Much buzzed-about breaking band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has commissioned celebrated indie comic book writer and illustrator Tom Manning to create a mini-comic book for every one of the 11 songs on the band's new album, "Scream Aim Fire," which will be released on January 29 (20/20/Jive/Zomba).
Each book will be three-to-five pages in length and all are inspired by the lyrics of the songs on the new release. The first three ("Scream Aim Fire," "Waking The Demon," "Hearts Burst Into Fire") will be available on January 29 in the PDF booklet of the iTunes deluxe version of the album. Ultimately, all 11 books will be available for viewing on a micro-site found at www.safthecomics.com .
Fans can access a free PDF download of "Scream Aim Fire" now when they sign up for the band's mailing list at www.safthecomics.com/freedownload .
In addition to the actual comic book for every song, 15-second animated trailers have been created for each comic and have just been posted on media partner websites. The first trailer for the CD's title track can be viewed now on the band's YouTube channel and MySpace profile.
Tom Manning is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer living in New Haven, Connecticut. His first graphic novel, RACECAR, was published in 1999, and the final volume of his critically acclaimed series Runoff has recently been published by OddGod Press. He has art directed magazines such as Filter and Mean, and is currently in the final year of a master's degree in graphic design from Yale University. He enjoys cats, Earl Grey tea, his parents, and ghost stories. His hobbies include work. More information on his comics can be found at www.robotsandmonkeys.com
"Scream Aim Fire" is Bullet For My Valentine's sophomore release and follows their 2006 debut "The Poison" which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The eleven new songs are, according to frontman Matthew Tuck, "really melodic heavy metal...catchy, hooky choruses and full-on vocals, with the music being very in-your-face and heavy." The CD's title track is already Top 30 at Active Rock stations.
The four-piece metal core band from Bridgend, South Wales, UK - Matthew "Matt" Tuck/vocals, Michael "Padge" Paget/Guitar, Michael "Moose" Thomas/drums, and Jason "Jay" James/Bass - are, according to the UK's Kerrang!, well on their way to "phase two of world domination" with the new disc. The band graces the cover of the brand new issue of Revolver, themed "The Future of Metal."Bullet For My Valentine will support "Scream Aim Fire" beginning with the Taste of Chaos tour which kicks off in Denver, CO on February 29.