Drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas
of Bullet for My Valentine
discussed the direction the band is planning to take with their new album, revealing plans to steer away from this year's "Temper Temper
" and get back to the sound their earlier efforts.
As the stickman told Billboard
, the group has "already started writing for the next album, which is completely different from 'Temper Temper.'"
"It's definitely more of a step towards our first two records,"
he explained. "We always like to keep changing our records and our sounds and stuff. I think you have to change, otherwise it gets boring for us and the fans get bored."
Moose continued, "Look at all the great bands through rock history; they changed on all their albums - especially Metallica. Their albums have always changed, and they're the biggest metal band ever. So we just want to keep changing and get to another level each time out."
During the rest of the chat, Michael focused on the current album, calling it an "angry record"
that reflected the lack of proper communication within the group at the time. The drummer also stressed that the problems have been resolved in the meantime, drawing an interesting parallel with marriage.
"We just all sat in a room, basically, and had it out with each other, and now everything's in a good place,"
he said. "There was a real relief we all had after that. It was nice to all be back to being friends again. And
[the meetings] have happened a few times, now. We've been doing it more regularly. I think it's good for a band do to do that. It's kind of like a marriage where you have to sit down and talk from time to time and get things sorted out."
"Temper Temper" saw its release in February through RCA Recrods as the band's fourth studio effort. With 41,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it landed at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart.