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Bullet For My Valentine Roars Through Massachusetts with Of Mice and Men [Photos]

Bullet For My Valentine made their long-awaited return to the Worcester Palladium on October 10h with bands Of Mice & Men and Vended.



Bullet For My Valentine on October 10, 2023, photo by Christina Altamirano

Bullet For My Valentine had a long-awaited return to the Worcester Palladium on October 10h with bands Of Mice & Men and Vended.

Vended started the night off with a bang! I’ve been hearing things about the band lately since they’ve been getting traction with the media. But how could they not when the sons of Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan are in the band? The band started out in 2018 and has been described as alt-metal/nu-metal and groove metal. The guys came out in masks and face paint and showed the crowd their talent. Vended performed five songs, “Ded to Me,” “Am I the Only One,” “Overall,” “The Farside,” and “Asylum.” They definitely have their own sound, and I’ll be checking more of their music out!

Up next was Of Mice & Men. They played old and new songs alike. With nine tunes for the night, the crowd was singing along with frontman Aaron Pauley. Of Mice and Men played songs like “Bones Exposed,” “Would You Still Be There,” “Castaway,” “Bloom,” and “Second & Sebring.” Many in attendance had their band shirts on. They had a solid setlist with equal enthusiasm from the crowd.

Lastly, headliners Bullet For My Valentine! They were last on tour five years ago and had a hell of a welcoming back to the States! They opened up with “Knives” and “Over You.” The crowd went crazy and there were so many crowd surfers during their entire set! (Shoutout to security for doing a job well done on keeping the crowd safe during the crowd surfers!) The setlist consisted of old bangers and newer songs! “Your Betrayal,” “All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me),” “You Want A Battle (Here’s a War),” and “Tears Don’t Fall” were some of the classics that couldn’t go wrong. From the faces in the crowd, you could tell everyone had a great night!


This is just the beginning of Bullet’s tour. Go check it out if it’s coming to a city near you! They won’t be back on the road again until 2025.

I got into photography in late 2017/ early 2018 even though cameras have always interest me. I've been working with mostly local bands in the New England area since mid 2018 and working on growing my craft since then. I love shooting live shows. The energy the bands give on stage can be such a powerful experience and I want to be able to capture that moment for a lifetime!