BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck has revealed that he is collaborating with as-yet-undisclosed musicians on a “metal-as-fuck” side project, with plans record a full-length album over the coming months. Speaking to “Metal Zone” host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone, Tuck said, “At the moment, there’s just three [guys in the new band], but there’ll be a minimum of four [in the final lineup].” Regarding the new group’s musical direction, Matt said, “It’s, like, far more like SLIPKNOT, PANTERA… It’s metal as fuck, you know what I mean?! Stepping away from the melodic, not giving a fuck… ‘Cause obviously BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE is a business and we have our formula, and what we do works — it’s great — so we won’t stray from that. So it’s nice to step out of that comfort zone and do something fucking ridiculous and not worry about what people are gonna think, because it doesn’t exist yet. . . We wanted to go in there with kind of like a SLIPKNOT attitude of just everything… Like the ‘Iowa’album — just fucking violent. Let it all out. No holds barred.”
According to Tuck, he already has a name picked up for his side project, which has been secretly recording demos with a view towards securing a record deal. “BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s] management already know what’s going on — they’re in the loop — so they’ve already got stuff lined up,” he said.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s third album, “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 the U.K. it reached No. 5 on sales of 21,965.