Bullet for My Valentine’s Matt Tuck: Next Album Is ‘Dirty Love Child’ of ‘Venom’ + ‘Gravity’
Bullet for My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck was interviewed by Metalshop TV last month before the band’s show in Bratslava, Slovakia. The singer shared the group’s musical direction for their next album, while discussing each of the band’s previous releases.
The biggest revelation in the interview is the band is working on the follow-up to 2018’s Gravity. Tuck says, “I think early signs are pointing in the direction of kind of a dirty love child of ‘Venom’ and ‘Gravity.’ We’ve written a couple of songs already, so it’s taking the best bits of those two and kind of smashing them together. So far, people are quite excited about it.” No timetable was revealed for the release of the disc. Watch the entire interview below. Head to the 16:30 mark to see Tuck discuss the new album.
Bullet for My Valentine’s 2018 effort Gravity was the band’s first with drummer Jason Bowld and bassist Jamie Mathias. Tuck said the guys intentionally steered away from making an album in vein of 2015’s Venom. “Even though ‘Gravity’ is a far simpler record, it was far more exciting and rewarding to make because we challenged ourselves not to do that. We took away a lot of things, which our band is renowned for, and we didn’t rely on it all… We’ve don’t that on the last one, and let’s make something new, and let’s go for the songwriting this time and the vocals and the lyrics, and let’s make those shine by stripping everything back and letting that have its spotlight.”
When asked about the band’s 2015 album Venom, Tuck said, “I think it’s a great metal record. We tried not to have those moments where we let the feel of the record dip. We wanted it to be fierce, fierce, fierce, anthem, fierce, fierce, anthem, and I think we did that.”
Bullet for My Valentine are currently on tour in Europe still promoting Gravity. They take the stage at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (5/24). Check out all their tour dates here.
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