Black Veil Brides & Lamb Of God Singers Pay Tribute To Late Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce

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:

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“Shine on, Bright Star” Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, @thecameronboyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not to mention good talks on the nature & perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, & was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor & a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing & think “Man- he’s SO GOOD.” Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, & philanthropic nature. Although he & I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene & the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well & I was really looking forward to seeing & working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron’s family & friends. The world needs more socially aware & kind hearted young men, & we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side. #ripcameronboyce #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Announces San Diego Comic-Con Appearance

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.

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Undergoes Surgery For Ruptured Appendix

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:

UPDATE: Biersack has since followed up with a health update:

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) Premieres “The Promise” Lyric Video

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) Premieres “Ghost Of Ohio” Music Video

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.

Black commented:

“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.”

He continued:

“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.”

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Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) To Release New Album “The Ghost Of Ohio” In April, Premieres “Westwood Road” Music Video

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”
10. “Heaven”
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.

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) Announces North American Tour

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has announced a North American tour with The Faim and Kulick. You can find the dates for that run below. The singer will be releasing a new album titled “The Ghost Of Ohio” and a graphic novel of the same name later this year. An audio recording of the prologue for the graphic novel can be found below as well.

Tour Dates:

04/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
04/12 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
04/13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
04/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theatre
04/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/17 Denver, CO – The Gothic
04/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/20 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
04/22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/23 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
04/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04/26 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
04/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/04 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
05/07 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/10 Cleveland, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
05/11 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/13 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/15 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/16 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/17 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27