Getting bullied in school - it's every young student's worst nightmare, and the basis of "Waking the Demon," the next promo video and U.S. single from Bullet For My Valentine's sizzling sophomore album, "Scream Aim Fire" (Jive/Zomba). "Waking the Demon" is probably the hardest song on Bullet's album and has its roots in the band members' own experiences of getting beat up at school because they had long hair or because they were in a band.
According to Bullet For My Valentine's vocalist/lyricist Matt Tuck, "'Waking the Demon' is about finding someone's inner demon. Most of us in the band got pushed around in school so the song is about getting tormented, day in and day out for years, and then one day - 'snap!' - like that!"
The video for "Walking the Demon" was written and directed by Max Nichols (son of Academy Award-winning director Mike) and will breathe a visual life into Bullet's lyrics:
"There's just no limits to the boundaries you push
I've warned you but still you just f**k with my mind
There's no escape from this rage
That I feel
Nothing is real
Breathe for me, don't wake me from this slumber
Stay with me possession taking over."
-- Waking the Demon
Bullet For My Valentine is currently co-headlining the North American Taste of Chaos tour which kicked off on February 29. Remaining dates are below.
Taste of Chaos Tour Dates:
25 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL
26 Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
28 New UCF Arena, Orlando, FL
29 Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
30 The Woodlands/Verizon, Houston, TX
1 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
3 Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
4 Concrete Street Amphitheatre, Corpus Christi, TX
5 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
6 County Coliseum, El Paso, TX
9 Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, AZ
10 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
12 Event Center, San Jose, CA
13 ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
15 WaMu Center, Seattle, WA
17 PNE, Vancouver, BC CANADA
19 Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB
21 Brandt Center, Regina, SK
22 Northlands AgriCom, Edmonton, AB