Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Interprets The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe For New Audiobook Record

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.”

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.”

Black Veil Brides Have About “Six To Eight Songs” That Will Continue “The Phantom Tomorrow” Story

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Black Veil Brides revealed that they are sitting on some new material. The band have about “six to eight songs” that will continue the story from their latest album “The Phantom Tomorrow.”

Frontman Andy Biersack said the following:

“We’ve got probably six to eight songs that are what we feel is like kind of an extension of [‘The Phantom Tomorrow’] story. I’m not sure how they’re gonna get released. Originally we wanted to do a part two and everything else. So we don’t know. It may be that you’ll get some singles or duologies or whatever you wanna call it from this, but we’ve got some material. We were just talking about it in the car the other day.”

Drummer Christian “CC” Coma added:

“It’s incredible. We got the final mixes and stuff, and listening to it. I mean, they’re some of my favorite Black Veil songs we’ve ever done. [Andy has] never sounded better. I think that we just jelled so well together during this whole process and the pandemic, and I think just creatively bouncing off of each other, I think this is the best we’ve ever been, to be honest.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Black Veil Brides To Return To The Stage Tomorrow After Recently Being Sidelined With COVID-19

As previously reported, Black Veil Brides were recently forced to miss several dates on their current tour with Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, and Lilith Czar due to frontman Andy Biersack and various crew members testing positive for COVID-19. Now, the band have confirmed that they will be returning to the stage tomorrow night (April 8) in Indianapolis, IN. Biersack tweeted the following:

Black Veil Brides To Miss Immediate Live Dates After Andy Biersack And Crew Members Test Positive For COVID-19

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and members of the band’s road crew have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the group will be missing some of the shows on their current tour with Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, and Lilith Czar.

Biersack issued the following statement:

“Oshkosh,

It is with great sadness that I share that BVB will not be able to perform tonight. Last night after the show in Chicago I started to feel an awful sickness come on out of the blue and developed a high fever and chills. Unfortunately after multiple tests it is clear that both me and several other members of the BVB touring crew currently have tested positive for Covid.

For obvious reasons and out of an abundance of caution we will be taking time away from the tour until we cleared to play again. MIW, INK and Lilith Czar will still be performing each night but should you want a refund for your ticket they will be available at your point of purchase.

We are truly sorry for this awful situation and promise to make it up to any of you looking forward to seeing us as part of the TOT tour as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to get back out onstage to sing with you all soon🖤

– AB”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Black Veil Brides Team Up With Incendium For “The Phantom Tomorrow” Comic Book Series

Black Veil Brides have teamed up with Incendium for a new comic book series based on their upcoming album “The Phantom Tomorrow” (out October 29). The six-issue series, which will be released through the music-focused imprint Opus, can be pre-ordered HERE.

The following was said about the comic:

“The Phantom Tomorrow follows Dennis Kane, a scientist with an intellect matched only by his massive ego. When his hubris causes the world fall apart around him, a dark avenger is born of his agonizing shame. Resurrected as “Blackbird,” – a mysterious figure caught between life and death – he desperately seeks redemption, willing to fight through hell and back to get it. The Blackbird’s quest becomes is a beacon of hope to the downtrodden, and their uprising is coming.

Black Veil Brides: The Phantom Tomorrow as a 6-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering.

[Issue 1 of 6]

Ships October 2021

First Print Edition Features:

– Limited to 2000 copies
– Individually numbered
– Exclusive bonus content
– Specialty foil treatment
– Cardstock cover
– Glossy pages
– 48 pages

Credits:

Cover Artwork by Ryan Christensen
Interior Artwork by Agustin Padilla
Story by Andy Biersack
Written by Michael Moreci
Letters by Jacob Bascle
Edited by Llexi Leon and Denton Tipton”

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack commented:

“We are so excited to release this series and build on the world that we have developed for Blackbird, 9, Scarlet, and the entire ‘Phantom Tomorrow’ universe that BVB fans have come to know over the past year via our music videos and other visual mediums. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane, and many other iconic writers and artists in the comics field and to have the chance to create and develop an original character that both pulls from those influences as well as creates new and compelling story arcs is a dream come true. I believe that in Michael Moreci we have found the perfect writer and collaborator and the partnership with Incendium is an ideal match to deliver rock and comics fans a memorable character-driven experience. We believe this book will serve as an excellent companion to our upcoming album and helps us to fully tell the story of ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’.”

