Bullet For My Valentine have started working on their 6th album
Five albums and over a decade into their prominent career, Welsh metalcore band Bullet For My Valentine have also been a known quantity, really since their 2005 debut The Poison started gaining mainstream acceptance. Buoyed by career highlights like “Tears Don’t Fall” and the incendiary live staple “4 Words (To Choke Upon)”, the album was a major part of the mid-2000’s metalcore boom, making them something of a household name when sophomore effort Scream, Aim, Fire was released in 2008. Though it wasn’t quite as well-received as their debut, Bullet For My Valentine tried to get a little more diverse on the album, and tracks like the underrated “Take It Out On Me” (which features Skindred’s Benji Webbe) rank as some of the most interesting of their discography. And while Fever and especially Temper Temper were somewhat poorly received (moreso the latter), 2015’s Venom was a solid return to form that lacked the filler of previous releases, while also showing renewed vigor and energy.
Given that it’s been almost 2 years since the release of the aforementioned Venom, perhaps now the time is right for the band to start recording new material – and if this tweet from Matt Tuck is anything to go by, they already have.
Here we go again.#BFMV6
— Matt Tuck (@MattieValentine) April 6, 2017
Bullet recently released a single a few months ago in the form of “Don’t Need You”, a fairly above average track that showcases all the things the band does well. “Don’t Need You” will also see a physical release on Record Store Day, April 22nd, which is rather cool. The question is, will BFMV regress from Venom, go back to their much earlier styles, or even pursue something different entirely? Only time will tell, but given the energy the band has been performing with lately (see: their 2016 NA tour w/Asking Alexandria and While She Sleeps), it’ll likely be worth paying attention to.
Interested parties can also watch the band playing The Poison in full back in December, below.