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Black Veil Brides: A Brief History Of Rock

Updated on January 17, 2015

Introduction

Black Veil Brides are a Hollywood-based rock band. Their main style of music and dresscode is based on the big players in the 80's glam rock and metal bands, such as Kiss and Motley Crue. They also give the glam genre a metalcore bite, and musically sound similar to acts such as Avenged Sevenfold. They formed in Ohio in 2006 and received their 'Big Break' by postings tracks on social networks like MySpace and Youtube

Image: Black Veil Brides on the set of the 'Rebel Love Song' music video. Credits: Robert Bell Photography. Source: commons.wikipedia.org

The Early Years and Debut Album

2009-2010

The band, who at the time were known as 'Brides', released several demos on their MySpace page in 2009, announcing they would feature on their debut album. However, differences in the band caused 2 of the members to leave after recording the demos. Because of this, several of these demos had a name change to differentiate them from the previous tracks. In September 2009, the band, featuring the new name Black Veil Brides, signed with record label StandBy Records and 3 months later set off on their first US tour.

Their debut album, 'We Stitch These Wounds' was released in July 2010 to critical acclaim, and they set off on tour later in the year to support it

Image: Andy "Six" Biersack from Black Veil Brides in Cleveland, Ohio on July 29th, 2010. Credits: AleyshaKayPhotography. Source: commons.wikipedia.org)

'Knives and Pens' video

We Stitch These Wounds - 2010

We Stitch These Wounds
We Stitch These Wounds

"We Stitch These Wounds" received a very positive response when it was released, and sold almost 11,000 copies in its first week. The album itself is as dark and unorthodox as their attire. Each song featured is spiteful and aggressive, yet surprisingly catchy too

 

'Perfect Weapon' video

The Band's Popularity Takes Off

2011

After the success of the last tour, Black Veil Brides are signed to Lava Music/Universal, and start the year with many high-profile tours and festival appearances. They support Murderdolls at the start of the year, and also feature on the Warped Tour and the AP tour, and also appear at Download Festival in the UK, Rock am Ring in Germany, and Bamboozle in New Jersey. During all of this they still manage to write and record a new album, 'Set The World On Fire', which is released in June 2011

Image: Black Veil Brides performing at Extreme Thing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credits: Gunmetal Angel. Source: commons.wikipedia.org)

Set The World On Fire - 2011

Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire

The second album by Black Veil Brides features another collection of incredible metalcore-meets-glam, thrashed out in a way that only this band are capable of. Think Motley Crue growing up as fans of Bullet For My Valentine and you won't be far off their unique sound and appearance. Lyrically the album is a little predictable and generic, but their delivery of each song more than makes up for it. Metal fans after something a little different to the current scene will enjoy the album and should certainly give these guys a listen

 

'Fallen Angels' video

'Rebels' EP and beyond

2011-now

'Rebels' was an iTunes-exclusive EP released in December 2011. The EP features a brand new song, 'Coffin', as well as 2 covers, the Billy Idol song 'Rebel Yell' and the track 'Unholy' originally performed by Kiss.

At the end of 2011, the band announced they were about to start work on their third album. This was confirmed in February 2012, when the band stated that it was under production and would be due at the end of 2012

'Rebel Yell' live video

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Photo of The Current Band Line-Up

(Picture credit: Promotional Photo from the band's official MySpace Page)

Band Members

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