Bullet For My Valentine releasing new single this Friday

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Bullet For My Valentine are releasing a brand new single tomorrow, Friday April 8. In a post on Instagram unveiled last night, the Welsh metal heavyweights revealed a cheeky snippet of new music with the caption: "Omen. The new single. Coming this Friday. Be ready."

The release of Omen may surprise some Bullet For My Valentine fans given that their critically acclaimed, self-titled seventh studio album was only released last year. Eagle-eyed Metal Hammer readers will, however, have suspected something might be coming sooner rather than later - as revealed in a Hammer cover feature late last year, frontman Matt Tuck confirmed that the band had already been working on more new material, and were considering dropping the tracks as one-off singles.

“We seem to be on a creative roll right now,” he explained. “Every time we go in the studio something cool happens.” 

2021 proved to be a flagship year for the band, having headlined Download Pilot to mark their first outdoor UK festival headline show.  “I didn’t miss playing in front of an audience until that point,” Matt admitted. “We’ve been doing this for so long that you forget how cool it is. Then we got out there and it was, like, ‘This is fucking good.’”

When asked if he thinks Bullet could still one day headline the 'real' Download - the Pilot edition took placed on a reduced, 10,000-capacity site - the frontman hedged his bets somewhat.

 “If the day comes where we get asked back to headline, that’ll be great,” he answered. “Just being asked to do that one was an amazing experience.”

Listen to the snippet from Omen below.

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Merlin Alderslade
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Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.