BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will spend the majority of next year working on a new studio album
Speaking with Mike James Rock Show conducted at this weekend’s 2000trees festival near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, U.K., BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget was asked about the band’s upcoming plans. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We’ve got a few more — 10 or 11 more — summer festivals out in Europe to play over the summer. Then we have a little break in, sort of, August-September, and we head out to America for a month or five, six weeks to do a headline run up there.
“I’m not too sure what’s gonna happen at the end of the year, if there’s anything in there yet. And then we’re gonna stop [touring] and start writing again. So ’24 we’ll be writing an album. And then 2025 we’ll be back. [2025 is] an anniversary of something big,” apparently alluding to the fact that 2025 will mark the 20th anniversary of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s debut album, “The Poison”.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE dropped the deluxe version of their latest, self-titled album back in August 2022 via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. This extended release featured four brand new tracks, plus “Stitches”, a song previously only available as a Japanese exclusive. Following the CD and digital releases, a vinyl pressing launched in November 2022.
Back in December 2021, frontman Matt Tuck was asked by NME if BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s next studio record would be a mixture of the group’s “Gravity” LP and the latest self-titled record. He replied: “It really depends. In a year’s, two years’ time, whenever we decide to kind of get involved with that, we’re just gonna do what we do — we’re gonna see what comes out, what feels natural, what makes us happy, what makes us scared, what makes us motivated.
“And coming off the back of ‘Gravity’ and this album, we’re just gonna that whole process of confidence and no-fear attitude into the writing process, and as soon as we start smiling and high-fiving, that’s when we’ll know we’re on the right track.”