Bullet For My Valentine have shared another track from their new album.
“Playing God” is taken from upcoming fifth studio LP Venom, scheduled for release on the 14th of August via RCA.
Reflecting on BFMV’s previous album Temper Temper, drummer Moose Thomas said recently: “Working with certain people and producers, if you’ve had a radio hit at one time in your career, they try and make your whole album sound like that.
“We tried to do that on the last album – and we failed miserably. So we went back to our roots and picked up where we left off.”
The full track list for Venom is:
02. “No Way Out”
03. “Army Of Noise”
05. “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)”
08. “The Harder The Heart (The Harder It Breaks)”
10. “Hell Or High Water”
12. “Playing God”
13. “Run For Your Life”
14. “In Loving Memory”
15. “Raising Hell”
Bullet For My Valentine have been confirmed as headlining this year’s Camden Rocks festival.
The news has been kept under wraps until now, with rumours of a secret headliner circulating for some time. The Welsh metallers will play their set at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on the 30th of May.
Says BFMV frontman Matt Tuck: “We wanted to create a shit-storm, really! Hopefully it’ll be the perfect start to the album cycle and we can play some new songs and make a cool event out of it. The festival itself has a good vibe anyway, but with us being there at such late notice… It’s going to be chaos.”
In the meantime, the band have also announced a mammoth UK tour for later this year. You can check out the confirmed dates below.
Bullet For My Valentine’s new album, Venom, is due for release on the 14th of August. The band recently shared a lyric video for new track “No Way Out” and confirmed that Jamie Mathias has joined the band as bassist, replacing the departing Jay James.
“It wasn’t easy revisiting some very dark places to come up with lyrical content for this one,” says Tuck, “but once I knew where it was heading and I was comfortable with letting certain things out – all hell broke loose. It’s easily the most aggressive record we’ve ever done and lyrically it will no doubt touch a nerve with a lot of people that listen to it. I cannot express enough how proud I am of it, and can’t wait for everyone out there to hear it too. We’ve reinvented who we are and are ready to take on the world once more.”
Buy your Camden Rocks tickets here and check out BFMV’s video for “No Way Out” below.
Bullet For My Valentine’s confirmed UK tour dates are:
28 Belfast Ulster Hall
29 Dublin Olympia
1 Bournemouth Academy
2 Reading Hexagon
3 Guildford G Live
5 Aylesbury Waterside
6 Stoke Victoria Hall
7 Lincoln Engine Shed
9 York Barbican
10 Aberdeen Music Hall
11 Dunfermline Alhambra
13 Middlesbrough Empire
14 Carlisle Sands
16 Leicester Academy
17 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
18 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
20 Swansea Brangwyn Hall
21 Southampton Guildhall
22 Ipswich Regent Corn Exchange
Black Metal legends Venom have released a video for their track “Smoke.”
The song is lifted from the band’s critically acclaimed new album From The Very Depths, released back in January.
In celebration, and to mark this year’s Record Store Day on the 18th of April, Venom will also be releasing the album as a limited edition 2-disc vinyl gatefold run of just 300 copies, each one stained a bloody red.
You can find out which independent record stores are taking part in Record Store Day here.
Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 26th January 2015:
From The Very Depths, Venom
Modern Nature, The Charlatans F.E.A.R., Papa Roach Matador, Gaz Coombes Juggernaut Alpha/Juggernaut Omega, Periphery Easy Meat, Napalm Death Only To Rise, Sweet & Lynch Songs People Actually Liked, Bowling For Soup Shanghaied, Ammunition Empire Of Sin, Impera Opus Aethereum, Ethereal The Revenant King, Visigoth
Speaking of the new album, frontman Cronos commented recently: “This album is perfect; all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording; Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well… it shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”