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Ex-Bullet For My Valentine Drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas On Why He Left The Band: “We Were Just Writing For Radio, Which Is Definitely The Wrong Thing To Do”


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Tomorrow, August 21st, former Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas will release the debut album “The Sinner” from his latest outfit Kill The Lights. That band finds him paired with current and former members of Still Remains, Threat Signal and Throw The Fight. While Thomas has had much to say about that outfit in the press as of late, it’s some recent comments about his former band that have been making  headlines this week.

Speaking recently to Wall Of Sound on why he chose to leave Bullet For My Valentine back in 2016, Thomas replied:

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Bullet got very stale you know, after the third album we were trying to get a bit of cash because, you know, it is your job – but it just got boring.”

He continued:

“It was just too safe with Bullet. We started recording our fourth album ‘Temper Temper‘ and we were just writing for radio, which is definitely the wrong thing to do. When I joined Kill The Lights, we were just like ‘fuck radio, we have our own sound’. I grew up with a lot of punk rock and none of that is on the radio. We just enjoy what we’re playing and that’s where we are at the moment, just being ourselves.”

Kill The Lights hope to tour the UK in support of that album early next year with GroundCulture opening the bill. Those dates include:

03/03 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
03/04 Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
03/05 London, UK – Boston Music Room
03/06 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
03/08 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
03/09 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/10 Nottingham, UK – The Old Salutation
03/12 Glasgow, UK – The Garage Attic
03/13 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
03/14 Birmingham, UK – Asylum 2

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