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Black Veil Brides

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Taryn Walker

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Andy Biersack
Ashley Purdy
Jake Pitts
Black Veil Brides
In December 2009 the band embarked on their first tour title: 'On Leather Wings'. The group debut album "We Stitch These Wounds" was released July 20th, 2010 and sold over 10,000 copies in it's first week, ranking No. 36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Independent chart. Black Veil Brides first came to the attention of Lava Records president Jason Flom when the chief music officer at Hot Topic, John Kirkpatrick, told him about the incredible buzz that was building around the band, with their t-shirt attracting the second biggest sales in the country at that point. What was even more impressive was that they had built their fanatical following in a "DIY" fashion, such as in making their own self-funded videos. When Flom then heard their music and met the group, he decided that they were exactly what he'd been looking for, later commenting to HitQuarters:

"They are bringing back what has been missing for over a decade: they are rock heroes that are truly larger than life. The make-up, the hair, the leather, and most importantly they have great songs, great playing..."
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band based in Hollywood, California.The group includes Andy Biersack(lead vocals), Ashley Purdy(bass), Jake Pitts(lead guitar), Jinxx(rythm guitar, violin and piano), and C.C.(drums). Black Veil Brides are known for their distinct appearance(black and white make up and body paint, tight black studded clothing and long hair), which was inspired by Kiss' and Motley Crue's stage persona.
A clip of the album's lead single, "Fallen Angels", was released in late April. It was then fully released in the UK on May 1. The US release was pushed from May 3 to May 10 to be given for free with the pre-order of Set the World on Fire on iTunes. Because "Fallen Angels" was delayed, the band released a preview of the song "Youth and Whisky" in May. The album's next single was The Legacy, with a music video filmed by Patrick Fogarty that premiered on YouTube on June 6, 2011. Their third single from Set the World on Fire was "Rebel Love Song", which also had a music video directed by Patrick Fogarty. The video was released on YouTube on October 19. On October 25, the band announced that they had to cancel tour dates for "certain reasons". It was later announced that it was because Andy had broken his nose on the drum set rising platform during a performance. Despite the injury, which was bad enough for people to notice that he was having difficulty breathing and talking, he was determined to finish the show. After a visit from the doctor, he was told to sit back for a few weeks to rest and heal. They announced that they would return to tour for the beginning of the Buried Alive Tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, and Hollywood Undead.
Andrew Dennis Biersack (age 22) was born December 26, 1990 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the founder and lead vocalist of Black Veil Brides. He attended a Catholic elementary school and dropped out of high school after extensive bullying to further his potential career. At age 14 him and some friends formed 'Biersack'. He handed out CD's at school and this fueled the fire to becoming a musician. He studied acting and vocal music in high school, Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts. He appeared in comercials for AT&T and Montanna Meth. He guest stars in the Funny or Die web series Average Joe. He also starred in the full length feature film 'Legion of the Black' which was released on January 6th, 2013, to support the bands latest album, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones.
Around the same time "Sex and Hollywood" was released, Andy was dating actress Scout Compton, and wrote the song, "The Mortician's Daughter" about her. He also dated actress and songstress Demi Lovato for a very short period of time in the summer of 2008. Currently Andy is dating Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter. Andy appeared in the first episode of the second season of the Voice on February 5th, 2011, when he went to support Juliet as she auditioned to become a contestant. They have each other's nicknames tattooed on their hands; Andy has "Dragonfly" tattooed on his left hand, and Juliet has "White Rabbit" tattooed on her right.
Regarding Andy's religious views, he does not have any beliefs or affiliations with any religions, making him an Atheist. In an interview with Loudwire, he stated "I’m not a religious person but I grew up in a religious family. I went to the funeral for my grandfather, a person that I love very much, and everyone is speaking about how he went to Heaven and how he’s in Heaven. I always fight with that, because I would love nothing more to believe that my grandfather is in the clouds playing Xbox 460 or whatever awesome stuff they have up in Heaven, but I can’t."
Andy has suffered quite a few injuries while performing with Black Veil Brides, most notably his fall from a 15 foot pillar on June 18, 2011 in Hollywood. In an attempt to jump back onto the stage, he fell forward and hit his chest on the edge, which resulted in 3 ribs shattered (3 lower left), and one displaced. The band was only three songs into their set, but he got back up on the stage and finished it despite the severity of his injuries. That particular injury caused Black Veil Brides to have to miss the first week of the Vans Warped Tour in 2011. On October 26, 2011, while on another tour in the UK, Andy broke his nose on the drum riser while performing a gig in Luxembourg, resulting in more missed tour dates. However, two days later, he performed with Black Veil Brides in London.
