Bullet For My Valentine have released “Parasite,” the second single from their recently announced self-titled album Bullet For My Valentine.
“For Parasite we just wanted to let the song rip,” says director, Fiona Garden. “The intensity and fury of the track tears along, pure performance and vitality. Along the way, in a world defined by blinding light and the phenomenal graphic work of artist Carl Addy, we see this new infinite incarnation of the avatar aM cuts being ritualistically infected and drawn further into limitless oblivion. No locusts were harmed in the making of this video.”
The Guardian called first single, “Knives,” “a sonic onslaught,” adding that it displayed “gymnastic guitar riffs, snarling vocals and more drum hits in four minutes than across most albums.” Rock Sound concurred, calling it “a vicious and violent slab of ferocious modern metal,” whilst Metal Hammer commented, “BFMV are back in the form of their lives.”
But where “Knives” arrived like a punch in the face, “Parasite” is here to disembowel.
The band comments, ““Parasite” is an absolute RAGER from start to finish!!! Easily one of the gnarliest tracks we’ve ever written – we couldn’t be more stoked to finally get it out there.”
Bullet For My Valentine (the album) will be released on October 22 via Spinefarm /Search & Destroy.
“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known,” says lead guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget. “It’s time for us to put out a really angry, heavy, aggressive record. I just can’t wait to grimace on stage!”
Matt Tuck began writing the album in September 2019 before the Coronavirus pandemic brought things screeching to a halt in early 2020. But in June 2020, Tuck and long-time producer, Carl Bown, who co-produced the band’s 2015 album, Venom, and produced and mixed Gravity, picked up the pace again. Together, they hunkered down at Treehouse Studio in Chesterfield, where the remainder of the album was written.
Pre-orders for Bullet For My Valentine‘s seventh studio album are now live, with an instant download of singles, “Knives,” & “Parasite” and special bundle options, including a unique clipping from the backdrop used on the bands ‘Venom‘ world tour from 2015 – 2017, t-shirts, hoodies, gold & silver cassettes, and limited vinyl. Order your copy HERE.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE TRACK LISTING:
- My Reverie
- No Happy Ever After
- Can’t Escape The Waves
- Rainbow Veins
- Death By A Thousand Cuts
Bullet For My Valentine recently made history by headlining the Download Festival Pilot event at Donington Park just last month. Kerrang! summed their performance up perfectly, saying, “Sharp, slick and with every shredding solo sounding immense, they nail a full-stop onto the weekend with confidence and power.”
In addition to their previously announced forthcoming UK headline tour, BFMV can now reveal an extensive European run for January & February 2022. Taking in Germany, France, Spain, Italy & more, a full list of upcoming performances is listed below; –
Bullet For My Valentine November ‘21 UK tour dates:
Oct 31: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Nov 01: Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Nov 02: Hull Bonus Arena
Nov 04: Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Nov 05: London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 07: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Nov 09: Brighton Centre
Bullet For My Valentine January/ February ’22 European tour dates:
Thu 27: Tilburg, NL O13
Fri 28: Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
Sat 29: Berlin, DE Verti Music Hall
Mon 31: Warsaw, PL Expo XX1
Tue 01: Prague, CZ Forum
Thu 03: Hamburg, DE EOA
Sat 05: Munich, DE Zenith
Sun 06: Antwerp, BE Trix
Tue 08: Cologne, DE Palladium
Wed 09: Luxembourg, LX Rockhal
Thu 10: Zurich, SU Samsung Hall
Sat 12: Zagreb, HR Culture Factory
Sun 13: Budapest, HU Barba Negra
Tue 15: Paris, FR Olympia
Thu 17: Milan, IT Alcatraz
Fri 18: Toulouse, FR Bikini
Sat 19: Barcelona, SP Sant Jordi Club
Mon 21: Madrid, SP Vistalegre
Tue 22: Lisbon, PO Sala Tejo
Pre-sale tickets for all European shows are now available via the bands “Army of Noise,” official fan club -sign-up HERE. General sale kicks off on June 27th @ 11am (CET) via www.bulletformyvalentine.com. All tickets for UK shows are available now.