Matt Tuck

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Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews -

GRAV­ITY IS A DIF­FER­ENT RECORD FOR BUL­LET. WHERE WERE YOU COM­ING FROM?

“Hav­ing pushed the lim­its of what we were tech­ni­cally ca­pa­ble of on Venom, it just wasn’t ex­cit­ing to re­cre­ate any of those old songs or tricks. I just wanted to make some­thing that was con­tem­po­rary and edgy and to get my­self out of my com­fort zone, and not be afraid to try dif­fer­ent things. This far into my ca­reer, it was quite stress­ful, but it was worth the fight.”

HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF YOUR COM­FORT ZONE?

“It was dif­fi­cult, be­cause it was more that just be­ing aware of what we were writ­ing and how we were writ­ing. Any­thing that was in a sim­i­lar vein to any­thing we’ve done in the past, we tried to avoid. I don’t re­ally like to let peo­ple get in­volved in the writ­ing process, but I thought if I’m go­ing to step out of this cy­cle of re­peat­ing the same old shit, it was a good way to start the process to have col­lab­o­ra­tors. It was chal­leng­ing, my but­tons got pushed. It made me think of us­ing dif­fer­ent sound­scapes and elec­tronic pro­duc­tion, be­cause I’d never done that be­fore, so I was learn­ing as I was go­ing along. It’s some­thing I’ll prob­a­bly carry for­ward now.”

WHAT WAS THE FIRST SONG YOU WROTE FOR THIS RECORD?

“The first com­plete song was ac­tu­ally Grav­ity. It isn’t the most ex­per­i­men­tal track by any means, but it does have more of an up­beat flavour, which is some­thing we’ve never re­ally done be­fore. We then just pushed the lim­its of the band with everything we used on that, then reigned it back in, and got that nice bal­ance, ba­si­cally. one of the main rea­sons we decided to call the record Grav­ity was be­cause it ba­si­cally started the whole process.”

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