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Bullet For My Valentine working on 'heavy and technical' album

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:57 AM PT
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Prior to the pandemic, Bullet For My Valentine had been hard at work preparing the follow-up to their 2018 album, Gravity. According to frontman Matt Tuck, the new material is "pretty brutal" and "very technical."

Speaking with Rock Sound amid the quarantine, Tuck had this to say:

"We've never had this much [new music] at this stage, pre-recording. There are seven [songs], I think, which are finished — in my eyes, anyways — vocals and everything, demoed up and ready to go. So it's good. We've got a good head start. And then this [pandemic] happened, and it's kind of stopped the train. So it's not ideal, and we did have a lot of plans for the rest of the year for writing and making the record, which are on the backburner now until further notice. It's not the end of the world, but we're really glad now that we took the time last year and the beginning of this year to write and record a demo rather than just sit on our asses, because we are being forced to right now...

"Looking back at last year, and then taking the decision to take this year off to write and record, take our time, don't rush anything for the sake of it, was the best decision the band could have made. Cause we don't have any of the touring headaches that a lot of bands have that obviously had festivals booked this year and touring schedules, and it's kind of just stopped all of that. So we're lucky in the sense that we don't any of that going on, but it's still kind of spoiling the flow factor that we had six weeks ago when things were on fire again and we kind of have to put the brakes on for a bit. But it's okay — we'll be fine. We weren't scheduled to start making the record till September at the earliest anyway. So we'll just see this out and do some writing in the meantime."

Speaking on the new material, Tuck shared the following:

"It's pretty brutal, to be honest. It couldn't be more of a contrast with 'Gravity' in a ferocious style. It's very technical. I don't know why. You've just gotta go with what you wanna go with as a band, as a musician, as a songwriter, you've just gotta go with what's floating your boat, and this time around, the heavy stuff is just coming out in masses. The riffs are crushing. There's probably 60 percent aggressive vocals, 40 clean, which is a ratio we've never really dabbled with before. It's very heavy, it's very technical. For the Bullet fans out there that kind of like that side of this band, it's very cool and very exciting. It feels good."

The entire interview with Tuck can be viewed below.







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