Bullet For My Valentine‘s vocalist Matt Tuck doesn’t think rock needs to be saved.
“I don’t think it needs saving. I think it has just become very obvious for decades now that our world is our world,” Tuck tells Music Feeds.
“What we do is always about fanbases. It’s about loyalty, it’s about dedication,” he continues. “So it actually benefits us not having that mainstream love because we do it as a family and we do it on our own.”
Tuck compared the longevity of bands like Iron Maiden and Metallica to mainstream pop artists, mentioning Bullet For My Valentine can follow their peers and still be a band in 30 years, instead of seeing ephemeral success.
“We stick by each other and you’re a fan for life once you’re in. It has positives, it has negatives but for me the positives definitely outweigh all the other mainstream bullshit which we’ve never relied upon!” Tuck says. “We don’t need it anyway so it’s fine”
Welsh metallers are preparing to unleash their brand new album, Gravity, to the world June 29.
After promising fans that their next album would be drastically different than those of the past, the heavy metal band are certainly delivering. Bullet For My Valentine already shared singles “Letting You Go,” “Over It” and “Piece Of Me” from their sixth studio album.
While being the band’s most challenging project to date, Gravity is only the second full-length without their original bassist, Jason James, who was replaced by Jamie Mathias in 2015. In addition to James, Michael Thomas also left the band in 2017, marking Gravity as the debut for new drummer Jason Bowld.
With these lineup adjustments, the new album is sure to carry out a distinct change for fans who are ready to hear the band grow sonically.
Bullet For My Valentine are hitting the road with Of Mice & Men in Europe and the UK this fall. Check out the full list of dates and cities below.
Bullet For My Valentine tour dates:
10/24 – Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle
10/26 – Frankfurt, GER @ Jahrhunderthalle
10/27 – Cologne, GER @ Palladium
10/28 – Munich, GER @ Zenith
10/30 – Zurich, SWI @ Samsung Hall
10/31 – Bologna, ITA @ Estragon
11/03 – Leipzig, GER @ Haus Auensee
11/06 – Paris, FRA @ Casino de Paris
11/07 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX @ Rockhal
11/08 – Tilburg, NET @ 013
11/10 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
11/11 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
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