ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ latest EP, “Rebels”, was released last December, exclusively through iTunes. The EP contains “Coffin”, a new original track; a cover version of Billy Idol‘s ’80s anthem “Rebel Yell”, which BLACK VEIL BRIDES has been performing live; and a cover of KISS‘ “Unholy”, featuring a guest guitar solo by Zakk Wylde. The EP, which boasts artwork by longtime BLACK VEIL BRIDES artist Richard Villa, also includes the six-minute director’s cut of BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ latest video, “Rebel Love Song”, which hadn’t been seen anywhere until now.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack told NME last month that the band hopes to complete the follow-up to “Set The World On Fire” by the end of August. He also revealed that GOLDFINGER‘s John Feldmann is assisting BLACK VEIL BRIDES during the recording sessions for the new CD, which is tentatively due in October. The singer said, “We’ve got three songs tracked. We’ve set ourselves a deadline of the end of August to finish it. We’ve got 20 to 25 songs written and we’re narrowing it down now. It’s going to be more of a punk rock record than anything we’ve done before. It’s SOCIAL DISTORTION meets METALLICA.” Biersack also confirmed that the album has a title, but declined to reveal it, explaining, “Of course we’ve got a title. I don’t do anything unless I think about it six months in advance. We’ve got a title, we’ve got a story. It’s a bit of concept record, there’s a very serious story behind it. It’s full of surprises.”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ new song, “Unbroken”, appeared on the soundtrack to this year’s movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers”. “Unbroken” is included on “Avengers Assemble”, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. “Avengers Assemble” was released on May 1.