A three-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions for “Temper Temper”, the fourth album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below (courtesy of Loudwire). In the clip, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck says that the band’s recording process on this album was influenced in part by his work in his side project AXEWOUND. “We approached the record a lot differently this time around,” explains the frontman. “It was kind of more inspired by the way I did the AXEWOUND record. And that was basically: Get in the studio and write and record as you went along.”
“Temper Temper” will be released on February 11, 2013 in the U.K. via Sony Music. The album’s title track will be released on November 25 across all digital providers.
“Temper Temper” was once again produced by Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, GOOD CHARLOTTE), who worked on the group’s last LP, 2010’s “Fever”, and was mixed by noted engineer Chris Lord-Alge (DEFTONES, NICKELBACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD).
In a recent interview with South Africa’s Voice Of Rock Radio, Tuck stated about the band’s upcoming album, “For me, it’s a huge compliment that [Gilmore] really didn’t have much input [this time around], ’cause on the last record he did, and it kind of opened my eyes to write differently and to think about, not slowing things down, but kind of… there’s no restraint on screaming and restraint on a million miles an hour. It’s not necessary, really. We’ve kind of done that [already]. So on this record, [he kind of] sat back and let me do it without having much input, which to me, knowing Don, is a huge compliment, ’cause it means I’ve kind of done it right by my own. So, yeah, we’ve definitely fucking nailed it on this record. I know it’s a long way before coming out and anyone’s gonna hear anything, but I’ve lived with [it] and I know what it is, and trust me, it’s good.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will embark on a U.K. tour in March. Support on all dates will come from HALESTORM.
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