Bullet For My Valentine have released the video for brand new single Knives, the first song to be taken from the Welsh metal icons' upcoming seventh album, Bullet For My Valentine.
“I wanted to come out guns blazing, fucking middle fingers flying, and just go for the throat," says singer and guitarist Matt Tuck of the raging song. “I think this is a far more aggressive, intense part of Bullet For My Valentine. It's always been there. I've just never opened the floodgates on it. I want to take people's heads off in a metaphorical way.”
With its razor-edged riff, juddering drums and mosh-inducing breakdown, Knives lives up to that promise, while the optic-searing video only underlines the point that BFMV are back in the form of their lives.
The follow-up to 2018’s Gravity, Bullet For My Valentine is released in October. According to Tuck, it signifies the start of a brand new era for BFMV.
“This is the beginning of Bullet 2.0,” he says. “It signifies where we are right now. The music is fresh, it's aggressive, it's more visceral and passionate than it's ever been.”
The band have announced a UK tour, kicking off in October 2021 in Nottingham and ending on November 9 in Brighton. Tickets go on general sale from 10am UK time on June 25 (opens in new tab). BFMV also headline the Download Pilot festival on June 20.
Bullet For My Valentine is available to pre-order now.
Bullet For My Valentine: Bullet For My Valentine tracklisting
4.No Happy Ever After
5.Can't Escape The Waves
10.Death By A Thousand Cuts
Bullet For My Valentine 2021 UK tour
Oct 31: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Nov 01: Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Nov 02: Hull Bonus Arena
Nov 04: Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Nov 05: London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 07: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Nov 09: Brighton Centre