Bullet for My Valentine will release its seventh, self-titled album on Oct. 22, 2021, via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. Watch the video for the new single, “Knives,” directed by Fiona Garden, below.
“This is the beginning of Bullet 2.0,” vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck said. “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.”
“Bullet for My Valentine” follows 2018’s “Gravity,” which saw the the band’s catalogue surpass 1 billion streams in the United States.
“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet for My Valentine that I’ve ever known,” guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget said. “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,” Tuck said. “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.”
Tuck began writing the album in September 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic brought things screeching to a halt in early 2020. In June 2020, Tuck and longtime producer Carl Bown, who co-produced the band’s 2015 album, “Venom,” and produced and mixed “Gravity,” picked up the pace again. Together, they hunkered down at Treehouse Studio in Chesterfield, where the remainder of the album was written.
Pre-orders for Bullet for My Valentine’s seventh studio album are live here, with an instant download of “Knives” and special bundle options, including a unique clipping from the backdrop used on the bands “Venom” world tour from 2015 to 2017, T-shirts, hoodies, gold and silver cassettes, and limited vinyl.
“BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE” TRACK LISTING:
“No Happy Ever After”
“Can’t Escape the Waves”
“Death by a Thousand Cuts”
In addition to all the existing hits, fans will get the chance to hear new music live for the first time Sunday, June 20, when the band headlines the Download Festival Pilot at Donington Park.