Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their third album, "Fever", 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. "He totally beat me up to get the best songwriting out of me," Tuck told Rock Sound. "We needed someone to take us to another level even though we've had such huge success off our own backs."
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.
"Fever" follows 2008's "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.
A 30-second audio sample of "Your Betrayal", the new single from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, is available for streaming at this location (Real Media). The track will go for radio adds on March 9.
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.
Jon Wiederhorn of the MTV Music Blog recently conducted an interview with Matt Tuck. The podcast can now be streamed using the audio player below.