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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Release New Single “Saviour II”

Black Veil Brides have released a brand new single “Saviour II.” This is the first single from the upcoming EP “The Mourning” due to be released on October 21st via Sumerian Records and was produced and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Bush and The Faim) at Grey Area Studios. You can watch the video below and listen to the single HERE. The video was directed by Vicente Cordero (Cradle of Filth, Suicide Silence and David Hasselhoff) of Industrialism Films. 

 Andy Biersack has said of the track “Black Veil Brides has always been a band deeply interwoven with our fan base and our career has been so heavily predicated on the doors that were opened for us by the passion and dedication that the BVB army has always shown for us. In the early days of the band our song “Saviour” was written as a love letter to them, a chance to say we appreciate you and want to do right by you. As the years go by and lives and times change the one thing that has always been a constant is that connection with our audience and while we are just musicians making records, we always want to do our best to provide entertainment, escapism and inspiration to the people who have given us this platform and this song is a chance to reaffirm that message.”

The song follows ‘Saviour’ which was released in 2011, off of their album, Set The World On Fire, as a letter to the fans in saying how much they appreciate them and that they, and their music, will be there for them during their darkest time. ‘Saviour II’ is a continuation of this message as years have now gone by, they remain true to that and want to reaffirm that they are still here for people.

Late last year, the band released The Phantom Tomorrow to critical and fan acclaim alike. The album was the 3rd concept album from Black Veil Brides and was the band’s most-ambitious release to dateThe Phantom Tomorrow is comprised of a dozen tracks and has spawned the band’s first-ever US Top 10 Active Rock single, “Scarlet Cross” which has been streamed over 25 million times.

Photo Credit: Anabel DFlux

Black Veil Brides are currently out on the Trinity of Terror Part 2 Tour. The list of remaining tour dates is below, and all VIP package and ticket information can be found at: https://trinityofterrortour.com 

9/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

9/09 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

9/10 – Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest

9/11 – Asheville, NC @ Exploreasheville.com Arena

9/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

9/14 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

9/16 – Bonner Springs, MO @ Azura Amphitheatre

9/17 – Saint Charles, MO @ The Family Arena

9/18 – Cincinnati, OH @ ICON at The Andrew J Brady Music Center

BLACK VEIL BRIDES ARE “BORN AGAIN”

New Music Video For Track From Band’s Latest Release The Phantom Tomorrow

BLACK VEIL BRIDES are “Born Again.” Immediately following the conclusion of the sold-out Trinity Of Terror Tour across America, the band unveils the cinematic clip for “Born Again,” the fourth single from their latest album, The Phantom Tomorrow. Helmed by feature film and music video director Vicente Cordero (Cradle Of Filth, DevilDriver, David Hasselhoff) and produced in collaboration with occult luxury/streetwear masterminds MM Custom Fabrications, the evocative “Born Again” video arrives, appropriately, on Friday the 13th.

“This video was an opportunity to use the more macabre imagery we grew up loving as fans of classic horror movies,” explains Black Veil Brides frontman and founder Andy Biersack. It also offered a chance to further flesh out the immersive world of The Phantom Tomorrow, told in multiple companion mediums, including comic books, action figures, and of course, music videos. 

“We show a bit of what goes on in the ‘9th Circle,’ which is the location in our Phantom Tomorrow storyline that exists as a plane of existence outside of reality,” says Andy. “It’s a more esoteric version of a fire-and-brimstone afterlife, but one that is directly attacking your daily life.”   

Produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Bush, Set It Off), The Phantom Tomorrow gave the band their first Top 10 hit on Mainstream Rock Radio, “Scarlet Cross.” Like that song or the group’s gold-certified 2013 anthem “In The End,” “Born Again” blends accessible hooks and sharp metaphors. 

“I think all of us struggle with demons that hold us back or make it difficult to get through life,” adds Andy. “This song and video are about that push and pull. And how, ultimately, the battle is won not by pretending these parts of ourselves don’t exist but by facing them head-on. And by saying no matter what we struggle with or the fears and anxieties we experience, we can defeat them and be ‘born again’ as the person we know ourselves to be in our hearts and minds.” 

Completed by longtime guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx, drummer Christian “CC” Coma, and bassist Lonny Eagleton, Black Veil Brides is a transcendent celebration of life-affirming power and anthemic catharsis. A gothic vision first summoned in a small town by an isolated kid fascinated with death, rock, theatricality, and monsters (both real and imagined), Black Veil Brides is now a postmodern hard rock institution with a legion of like-minded fans and supporters worldwide. 

