Bullet for my valentine

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The current logo of Bullet for My Valentine
The current logo of Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet for my Valentine is a metalcore band founded in 1999. The members come from Bridgend (Wales). They named their biggest influences with Metallica, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple. Bullet for My Valentine is international and commercial successful since 2006.


History and Evolution

In 1999 the band was founded under the name „Jeff Killed John“. It's intention was to be a Metallica and Nirvana coverband. In 2002 they became part of the walish bandsupporterproject called „Pynci“. With this help, they were able to publish their first EP with two songs: „You“ and „Play with me“. This EP was produced by Greg Haver and the Style Nu Metal.

The EP was a little success, as it was played on local radio stations. On the day before the recording started, bassist Nick Crandle left the band, but he was replaced very soon through Jason James who played not only bass, but also shouted. After a bandname change to „Opportunity in Chicago“ that leasted only very short, the name was changed into Bullet for My Valentine. After a Showcase in London in 2004 the were quite some lables that wanted to „get“ the band – also Roadrunner Records. But actually Bullet for My Valentine is under contract with Sony BMG (europe), Visible Noise (Great Britain) and Trustkill Records (USA).

the old logo of Bullet for My Valentine
the old logo of Bullet for My Valentine

On november 15, 2004 they published another EP, named like theirselves „Bullet for my Valentine“, that sold very good all over europe. Due to the success they decided to take the single „Hand of Blood“.

Hand of Blood Cover
Hand of Blood Cover

Another single called „4 words (To Choke Upon) was led to public on the 28th of march 2005 and was printed only 1000 times. At august 22, 2005 the Hand of Blood Single was printed again, and contained a new video and a new song.

Cover of the Album "The Poison"
Cover of the Album "The Poison"
  1. "Intro" (feat. Apocalyptica) - 2:21
  2. "Her Voice Resides" - 4:18
  3. "4 Words (To Choke Upon) - 3:43
  4. "Tears Don't Fall" - 5:48
  5. "Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)" - 3:35
  6. "Hit the Floor" - 3:30
  7. "All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)" - 3:45
  8. "Room 409" - 4:01
  9. "The Poison" - 3:39
 10. "10 Years Today" - 3:55
 11. "Cries in Vain" - 3:56
 12. "Spit You Out" - 4:07
 13. "The End" - 6:56

Their first album „The Poision“ appeard on the 30th septembre 2005. It was also a good deal – sold great and made them a name. The first single was named Suffocating Under Words Of Sorrow (What Can I Do), the second one All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me) that made the band interesting to the mainstream, as this ballad is very melodic and without any shoutings. The third single was „Tears Don't Fall“ - in the video the shoutingparts were taken out of the song to make it sell better. In October 2006 a live EP called Hand of Blood EP – Live at Brixton came out, it appeared in two edtitions a „Limited Edition“ (4000 copies) that doesnt differ at all from the normal version besides a sticker that says „Limited EP“. Around two weeks later the full Live at Brixton DVD appeared, called The Poison – Live at Brixton.

"Scream, Aim, Fire" Cover
"Scream, Aim, Fire" Cover
  1. "Scream Aim Fire" – 4:26
  2. "Eye of the Storm" – 4:03
  3. "Hearts Burst Into Fire" – 4:57
  4. "Waking the Demon" – 4:08
  5. "Disappear" – 4:05
  6. "Deliver Us from Evil" – 5:58
  7. "Take It Out on Me" (Feat. Benji Webbe of Skindred) – 5:52
  8. "Say Goodnight" – 4:43
  9. "End of Days" – 4:18
 10. "Last to Know" – 3:15
 11. "Forever & Always" – 6:49

On the 11th of octobre 2007 Bullet for My Valentine finished their 2nd album called Scream, Aim, Fire. It appeard on the 25th of January 2008 in two different versions and it appeared also on SD-Card. The Producer was again Colin Richardson.


Bullet performing live
Bullet performing live

Actual Members

Matthew Tuck (vocals, guitar)

Michael Paget (backing vocals, guitar)

Jason James (bass, backing vocals/shouting)

Michael Thomas

Former Members

Nick Crandle (bass)



2005 - The Poison

2008 - Scream, Aim, Fire


2005 - 4 Words (To Choke Upon)

2005 - Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)

2008 - Scream Aim Fire (als Download 2007)

2008 - Hearts Burst Into Fire

2008 - Waking The Demon


2004 - Bullet for My Valentine

2005 - Hand of Blood

2006 - All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)

2006 - Tears Don’t Fall (Germany only)

2006 - Hand of Blood EP – Live at Brixton

2007 - Rare cuts (Japan only)