Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine are back with a new song, "Over It." The strutting, groove-heavy track, which premiered last night (April 1st) on BBC Radio 1, serves as the first single from their sixth full-length Gravity, due out June 29th via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy.
Arriving in the wake of 2015's Venom, Gravity marks the debut of two new Bullet for My Valentine members: drummer Jason Bowld, who previously manned the kit for Pitchshifter and Axewound before enlisting as BFMV's touring percussionist in 2016; and former Revoker bassist Jamie Mathias, who came aboard around the same time.
According to frontman Matt Tuck, Gravity will be less technically-focused than previous Bullet for My Valentine releases, instead placing greater emphasis on streamlined hooks and digestible grooves. "We don't wanna regurgitate anything we've done in the past," he told NME late last year. "That's the past — we wanna look forward to the future. We tried to make things bigger by calming things down on the technical side. So we've still got really big, massive heavy groove songs, but instead of being super-thrashy and technical on the guitar, they are far simpler and far more digestible, but it gives you a far bigger sound."
"[The album] will initially take a lot of people by surprise by the way it sounds and the instrumentation that we've incorporated into it this time," he continued, "but I think as soon as the dust settles and people get to live with it, it's a corker — it rocks," the vocalist concluded. "We're very happy with it."
Bullet for My Valentine have a slew of shows coming up, including several North American headlining dates alongside Trivium and Toothgrinder. Find their full itinerary here.