Bullet For My Valentine have released “Parasite,” the second single from their recently announced self-titled album Bullet For My Valentine, scheduled to be released Oct. 22, 2021 via Spinefarm /Search & Destroy.
“For ‘Parasite,’ we just wanted to let the song rip,” said Director Fiona Garden. “The intensity and fury of the track tears along, pure performance and vitality. Along the way, in a world defined by blinding light and the phenomenal graphic work of artist Carl Addy, we see this new infinite incarnation of the avatar aM cuts being ritualistically infected and drawn further into limitless oblivion. No locusts were harmed in the making of this video.”
Bullet For My Valentine featuresMatt Tuck — Vocals + Rhythm Guitar; Michael “Padge” Paget — Lead Guitar; Jamie Mathias — Bass; and Jason Bowld — Drums.
“‘Parasite’ is an absolute RAGER from start to finish,” the band commented. “Easily one of the gnarliest tracks we’ve ever written — we couldn’t be more stoked to finally get it out there.”
“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known,” said Lead Guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget. “It’s time for us to put out a really angry, heavy, aggressive record. I just can’t wait to grimace on stage!”
Frontman and Guitarist Matt Tuck began writing the album in September 2019 before the Coronavirus pandemic brought things screeching to a halt in early 2020. But in June 2020, Tuck and long-time producer, Carl Bown, who co-produced the band’s 2015 album, Venom, and produced and mixed Gravity, picked up the pace again. Together, they hunkered down at Treehouse Studio in Chesterfield, where the remainder of the album was written.
Bullet For My Valentine follows the success of their last album, 2018’s Gravity, which saw the metal juggernauts’ catalogue surpass 1 BILLION (yes, with a B!) streams in the U.S. That accomplishment solidifies Bullet’s hard-earned status as one of the most elite bands in the hard rock scene.
Pre-orders for Bullet For My Valentine’s seventh studio album are now live, with an instant download of both “Knives” and “Parasite,” and special bundle options, including a unique clipping from the backdrop used on the bands ‘Venom’ world tour from 2015 – 2017, t-shirts, hoodies, gold & silver cassettes, and limited vinyl.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE TRACK LISTING:
“No Happy Ever After”
“Can’t Escape The Waves”
“Death By a Thousand Cuts”