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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – WAKING THE DEMON

That’s what happens when you put eye makeup in the dark 🙂



Album: Scream Aim Fire

Released: January 28, 2008
Labels: Jive Records • 20-20 Entertainment

Album cover – Scream Aim Fire (2008)

Bullet For My Valentine, often abbreviated as BFMV or B4MV, are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; both were on bass. They were formed under the name Jeff Killed John and started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana. Jeff Killed John recorded six songs which were not released; two of these tracks were reworked later in their career as Bullet for My Valentine. Financial difficulties dictated the name change, which was followed by a change in music direction. In 2002, the band secured a five-album deal with Sony BMG. The band has stated that their music is influenced by classic metal acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer.

Bullet For My Valentine

Scream Aim Fire Scream Aim Fire went straight to number 5 in the UK album Charts and number 4 in the Australian album charts. Additionally, the album hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of about 53,000. Since its release, Scream Aim Fire has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide and over 500,000 copies in the United States. The title track of the album is featured in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour. The track “Waking the Demon” is available for download for both Rock Band and Rock Band 2 for the price of $1.99 (160 Microsoft points). “Scream Aim Fire”, “Tears Don’t Fall”, as well as, “Fever” are available on Rockband 3. The track “Hearts Burst into Fire” is featured in the video game NHL 09.

BFMV drummer Michael Thomas


Fun Fact

Roadrunner Records showed interest in Bullet for My Valentine and offered the band a deal. The offer was ultimately turned down, and the band signed a five-album record deal with Sony BMG and a UK licensing deal with Visible Noise. According to Tuck, they chose Sony because, “We thought that a lot more doors would be open to us.”

BFMV – Live at Myrtle Beach, SC 2013


Video Credits

Filmed in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on December 31, 2011

Waking The Demon