Welsh rock/metal quartet Bullet For My Valentine have been basically unheard of this year, as they have been touring in support of their spring 2010 album Fever and also taking time off. There has not been much word on what the band has been up to and their future plans, until now. The band have recently announced via Facebook and Twitter that they will begin the writing process for their fourth studio album in January.

BFMV front man Matt Tuck revealed the good news to their fans on Facebook and most recently on Twitter:

Facebook: A MASSIVE thank you to all that picked up 'Fever' and came to the live shows over the last 18 months. We are very excited about writing a new album in the new year, you guys rule!!! see you all soon. Moose, Matt, Padge and Jay. BFMV.

Twitter: Everyone have a good Christmas?? Start writing for new record in 3weeks!! What you want it to sound like??? MT.

Fever was the biggest album for the band, and was discussed in a September interview:

"Fever" sold 71,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Fever" also landed in the Top Five in Australia, the U.K., Japan, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In a September 2011 interview with Lithium Magazine, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget stated about "Fever", As opposed to the other albums, this is right up there. This is definitely where we wanted to go as a band and it's definitely the right record when it comes to maturing. It's the third album; it's definitely where we wanted to go and has taken us where we want to be. It's ticking all the boxes so far and hopefully the next record does the same thing . . . We strive to write great songs and I think 'Fever' comes across as a great album, not just songs, and a complete album. You can sit down and listen to the whole thing as opposed to 'Scream, Aim, Fire'. We tried to take it back to the roots to the 'Poison' sort of thing on the new album, if you know what I mean.

What do you think of this news? Are you a BFMV fan?