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Bullet For My Valentine Biography

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Birth Place: Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
Years Active: 1998–present
Genres: Metalcore, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal

Bullet for My Valentine is 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, backing vocals), Jason James (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Michael Thomas (drums). The band is part of the Cardiff music scene.

They were formed under the name Jeff Killed John and started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana. 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.

Bullet for My Valentine's debut album, “The Poison,” was released in October 2005 in the United Kingdom and in February 006 in the United States to coincide with Valentine's Day and the band’s name. The album entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the U.S. at #128. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Bullet for My Valentine's second studio album, “Scream Aim Fire,” was released in January 2008 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200. The band's third album, “Fever,” was released in April 2010 and debuted #3 on the Billboard 200.

The band has sold over one million albums in the United States and nearly 2,500,000 albums worldwide.