NME TV conducted an interview with vocalist Andrew Biersack of Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES when the band played at Rock City in Nottingham, England on October 8.
“Every accomplishment we’ve had — and there’s been plenty, especially this year — we take them and we appreciate them, but it’s always, you’ve gotta take it as it’s another step towards the ultimate goal, and for us, we wanna be the biggest band in the world,” Biersack said. “And when I say that, I don’t mean it in a way of someone trying to show you how big their dick is, so to speak, someone who’s trying to tell you about how impressive they are. We truly believe that with hard work, dedication and perseverance, we can be the best at what we do, and I think anyone believes that; nobody wants to become mediocre.”
Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) has recorded a guest appearance on the cover version of the KISS song “Unholy”, to be included on the forthcoming “Rebels” EP from BLACK VEIL BRIDES. Due this Christmas, the EP will also feature a cover of BILLY IDOL‘s “Rebel Yell” and an original song.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES postponed several shows on its recent U.K. tour after Biersack broke his nose in Luxembourg on October 26.
Even though Biersack and his bandmates played sold-out concert on October 29 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, they released an official statement the next morning announcing their decision to cancel their shows at Wolverhampton Civic Hall (October 30) and Bristol O2 Academy (November 1), as well as their Oxford Street HMV signing and special Halloween show at London’s Borderline on October 31.
In an interview with Revolver magazine, Biersack said he suffered his most recent injury as a result of his “typical routine to entertain the crowd …. rolling around and being crazy.”