Bullet For My Valentine have released “Shatter,” the third single from their forthcoming self-titled album. You can watch the song’s official video below.
The band said: “We’re very excited for you all to hear our new track “Shatter;” it’s one of our personal favorites and we’re pretty sure it’ll be one of yours! It’s an absolute sledgehammer of a track with riffs for days! Let the head banging commence!!!”
The visualizer for “Shatter” is a visceral and instinctive moment in the new Bullet visual era. For this project Matt Tuck collaborated with creative director, Fiona Garden, and her husband/artist, Ben Ashton. Using tactile optical elements, smashing endless panes of glass, and getting covered in oily black paint, Tuck worked hands-on with Garden & Ashton to create a physical mood both “cavernous and claustrophobic.”
Fiona Garden adds, “These hypnotic abstract visuals were then fed into the fearsome and instinctive creative machine behind “Knives” and “Parasite”: editor Sara Faulkner and VFX artist Gabriel Thomas Ayache. The clip features, as always, the design edge of Carl Addy (ulcerboy.)”
Bullet For My Valentine (the album) will be released on October 22 via Spinefarm /Search & Destroy.
“I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known,” says 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!”
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.