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The Poison is the debut album by Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine. The album was released on October 3, 2005 through Visible Noise Records in the UK, and on Valentine's Day, 2006 in the United States through Trustkill Records. The album included 11 new songs and two previously heard songs, "Cries in Vain" was originally taken from their self-titled five track UK EP and the US six track EP Hand of Blood. "4 Words (To Choke Upon)" was originally taken from the EP Hand of Blood.

The album debuted at #128 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart, and as of January 30, 2009 has sold 500,000 copies and is officially certified gold.{|class="toc" id="toc" |

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All songs written and composed by Bullet for My Valentine

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  • All lyrics by Matt Tuck and Michael Paget
  • All music by Bullet for My Valentine
    • except "Intro" cellos by Apocalyptica, arrangement by Eicca Toppinen
    • except "Welcome Home (Sanatarium)" by Metallica
  • published by Harmageddon Publishing Ltd / Universal Music Publishing SAS
  • All tracks Produced & Mixed by Colin Richardson
    • except "Hit the Floor" Produced & Mixed by Colin Richardson & Andy Sneap
  • All tracks Mixed at The Chapel, Lincolnshire
    • except "4 Words (To Choke Upon)" mixed at The Sonic Ranch, El Paso, Texas
    • except "Hit the Floor" mixed at Backstage Studios, Derbyshire
  • Engineered by Dan Turner
  • Engineering assistance by Will Bartle, Matt Hyde & Justin Leigh
  • Recorded at The Chapel (Lincolnshire), Backstage Studios (Derbyshire), Notting Pill Studios (Newport) & SUSI Studios (Finland)
  • (p) & (c) 2005 20-20 Entertainment, LLC released under exclusive license to Visible Noise in the UK
  • A&R - Martin Dodd
  • A&R UK - Julie Weir (www.VisibleNoise.com)
  • Worldwide Management - Paul Craig at Supervision Management Ltd (info@supervisionmgt.com)
  • Agent - Paul Ryan at The Agency Group (excluding USA
  • Artwork by S2 at www.LaBoca.co.uk
  • Video Footage Filmed & Edited by Dan Fernbach at Static Films
  • Band Photographs by Patrick Ford
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