If you were only allowed to pick one black metal album to hear for the rest of 2019, I would strongly suggest you choose False's Portent. A dizzying leap forward from an already very talented and rightfully well regarded act, it does not take long into ten minute opener "A Victual to Our Dead Selves" for the song to grab your undivided attention and never let go. Dedicated to the memory of several friends, the record is professional, passionate, heartbreaking and exhilarating. "Rime On The Song Of Returning" is an exceptionally poetic ode to natural abandon that seems to question our size in the scope of the march of time. The band have never sounded more precise, empowered and fiery, like there is a fortune teller at band practice urging them to claim destiny's heights. If this album holds significance of metal's future it is one that honors the best of the past while boding very well for the genre's horizons.
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From the Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine‘s own mouths:
We’ve been working hard on this record for over a year now, writing and demoing a ton of material in that time. As we sit here on the 1st of February 2015, we have the most songs we’ve EVER had written for an album before recording session, and now begins the difficult process of choosing the best of the best of them to make the cut for #BFMV5
Going into this process, we couldn’t be more happy or excited to have our man Colin Richardson back behind the desk again. We worked with Colin on our first two records, ‘The Poison’ and ‘Scream Aim Fire’ (as well as the self titled’ BFMV’ EP) and as we listened back to those records during the writing process for this new album, we realised what a special vibe and excitement these records have, and why they’re held in such high respect by our fanbase.
This album, though, is not about going backwards. We’re excited to work with Colin again, but equally excited to be working with Carl Bown for the first time, who we consider the most exciting new British record producer out there right now, and the guy to help take this Bullet record to exciting new places.
Today we start the recording process for #BFMV5. We’ll be taking and uploading one exclusive new photo from the studio per day on our instagram account over at http://instagram.com/bfmvofficial/ so if you’re not signed up yet, you’re missing out, as we’ve just posted our first pic over there now.
Get involved. #BFMV5
To check the video out click here.
Temper Temper will be Bullet For My Valentine’s fourth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s Fever. The record was produced by Don Gilmore who worked with the band on Fever as well. Frontman Matt Tuck recently stated the following about the album in an interview:
“For me, it’s a huge compliment that [Gilmore] really didn’t have much input [this time around], ’cause on the last record he did, and it kind of opened my eyes to write differently and to think about, not slowing things down, but kind of… there’s no restraint on screaming and restraint on a million miles an hour. It’s not necessary, really. We’ve kind of done that [already]. So on this record, [he kind of] sat back and let me do it without having much input, which to me, knowing Don, is a huge compliment, ’cause it means I’ve kind of done it right by my own. So, yeah, we’ve definitely fucking nailed it on this record. I know it’s a long way before coming out and anyone’s gonna hear anything, but I’ve lived with [it] and I know what it is, and trust me, it’s good.”Add to My Radar
Welsh metalcore rockers Bullet For My Valentine have announced five additional US tour dates across the east coast. Each date features various support from bands including All That Remains, Hail the Villain, and Halestrom. The dates are as follows:
5/4 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
5/21 Stage AE – Indoor Stage Pittsburgh, PA*
5/24 9:30 Club Washington, DC#
5/25 Lupo’s Providence, RI#
5/26 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH#
*with All That Remains & Hail The Villain
Welsh metalcore band Bullet For My Valentine have announced details surrounding an upcoming deluxe version release of their latest album “Fever” titled “Fever Tour Edition”
The CD/DVD is set to feature 3 brand new songs titled “Fever,” “The Last Fight”and “Bittersweet Memories” as well as the live DVD recordings of “Your Betrayal,” “Fever” and “Waking the Demon,” from Graspop Metal Meeting 2010 in Dessel, Belgium. In addition to the new songs and live videos, the album will include the music videos for the songs “Your Betrayal,” “The Last Fight,” as well as the making of “The Last Fight”
“Fever Tour Edition” is set to be released February 15th via Jive Records.Add to My Radar
Welsh heavy metal band Bullet For My Valentine posts their new music video for their newest single, “Bittersweet Memories”, off latest album “Fever”.
You can head over the the bands Myspace page to view the video.
“Fever” is the bands third studio album release in 2010 via Jive Records.Add to My Radar
You might want to refrain from serenading your girlfriend with a cover of Bullet for My Valentine’s ‘Bittersweet Memories.’ After all, the song isn’t so much about love as it is moving on with life after a crappy romance. Just a few seconds into the song and you get the gist: “You turn me off at the push of a button/and you pretend that I don’t mean nothing/I’m not a saint, that’s easy to tell/but guess what honey?/you ain’t no angel.” The track is the band’s latest single from their third studio release, ‘Fever’ on Jive Records.
To read the band’s thoughts on the song and watch the video, click here.