Black Veil Brides will next appear at several major rock festivals in the UK and Europe in June; Australia in July; and back home in the United States at RockFest WI 2022, Inkarceration Festival, and October’s highly anticipated When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Like their band name suggests, Black Veil Brides evoke transcendent visions of an impenetrable hereafter, intermingling with a steely focus on the dark passions and elusive mysteries of the here and now. A romantic fantasy first summoned in a small town by founder Andy Biersack – a creative who was fascinated with death rock, theatricality, and monsters (both real and imagined). It wasn’t until moving to Los Angeles that the unstoppable force the band is currently was finalized. The band (and its members Andy Biersack, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, Lonny Eagleton, Christian Coma) Instagram and Twitter accounts command close to 10 million followers between them. Vale, the group’s most recent full-length album, went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. In the hearts and minds of their fans, Black Veil Brides represents an unwillingness to compromise and a resistance to critics (personal and professional), fueled by the same fire as the group’s own heroes, the iconoclasts whose creative output, once dismissed, is now canonized.

LIVE REVIEW: WDHA ROCK THE ROCK FEST

FEATURING GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, WAGE WAR AND LILITH CZAR

As premier New Jersey rock station 105.5 WDHA program director Terrie Carr said, this show was three years in the making. Bumped around by pandemic restrictions, it finally came to life last Thursday. And with a total killer lineup with Godsmack as a headliner, and such bands as Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Wage War and Lilith Czar preceding them. No, they were not support act. This was a legitimate five-piece mega show!

Written by Andris Jansons

Well, I never learn. New Jerseys biggest arena Prudential Center is just about twenty-minute drive for me, yet I always manage to be late. And so, I missed the chance to hear and photograph Lilith Czar performance. I can only kick my self as everyone I spoke were delighted by her show.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See Wage War full gallery here.

Next in line were American metalcore band Wage War from Ocala, Florida. While purely personally it seems to me that metalcore genre has gone a little stagnant lately, Wage War played most of their songs from their latest album which was released on October 1st last year, and it felt like a fresh air. Opening song Relapse has already gathered over one million views on Youtube, with following song Teeth approaching milestone. Both songs showed bands strength and poise delivering some premier metalcore sounds to the otherwise hard rock oriented crowd. Personally, my favorite new song from Wage War’s new album was eponymous hit single. Fresh with interesting twists both in music and singing, some new sounds and sick breakdown, it’s a proper banger. As a whole, Wage War’s set was excellent, and I can’t wait to see them again.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full Black Veil Brides gallery here.

Next came all girl’s favorites Black Veil Brides. Though there was not much screaming this time, as when BVB are either headlining or coheadlining, as most likely Godsmack and Three Days Grace fans outnumbered everyone else this time around. And trust me, I have seen a high number of BVB live shows, I’ve seen the mayhem. While Andy Black (or Biersack, whatever is more preferable) might have not received as many “I Love You” screams as usually, their set was their usual fire. Opening with hard hitting Faithless following up with fresh one in Crimson Skies and stepping a few years back to Wake Up next. Another one from the latest album The Phantom Tomorrow called Scarlet Cross preceded the set’s closing three mega hits Knives and Pens, Fallen Angels and In The End. Energy and showmanship of BVB never disappoints, and while it hurts not seeing Ashley anymore Lonny Eagleton fills in the role nicely.

While Lilith Czar, Wage War and BVB each fill their own respective genre niche, you could say that Three Days Grace and Godsmack are more aligned in their sound. And while my music taste is as wide as this planet, and I’m all for variety, the next three hours represented the best and the loudest from the hard rock genre.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full Three Days Grace gallery here.

Canadian rockers entered the stage after a perfect Irish-American hip-hop bands House Of Pain’s Jump Around intro. Echoing my previous paragraph about variety, I don’t think there was a single hardcore rock fan who was not jamming to this tune. Three Days Grace opened their set with So Called Life, a lead single from their upcoming album Explosions, set to be released in just a few days. From there it was a mix of nostalgy. The heavy hitters just kept on coming. Animal I Have Become was followed by Home and Pain. Painkiller, Never Too Late and I Hate Everything About You just added to a complete feeling of euphoria. The quality and energy of the bands performance was one of the kind. Matt Walst’s constant trips off the stage to the top of the speakers to be close to the fans just added to the connection the band established with the audience. And how do you prepare the fans for a Godsmack, TDG knows the best, you gotta play Riot.

Photo by Andris Jansons

See full Godsmack gallery here.

Godsmack’s intro was a bit of a surprise for me at least. On the giant white screen covering the stage, a short musical intro was displayed. It was none other than the legendary Beastie Boys Mike D remix of all the great Classic Rock songs including Queen’s We Will Rock You. And when the curtain fell and Godsmack emerged – they did rock you indeed. They opened with I Stand Alone. Standing right in front of the giant speaker and feeling the immense power of the blast going through your body, the only rational thought crossing my minds was – just bring it on. The heavy sound of guitars, blasting of drums and Sully Erna singing his heart out lit the place on fire. Well there was a literal fire show during the 1000hp, and you could feel the heat. It was Godsmack’s time to shine and they took full advantage of the spotlight. While I’m not sure if this was officially an sell out, I could see a single open space in the stands as everyone was off their feet. I’m not sure if there is any need for me to go over their setlist as all songs were familiar as they spanned through bands album timeline, though of course the most represented was Godsmack’s latest one from 2018 called When Legends Rise.

This was one hell of a show, and let’s hope WDHA will make more of these.