Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine have announced they will release their new album “Gravity” on June 29.
The first single from the disc, “Over It”, received its world premiere earlier tonight (Sunday, April 1) on BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter” and can now be streamed below.
The follow-up to 2015’s “Venom”, “Gravity” will mark Bullet For My Valentine’s full-length recording debut with new drummer Jason Bowld, who has been touring with the group for the past two years, and bassist Jamie Mathias, who joined the band after the last disc was completed.
The guitarist/vocalist said that he and his bandmates “tried to make [the upcoming Bullet For My Valentine album] a different-sounding record, we’ve tried to approach songwriting differently, and a bunch of stuff. We don’t wanna regurgitate anything we’ve done in the past,” he said. “That’s the past — we wanna look forward to the future. We tried to make things bigger by calming things down on the technical side. So we’ve still got really big, massive heavy groove songs, but instead of being super-thrashy and technical on the guitar, they are far simpler and far more digestible, but it gives you a far bigger sound.”
Noting that “every album,” for him, “has a purpose, and every album has its own moment in time,” Tuck said: “I don’t think anything we’ve ever done sounds like something we’ve done before already. And as a songwriter and a creative person, that’s what excites me and that’s what motivates me — to make things different and to challenge ourselves and to challenge myself as a songwriter and a musician and a lyricist and everything, to not do things that are boring and are stale and I’ve done before. And that is really challenging… That’s what keeps me motivated — the challenge of recreating the band’s sound and pushing myself creatively.”