Bullet For My Valentine Biography

Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jason James (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Michael Thomas (drums). They were formed under the name Jeff Killed John and started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana. Jeff Killed John recorded six songs which were not released; two of these tracks were reworked later in their career as Bullet for My Valentine. Financial difficulties dictated the name change, which was followed by a change in music direction. In 2002, the band secured a five-album deal with Sony BMG. The band has stated that their music is influenced by classic metal acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Slayer. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene.

Bullet for My Valentine's debut album, The Poison, was released on 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom and on 14 February 2006 in the United States to coincide with Valentine's Day, in a nod to the band's name. The album entered the Billboard 200 in the US at number 128. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band made appearances at the Download Festival and Kerrang! XXV, and undertook a US tour with Rob Zombie. Bullet for My Valentine's second studio album, Scream Aim Fire, was released on 29 January 2008 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The band's third album, Fever, was released on 26 April 2010 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. On February 8, 2013, the band released their fourth studio album, Temper Temper, which peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard 200. The band has sold over one million albums in the United States and over 3,000,000 albums worldwide and are the most-successful act in the Kerrang! Awards category of "Best British Band" with three wins.

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Bullet For My Valentine News

Bullet For My Valentine release gory new album artwork

'Temper Temper' will be released on February 11

  • Jan 4, 2013

Bullet For My Valentine reveal new single and album tracklisting – listen

'Riot' will be the first single from the metallers' forthcoming fourth album

  • Dec 18, 2012

Bullet For My Valentine announce new album and tour dates

'Temper Temper' will hit the shelves in February 2012

  • Oct 29, 2012

BFMV's Matt Tuck and Cancer Bats' Liam Cormier form new band AxeWound - listen

Duo hook up with Rise To Remain, Pitchshifter, Glamour Of The Kill men on new side project

  • May 1, 2012

Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck plotting new 'metal as fuck' side project

Frontman says he is putting together a new Slipknot and Pantera-inspired band

  • Oct 27, 2011

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Bullet For My Valentine Music Videos

4U Play Video

4U

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She Worth The Trouble Play Video

She Worth The Trouble

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CD & Digital Album

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Profumo (Gosub Remix) Play Video

Profumo (Gosub Remix)

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Bullet For My Valentine Reviews

Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper Temper’

Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper Temper’

BFMV maintain one foot in metal and the other in the mainstream

  • Feb 6, 2013

Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper Temper’

Their pseudo-American accent is fucking annoying

  • Nov 22, 2012

Bullet For My Valentine

Scream Aim Fire

  • Feb 1, 2008

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