Ex-Bullet for My Valentine Drummer’s New Band Releases Song, Sounds Like Old Bullet
Former Bullet for My Valentine drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas may no longer be with the band, but he's not straying too far from has past musical path on at least one song with his new band, Kill the Lights. The group, which also features members of Throw the Fight, Still Remains, Threat Signal and Glamour of the Kill, just released a new song called "Watch You Fall" that is reminiscent of Bullet's early works.
After a trip down the freboard to open the song, "Watch You Fall" features riff-heavy guitars, a blend of rough and melodic vocals that turn in some call and response moments and mostly a heavy and high energy effort. Take a listen below.
Thomas initially took leave from Bullet for My Valentine before the change to Jason Bowld was made permanent. His new band Kill the Lights recently issued another thrashy new song called "The Faceless" that can be heard here.
"When I parted company with the old band, musically I was just sitting around doing fuck all and realized I had worked too hard and come too far to turn around," said Moose. "I thought I’d get in touch with Jordan [Whelan] and sent him a text asking, ‘Got any riffs or what?!’ Before I knew it, he had sent me 30 or 40 songs. I was like, ‘Erm, okay!’ I couldn’t believe it."
"I’m a hobby songwriter,” adds Whelan, "which means I’m writing every day, whether it’s for a band or not. I’ve known Moose since I was a 19 year-old kid. Funnily enough, his first tour in the States was opening up for my band, then he said we should jump on a tour with them through the UK – which ended up being the Kerrang! Tour of 2006. The chemistry was there right off the bat and I knew right away this could be something that takes over the world."
There has been no official word on a studio album as of yet, though the band is expected to serve up their debut release at some point within the calendar year.
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