Soundscape’s A-Z Of Bands: Bullet For My Valentine

For those of you who may not know yet, the A-Z of bands is a brand new feature for Soundscape where we will be writing all about a band beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Last week the band we featured was the fantastic Antlered Man and this week, we will be going a little more mainstream with Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine.

Formed way back in 1998 as Jeff Killed John, they played in the nu-metal genre until becoming Bullet For My Valentine in 2003, with a line-up and genre change.

From then, it was onwards and upwards for the four upstarts, and with four albums under their belt and numerous stadium tours to their name – as well as having success in the US, you can’t deny that this band haven’t done well for themselves. They have also picked up numerous awards, including winning British Band Of The Year at the Kerrang! Awards for three years in a row. The band are known for enjoying a tipple or two, as evidenced in the somewhat infamous video below, taken at the 2006 Kerrang! Awards:

Video courtesy of klown1980 via youtube.

Their latest album Temper Temper was released earlier this year and was celebrated with a small ‘hometown’ release show at the Great Hall in Cardiff before the band headed out to the USA. The band will be doing an arena tour in the UK later on in the year with support from Asking Alexandria and The Young Guns.

Recommended tracks:
Hand Of Blood
Pleasure And Pain

Fan of Bullet For My Valentine? Think I’ve missed out one of their best songs, or just want to let us know what you think about them? Feel free to leave your comments below. Don’t forget that you can also leave suggestions for future bands to be covered, as well.

About Natalie Humphries 1854 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: or @acidnat on twitter.

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