Scream, Aim, Conquer traces Bullet For My Valentine's story from the sleepy valleys of Wales to a seat at the table of heavy metal legends. In the early 2000s, a few small ex-mining towns around the South Wales valleys became an unlikely hotbed for some of the most exciting new rock and metal bands in the world. Following on from the vanguard of Lost-prophets and Funeral for a Friend, four childhood friends formed Bullet for My Valentine and ultimately became the scene's largest export, taking their music from the crumbling church in which they used to rehearse to stadiums and festivals all around the world. Combining the ferocious riffs and militaristic drums of eighties thrash with an undeniable pop sensibility, Bullet for My Valentine have gone on to sell millions of records worldwide. From the incendiary fury of their breakout debut The Poison to the arena-tuned anthems of Fever - and with fifth album Vem released in August 2015 - the quartet have become the biggest British metal band since Iron Maiden. Scream, Aim, Conquer traces their story, from their formation in Bridgend through to their formative years in the music scene; from the crisis that almost ended the band's career early to the glorious highs of sell-out hometown shows; from the sleepy valleys of Wales to a seat at the table of heavy metal legends.
Ben Welch is an award-winning short film director and the author of Paramore: Grace.