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Bullet For My Valentine in You Want A Battle? live clip

Bullet For My Valentine live

Bullet For My Valentine have released a live video featuring their track You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).

It was recorded during the band’s tour stop in Birmingham, Alabama, as they continue to support the launch of fifth album Venom.

Frontman Matt Tuck recently said You Want A Battle? was inspired by his own experience of being bullied. He told Billboard: “It took me a long time to actually pluck up the courage mentally and physically to stand up for myself – it was a momentous moment for me.

“I was able to stand up for myself and defend myself, and the band became the biggest ‘fuck you’ to everyone. That’s what the song’s about: going through hard times and coming through the other side.”

Bullet For My Valentine – who recently signed a new record deal – are currently touring North America, with European and UK dates to follow.

Bullet For My Valentine 2016 tour dates

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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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.