According to a new tweet from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck, the "official unveiling" of his new side project will take place this coming Monday, April 30. He wrote, "Can't believe it's been such a well-kept secret!! METAAAAAAAAAAALL!!!!!!" Tuck added that he is not leaving BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE for the new band and revealed that he is due to resume vocal-recording sessions for the new BULLET album on May 7. He said, "[We are] aiming for an October release for new BULLET record, so fingers crossed there are no delays. Got 15 tracks so far, what to pick!!"
Tuck first revealed that he was collaborating with as-yet-undisclosed musicians on a "metal-as-fuck" side project last October during an interview with "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. Tuck said at the time, "At the moment, there's just three [guys in the new band], but there'll be a minimum of four [in the final lineup]." Regarding the new group's musical direction, Matt said, "It's, like, far more like SLIPKNOT, PANTERA… It's metal as fuck, you know what I mean?! Stepping away from the melodic, not giving a fuck… 'Cause obviously BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE is a business and we have our formula, and what we do works — it's great — so we won't stray from that. So it's nice to step out of that comfort zone and do something fucking ridiculous and not worry about what people are gonna think, because it doesn't exist yet. . . We wanted to go in there with kind of like a SLIPKNOT attitude of just everything… Like the 'Iowa' album — just fucking violent. Let it all out. No holds barred."
According to Tuck, he already has a name picked up for his side project, which has been secretly recording demos with a view towards securing a record deal. "BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's] management already know what's going on — they're in the loop — so they've already got stuff lined up," he said.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's third album, "Fever", sold 71,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Fever" also landed in the Top Five in Australia, the U.K., Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the U.K. it reached No. 5 on sales of 21,965.