"We’re probably going to aim for a ’21 release." - Matt Tuck
Over the weekend Bullet For My Valentine headlined the Jagermeister Stage at Slam Dunk, and Rock Sound sat down with frontman Matt Tuck to catch up on what's coming up for Bullet.
When asked if Bullet had started writing material for the follow-up to their 2018 album 'Gravity', Matt shared "Absolutely - a bit of an exclusive - we’ve already got eight new tracks."
He continued "So we’ve been busy behind the scenes when we’ve not been touring over the last few months. It feels really good. ‘Gravity’, like I said - it wasn’t the gameplan at the time, but when we were making it we thought the process behind it was like ‘well if we do do a record like this, the next one - forward thinking - it just opens the door to do whatever we want again’. And instantly it has. All indicators are pointing towards ferocious heaviness."
And speaking of 'Gravity', Matt shared "So I don’t know - maybe it was just something that we needed to get out of our system, and come back to the more traditional way of writing a Bullet record."
As for the direction of the new album, it's going to be heavy - with Matt sharing "All signs are currently pointing towards a far more aggressive, gnarly, riff-based record."
But when will we be hearing the new music? Not for a while yet "We’ve just been having a chat in the dressing room now with a few people, and we’re probably going to aim for a ’21 release. We want to take our time on this. And we want to work with people that we really wanna work with, and we may have to wait depending on their schedules. But we think ’21 is a safe bet, to give us the time to do what we want, how we want to do it, and not be rushed or forced into anything."
So mark it down. 2021 for a new Bullet For My Valentine album.
Check out the interview below:
EXCLUSIVE: @bfmvofficial frontman Matt Tuck has confirmed that Bullet For My Valentine have already written eight new tracks, and that their new album will be "far more aggressive, gnarly and riff-based" pic.twitter.com/ORy1j6DJf2