Andy Black shares video for ‘We Don’t Have To Dance’

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Andy Black, the alter-ego of Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack, has shared a video for his new solo track “We Don’t Have To Dance.”

The track is taken from the vocalist and songwriter’s new solo album, The Shadow Side, scheduled for release on the 6th of May via Island Records.

Speaking to Alt Press reecently, Black explained of the new song: “Writing ‘We Don’t Have to Dance’ with Patrick from Fallout Boy was very simple in that we just sat and talked about things that we mutually hated for like a half an hour and then we just put them in a list and that is the lyrics to the song.”

Black worked on the new album with producer John Feldmann and special guests including Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin, All Time Low’s Rian Dawson and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden among others.

You can watch the video for “We Don’t Have To Dance” below.

Andy Black will play the following UK shows during May supporting Creeper:

May 10th: Sheffield Leadmill
May 11th: Newcastle University
May 12th: Glasgow O2 ABC
May 14th: Birmingham O2 Institute
May 15th: Cardiff Tramshed
May 16th: Manchester O2 Ritz
May 18th: Brighton All Saints Church
May 19th: Portsmouth Pyramids
May 20th: London Camden KOKO

The Shadow Side is available for pre-order now via


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Black Veil Brides share live clip of ‘Faithless’ from forthcoming DVD ‘Alive And Burning’

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Black Veil Brides have released a live performance clip of their track “Faithless” recorded at LA’s Wiltern Theater last November.

The video is part of Black Veil Brides’ new live DVD Alive And Burning which captures the whole of the band’s sold-out hometown show from their 2014 Black Mass Tour.

The DVD was directed by Casey Tebo, known for his work on Aerosmith documentary Rock For The Rising Sun. The cover artwork for the set was designed by the band’s longtime friend and previous album cover illustrator Richard Villa.

In a recent interview with the Full Metal Jackie radio show, BVB frontman Andy Biersack explained why the band had waited until now to release their first ever live concert film: “I think, for us, being the band that always had the aspirations and dreams to be the kind of band that could put on a big theatrical stage show, it’s taken a long time in our career. And, naturally, it takes a while for any band to get to the point where they can have that big stage show.”

He continued: “When you’re a young kid and go to a concert and see a big pyrotechnics or video screens, the reality behind how long that may take to get to that point both where it’s financially viable but also makes sense for you on a scalable ability to be able to tour with it, you don’t really think about that. We now are at a point, thankfully, that we can do a much more impressive and visual show and we felt that it was time to capture that with the DVD.”

Check out Black Veil Brides’ LA performance of “Faithless” below:

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19 new bands announced for Download 2015

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19 more bands have been confirmed for Download 2015, including Black Veil Brides and Lamb Of God.

Clutch, Billy Idol and Rise Against will also be joining the likes of Slipknot, Muse and Kiss that have already been confirmed for the festival.

Other additions to the bill include Eagles Of Death Metal, Dragonforce, Hollywood Undead, Body Count, Every Time I Die, Parkway Drive, Backyard Babies, H.E.A.T., Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, Northlane, Madball and Mallory Knox.

Says Idol of the news: “It was a fantastic experience playing at Download 2010 in the teeming rain, with the audience completely unfazed. If that was fun, this year should be dynamite.”

Black Veil Brides frtonman Andy Biersack said in statement via Facebook: “We are absolutely honoured to once again have the opportunity to play on rock’s biggest stage at the Download Festival 2015! We’ve always had a blast and we are looking to make our third time the best one yet! Seeya Saturday!”

Check out the latest lineup below:

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Black Veil Brides to release live DVD in 2015


Hot on the heels of their fourth studio album, Black Veil Brides have announced that they are to release a live DVD.

The band recorded their performance at the Wiltern Theatre in their hometown of Los Angeles on the 1st of November and will release the film in June of 2015. The filming was directed by Casey Tebo.

Speaking to Revolver, frontman Andy Biersack explained why the record is their most aggressive to date: “It’s very angry. I feel like in a lot of ways I had a lot of aggression towards the state of how we were perceived. We made Wretched And Divine so large in scale and it had a grand story. There was a certain amount of frustration when you do this thing so large and great but there were so many people who just refused to listen to the songs, like, ‘They’re a faggy makeup band.’”

“I enjoyed looking back on those feelings because I don’t really care anymore. But I wanted to re-tap into those aggressive feelings – there is a lot more angst on this record.”

Black Veil Brides also recently unveiled the official video for new single “Goodbye Agony”. You can watch the clip below:

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Watch! Black Veil Brides release video for “Goodbye Agony”


Black Veil Brides have released a video for their new track “Goodbye Agony.”

The song is lifted from the band’s eponymous fourth studio LP, produced by Bob Rock and released in October.

You can watch the video below:

The band are set to play two intimate shows in the UK in Spring of next year. Confirmed dates are:

March 13th: London Garage
March 15th: London Camden Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available now from Livenation.

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