Llexi Leon, CEO of Incendium, added:

“Black Veil Brides’ ‘Phantom Tomorrow’ was destined for comics, with it’s distinctive noir feel and a thrilling homage to the great comic book anti-heroes, we’re thrilled to be developing the world Andy has envisaged and exploring themes of obsession, religion, and hero worship through this compelling original saga.”

Maria Brink (In This Moment) And Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Team Up For New Song “Meet Me In The Fire”

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.”

Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

Black Veil Brides Delay New Album “The Phantom Tomorrow” To October

Black Veil Brides have postponed the release of their new album “The Phantom Tomorrow” due to manufacturing delays. The effort will now be available on October 29.

Andy Biersack commented:

“Hey there. Andy from Black Veil Brides here. I want to talk to you about our record The Phantom Tomorrow. As you guys know, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the production industry on every level. The music industry has been hit hard in the sense that there is a huge delay in manufacturing of things like vinyl records and physical product and other integral pieces to releasing an album.

When we finished recording The Phantom Tomorrow, we were so excited about the album that we wanted to get it out as soon as possible and so we set a June 4th release date. We realized pretty quickly that by having that June 4th release date, we would not be able to have vinyl records, other physical media, comic book series – all the things that we had planned for the release.

So we are going to delay the release of the record to October 29, 2021 at which point we will be able to have multiple vinyl variations, comic book series, different multimedia and things that can properly lay out this whole release.

We know that it’s going to be disappointing for you guys who were looking forward to hearing the full album on June 4th, but I promise you that you will hear music around that date and much more coming in the future.

We have more music videos, more singles, as I said a comic book series and I can’t go into detail about it, but the return of Black Veil Brides live music is happening sooner than you think so there will be lots of announcements coming.

So again, October 29th, 2021 – The Phantom Tomorrow. We can’t wait for you guys to hear the record and join us in this world that we have put together and hopefully, you enjoy it and it is worth the wait.

VINYL PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE
PhantomTomorrow.com

Andy Biersack Discusses Concept Of New Black Veil Brides Album “The Phantom Tomorrow”

During a recent appearance on “Cutter’s Rockcast,” Andy Biersack further discussed the concept of the new Black Veil Brides album “The Phantom Tomorrow.” According to him, the effort will focus on the “love of building up heroes and obsessing over other people who often don’t give a shit about you or anybody else.”

Biersack said the following:

“It’s a concept record. There is a comic book happening as well. I actually just got off the phone this morning with the publishing company for the comic book. We’re developing all the artwork and everything for that. The story is essentially the idea… In our society, especially now, we have this love of building up heroes and obsessing over other people who often don’t give a shit about you or anybody else, and we kind of have these false idols and heroes. And so the story is kind of about taking this mythological character and the people putting all of this power on to them, and then ultimately turning their back on the character because nobody can fulfill the dreams and ideas that you put on somebody else. So it’s an alternate version of our own timeline where our obsession with heroes and the iconography of somebody that’s aspirational kind of gets out of control and becomes our whole society.”

He also added the following when asked how he came up with the concept:

“In January of last year, I just kind of sat down and started writing this story. I do a lot of drawing when I’m writing as well. I’m not great, but I like to be able to represent my ideas in that way. So I wrote out this whole story and drew character designs, and then, about a week and a half later, we were set to enter the studio, and it just kind of coincidental that this whole rush of this idea came to me. And so I went to the studio with everybody and said, ‘Look, this is what I think we should do,’ and laid out the story and the plot and the ideas. ‘Cause we’ve done concept records before. The kind of method that we’ve found is best is I give the concept and the ideas, as far as the narrative perspective, to the band, and then that is how we write as a band together, to get tone and how we are gonna get through this journey. I will take those songs and then go basically write the lyrics to serve the story and plotlines along the journey from song one to the last song.

There are unfortunate kind of shackles that are put on it — meaning that you’ve gotta write within the context of what you’re writing. But I tried to keep this one more open-ended where it’s applicable… ‘Cause I didn’t wanna write about stuff I don’t know; I wanted it to be about my experience. And there’s really nothing about our story that doesn’t mimic the current situation, whether it’s on a personal level with people that I’ve known, or on a sociopolitical level, with the craziness of the worid right now. The ideas are universal, and so that made it a little bit easier to kind of get through the journey. But as far as the comic book goes, it’s kind of the same thing — I come up with the story and the artwork ideas, and then work with people who are much more talented than I am to make that a reality.”

[via Blabbermouth]