In the early 2000s, a few small ex-mining towns around the South Wales valleys became an unlikely hotbed for some of the most exciting new rock and metal bands in the world. Following on from the vanguard of Lostprophets and Funeral for a Friend, four childhood friends formed Bullet for My Valentine and ultimately became the scene’s largest export. Combining the ferocious riffs and militaristic drums of eighties thrash with an undeniable pop sensibility, Bullet for My Valentine have gone on to sell millions of records worldwide. From the incendiary fury of their breakout debut The Poison to the fifth album Venom released in August 2015, the quartet have become the biggest British metal band since Iron Maiden. This book traces their story, from the crisis that almost ended the band’s career early to the glorious highs of sell-out hometown shows; from the sleepy valleys of Wales to a seat at the table of heavy metal legends.
Ben Welch is an award-winning short film director and the author of Paramore: Grace.
Pub Date: 2016
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Size: 5.00 x 7.75 inches