On February 12, Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia’s “The Racket” radio show (originally “Full Metal Racket”; 2001-2011), aired an interview with vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE for Australia’s recently launched first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station, AndrewHaug.com. You can now listen to the chat below.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE released its fourth album, “Temper, Temper”, on Tuesday (February 12). The Welsh quartet changed the way they approached making an album this time around, with Tuck and drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas traveling to Thailand to do the initial writing and recording for the album. Tuck told The Pulse Of Radio why they made the trip. “It was just nice being in a studio 24/7, really, you know, with no distractions from home and stuff,” he said. “So that was kind of the main reason why we went there and it just worked out well, you know, because we didn’t have any pressures from having to travel, having to cook your own food — just all the stuff that is an everyday process obviously takes a lot of time out of the day to be creative. So just being there, being able to write 24/7, was a huge advantage.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s previous effort, 2010’s “Fever”, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart and was also a Top 10 release in the U.K., Japan, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.
The first single from “Temper, Temper” is called “Riot”.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will headline the fifth edition of the “HardDrive Live” tour, which will kick off on April 12 in Denver. Joining them will be main support HALESTORM, plus special guests YOUNG GUNS and openers STARS IN STEREO. The trek is sponsored by the nationally syndicated weekly Active Rock radio program “HardDrive”.