Black Veil Brides
|Black Veil Brides|
Black Veil Brides in the 2011 "Rebel Love Song" music video. From left to right: Jinxx, Ashley Purdy, Andy Biersack, Christian "CC" Coma, and Jake Pitts.
|Also known as||BVB|
|Origin||California, United States|
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock, shock rock, melodic metalcore (early), post-hardcore (early)|
|Years active||2006 – present|
Christian "CC" Coma
|Past members||(see below)|
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band based in Hollywood, California. The group is composed of Andy Biersack (lead vocals), Ashley Purdy (bass, backing vocals), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), Jinxx (rhythm guitar, violin) and Christian "CC" Coma (drums). Black Veil Brides are known for their distinct appearance (black makeup and body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair), which was inspired by Kiss' and Mötley Crüe's stage persona, as well as numerous other 1980s glam metal acts.
We Stitch These Wounds (2009–2011)
In September 2009, using the current name, Black Veil Brides signed with the independent label StandBy Records. The writing process for a tour and a record began immediately. In December 2009, the band embarked on their first US tour, titled "On Leather Wings".
The group's debut album We Stitch These Wounds was released July 20, 2010 and sold over 10,000 copies in its first week, ranking at No. 36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and No. 1 on the Billboard Independent chart. In late 2010, Black Veil Brides went on tour with bands The Birthday Massacre, Dommin and Aural Vampire.
Black Veil Brides first came to the attention of Lava Records president Jason Flom when the chief music officer at Hot Topic, John Kirkpatrick, told him about the incredible buzz that was building around the band, with their t-shirt attracting the second biggest sales in the country at that point. What was even more impressive was that they had built their fanatical following in a "DIY" fashion, such as in making their own self-funded videos. When Flom then heard their music and met the group, he decided that they were exactly what he'd been looking for, later commenting to HitQuarters:
|“||They are bringing back what has been missing for over a decade: they are rock heroes that are truly larger than life. The make-up, the hair, the leather, and most importantly they have great songs, great playing …||”|
Flom then made a deal with Neil Sheehan, founder of StandBy Records, to sign the band over to Lava.
Black Veil Brides supported the Murderdolls in the "God Save The Scream Tour" 2011 and also toured America on the AP Tour from March 18 to May 6. The band continued on to the Vans Warped Tour, which began June 24, 2011 and ended August 14 of the same year. However, on June 18, Andy fell from a pillar while performing and broke his ribs, which caused them to miss the first week of the tour. The band also performed at festivals such as the Download Festival in the UK and Bamboozle. The band also played at the Rock am Ring festival at the Nürburgring motorsport complex in Nürburg, Germany in June 2011. On April 20, it was revealed the band had won Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award for Best New Artist, the title for Kerrang!'s Best Newcomers, and were nominated for the title of Kerrang!'s Best International Newcomer.
Set the World on Fire and Rebels (2011-2012)
The band's second studio album, Set the World on Fire was released on June 14, 2011 through Lava Music/Universal Republic Records. The cover art was released in April. The title track from Set the World on Fire was planned for use in the movie Scream 4. Upon learning that the song was not going to be used in the film, the band released a statement and an extended song preview. It was later announced on May 23 that the song was to be featured in the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
A clip of the album's lead single, "Fallen Angels", was released in late April. It was then fully released in the UK on May 1. The US release was pushed from May 3 to May 10 to be given for free with the pre-order of Set the World on Fire on iTunes. Because "Fallen Angels" was delayed, the band released a preview of the song "Youth and Whisky" on May 3. The album's next single was The Legacy, with a music video filmed by Patrick Fogarty that premiered on YouTube on June 6, 2011. Their third single from Set the World on Fire was "Rebel Love Song", which also had a music video directed by Patrick Fogarty. The video was released on YouTube on October 19. On October 25, the band announced that they had to cancel tour dates for "certain reasons". It was later announced that it was because Andy had broken his nose on the drum set rising platform during a performance. Despite the injury, which was bad enough for people to notice that he was having difficulty breathing and talking, he was determined to finish the show. After a visit from the doctor, he was told to sit back for a few weeks to rest and heal. They announced that they would return to tour for the beginning of the Buried Alive Tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, and Hollywood Undead.
It was announced via Andy's Twitter that they would be releasing an EP titled "Rebels". They released a trailer on YouTube which shows Andy recording vocals for their cover of the song "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, which was to appear on the EP. Another trailer for the EP was released, in which Andy gives a few more details about it. The third and final trailer about the EP was released on November 14, in which Andy goes into detail about the track "Coffin" which was a left over song from the previous album Set the World on Fire that was to be released on the EP. In an interview with Chris Droney from Glasswerk National, they hinted that there would be a guest guitarist to appear on the EP, who eventually turned out to be Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), who plays the guitar solo on the cover of the song Unholy, originally performed by Kiss. Rebels was eventually released on December 13, 2011.
Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (2012–present)
A Black Veil Brides song, titled "Unbroken," appeared on the soundtrack to the movie The Avengers on May 1, 2012, and is the only track released by Black Veil Brides solely on a compilation album. On June 13, the official music video for the song "Coffin," from the Rebels EP, was released.
Regarding the band's third album, guitarists Jinxx and Jake told Chris Droney in an interview for Glasswerk National that the band is constantly writing new music, and that they were planning on recording their next major full-length album in April 2012. On February 18, Jake tweeted, "Amazing stuff. This next record is going to kick your arses." In a February 2012 interview, Ashley Purdy announced that the band's third studio album is scheduled to be released at the end of 2012. On May 2, Black Veil Brides had this to announce: "As of today, we have officially began recording our new album which will be released on October 30th!" Andy said in an interview at the Download Festival that "We've got three songs tracked. We've set ourselves a deadline of the end of August to finish it. We've got 20 to 25 songs written and we're narrowing it down now. John Feldmann is producing it. It's going to be more of a punk rock record than anything we've done before. It's Social Distortion meets Metallica." September 4, Andy announced that they had finished recording of the new album: "Well, tracking has officially wrapped for the new record! Still some stuff to finish up, but I’m so happy, excited, and proud of this album!"
It was announced that the release of their third album was to be pushed back from October 30, 2012 to January 2013. On October 8, the album cover art and album title were released—Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones was the title, and pre-orders were launched from iTunes on Halloween, October 31. The cover art for Wretched and Divine was painted by Richard Villa, long-time Black Veil Brides cover artist who also painted the cover art for We Stitch These Wounds, Set the World on Fire, and Rebels. The lead single from Wretched and Divine, "In the End," was featured as one of the theme songs for WWE's Hell in a Cell. The band will embark on "The Church of the Wild Ones" North American Tour in support of the album, with further details to be announced. On October 29, the band announced the official tracklist and the new, re-scheduled release date for the album (January 8, 2013). On October 31, a trailer was released, revealing that Black Veil Brides was to release a full-length film titled Legion of the Black in 2013 in select theaters. Wretched and Divine is a concept album, and the film is a visual depiction of the story within the album. The movie was screened at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, California on December 21—23, 2012. Andy Biersack appeared at the showing to surprise fans, to their delight. Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Top 200.
Black Veil Brides are scheduled to play on the Warped Tour from June–August 2013. On June 11, 2013 Black Veil Brides plan to release the, "Wretched and Divine Ultimate Edition" containing 3 brand new exclusive tracks: "Revelation, Victory Call, & Let You Down" along with the "Legion of the Black" DVD included.
Black Veil Brides have constantly toured since 2009, traveled to more than 15 countries, and performed with various notable artists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Murderdolls, Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, D.R.U.G.S., and Motionless in White, as well as many others.
- Royal Family Clothing Tour (with From First to Last, Eyes Set to Kill, Confide, and Sleeping with Sirens — March–April 2010)
- Sacred Ceremony Tour (with Vampires Everywhere!, Modern Day Escape, and Get Scared — July–August 2010)
- Entertainment or Death Tour (with William Control and Motionless in White — October–November 2010)
- Pins and Needles Tour (with The Birthday Massacre; supported by Dommin, and Aural Vampire — November 2010)
- God Save the Scream Tour (supported Murderdolls with The Defiled in the UK — February 2011)
- Warped Tour (June–August 2011) Black Veil Brides missed the first week of the tour on account of Andy's broken ribs.
- UK Tour (with Yashin and My Passion — October–November 2011) Black Veil Brides missed a couple dates due to Andy's broken nose.
- Buried Alive Tour (supported Avenged Sevenfold with Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria — November–December 2011)
- European Summer Tour (supporting Slash and Mötley Crüe — June 2012) Black Veil Brides cancelled the last week of the European Summer Tour dates due to the passing of Andy's grandfather.
