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Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine

Background information
Origin Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Metalcore
Heavy Metal
Thrash Metal
Years active 1998—present
Label(s) Gun Records
Columbia Records
Sony Music
Jive Records
Trustkill Records
Website Website
Matthew Tuck
Michael Paget
Jason James
Michael Thomas
Former members
Nick Crandle

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Bullet For My Valentine Overview


Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matt Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar), Jason James (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Michael Thomas (drums). 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 Iron Maidenheavy metal acts such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Slayer. The band is part of the Cardiff music scene.

Fever (2010) Scream Aim Fire (2008) The Poison (2005) Hand Of Blood (2005) Bullet For My Valentine (2004)

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Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, Pendulum Join Download Festival 2011 Line-Up

January 25, 2011
Bullet For My Valentine and Pendulum are among the bands who have been added to the line-up for this year’s Download festival. Other new additions to the bill include Alter Bridge, Korn, Alice Cooper and The Cult. The festival will take place at Donington Park over the weekend of June 10-12.  Read more 

Bullet For My Valentine, Paramore Triumph At Kerrang! Awards

July 30, 2010
Bullet For My Valentine led the way at this year’s Kerrang! Awards, collecting two prizes. The Welsh band were named Best British Group for the third year running and Best Live Act at a ceremony in London.  Read more 

Bullet For My Valentine Announce Winter UK Arena Tour

May 24, 2010
Bullet For My Valentine have announced details of a winter UK arena tour. The five-date jaunt will begin at the NIA in Birmingham on December 6.  Read more 

Bullet For My Valentine To Play Sonisphere Festival

February 25, 2009
Bullet For My Valentine have been added to the line up for this summer's Sonisphere Festival. The inaugural edition of the festival will feature previously announced headliners Metallica and Linkin Park.  Read more 

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