Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have entered a Thailand studio to begin recording their fourth album. The band’s guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck tweeted earlier today (Wednesday, February 15), “Moose [drummer Michael Thomas] [is] tracking the first song right now!! Sounds incredible!!”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE released a deluxe CD/DVD edition of its third full-length album, “Fever”, titled “Fever Tour Edition”, in February 2011. The set featured three new songs recorded live at Xfm radio in the U.K. (“Fever”, “The Last Fight” and “Bittersweet Memories”) and a DVD of “Your Betrayal”, “Fever” and “Waking the Demon”, recorded live from Graspop Metal Meeting 2010 in Dessel, Belgium. The DVD also included videos for “Your Betrayal”, “The Last Fight” and “The Making of The Last Fight” as well as a BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE track-by-track commentary of “Fever”.
“Fever” sold 71,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. “Fever” also landed in the Top Five in Australia, the U.K., Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In a September 2011 interview with Lithium Magazine, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget stated about “Fever”, “As opposed to the other albums, this is right up there. This is definitely where we wanted to go as a band and it’s definitely the right record when it comes to maturing. It’s the third album; it’s definitely where we wanted to go and has taken us where we want to be. It’s ticking all the boxes so far and hopefully the next record does the same thing . . . We strive to write great songs and I think ‘Fever’ comes across as a great album, not just songs, and a complete album. You can sit down and listen to the whole thing as opposed to ‘Scream, Aim, Fire’. We tried to take it back to the roots to the ‘Poison’ sort of thing on the new album, if you know what I mean.”