Bullet For My Valentine Announce New Self-Titled Album, Share ‘Knives’

After teasing new music last week, Bullet For My Valentine have announced their new album, Bullet For My Valentine, out October 22nd via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy.

In anticipation of the new record, the band have released the crushing lead single “Knives.” The song is noticeably heavier than anything on 2018’s Gravity and signifies a return to the band’s brutal, heavier sound.

Watch the video directed by Fiona Garden below.

“This is the beginning of Bullet 2.0,” says vocalist and lead guitarist Matt Tuck. “It signifies where we are right now. The music is fresh, it’s aggressive, it’s more visceral and passionate than it’s ever been.”

Tuck began working on the new album in 2019, but COVID brought things to a halt. Tuck and longtime producer Carl Bown resumed working on the record in June 2020 at Treehouse Studio in Chesterfield.

“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known,” says lead guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget. “It’s time for us to put out a really angry, heavy, aggressive record. I just can’t wait to grimace on stage!”

“I wanted to come out guns blazing, fucking middle fingers flying, and just go for the throat,” agrees Tuck. “I think this is a far more aggressive, intense part of Bullet For My Valentine. It’s always been there. I’ve just never opened the floodgates on it. I want to take people’s heads off in a metaphorical way.”

Pre-order the new album here.

In addition, Bullet For My Valentine have launched their Army of Noise fan club. Check out all the details on Patreon.

Bullet For My Valentine will headline Download Pilot Festival in Donington Park this weekend.

Artwork:

Tracklisting:

01 Parasite
02 Knives
03 My Reverie
04 No Happy Ever After
05 Can’t Escape The Waves
06 Bastards
07 Rainbow Veins
08 Shatter
09 Paralysed
10 Death By A Thousand Cuts

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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