Bullet For My Valentine for Ironworks Gig

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Bullet For My Valentine to play Inverness in December.

Bullet For My Valentine have announced that they’ll visit the Ironworks supported by Killswitch Engage and Cane Hill, giving one of the heaviest lineups to hit the Ironworks in some time.

The band are touring the UK this winter and will be performing their debut album Poison in full. The album was released in 2006 to critical claim and sold over a million copies worldwide, including 350,000 in the US, a rare achievement for an emerging band. Proclaimed by many as the saviours of British Metal scene they injected much needed energy and vitality into a genre that was in danger of becoming stagnant in the UK.

That year they won Metal Hammer’s Golden God Award for Best British Band, and the 2006 Kerrang! Award for Best UK Single for their track ‘Tears Don’t Fall’. In America, Revolver magazine heralded the band  ‘British Import of the Year’ and  the single ‘All These Things I Hate’ went to the #1 spot on MTV2. To date ‘Tears Don’t Fall’ has amassed an impressive 50 Million listens on Spotify and ‘All These Things…’ has 25 Million.

Since then the band have gone from strength to strength selling over 5 Million albums worldwide with 1.3 Million albums of those being in the US. The last four albums have all achieved top twenty spots in the UK and the US and the band have collected a handful of awards along the way. The were awarded the Best British Band at the Kerrang! Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the Best British Band gong at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in 2010. The departure of long term bassist Jason James in 2015 didn’t seem to have had an undue effect on the band with Venom being released shortly afterwards and getting to Number 3 in the Album Charts.

Support Killswitch Engage could easily draw a crowd in their own right, the metalcore pioneers released their debut album back in 2000 and, despite switching singers and then switching back again, have amassed a solid back catalogue of work. This year’s album Incarnate is the second with Jesse Leache after returning to the band in 2013 with Disarm the Descent.

Always guaranteed to put on a solid and energetic live show, they’ll prove to be a hard act to follow. Cane Hill (named after the abandoned asylum in London) are fresh off the Warped Vans Tour and released their debut album Smile in July of this year. They’ve recently had extensive features in Metal Hammer and Kerrang! magazines and will undoubtedly start off a raucous night in the Ironworks with a bang.

Bullet For My Valentine play the Ironworks, Inverness on December the 1st. Tickets available here from 9am the 24th of August.

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Toby Stainton
Toby Stainton
I've always loved music and spent my late teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands on Lewis and Aberdeen. Other than playing in some truly terrifying pubs in Aberdeen not much came of it and life became focused on family and having a 'proper' job. Inverness Gigs is an outlet for me to quell my inner frustrated musician and the caliber of local acts has even inspired me to take my own music more seriously again. Who knows, one day I might venture back on stage under the fierce scrutiny of an Inverness Gigs reviewer! You can contact Toby direct at Toby@Igi.gs

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