Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on May 15 at the Lazerfest at the Indianola Balloon Grounds in Indianola, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked if the band has begun writing material for a new album yet, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck told Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV in a March 2011 interview, “We do this [Australia’s Soundwave festival], we go to Japan for a few days, [play with IRON] MAIDEN, get back, have a little bit of time off, and then I think I’m gonna go to L.A. for about a month, start writing with a producer. We’re gonna use Don [Gilmore; LINKIN PARK, GOOD CHARLOTTE], who worked on [the last BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE album] ‘Fever’, and just see how it goes — no pressure, no game plan; I’m just gonna go over, hang out and write some shit.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE released a deluxe CD/DVD edition of its third full-length album, “Fever”, titled “Fever Tour Edition”, on February 15. The set features 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 includes 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.