Black Veil Brides: A Brief History Of Rock
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
The Early Years and Debut Album
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
'Knives and Pens' video
We Stitch These Wounds - 2010
"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
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
Black Veil Brides Merchandise
Set The World On Fire - 2011
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
'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)
Current line up:
- Andy Biersack - Vocals and Keyboards - Follow Andy On Twitter Here
- Ashley Purdy - Lead Guitar - Follow Ashley On Twitter Here
- Jeremy 'Jinxx' Ferguson - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Violin - Follow Jinxx On Twitter Here
- Jake Pitts - Bass, Backing Vocals - Follow Jake On Twitter Here
- Christian 'CC' Coma - Drums - Follow Christian On Twitter Here
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