Germany’s EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with Welsh metallers Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked about the slightly less aggressive musical direction of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s fourth album, “Temper Temper”, compared to some of the group’s earlier efforts, guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck said: “[Our goal with the CD] was just to kind of work on a different way of writing songs, really, which is backing off tempos and making them a bit less complicated and just writing a simple rock song, really. So that was kind of the theory behind it. Basically, we’re gonna go a lot heavier next time. We just think we’ve kind of done what we wanted to do with [producer] Don [Gilmore]. We just don’t wanna do the same thing again. So now we kind of went from heavy to kind ofthrashy to kind of hard rock records. And now we wanna kind of bring a bit more of a thrash metal element back into the sound, really. We wanna kind of go ‘Master Of Puppets’-y. Instead of cutting the songs down and making them simple, we wanna make them really complicated next time.”
“Temper Temper” sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 13 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on February 12 via RCA.
The Welsh quartet changed the way they approached making an album this time around, with guitarist/vocalist Matt 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 headlined the fifth edition of the “HardDrive Live” tour, which kicked off on April 12 in Denver. Joining them were main support HALESTORM, plus special guests YOUNG GUNS and openers STARS IN STEREO. The trek was sponsored by “HardDrive”.