Bullet for My Valentine
took home best single for "Tears Don't Fall" at last nights 13th annual Kerrang! Awards. The awards ceremony, held in London, UK, was billed as a "twisted carnival" and featured a series of burlesque performances, with presenter Stuart Cable - Kerrang! radio host and former Stereophonics
drummer - in the role of ringmaster.
B4MV have currently wrapped up their East Coast run of the Vans Warped Tour, and will headline the states in September before heading out with Iron Maiden
This UK export has been burning up our American shores for almost a year, and has exploded since the release of Poison
this past February on Trustkill Records. The album, which is a ferocious metal chops gleaned from 80's greats and intricate, dark, twin-guitar fury, has scanned over 85,000 in the US alone since it's recent release.
Guitar World acknowledges B4MV's talent with a huge nod, saying that "One of BFMV's greatest assets is their ability to play passages that are scathing, endorphin pumped and catchy enough to hum." Metal Edge calls Bullet's sound "as infectious as it is fresh." The band has received feature covering in almost every major music magazine, including the covers of Metal Hammer and Kerrang this past Spring, and stories in Outburn, Rock Sound, Hit Parader, NME, Guitar One, Alternative Press, and Revolver.
All of the buzz around B4MV led to an opening spot this spring on the Rob Zombie
and Lacuna Coil
tour, followed by being the only opening act for Guns N' Roses
at the four sold-out New York City dates. BFMV is continuing their run with GNR in Europe along with Metallica
, and just finished up a headlining run on the Trustkill Takeover Tour with Walls of Jericho
and Roses are Red
B4MV is already a gigantic sensation in Europe with Poison
at nearly at gold status, debuting #1 at Rock Radio. They were one of the main stagers this year at the Download Festival, billed right below GNR and Funeral For A Friend
, hometown friends from Wales. B4MV are playing the Leeds and Reading Festivals this weekend.
The band, composed of Tuck, Michael 'Padge' Padget (guitar), Michael 'Moose' Thomas (drums) or Jason 'Jay' James (bass) are childhood mates from the area of Bridgeend.
September 15 Flint, MI Machine Shop
September 16 Noblesville, IN Verizon Music Center
September 17 Dayton, OH Montgomery County Fairgrounds
September 20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
September 21 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
September 22 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
September 23 Austin, TX Emo's
September 26 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
September 27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
September 29 St. Petersburg, Fl Jannus Landing
WITH IRON MAIDEN:
October 4 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center
October 6 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
October 7 Camden, NJ Tweeter Waterfront
October 9 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
October 10 Montreal, QC Bell Center
October 11 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
October 12 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
October 13 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Arena
October 14 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
October 16 Toronto, ON Canada Centre
October 17 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
October 18 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena