Black Veil Brides Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Sweet Blasphemy”, Announce “Re-Stitch These Wounds” Livestream Concert

Black Veil Brides will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “We Stitch These Wounds” by releasing a new re-recorded version of the album, titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ on July 31. You can pre-order that HERE and check out a new version of “Sweet Blasphemy“ below:

Andy Biersack commented:

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to revisit and reimagine our debut album for its 10 year anniversary. A decade ago I was just a teenager trying to find my way and meet like minded musicians, I was fortunate enough to meet Jake and Jinxx and we clicked instantly. I can remember writing so many of these songs in the tiny Hollywood apartment Jake and I shared and tracking our own demos, so to have the opportunity to take a look at these songs again and update them for the modern era of the band with Jake at the helm producing and mixing is a full circle moment for us.

We have never been happier as a band then in the current lineup and it’s amazing to get the chance to start over and do with this record what we always wished we could have done the first time around. This isn’t meant to be a replacement for the original album but rather a companion piece that we hope fans can enjoy and see the musical evolution of the band in a unique way.”

In other news, the band will also be performing “Re-Stitch These Wounds” in full during a special virtual concert on August 1. The event will be streamed live from the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA and tickets can be found at blackveilbrides.live.

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy Issues New Statements Regarding Mental And Sexual Abuse Allegations

As previously reported, Ashley Purdy (ex-Black Veil Brides) was recently accused of mental and sexual abuse by multiple women. Now, the bassist has addressed the allegations with two new statements.

Purdy said the following:

“The initial accusations and matter at hand are being investigated.
To address this one issue:
One tour, no one who is underage is allowed backstage of on buses, period.
We have a tour manager and security present at All times, who check ID’s to make sure you are 18+ or 21+ if drinking.
Its an insurance liability as a traveling business. This is standard procedure set in place to protect all parties.
Anything to the contrary is false.”

He later added:

“I am aware of certain derogatory statements being made on social media about my character. I sincerely believe that every woman has a right to be heard, trusted and respected. However, these statements have been worsening over time and I can assure you many false allegations have been made. I am mortified by what is being said.

At this time, despite my concern for everyone involved, I feel I have no choice but to proceed with legal action to quickly bring the truth to light. I am asking all my friends and fans to be patient and reserve judgment as my attorneys work to clear my name. Until then, I hope that everyone stays safe and knows I am doing everything possible to quickly and responsibly resolve this situation.”

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy Accused Of Mental And Sexual Abuse

Former Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has been accused of mental and sexual abuse. One of the alleged victims, Pearl Carolina, shared her story on Twitter:

More women have since posted their stories using the hashtag #ashleypurdy. Purdy also responded with some videos before making all of his social media accounts private:

Carolina commented on those clips as well:

You can read the messages Carolina mentioned on Twitter.

Black Veil Brides have issued a statement as well:

“We have been informed of the allegations against a former member of our band we want to make it clear that we do not condone the type of abhorrent behavior that’s been described. We are committed to creating a safe community for our fans and advancing a culture in which abuse of any kind is not tolerated. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse, information and resources are available through the Joyful Heart Foundation”

Black Veil Brides To Release Re-Recorded Version Of Their Debut Album “We Stitch These Wounds”

Black Veil Brides will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “We Stitch These Wounds” by releasing a new re-recorded version of the album, titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds.“ A teaser site has been launched with a timer counting down to the apparent release date, June 26.

Black Veil Brides Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)”

Black Veil Brides have released a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “American Skin (41 Shots).“ You can stream that over at bvbamericanskin.com. For those unaware, Springsteen wrote the original song in response to the police killing of Amadou Diallo.

Black Veil Brides commented:

“American Skin (41 Shots) is a song originally written and performed by Bruce Springsteen inspired by the police shooting and death of a young black man named Amadou Diallo in New York City in the late 90’s.

Tragically the subject matter of this song is as relevant today as it’s ever been and so we wanted to share with you our own rendition of this song and urge you to donate to support the movement for justice and anti racist organizations.

While obviously a song alone will not be an inflection point for societal change, we as artists wanted to share something in support of this incredibly important time in history and direct you to organizations who are at the forefront of effecting real change and fighting against the systemic oppression and racism that the black community and poc face every single day.

We are not interested in making any money from this song and instead we ask that if you enjoy it please consider donating to one of the many organizations that can be found here:

Donate to the movement for justice and support anti-racist organizations

Thank you for listening. #blacklivesmatter”

Black Veil Brides Working On New Concept Album

Black Veil Brides were previously planning to release a series of two-song EPs instead of doing a full album, but it looks like those plans have changed. During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Andy Biersack revealed that the band are now working on a new concept record.

Biersack said the following:

“We had planned to do the duologies and then I wrote a big opus concept record idea with drawings.”

“I just sat at our kitchen table one night. And I was like, ‘Oh, I have an idea that will be a big, giant, Wretched and Divine-style concept record.’ And so we’re about four songs into that right now.”

Despite this, the band may still release two songs at a time:

“I believe that there’ll be room to release two-song increments. But right now, I’m so invested just on a creative level into this new concept that we have. Designing character elements and costumes and all that kind of stuff. I haven’t had this level of inspiration for something that we’ve done since probably Wretched and Divine.”

