Massive riffs, noisy guitars and a keen sense of melody push Fever into the hot zone of 2010 rock-metal discs. The British band’s visceral assault bulldozes most of the feeble lyrics, except in the case of power ballad Bittersweet Memories, a valentine that didn’t dodge Bullet’s high-school smarm. — Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
Spread the Fever! Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine return with their third Jive album, Fever, today! “Your Betrayal” the first single and video from the album is currently #1 on the iTunes rock album chart, #13 on the BDS Active Rock Chart and featured on Fuse’s #1 Rock Countdown show. This week Bullet For My Valentine kicks off a national headline tour in Worcester, MA and continue across the country. Tour highlights include New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival on May 1st and Ohio’s Rock On The Range on May 23rd, joining the band on tour will be Chiodos and Airbourne. Last night Bullet For My Valentine kicked off release week with a secret MySpace show at the Islington Academy in London which was streamed live on myspace.com. On Thursday, April 29th, BFMV will be at Hot Topic in Paramus, NJ for an in store signing with fans. Fever is Bullet For My Valentine’s third album and follows 2008’s Scream Aim Fire. Fever was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park) and recorded in both the band’s native Wales and Los Angeles. Recently, BFMV re-launched their website www.bulletformyvalentine.com where fans can find all things BULLET!
Bullet For My Valentine is running an exclusive only available at Hot Topic. Fans that purchase the new Bullet album Fever from Hot Topic will receive a “unique pin code card” in their CD. Each unique pin code can be redeemed at www.hottopic.com/bulletfever to win cool Bullet prizes. One lucky fan and their guest will win a flyaway to meet Bullet for My Valentine along their fall 2010 tour! Other prizes include 500 signed Bullet posters and 500 Bullet wrist cuffs. Anyone that redeems their pin code is a winner and will receive a complimentary video download of “Your Betrayal.” Visit www.hottopic.com/BulletFever for official rules and complete sweepstakes details. CHECK OUT BFMV ON TOUR!
April 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
May 1 East Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle
May 2 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
May 4 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
May 5 Nashville, TN Rocketown
May 7 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
May 8 Little Rock, AK State Fairground
May 9 Tulsa, OK Diamond
May 11 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
May 12 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
May 14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
May 15 San Diego, CA SOMA
May 16 San Francisco, CA Regency Center Ballroom
May18 Salt Lake City, UT Great Salt Lake Air
May 19 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
May 21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
May 22 Chicago, IL Rivera
May 23 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range
May 25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
May 26 Minneapolis, MN 1st Avenue
May 28 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
May 29 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 30 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Hard rock band Bullet For My Valentine are currently premeiring the brand new video for the song “Your Betrayal” off the their April 27th release, Fever. You can view the video below!
Bullet For My Valentine have released their second full length disc, Scream Aim Fire.
I must admit that I don’t usually get into Metalcore bands very much, but the tunes on Scream Aim Fire will most certainly appeal to quite a few heavy metal fans out there.
This disc is full of lighting fast guitar solos, pounding drums beats, and plenty of metal screams that will unleash your inner headbanger.
The first two songs, Scream Aim Fire, and Eye of the Storm are high energy metal screamers. They start off Scream Aim Fire in a very powerful fashion.
The song Hearts Burst Into Fire caught me by surprise. Matt Tuck sings more than he screams on this one, and this tune could be a fairly big radio hit for Bullet For My Valentine.
Waking the Demon blasts into metalcore mode, and I have to admit, that I am not a fan of those metalcore style vocals. This song has both pure singing (good), and the cookie monster screams (bad). It isn’t a bad song though, and it has grown on me after listening to it a few times. The guitar work on this song is pretty impressive.
Disappear leans more to the mainstream, and Deliver Us From Evil is one of the better metal tracks that I have heard this year.
There are elements of Say Goodnight, that reminds me of Pantera’s Cemetary Gates which is very cool.
I can not deny the popularity of metalcore, but I still have problems wrapping my head around metalcore style vocals. I don’t have a problem with heavy metal style screams. I love ‘em. The guitar work on Scream Aim Fire is stellar, but on some songs, the vocals do not work for me very well. This won’t be a problem for fans of the metalcore genre. They will get into this CD far more than I.
Scream Aim Fire will appeal to fans of Atreyu’s last album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, most heavy metal and metalcore fans. Scream Aim Fire will arrive in stores today, January 29th. Check it Out!
For more information on Bullet For My Valentine, check out the band’s myspace page. I hope you enjoy the video below, for the the first single on the album, Scream Aim Fire.
- Scream Aim Fire
- Eye of the Storm
- Hearts Burst Into Fire
- Waking the Demon
- Deliver Us From Evil
- Take It Out On Me
- Say Goodbye
- End of Days
- Last to Know
- Forever and Always
Bullet For My Valentine is:
Matthew “Matt” Tuck – vocals, guitars
Michael “Padge” Paget – guitars
Michael “Moose” Thomas – drums
Jason “Jay” James – bass