Before the birth of the BVB Army, the thousands of lyric tattoos, and the Gold and Platinum records that followed, Black Veil Brides was simply a dark vision dreamt up by an only child in Ohio. He loved Batman and KISS. Then, the striking visage of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on the cover of his dad’s dusty CD (released a dozen years before he was born)
kicked open the door for Andy Biersack. Sweeney Todd cleared the way for The Phantom of the Opera, Misfits, and all that followed, culminating in the birth of Andy Black and the ascension of Black Veil Brides.

The Bleeders EP, Black Veil Brides’ inaugural release in a new partnership with Spinefarm, celebrates one of the singer’s first loves. The EP boasts the title track alongside a loving rendition of Sweeney Todd’s “My Friends” and a faithful cover of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” The group’s cinematic scope and unwavering commitment to self-expression strikes a familiar chord with their fellow “bleeders” who seek refuge (and revenge) in the power of the dark and imagination.

A treacherous debut, DIY headline outing in 2009 paved the way for the next 15 years of Black Veil Brides performances and beyond, a history that includes the triple-co-headlining smash Trinity Of Terror Tour; multiple mainstage runs on Vans Warped Tour; treks supporting Avenged Sevenfold and Mötley Crüe, and just about every major rock and metal festival in North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

Guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx joined the fold before the creation of BVB’s debut album, 2010’s We Stitch These Wounds. The duo played in an earlier band with drummer Christian Coma, who came aboard for their first Billboard Top 20 album, Set The World on Fire, featuring the RIAA-certified Gold single “Fallen Angels.” Metalcore milestone, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones followed in 2013.

A no-frills fourth album, 2014’s Black Veil Brides, gave them another Top 10 debut. 2018’s Vale went to #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart. 2021’s The Phantom Tomorrow, the band’s first album with bassist Lonny Eagleton, produced the Top 10 Rock single “Scarlet Cross,” their highest-charting single to date.

“Bleeders” offers a taste of what will become Black Veil Brides’ most visceral, theatrical, and unrelenting era yet. They combine a unique identity with an unquenchable creative thirst. They’re an object of devotion for those who sing their anthems in unison, a diverse BVB Army who never surrenders.
Black Veil Brides and their audience slash away at the darkness together, bleeders one and all.

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