He went on to say that the new creative vision also extends to the band’s performances:

“There is huge excitement in the band. We’ve never had more fun onstage; we’ve never enjoyed ourselves more.”

[via Loudwire]

In This Moment Postpone Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have postponed their spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“It is with such a heavy heart that due to the COVID-19 virus and unprecedented times, we are moving the upcoming tour currently scheduled to happen from March 24th – May 17. We’ll be making an announcement soon regarding the new dates. Please stand-by for more details. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. We love you. Stay calm and know we are all in this together 🙏”

Ashley Purdy: “I Still Currently Own Half Of Black Veil Brides”

During an interview with Alternative Press, Ashley Purdy was asked about his current relationship with his former band Black Veil Brides. Interestingly, the bassist responded by saying that he still owns half of the band.

Purdy said the following:

“I’m still, like, ‘Well, what can I say?’ What can I say without lawyers still contacting me and saying, ‘Hey, we don’t like that you said that’? I mean, I still don’t know, to be honest.

I guess I can say this because it is the truth. On February 26th [at] 1 p.m., I still currently own half of Black Veil Brides right now. The realization is like it’s a corporate buyout. It’s like me and [singer] Andy [Biersack own the] corporation 50% each. And they still have to compensate me for them wanting me to depart. But that hasn’t happened yet. And we’re still in negotiations about what that is. I don’t know how to approach it, because it’s not finalized yet.”

This news comes after he previously said that he exited the band shortly after spending time in a psychiatric hospital for grief counseling. He addressed that further during the interview as well:

“I think going through therapy allowed me to be more honest. And that’s all I want to be anymore. When you go through stuff and you live through stuff and you survived it, you have a different perspective on the world and life itself.

I don’t know if a lot of fans know. Part of why I moved to Nashville was [because I was] raised by my grandparents. My grandmother died while we were in the middle of a Black Veil Brides tour. When I got home [from tour] I needed some change. Other family members had passed and stuff. Every single male in my family has committed suicide. My father, my uncle, my grandfather, it’s like I fall in that lineage, as well as alcoholism.

Then after my grandmother passed, my grandfather was still alive in Missouri, which is close to Nashville. So I thought, “OK, I want to move closer to Missouri, but Nashville is still Music City, so I can still make music.” But when I moved here, it was in December, like a week before Christmas. And I thought, “This is the first Christmas we’re going to spend without my grandmother, who is the woman who raised me.” I traveled to Missouri to spend it with my grandfather.

While I was driving up there on Christmas Eve, I was 30 minutes out of my grandfather’s house. He shot himself. I arrived to the house, and he was dead. And that was the reason I moved to Nashville: to be with him and because we just missed her. That was our first Christmas without her, and they were married for 60 years…

After that all happened, I was like, ‘All my family members are gone. They’re all dead. I’m in Nashville by myself. Why did I do it? Why am I here?’ So I went down that hole of just drinking. And then trying to figure it out and then I just thought I needed some therapy. I tried to go to therapy. It wasn’t working. I tried to kill myself a couple of times. Instead of killing myself, I decided to get intensive therapy…”

Black Veil Brides Announce Australian Tour

Black Veil Brides have announced an Australian tour. Here’s the dates:

06/25 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill
06/26 Sydney, AUS – The Roundhouse
06/27 Melbourne, AUS – Croxton Bandroom (Afternoon)
06/27 Melbourne, AUS – Croxton Bandroom (Evening)
06/29 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy On His Departure From The Band: “Technically, I Didn’t Leave”

During an interview with Sonic Perspectives, Ashley Purdy discussed his departure from Black Veil Brides. The bassist revealed that he exited the band shortly after spending time in a psychiatric hospital for grief counseling and also seemingly implied that it wasn’t entirely his choice to leave.

Purdy said the following:

“What sucks was the timing of it all. They didn’t have anything to do with each other. There are legal aspects of what I can say about the departure.

Fans of the band are continually coming up to me, asking why did I leave the band. Technically, I didn’t leave; I’m just not in the band anymore. I have to talk in those terms right now.

Black Veil Brides is a corporate business, and there are legal rules. It’s like a divorce, and we are working it all out.

People can make their own assessments about things, but when you make a record, don’t tour for two years, only to make another record, don’t tour for two more years, the morale of the band starts to go away. The band is a job, and it’s how you pay your bills and put food on the table. When it doesn’t happen, you have to start looking for other things to do.”

He also added the following about his emotional and physical well-being:

“It just had to take its course, but at least I was strong enough to know I needed to seek help. I was trying to be a tough guy and deal with it on my own until one day I broke. I went to a physician to get some meds after telling him my story, and he was, like, ‘No, you need more treatment.’ I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a week to get medicine, therapy, and grief counseling. At the group sessions, I heard other people’s stories and knew I wasn’t alone. The oddest thing was a psychic medium who I didn’t know, reached out to me through a friend of a friend to give me a message from the people who passed into the afterlife. What the medium told me was very believable, as nobody would have known the level of details they shared. Strangely, hearing that they were okay helped me. This whole thing changed my perspective and I’m living a different way. I’m an open book now. There is nothing I won’t say or do or help someone. It’s part of life, and I’m accepting of it.”

This news comes after Purdy was reportedly arrested in Nashville on November 23, 2019 for a DUI, before allegedly urinating in a cop car. He has since gone on to release a solo song titled “Nowhere.”

[via Blabbermouth]