Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their fourth album, “Temper Temper”, on February 11, 2013 in the U.K. via Sony Music. The album’s title track will be released on November 25 across all digital providers. The band debuted the song live at London, England’s Maida Vale studios on October 22 during BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Week”.
“Temper Temper” was once again produced by Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, GOOD CHARLOTTE), who worked on the group’s last LP, 2010’s “Fever”, and was mixed by noted engineer Chris Lord-Alge (DEFTONES, NICKELBACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD).
In other news, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will embark on a U.K. tour in March. Support on all dates will come from HALESTORM.
March 12 – O2 Academy Birmingham
March 13 – O2 Academy Glasgow
March 15 – O2 Apollo Manchester
March 17 – Roundhouse London
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 31 and are priced £18.50 regionally and £20 London (subject to booking fee).
In a recent interview with South Africa’s Voice Of Rock Radio, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck stated about the band’s upcoming album, “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.”
Asked about BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE’s longevity and musical progression over the years, Tuck said, “We’ve been doing this eight years now and we’re still at the top of the game of… we’re still at the top of our tree of our style of music. I mean, no one’s really kind of tried to take us over. So we have kind of taken the foot off the gas already a little bit with ‘Fever’, and the album we just recorded, we’ve actually backed off a little bit again — not because we don’t think people don’t wanna hear heavy music, we’ve actually made it heavier by slowing down and less is more. Like METALLICA’s ‘black album,’ you wouldn’t necessarily call it a heavy album, but the sound of it is fucking heavy and it’s big and it sounds timeless because of that. It’s not a million miles an hour — it’s big and heavy and loud. We’re not trying to make a ‘black’ album, we’re just trying to kind of take that theory of slowing down, putting less technical bits in and concentrating on the vocals and the meat and bones of the song.”