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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) To Release “The Ghost Of Ohio” Graphic Novel

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) has announced that he will be releasing a new graphic novel called “The Ghost Of Ohio.” The book will coincide with the release of his new Andy Black album of the same name. The story is an original concept by Biersack and he worked on it with Josh Frankel (Z2 Comics), Sridhar Reddy, and Scott Tuft (Swamp Thing, Severed). The effort is expected to be released in mid-2019 and the Eryck Donovan (Batman) created artwork can be seen below.

Biersack commented:

“I am so excited to finally be able to share the news about The Ghost of Ohio graphic novel and upcoming solo record of the same name and inspired by the comic book story.

The truth is that I would never have discovered my love of rock music without my passion for comic books and characters like Batman and Spawn, which ultimately lead me to larger than life bands like KISS and The Misfits. To be able to combine my love of the graphic novel medium with a concept record is a dream come true and something I have wanted to do for many years. Working with the Z2 Comics team and alongside Scott Tuft and Eryk Donovan to bring this dream to reality has been an incredible process.

The story takes place in southwestern Ohio and spans across historical eras from the 1800s to modern day. The Ghost of Ohio is a tale of loneliness, redemption and strength and I hope both the album and book capture that tone while giving people some fun entertainment to escape into!”

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) Premieres New Video For His Cover Of “My Way”

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, aka Andy Black, has premiered a new video for his cover of “My Way.“ That track is a Frank Sinatra classic that was later covered by the Sex Pistols. Biersack said the following about the Patrick Fogarty directed clip:

“We had so much fun doing this one! Growing up I used to film my ‘concerts’ in my room with the family home video camera (many of these videos are projected on the wall in the “They Don’t Need to Understand video 😂) and we wanted to capture that same sort of feeling of being silly and singing like you’re alone in your room with no one judging. Thank you to all of the wonderful people who appeared in the video and made it so much fun!”