In the End (Black Veil Brides song)

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"In the End"
In The End bvb.jpg
Single by Black Veil Brides
from the album Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
ReleasedOctober 31, 2012
FormatMusic download
RecordedMay–September 2012
GenreHard rock
Length3:48
LabelLava/Universal Republic
Songwriter(s)Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides singles chronology
"Rebel Love Song"
(2011)
"In the End"
(2012)
"Heart of Fire"
(2014)

"In the End" is a song by American rock band Black Veil Brides, from their third studio album, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones. The song was released on October 31, 2012 as the first single from Wretched and Divine, and is Black Veil Brides' sixth single. It was released on the same date as the availability for pre-order purchases for the entire album. The song peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and remained on the charts for two weeks.[1] "In the End" was featured as a bonus track on the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 45.[2][3] It was also one of the two themes for the 2012 WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.[4] The song also appears in the video games Guitar Hero Live and NHL 14. The band received Revolver's 2013 Golden Gods Award for Best New Song for "In the End." The song was written after the death of Black Veil Brides' lead vocalist Andy Biersack's grandfather. [5]

Background[edit]

The inspiration for this song was the death of Andy Biersack's grandfather. In an interview with Kerrang! magazine Andy Biersack said the following:

"I was very close to him. Every day after school, I would go to his house and talk. (During the funeral) people were talking about my grandfather go into Heaven, and how wonderful person he was. I started to think about what heaven is... I hope I'm wrong, and I hope he is in the clouds, but on a personal level, I was thinking of the importance this person had to all these people at the church. If nothing else, Heaven is a legacy that you leave with the people around you. If there was a place that is Heaven, that's wonderful. But people telling the story of your life after you've lived it, those are the people who create that afterlife you have and continue this legacy." [5]

Music video[edit]

Black Veil Brides released a music video for the song through YouTube on December 12, 2012. The music video features the band playing in different places that were used in their feature film, "Legion of the Black". Andy Biersack described the video as "a trailer" to the movie.[citation needed] The band plays on a salt lake bed, a church, and an abandoned oil factory. The video has now reached a total of 105 million views and 1 million likes.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."In the End"3:48

Personnel[edit]

Black Veil Brides
Production

In popular culture[edit]

The song is featured in the soundtrack to EA's video game NHL 14.

It is also used as one of the official theme song to WWE's 2012 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000[8]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/288911/black+veil+brides/chart
  2. ^ "OurStage Magazine - Black Veil Brides Featured On 'Now That's What I Call Music 45'". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Black Veil Brides to be featured on 'Now That's What I Call Music 45' - News - Alternative Press". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ "'In The End' Named Official Theme". Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b "In The End by Black Veil Brides". Songfacts.
  6. ^ BVBArmyVEVO (12 December 2012). "Black Veil Brides - In The End". Retrieved 8 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Black Veil Brides – In the End". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  8. ^ "American certifications – Black Veil Brides". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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