BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Audio samples of all 11 tracks that will appear on "Fever", the forthcoming third album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, are available for streaming at Amazon.de.

Due in the U.S. on April 27 (one day earlier internationally) via Jive/Zomba, "Fever" pairs BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE with producer Don Gilmore, best known for his work with LINKIN PARK and GOOD CHARLOTTE.

The band — guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck, guitarist Michael Paget, bassist Jason James and drummer Michael Thomas — recorded the CD in studios both in its native Wales and Los Angeles.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Your Betrayal
02. Fever
03. The Last Fight
04. A Place Where You Belong
05. Pleasure and Pain
06. Alone
07. Breaking Out Breaking Down
08. Bittersweet Memories
09. Dignity
10. Begging For Mercy
11. Pretty On The Outside

In a recent interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, Tuck stated about the writing and recording process for the new CD, "We wanted to do something fresh and exciting but that was still us.

"Having Don Gilmore was a very conscious decision. We didn't want him to change us as musicians, just help with the vocals and get the best possible performances out of us.

"It's a weird thing singing in the studio; you don't get the adrenaline the energy the buzz, it's you in front of a microphone looking at a guy staring at you.

"To get the performances out in the studio was hard, but Don was amazing. We rewrote the lyrics and melodies up to five times on some songs because he didn't think they were strong enough. We worked insanely hard to get the vocal lines different but still BULLET.

"The vocals took longer than everything else on the album put together. It was brutal work, but I personally thought I had a huge point to prove so that’s why I stuck at it."

He added, "Everyone's buzzing about this one. We just tried to get that energy and excitement and vibe back into the band because the 'Scream, Aim, Fire' [2008] sessions just ripped our hearts out of wanting to be in a band."

"The Last Fight", the new video from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be viewed below.

"Fever" follows "Scream Aim Fire", which debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, a career high for the group, whom Kerrang! named "Best British Band" in both 2008 and 2009. Worldwide "Scream Aim Fire" has sold one million copies and debuted in the Top 5 in Germany, Austria, Australia and No. 1 in Japan and reached gold status in the U.K. and Canada.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE starts a headlining U.S. tour on April 30. Stops for the band include New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival and Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range. Upcoming international festival highlights include the Download Festival in the United Kingdom, Germany's massive Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, Sweden’s Metaltown, Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting, Austria's Nova Rock and Italy's famed Gods Of Metal.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will take part in a live chat on MySpace on April 9 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Tune in for an exclusive announcement and submit your questions now at this location.

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