“Breaking Point”, the new video from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Temper Temper”, which sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 13 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on February 12 via RCA.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s previous effort, 2010’s “Fever”, opened with 71,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 3. It was also a Top 10 release in the U.K., Japan, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.
The Welsh quartet changed the way they approached making an album this time around, with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck and drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas traveling to Thailand to do the initial writing and recording for the album. Tuck told The Pulse Of Radio why they made the trip. “It was just nice being in a studio 24/7, really, you know, with no distractions from home and stuff,” he said. “So that was kind of the main reason why we went there and it just worked out well, you know, because we didn’t have any pressures from having to travel, having to cook your own food — just all the stuff that is an everyday process obviously takes a lot of time out of the day to be creative. So just being there, being able to write 24/7, was a huge advantage.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recently headlined the fifth edition of the“HardDrive Live” tour, which kicked off on April 12 in Denver. Joining them were main support HALESTORM, plus special guests YOUNG GUNSand openers STARS IN STEREO. The trek was sponsored by “HardDrive”.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release a brand new single, “P.O.W.”, on June 17.
Having completed sold-out tours of the Australia, Europe and America, the band will return to the U.K. in June where they will be second headliners on the main stage at Download festival on Friday, June 14. The band will also make a special announcement that afternoon at Download.
Guitarist Niclas Engelin of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will sit out a few of the band’s shows this summer. His temporary replacement for those gigs will be Patrik Jensen (pictured below) from THE HAUNTED.
IN FLAMES’ tenth album, “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” (Century Media), sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.
IN FLAMES’ previous CD, “A Sense of Purpose” (Koch) opened with 20,000 units to land at No. 28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of “Come Clarity” (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to enter the chart at position No. 58.
Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE will release their 12th studio album, “Vigorous And Liberating Death”, on April 14 via Osmose Productions. The cover artwork was painted by Taneli Jarva and can be seen below.
“Vigorous And Liberating Death” final track listing:
01. King Reborn
02. Flaming Sword Of Satan
03. Pathological Hunger For Violence
04. Vestal Virgins
05. Martial Law
07. Apocalypse Principle
08. Kuoleman Varjot
09. Vigorous And Liberating Death
10. Drink Consultation
11. Dystopia A. S.
13. Hostis Humani Generis
“Vigorous And Liberating Death” was recorded at City Lights and S/Mental studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fungus by the band’s longtime sound engineer Max “Kosher/Kebab” Kostermaa, who also handled the previous album, “Road To The Octagon”.
“Vigorous And Liberating Death” was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios.
“Vigorous And Liberating Death” will be available on CD, gatefold LP (with poster) and as a digital download.