Bullet For My Valentine: We'll never do a Bring Me The Horizon

Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine say they won’t imitate Bring Me The Horizon and take a bold, new direction with their music.

While frontman Matt Tuck praises Bring Me The Horizon for taking a creative risk and moving away from the heavier sound of their older albums, he says his band won’t drop guitars for synths.

He tells Faster Louder: “I think of the era we grew up and the bands we listened to growing up, and I think we will always be us. I don’t think we’re going to do like Horizon – it’s a very bold move and that comes with risks.

“I think when you start to put yourself in that position of evolving like they have over the last two records, what you do next time is a dangerous game to play. Thankfully, it’s worked out for them well, and long may continue.

“But, for us, I think we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and what we’ve done – so if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it. We’re going to evolve and things are going to change naturally, and that’s great and that’s what we encourage.

“But I think as far as dropping guitars for synths, that’s not for us, man. We’re going to do what we do.”

Bullet For My Valentine, who recently signed with Spinefarm Records, released latest album Venom in 2015.

They’re currently in Japan and have a run of festival appearances and tour dates scheduled this summer, including Vans Warped tour with Atreyu and Good Charlotte.

Bullet For My Valentine tour 2016

Apr 15: Tokyo Studio Coast, Japan
Apr 30: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville, FL
May 01: Fort Myers Fort Rock Festival, FL
May 03: Atlanta The Tabernacle, GA
May 05: Richmond The National, VA
May 06: Chattanooga Track 29, TN
May 07: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 09: Niagara Falls Rapids Theatre, NY
May 10: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ
May 11: Huntington The Paramount, NY
May 13: South Bend Club Fever, IN
May 14: Sioux City Anthem At Hard Rock Hotel, IA
May 15: Green Bay Sandlot Entertainment Complex, WI
May 17: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY
May 18: Grand Rapids Intersection, MI
May 20: Columbus Rock On The Range, OH
May 21: Fort Wayne Piere’s, IN
May 23: New Orleans House Of Blues, LA
May 24: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN
May 25: Nashville War Memorial Auditorium, TN
May 27: Pryor Rocklahoma Festival, OK
May 29: San Antonio River City Rockfest, TX
Jun 03-05: Mendig Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 03-05: Nuremberg Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun 08: Luxembourg Den Atelier, Luxembourg
Jun 08-11: Interlaken Greenfield Festival, Switzerland
Jun 09-12: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock Festival, Austria
Jun 10-11: South Park Festival, Finland
Jun 14: Moscow Stadium Live Club, Russia
Jun 15: St Petersburg A2, Russia
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jul 04: Hradec Kralove Rock For People, Czech Republic
Jul 09: Viveiro Resurrection Fest, Spain
Jul 15-17: Chicago Open Air, IL
Jul 16: Cadott Rock Fest, WI
Jul 19: Noblesville Vans Warped Tour, IN
Jul 20: Cuyahoga Falls Vans Warped Tour, OH
Jul 21: Cincinnati Vans Warped Tour, OH
Jul 22: Auburn Hills Vans Warped Tour, MI
Aug 04-06: Wacken Festival, Germany
Aug 16: Budapest Sziget Festival, Hungary
Aug 27: Wroclaw Capital Of Rock, Poland
Nov 24: Newport Centre, UK
Nov 27: O2 Academy Newcastle, UK
Nov 30: O2 Glasgow Academy, UK
Dec 03: Academy Manchester, UK
Dec 06: O2 Academy Birmingham, UK
Dec 09: O2 Academy Brixton, UK

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