Bullet For My Valentine's fourth studio album, Temper, Temper, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. to debut at Number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The February 12th release follows up 2010's Fever, which moved 71,000 copies in its opening week to land at Number Three on the chart.
With three well-received previous albums behind them, we asked singer Matt Tuck if the band felt any pressure to repeat that success with Temper, Temper: "The only pressure that we've had has just been pressure from ourselves to just write the best songs we can. So I think that's the only thing I've really learned which has really come in useful, is to kind of not let any outside kind of influence creep in there, you know. We do what we want to do, and if it feels good, we'll roll with it. Living by those rules, you know, it's worked out really well for us."
- The Welsh quartet changed the way they approached making an album this time around, with frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas traveling to Thailand to do the initial writing and recording for the album.
- The first single from Temper, Temper is called "Riot."
Bullet For My Valentine will headline the fifth edition of the hardDrive Live tour, which kicks off on April 12th in Denver. Joining them will be main support Halestorm, plus special guests Young Guns and openers Stars In Stereo. (Disclaimer: hardDrive and The Pulse Of Radio are both owned and operated by United Stations Radio Networks).
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Do you think the new Bullet For My Valentine album is up to par with their previous efforts?
- Is Number 13 on the Billboard chart a good or bad showing, given the state of the music industry and overall CD sales?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
MotorFrost wrote: "44,000 dummies. congrats USA!"
JJJB wrote: "I still like it. It isn't great but it's got some good tunes."
el borracho wrote: "The musical equivalent of McDonalds...bland, cheap, horses***."
lg18 wrote: "Anyone kind of relieved to even have something in the 'rock' genre in the top 15? better than the mainstream bulls*** by far."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "Riot":
Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck On Pressure To Repeat Success
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