The "HardDrive" tour brings hard-rock giants Bullet For My Valentine and Halestorm together under the same roof.
Bullet For My Valentine, a Welsh metal band, has seen its last three albums debut in the top-15 on the Billboard charts despite no mainstream radio airplay. The latest album, "Temper Temper," was released in February offering a looser, more organic sound, said frontman Matt Tuck in a recent telephone interview. "We wrote it as we went along," he said. "It was spur-of-the-moment. We just wanted to do something different."
Tuck spent much of 2012 touring with the supergroup AxeWound, which offers a softer-edge that his metal band music. "I've always been a fan of the lighter stuff," he said, "like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. Even Metallica isn't a screamy band."