On November 25, Morgan Richards Interviews conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE at the first show of the band’s recent U.K. headlining tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s latest song, “Don’t Need You”, which was released as a standalone single last November:
Matt: “The creative juices never stop, really; it’s just getting opportunities during a touring cycle to put them down. So that three-week window that we had before we recorded ‘Don’t Need You’ was the only time we had off this year where we were able to do anything. So, yeah, the creative juices never turn off; it’s just finding the time to capture them and release them, let alone just demo them somewhat. But we had three weeks, we knew the tour was coming up, we thought, ‘Let’s do something cool to get everyone excited and refresh the vibe.'”
On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s previously announced plans to release an EP before the end of 2016:
Matt: “‘Don’t Need You’ is the EP. We used up every single hour of every day we had off in that three-week window, and that’s what we came out with. We had expected to do more than one song, but it started to take on such a good vibe that we wanted to spend all the time on making sure that this track was just killer. So that’s what we did, instead of writing a bunch of stuff for the sake of it, and we’re so glad we did, ’cause it’s such a quality track now. And we just gave it the time and attention it deserved.”
On being masters of their own destiny:
Matt: “We’ve been very lucky that we have achieved everything we set out to do. We’ve always done it by our rules, not having anyone dictate what we should do, how we should sound, what to do next. Everything we do and everything that’s come out from this band has been purely us. So that’s kind of the way we roll, and that’s the way we will continue to roll. It’s just kind of enjoy every moment, really.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recently signed a worldwide deal with Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records.
The band’s last studio album, “Venom”, was released in August 2015 via RCA. The CD marked BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ‘s first release since the departure of longtime bassist Jason James and addition of Mathias (formerly of REVOKER).
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas took a temporary leave of absence from the band last year to spend time with his wife, as they awaited the birth of his first child. He has since been replaced on the road by Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND).