Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) will be paying tribute to Edgar Allan Poe with a new audiobook record titled “Andy Biersack Presents The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe.” The effort is expected to be released on November 15 and it will find the frontman reading classic stories and poems from the legendary writer. The record can be pre-ordered on vinyl along with a hardcover book.
Here’s a description of the project:
“Featuring fully scored dramatic narration by Andy Biersack of Edgar Allan Poe classic stories and poems, including ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ ‘The Raven,’ ‘The Oval Portrait,’ and ‘The Mask of the Red Death’ on vinyl, as well as exclusive download access to additional scored performances (‘A Campaign Song,’ ‘Dream Within a Dream,’ ‘Annabel Lee,’ ‘Lenore,’ ‘Spirits of the Dead,’ ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ ‘The Haunted Palace,’ and ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’), instrumental and narration-only versions, and other bonus material.”
It was also noted that the artwork was created by Mister Sam Shearon, who has previously worked with Iron Maiden, Ministry, Rob Zombie, etc. Biersack commented:
“I am so excited to share with you guys this incredible project that I was fortunate enough to collaborate on with @rarebirdlit. The words of Poe have been central to my creative interests since I can remember and to be able to present some of my favorite stories from his collected works on an audiobook record like this is truly a dream come true.”
Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) have teamed up with composer Tyler Bates for a new song titled “Meet Me In The Fire.“ This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16). Brink commented:
“It’s such an honor to be a part of this soundtrack. I love collaborating with talented people and getting the chance to be creative. Tyler Bates is such an amazing talent and I have loved doing a track with him and Andy Biersack. I think our fans will love this and I hope everyone likes what we created.”
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has released an official audiobook version of his memoir “They Don’t Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never Giving In.” You can find that everywhere audiobooks are sold including Audible.com. Biersack commented:
“I am so thankful for the incredible reception the book has had and it means the world to me to know that my story has resonated with so many people all over the world. This whole experience has been a dream come true.”
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has announced that he will be releasing his memoir, “They Don’t Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never Giving In,” on December 8 via Rare Bird Books. You can pre-order that book HERE and read a description of it below:
“Before he was the charismatic singer of Black Veil Brides and an accomplished solo artist under the Andy Black moniker, he was Andrew Dennis Biersack, an imaginative and creative kid in Cincinnati, Ohio, struggling with anxiety, fear, loneliness, and the impossible task of fitting in. With his trademark charm, clever wit, and insightful analysis, Biersack tells the story of his childhood and adolescence. The discovery of the artistic passions that would shape his life, and his decision to move to Hollywood after his 18th birthday to make his dreams come true, even when it meant living in his car to make it all a reality. It’s the origin story of one of modern rock’s most exciting young superheroes, from building miniature concerts with KISS action figures in his bedroom to making the RIAA gold-certified single “In the End” and connecting with passionate fans worldwide.”
Actor Cameron Boyce has sadly passed away at the age of 20. His death was the result of a seizure that was related to an “ongoing medical condition.” Boyce was known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants,” the TV show “Jessie,” and Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” movies. He will also appear in the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City,” which stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria). A number of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor including Biersack and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see what they had to say below:
Just saw the news regarding the passing of Cameron Boyce. Devastating. We worked together on a handful of days on Paradise City& I was so impressed by not only his immense talent & professionalism but even more so his pure kindness & joy. My heart is with his family& friends. RIP
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) has announced that he will be signing copies of his “The Ghost Of Ohio” comic book at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 18. The frontman will be located at the War Machine Marketing booth (#1415) at 1:00 p.m. “The Ghost Of Ohio” is a graphic novel based on an original concept by Biersack and it was released in conjunction with his Andy Black solo album of the same name.
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack, aka Andy Black, had to undergo surgery earlier today (March 29) to remove his ruptured appendix. He tweeted the following about that:
Just got out of surgery to remove my ruptured appendix, happy to report the procedure went very well & I should be back up on my feet in no time! Thanks for all of your kindness & support 🆎🖤PS seeing all of the love you guys are showing for “The Promise” means the world to me! pic.twitter.com/V3V28SyUUW
UPDATE: Biersack has since followed up with a health update:
For those asking for updates regarding the tour & my health: I am doing everything as instructed by my doctors post surgery and I’m going to attempt to run the show this week in rehearsals. I will let everyone know how the process is going. I don’t want to risk further injury-
by jumping in to the full show before my body is healed enough to withstand it, but I also plan to get on the road as soon as I am cleared to do so. I will keep everyone up to date on my progress! Seeya soon🆎🖤
Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has premiered a lyric video for his new song “The Promise.” This track is from his new solo album “The Ghost Of Ohio,” which will be released on April 12. Black commented:
“‘The Promise’ was inspired by my days spent driving from my neighborhood on the west side of Cincinnati and heading towards the city and into northern Kentucky where I spent almost all of my teenage years in bands, working on a dream. Every day I would use that drive as a chance to plan and think and hope and wish that one day I would be able to make music and tour the world. Over the years, that dream has remained, but like all of us as we grow up, often our interests and methods change over time. This song is about trying to remain true to what you wanted the most when you had nothing and keeping that very same passion and drive close to your heart.”
Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has premiered a new video for the title track of his new solo album “The Ghost Of Ohio.” That effort will be released on April 12.
“I grew up in southwestern Ohio and moved to Los Angeles at age 18. I’ve been on the road for essentially my entire adult life, but some part of me always has this intrinsic connection to the town I am from and the good and bad times I experienced there. This song and video both represent the idea of viewing your home from the perspective of an outsider. I wanted to explore the idea of what it feels like to be ‘home’ but feel a million miles away even though you’re surrounded by all the things you are most familiar with.”
“Since the record is also the companion piece to a graphic novel of the same name that follows the titular character in a fictional version of my hometown, I wanted to capture that feeling in the video. This is ‘the ghost’ haunting his own memories and experiences. One of my favorite music videos is [Bruce] Springsteen’s ‘Streets Of Philadelphia’ and I hoped to capture that same sort of vibe with this video.
My grandmother’s birthday happened to fall around the same time that we were in Cincinnati filming the video and it was such a great experience getting to spend that day with her. The following day we shot in her house for hours. I’d say about 30 percent of the video is in her house (attic, back yard, etc.), which is a place I spent a tremendous amount of time as a child. Also, we were able to put photos of both her and my late grandfather in the video, which was very special to me! It’s her voice you hear say ‘he’s the ghost of Ohio’ in the outro of the song.”
Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has announced that his new solo album “The Ghost Of Ohio” will be released on April 12. You can find a video for the effort’s first single “Westwood Road” below:
Black told Rock Sound the following about the new song:
“‘Westwood Road’ is about being so fucking miserable while sitting in a hotel room and absolutely hating where I am now. It’s thinking ‘this doesn’t represent me at all, this is not who I am’ and thinking of going back to being a kid and enjoying going to football games with my dad and all that sort of stuff. Now as an adult, I actually do all that stuff.”
He also talked about the ties between the album and his “Ghost Of Ohio” graphic novel:
“In many ways, the comic book is a more stylized and heightened version of these stories, because it has to be. When I went to the company who is printing [the novel], I asked them if they could help me shape all of this into a way where it would make sense. I have written concept albums before, but this is my first time putting together a graphic novel. Then the record went from there.”
“The Ghost Of Ohio” Track Listing:
01. “Introduction: Resurrection”
02. “The Promise”
03. “Westwood Road”
04. “Know One”
05. “Soul Like Me”
06. “The Wind & Spark”
07. “Ghost of Ohio”
08. “Heroes We Were”
09. “Feast or Famine”
11. “The Martyr”
12. “Fire In My Mind”
As previously reported, Black will be kicking of his North American tour with The Faim and Kulick in April.
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