen to it because of what I think.

# Mar 9, 2008 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. texlonghorn10 writes:

lst77 if u think bfmv is a metal in anyway then u dont know true metal and thats why we dont think that song is metal and to me a metal band is not a mallcore band that look like highschoolers and all they do is write love, hate songs and act like hardcore metal when all they do is drink a couple beers go tag sum lil girls , toilet paper sum houses like we did when we were in school, or still trying to act like you were, that aint real metal. real metal are mother f***ers out busting there asses kicking peoples ears in not giving a f*** who likes them or pleasing a certain group or radio station. and of course chugging beering and whiskey[not sipping!] and living the metal scene not the rockstar life thats a hollywood cliche anymore and exactly what bfmv represents!!

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Xile89 writes:

I think the only thing to the mainstream crowd is if they hear someone screaming they believe its metal and labeled as such.
These bands I think get bashed so much by the rest of the metal community because the rest of of feel we are being misrepresented to the rest of culture. We don't give a f*** about that culture but we sure as hell don't want to be associated with these types of bands to represent what is true metal.

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. FocusShift writes:

I at one point was really into this band. Their old stuff was catchy but after a while it lost its affect on me. Scream, Aim, Fire sounds too robotic and way too polished. While they're attempting to play metal, they do not represent what metal is. They represent an image and a commodity being produced to be sold. This band has kept itself around by following the trends much like Trivium/A7X/Atreyu and all the other once -core titled bands. An excellent representation of metal could be made of Light This City or The Absence. Two very talented bands whose music doesn't sound forced or faked and at the same time both bands full of people who you can relate to who don't seem like pop icons like the BFMV people do.

ATG and Judas Priest screamed metal because they weren't trying to put off this image of "Oh we're so evil and metal." Some bands just try too hard and fail.

# Mar 10, 2008 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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