Sunday, February 12, 2012

Black Veil Brides

My new obsession at the moment is BVB. Ok, so BVB is a gothic/emo Punk Rock band based out of Hollywood, California. They have been active since 2006 and the most recent members are:
  • Andy Sixx (Biersack)-lead vocals
    Jake Pitts- lead guitar
    Ashley Purdy- bass, backing vocals
    Jinxx (Jeremy Ferguson)- rhythm guitar
    Christian "Coma" Mora- drums

The way that the name "Black Veil Brides" is explained in Andy's own words here:


The origin of the name comes from my childhood fascination with Roman Catholicism and the dark imagery that it evokes (i.e. sacred heart, stigmata, etc.) The term black veil bride comes from the church. When a Nun has her coronation, she is marrying God and they literally have a ceremony in which she wears a black veil because she is giving up the cardinal pleasures of life. I thought this worked well for a heavy band as the strong dichotomy between a bunch of guys dressed in all black and general lack of “holy-ness” claiming such a strong image seemed to be evocative and sexy to me. Also, I liked the positive and negative it came with, the Hollywood-ized version of life it seems to have. The movies or TV seem to deem a wedding as the happiest moment in an adult life and the usual image for that is a beautiful young woman in a wedding dress and wedding veil. Inversely the lowest point in a human life would be a funeral which is classically depicted by an older, perhaps beat down, woman in a black veil… a strong woman despite her plight. These type of names are classic in rock and roll, such as Guns and Roses, which is both positive and negative. I thought it suited us well.
- Andy Biersack
(From BVB)


Their albums:


2007- Sex and Hollywood (EP)
2010- We Stitch These Wounds
2011- Set The World On Fire 
2011- Rebels

Singles:
  • Youth and Whiskey
  • Fallen Angels

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