Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck has confirmed to Rock Sound that the band has begun work on material for the follow-up to last year’s Gravity album. Tuck explained, “We’ve already got eight new tracks, so we’ve been busy behind the scenes when we’ve not been touring the last few months. And it feels really good.” As for the musical direction of its seventh studio record, Tuck said, “All indicators are pointing towards ferocious heaviness . . . Maybe it was just something we needed to get out of our system to come back to the more traditional way of writing a Bullet record. It’s weird how these things work out. But all signs initially are pointing to a far more aggressive, gnarly, riff-based record.” Tuck said that the group is aiming for a 2021 release for the new album. Gravity was issued in June 2018 and came under fire from fans for the band’s decision to add more electronic elements to its sound on the LP.