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 Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES. Due this Christmas, the EP will also feature a cover of BILLY IDOL‘s “Rebel Yell”and an original song.

In an interview with the Artisan News conducted this past summer, BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack said that the band planned to release an EP before heading into the studio to begin work on its next full-length album. “[It’s] just a couple of songs and some stuff that we’ve been toying around with, some tracks from the last record that didn’t make it to the [last] record, kind of revamping some stuff,” he said. “We just wanna keep putting out material while our fans are interested and happy.”

As for a new album, Biersack said BLACK VEIL BRIDES hoped to begin recording by next April. Guitarist Jinxx added, “We definitely have a whole album worth of material. We’re always coming up with ideas and we have [recording gear] in the back of our bus; we’ll just put down ideas whenever we can.”

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.”