“Venom”, the new video for the title track of the new album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Stuart Birchall (BRING ME THE HORIZON, YOUNG GUNS) who previously helmed the band’s “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)” video.
Birchall said of the “Venom” clip: “Working with BULLET is a real pleasure.
“It is important for me to connect with the artist, their music and establish trust creatively.
“After our first video, I was very keen to continue the journey of the characters we established in taking the narrative in a fresh direction. The band and management were behind this 100 percent. We discussed taking a more cerebral tone with a darker subtext.
“Maeve O Connell (DOP) and myself wanted to take the cinematography in a different direction stylistically and the cast were all very keen to continue the story and journey we had started together.
It really is a great feeling when the plans comes together, the crew across the board were all amazing with special mention to Jamie Whymark (Kode Media) for fighting to keep the vision on track.
“We hope this video takes people back to enjoy part 1 [‘You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)’] again and of course I left room for a finale!”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release a new digital EP, “Live From Kingston”, on October 16 via Google Play. The music on the EP will be available in the U.S. on on a brand new exclusive deluxe version of “Venom”, also available on October 16. Fans will be able to download and stream this new deluxe album for free on Google Play between October 16 and October 23.
Track listing for the Google Play “Venom” deluxe album:
02. No Way Out
03. Army of Noise
05. You Want A Battle? (Here’s a War)
08. The Harder The Heart (The Harder It Breaks)
10. Hell Or High Water
12. Your Betrayal (Live From Kingston)
13. Army Of Noise (Live From Kingston)
14. The Last Fight (Live From Kingston)
15. Tears Don’t Fall (Live From Kingston)
16. Waking The Demon (Live From Kingston)
17. Worthless (Live From Kingston)
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will return to North America in 2016 for the “British Invasion” tour, also featuring opening band ASKING ALEXANDRIA.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE’s fifth studio album, “Venom”, was released on August 14 via RCA. The CD marks the band’s first release since the departure of longtime bassist Jason James and addition of Jamie Mathias. Jamie, who has been playing and touring in bands for the last ten years, fronted the band REVOKER, which released an album, “Revenge For The Ruthless”, in 2011 on the Roadrunner label.
Produced by Carl Bown and Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM) at Metropolis Studio in London, “Venom” is described in a press release as “an unrelenting, fierce step forward for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE” and the band’s “heaviest record to date.”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recently supported SLIPKNOT and LAMB OF GOD on this summer’s North American tour.