Their video for the song “Knives and Pens” has gained over 26,000,000 views over YouTube, so, the group’s debut album “We Stitch These Wounds” released in 2010 and sold nearly 10,000 copies in its first week, ranking at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and #1 on the Billboard Independent chart. Having the look of the 80s Motley Crue and the sound of some emo/post-hardcore band, Black Veil Brides merging dark and heavy themes, balancing smoothly between the traditional heavy sound and the modern, grungy approach. Andy Biersack have powerful voice, he singing strong and catchy choruses, while the band delivering pretty intense metal support. The new set consist of 11 songs, shows a stronger and more determined, perhaps more mature band, somehow it’s quite a fracture between their look and their music.
The band went on tour with bands The Birthday Massacre, Dommin and Aural Vampire, supported the Murderdolls in the “God Save The Scream Tour”, continue on to the “Vans Warped Tour”, and they will be performing at festivals such as the Download Festival in the UK, Bamboozle and at the Rock am Ring festival at the NÃ¼rburgring. Also, it was revealed the band had won the Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Award for Best New Artist, Kerrang! UK Rock Magazine Best Newcomers, and were nominated for Kerrang! Best International Newcomer.
The title track from “Set the World on Fire” was planned for use in the movie “Scream 4”, finally it wasn’t included in the film, but would be featured in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”.
The album was recorded at the Pulse Recording Studio in Los Angeles, CA over a period of several months, and was roughly finished in the Spring of 2011 under the supervision of producer Josh Abraham (Linkin Park, Velvet Revolver, 30 Seconds to Mars, Korn, etc).
“Set the World on Fire” it’s an alternative metal album which might be the favorite of a new generation, Black Veil Brides have the skill to write anthematic songs and they performing intensely, they find a bridge between traditional metal and the modern approach and definitively they reach out for the young generation.
But if you ask me, I stick to Morbid Angel…
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