- The Church of the Wild Ones Tour: first leg (supported by Silent Season and William Control — January 2013)
- Kerrang! Tour (with Chiodos, Tonight Alive, and Fearless Vampire Killers — February 2013)
- The Church of the Wild Ones Tour: second leg (supported by Silent Season and William Control — February–March 2013)
- The Church of the Wild Ones Tour: third/European leg (supported by Heaven's Basement — April 2013)
- Warped Tour (June–August 2013)
|2007||Black Veil Brides||Bogart's Battle of the Bands||Won||2nd|
|2011||Black Veil Brides||MTV's Favorite Breakthrough Band of 2011||Won||3rd|
|Andy Biersack||Revolver's 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars 2011||Won||—|
|Set the World on Fire||Revolver's 20 Best Albums of 2011||Won||5th|
|Black Veil Brides||Revolver's Golden God Awards: Best New Band 2011||Won||—|
|"The Legacy"||Revolver's Song of the Year 2011||Won||2nd|
|Black Veil Brides for "Fallen Angels"||WGRD’s 2011 Favorite Listener Band of The Year||Won||2nd|
|Black Veil Brides||Alternative Press: Band of the Year Award||Won||1st|
|Christian Coma||Alternative Press: Drummer of the Year Award||Won||1st|
|2012||Black Veil Brides||Revolver's Golden God Awards: Most Dedicated Fans 2012||Nominated||—|
|Andy Biersack||Revolver's Golden God Awards: Best Vocalist 2012||Nominated||—|
|Jake Pitts and Jinxx||Revolver's Golden God Awards: Best Guitarists 2012||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for Set the World on Fire||Kerrang! Award for Best Album 2012||Nominated||—|
|Black Veil Brides||Kerrang! Award for Best Live Band 2012||Nominated||—|
|Andy Biersack||Kerrang! Award for Hottest Male 2012||Nominated||—|
|Ashley Purdy||Kerrang! Award for Hottest Male 2012||Nominated||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "Rebel Love Song"||Kerrang! Award for Best Single 2012||Won||—|
|2013||Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Loudwire Cage Match: Black Veil Brides vs. Halestorm||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Loudwire Cage Match: Black Veil Brides vs. HIM||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Loudwire Cage Match: Black Veil Brides vs. Coheed and Cambria||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Loudwire Cage Match: Black Veil Brides vs. Asking Alexandria||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Loudwire Cage Match: Black Veil Brides vs. Bullet for My Valentine||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides for "In the End"||Revolver's Golden Gods Awards: Song of the Year 2013||Won||—|
|Black Veil Brides||Revolver's Golden Gods Awards: Most Dedicated Fans 2013||Nominated||—|
|Black Veil Brides||Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013: Best live band||Won||—|
|"—" denotes a nomination that did not place or places were not relevant in the award.|
Lyrics and Message
Black Veil Brides' lyrics have dealt with topics aimed at people who feel like outcasts in society. Their bass player, Ashley, said this in an interview about the message the band sends to its listeners:
|“||We carry a message of believing in yourself and letting no one tell you otherwise. We stand up for the underdog and the disenfranchised. Anything strange, odd, or unique… we embrace that. So basically standing up for yourself; have fun and live your life how you choose. You only have one life, make the most of it.||”|
Ashley also explains the meaning of the band name "Black Veil Brides":
|“||Black Veil Brides is a Roman Catholic term used for when a woman marries into the church and gives up all the pleasures of life to devote her life to God. She is then deemed a Black Veil Bride. Sorta’ similar to a rock band where you have to give up many things in pursuit of what you're passionate about or believe in. It also has the dichotomy of the positive and negative. The happiest time in one’s life, could be getting married. And the opposite of that in one’s life would be at a funeral of a loved one. It all tends to fit really well for a dark and heavy rock band.||”|
Musical influences and style
Black Veil Brides' music has been described by critics as alternative metal, shock rock, glam metal, hard rock, metalcore, and post-hardcore. The band's influences include: Kiss, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Mötley Crüe, Poison, AFI, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Def Leppard, Skid Row, Social Distortion, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper, Misfits, and Alkaline Trio.
Evolution of style
Black Veil Brides' style has constantly been changing ever since the group was formed in 2006. When they debuted with Sex & Hollywood, they had a post-hardcore/hard rock sound. They were mislabeled as emo due to the style they sported and have been criticized for their appearance. However, in an interview Andy Biersack said
|“||Yeah I mean just always identify yourself as you. Whatever your name is, whatever your interests are like you know don't allow them to call you "emo" or whatever else cause those things, they really don't exist. That's the term of a guy who trolls message boards and those things. Like "emo" and "faggot" and those things cause those are what people learned ostensibly outside of what reality is so I just don't listen to those people. Don't let those people affect you.||”|
By the time We Stitch These Wounds was released, they had completely changed their member lineup and were playing more towards a melodic metalcore and heavy metal sound, with harsh screaming in abundance. The addition of guitarist Jake Pitts led to guitar solos on almost every track. With the release of Set the World on Fire, their appearance changed to resemble that of glam metal bands like Kiss and Mötley Crüe, while their sound dropped the smooth singing and harsh screams in exchange for gruff "James Hetfield" style growling vocals and yells. They followed this musical style all the way up to their most current release, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones. The classical influence of Jinxx (rhythm guitar, violin, cello, and piano) is much more pronounced on Wretched and Divine, with many symphonic additions and the band's first instrumental track, titled "Overture," featuring violins played by Jinxx.
Black Veil Brides was founded in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio with members Andy Biersack, Johnny Herold, Nate Shipp, Chris Riesenberg, and Phil Cenedella. They went through various member changes, (at the time of the release of the Knives and Pens music video they only had three members: Biersack, Sandra Alvarenga, and Chris "Hollywood" Bluser), recorded We Stitch These Wounds with Biersack, Jake Pitts, Ashley Purdy, Jinxx, and Alvarenga in 2010, and came to their current lineup when Sandra left Black Veil Brides to join the band Modern Day Escape and they put Christian Coma in her place. Andy is the only founding member remaining.
" * " denotes that the member also sang backing vocals during their time in the band
- Studio albums
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- Set the World on Fire (2011)
- Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (2013)
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