Bullet For My Valentine took home best single for "Tears Don't Fall" at last 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.
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 The 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, Penthouse, 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 The 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.