I’ve seen TONS of people leaving comments on my FB & Twitter pages asking for this cover – so i decided to go for it. If you’re wondering what’s up with my floor tom – the little piece of metal that holds it up straight BROKE right before I was about to shoot, so I had to find a temporary fix – hence that beautiful (NOT) brown box thats holding it up. how ghetto.

Album: Fever

Released: April 26, 2010
Label: Sony

Album cover – Fever (2010)

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

Feveris the band’s third studio album. Containing eleven tracks, the album was released on 26 and 27 April 2010 in the UK and in the US, respectively. The album sold 71,000 copies in the US and 21,965 in the UK in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Alternative charts, making it the band’s most successfully-charting record to date. Since its release, Fever has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. It also went gold in the UK in late 2013.

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 July 13, 2012

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