Bullet for My Valentine
|Bullet for My Valentine|
Bullet for My Valentine performing at the 2010 Norway Rock Festival.
|Oreegin||Bridgend, Wales, Unitit Kinrick|
|Genres||Hivy metal, metalcore, thrash metal|
|Labels||Columbia, Trustkill, Gun, Sony Music, Jive, RCA|
|Past members||Nick Crandle|
Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh hivy metal baund frae Bridgend, formit in 1998. The baund is composed o Matt Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backin vocals), Jason James (bass guitar, backin vocals), an Michael Thomas (drums). They wur formit unner the name Jeff Killed John an stairtit their muisic career bi covering sangs bi Metallica an Nirvana. Jeff Killed John recordit sax sangs which wur no released; twa o these tracks wur rewirkit later in their career as Bullet for My Valentine. Financial difficulties dictatit the name chynge, which wis follaeed bi a chynge in muisic direction. In 2002, the baund secured a five-album deal wi Sony BMG. The baund haes statit that their muisic is influencit bi classic heavy metal acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, an Slayer. The baind is pairt o the Cairdiff muisic scene.
Bullet for My Valentine's debut album, The Poison, wis released on 3 October 2005 in the Unitit Kinrick an on 14 Februar 2006 in the Unitit States tae coincide wi Valentine's Day hence their baund name. The album entered the Billboard 200 in the US at number 128. It wis certifeed Gowd bi the Recording Industry Association of America. The baund made appearances at the Download Festival an Kerrang! XXV, an unnertook a US tour wi Rob Zombie. Bullet for My Valentine's seicont studio album, Scream Aim Fire, was released on 29 Januar 2008 an debuted at number fower on the Billboard 200. The band's third album, Fever, wis released on 26 Aprile 2010 an debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. The baund haes sauld ower ane million albums in the Unitit States an nearly 2,500,000 albums warldwide an are the maist-successful act in the Kerrang! Awards category o "Best British Band" wi three wins.
- Current members
- Michael Paget – lead guitar, backin vocals (1998–present)
- Michael Thomas – drums (1998–present)
- Matthew Tuck – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1998–present)
- Jason James – bass guitar, backin vocals (2003–present)
- Umwhile members
- Nick Crandle – bass guitar (1998–2003)
- Main airticle: Bullet for My Valentine discography
- Studio albums