Bullet For My Valentine issue battle cry

Bullet For My Valentine have issued a stream of You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).

It’s the latest track taken from their fifth album Venom which launches on August 14. They previously released a lyric promo for No Way Out.

It’ll be their first album to feature bassist Jamie Mathias who replaced Jay James earlier this year – and frontman Matt Tuck insisted it would be a milestone in their career.

He said: “The album is hands down the best thing we’ve ever done. That’s not me trying to sell it, because people will have their own opinion anyway.

“But it is the best thing we’ve ever done – by a mile. So to have that arsenal of weapons now and to be able to play these songs feels sick. It’s good to be back.”

They’ll hit the road across North America with Slipknot, Lamb Of God and Motionless In White this summer and return to the UK in the autumn.

They’ll take the ashes of two fans on tour with them. Corran Powell, 21, and James Simmons, 18, died in a car crash last December and the band have been given two custom-made necklaces containing some ashes.

Tuck said: “It’ll make the family a little bit happy in a shitty situation. Anything we can do to help, it’s not even a question.”

Venom is now available to pre-order.

Tour dates

Jul 08: Porto Alegre Opiniao, Brazil

Jul 10: Curitiba Vanilla Music Hall, Brazil

Jul 11: Sao Paulo Via Marques, Brazil

Jul 12: Rio Circo Voador, Brazil

Jul 14: Buenos Aires Groove, Argentina

Jul 16: Santiago Teatro Cariola, Chile

Jul 18: Bogota Downtown Majestic, Colombia

Jul 24: West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheater, FL

Jul 25: Tampa Florida Ampitheater, FL

Jul 26: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheater, GA

Jul 28: Detroit DTE Energy, MI

Jul 29: Darien Lake PAC, NY

Jul 31: Saratoga SpringsSPAC, NY

Aug 01: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach, NY

Aug 02: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT

Aug 04: Boston Xfinity Center, MA

Aug 05: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts, NJ

Aug 06: Pittsburgh First Naigara Pavlion, PA

Aug 08: Toronto Molson Ampitheater, ON

Aug 11: Washington Jiffy Lube Live, DC

Aug 12: Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live, VA

Aug 14: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN

Aug 15: Chicago First Midwest Bank Ampitheater, IL

Aug 16: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, MO

Aug 19: Denver Red Rocks Ampitheater, CO

Aug 21: Salt Lake City USANA Ampitheater, UT

Aug 23: Seattle White River Ampitheater, WA

Aug 23: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC

Aug 26: Concord Pavilion, CA

Aug 28: Las Vegas MGM Resort Festival Lot, NV

Aug 29: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ

Aug 30: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM

Sep 01: Austin360 Amphitheater, TX

Sep 02: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX

Sep 28: Belfast Ulster Hall, NI

Sep 29: Dublin Olympia, Ireland

Oct 01: Bournemouth O2 Academy, UK

Oct 02: Reading Hexagon, UK

Oct 03: Guildford G Live, UK

Oct 05: Aylesbury Theatre, UK

Oct 06: Stoke Victoria Hall, UK

Oct 07: Lincoln Engine Shed, UK

Oct 09: York Barbican, UK

Oct 10: Aberdeen Music Hall, UK

Oct 11: Dunfermline Alhambra, UK

Oct 13: Middlebrough Empire, UK

Oct 14: Carlisle Sands, UK

Oct 16: Leicester O2 Academy, UK

Oct 17: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, UK

Oct 18: Folkestone Leas Cliff, UK

Oct 20: Swansea Brangwyn Hall, UK

Oct 21: Southampton O2 Guildhall, UK

Oct 22: Ipswich Regent Corn Exchange, UK

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