As the devilish mash-up of religious imagery and romance in their name suggests Black Veil Brides are possessed of a fascination with the dark. They follow in the boot steps of metal, punk, and rock trailblazers like KISS, Billy Idol, and the Misfits. A burning fire of determination engulfs the very heart of the band, sparking new and revelatory rebellion, while deeply entrenched in the rich traditions of hard rock.
Black Veil Brides have championed the cast aside, the marginalized, and the misunderstood since the band’s inception. The bold defiance of those who would underestimate the dedicated legions who steadily face down untold obstacles was there when Black Veil Brides was little more than the dark and detailed fever dream of an artistic kid in a small town. It persists in the fully realized Hollywood incarnation of the band whose faces grace magazine covers, whose image is the object of devotion and obsession, and whose anthems are cherished and sung in unison by an international audience of diverse iconoclasts who will never give in.
Vale, the fifth album from hard rock’s most exciting young band marks the culmination of all that has come before. Focused…[read more…]