Bullet For My Valentine have released “Shatter,” the third single from their forthcoming self-titled album Bullet For My Valentine, and it is another absolute rager.
Watch the video for the new single “Shatter,” HERE.
“We’re very excited for you all to hear our new track “Shatter;” it’s one of our personal favourites and we’re pretty sure it’ll be one of yours! It’s an absolute sledgehammer of a track with riffs for days! Let the head banging commence!!!” – Bullet For My Valentine.
The visualiser for “Shatter” is a visceral and instinctive moment in the new Bullet visual era. For this project Matt Tuck collaborated with creative director, Fiona Garden, and her husband/artist, Ben Ashton (benashtonart.com). Using tactile optical elements, smashing endless panes of glass, and getting covered in oily black paint, Matt worked hands-on with Garden & Ashton to create a physical mood both “cavernous and claustrophobic.”
Fiona Garden adds, “These hypnotic abstract visuals were then fed into the fearsome and instinctive creative machine behind “Knives” and “Parasite”: editor Sara Faulkner and VFX artist Gabriel Thomas Ayache. The clip features, as always, the design edge of Carl Addy (ulcerboy.)”
Bullet For My Valentine (the album) will be released on October 22 via Spinefarm /Search & Destroy.
“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!”
Matt Tuck began writing the album in September 2019 before the Coronavirus pandemic brought things screeching to a halt in early 2020. But in June 2020, Tuck and long-time 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 now live, with an instant download of singles, “Knives,” “Parasite” and “Shatter.” Special bundle options are available, including a unique clipping from the backdrop used on the bands ‘Venom‘ world tour from 2015 – 2017, t-shirts, hoodies, gold & silver cassettes, and limited vinyl. Order your copy HERE.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE TRACK LISTING:
3. My Reverie
4. No Happy Ever After
5. Can’t Escape The Waves
7. Rainbow Veins
10. Death By A Thousand Cuts
Bullet For My Valentine recently made history by headlining the Download Festival Pilot event at Donington Park. Kerrang! summed their performance up perfectly, saying, “Sharp, slick and with every shredding solo sounding immense, they nail a full-stop onto the weekend with confidence and power.”
Bullet For My Valentine November ’21 UK tour dates:
Oct 31: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Nov 01: Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Nov 02: Hull Bonus Arena
Nov 04: Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Nov 05: London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 07: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Nov 09: Brighton Centre
Bullet For My Valentine January/ February ’22 European tour dates:
Thu 27: Tilburg, NL O13
Fri 28: Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
Sat 29: Berlin, DE Verti Music Hall
Mon 31: Warsaw, PL Expo XX1
Tue 01: Prague, CZ Forum
Thu 03: Hamburg, DE EOA
Sat 05: Munich, DE Zenith
Sun 06: Antwerp, BE Trix
Tue 08: Cologne, DE Palladium
Wed 09: Luxembourg, LX Rockhal
Thu 10: Zurich, SU Samsung Hall
Sat 12: Zagreb, HR Culture Factory
Sun 13: Budapest, HU Barba Negra
Tue 15: Paris, FR Olympia
Thu 17: Milan, IT Alcatraz
Fri 18: Toulouse, FR Bikini
Sat 19: Barcelona, SP Sant Jordi Club
Mon 21: Madrid, SP Vistalegre
Tue 22: Lisbon, PO Sala Tejo
Tickets for all shows are available via www.bulletformyvalentine.com.