In an interview with Revolver Magazine, Andy stated:I never anticipated seeing 40. I smoke two packs a day and drink like a camel. I just don’t really think about death. I know I’m gonna die one day, but if I can achieve all of my goals and live exactly the way I want to before then, I’ll have no regrets when I die. I don’t try to hurt myself like Iggy Pop or Marilyn Manson or anything — it’s just the byproduct of the chaos of being on stage.
Ashley Purdy
Ashley's birthday is January 28, 1984 and is 29 years old. He was born in Missouri and later on moved to California where he is well known there. Before he was in Black Veil Brides he was in different bands like his former band Stolen Hearts. He is a certified graphic designer. Ashley likes to socialize but is a little on the shy side. He is the bassist and back up singer for BVB. His favourite colour is chrome. He has two pomeranians, Tokyo and Killer.
Jake Pitts
Jake Pitts (born Jacob Mark Pitts; August 21, 1985) is an American guitarist, best known for being in the American rock band Black Veil Brides. He has been in the band since November, 2009.Pitts was born in Idaho, United States to Mark and Carolyn Pitts. The song "Carolyn" was written by Black Veil Brides' frontman Andy Biersack about Jake's mother when she was going through a period of illness.
He received his first guitar when he was 10 years old, but he put it away and didn't play it until 3 years later. He picked it back up when he began listening to Metallica, because he wanted to recreate their sound. He learned music and harmony theory from his mother, who was a classical pianist and composer. He is also influenced musically by rock and heavy metal artists such as Van Halen, Scorpions, All That Remains, Buckethead, Paul Gilbert, Mötley Crüe, and Metallica. He is a certified recording engineer and went to Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. Jake also skateboards as a hobby, and while he was living in Malibu with one of his old bands, he would skate with them every day. His first skateboard was a World Industries board. He is a producer and engineer.
Jake is currently engaged to UK model Ella Cole
Jeremy Miles Ferguson (born January 7, 1986 in Webster City, Iowa, now age 27), better known by his stage name "Jinxx", is an American guitarist, pianist, and violinist, best known for being in the American rock band Black Veil Brides.He joined Black Veil Brides in mid-2009 when Andy Biersack was reforming his band in Hollywood, California. He has also played in the bands The Dreaming, Amen, Team Cybergeist, and The Drastics. He got his first guitar when he was two, and started playing live shows with his father at the age of eight. He is heavily influenced by classical music and classical composers, such as Bach and Beethoven. The first album he ever owned was Metallica's fourth album, ...And Justice for All, and he learned every track from start to finish. He and fellow Black Veil Brides guitarist Jake Pitts won Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award for "Best Guitarists 2012".
On June 21, 2011, Jinxx proposed to his girlfriend Sammi Doll, and announced via Twitter that she said "yes". On the same day of the engagement, Sammi Doll posted a picture of the ring Jinxx proposed with. Jinxx and Sammi Doll said "I do" on October 20, 2012; the ceremony and reception was held at a castle in the Hollywood Hills.
Christian Coma was born April 21 between 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Though he likes to say "I am an old man". He is 25. His favorite color is green. Christian’s favorite drink is Wild Cherry Pepsi. During Christian’s free time he likes to hang out at the beach, spend time with his friends, and watch his favorite shows such as, Family Guy, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more.
He has been playing drums for 17 years. Christian started out as a jazz drummer making him a classically trained musician. His greatest musical influences have been Pendulum, Deadmau5, As I Lay Dying, In Flames, and Rise Against. He will listen to pretty much anything making some of his genre influence jazz, metal, trance, electronica, rap, and more. Over the years he has been in various bands since he was in middle school, "at least 12", he has said. Now in 2010 we welcome C.C. as the new drummer for Black Veil Brides. He actually has known them for awhile and even played with them a couple of times making this journey come pretty easy for him. Him and Sandra Alvarenga(the original drummer) have even became good friends now.
Set The World On Fire

1. New Religion
2. Set The World On Fire
3. Fallen Angels
4. Love Isn't Always Fair
5. God Bless You
6. Rebel Love Song
7. Savior
8. The Legacy
9. Die For You
10. Youth and Whiskey
We Stitch These Wounds

1. The Outcasts (Call To Arms)
2. We Stitch These Wounds {re-written and re-recorded}
3. Beautiful Remains
4. Children Surrender
5. Perfect Weapon
6. Knives and Pens {re-recorded}
7. The Mortician's Daughter {re-recorded}
8. All Your Hate
9. Heaven's Calling
10. Never Give In
11. Sweet Blasphemy
12. Carolyn
Sex & Hollywood

Standard Edition

1. A Devil For Me
2. Hello My Hate
3. Sex & Hollywood

Never Give In Edition

4. The Gunsling
5. Knives and Pens
6. The Mortician's Daughter
7. We Stitch These Wounds
Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones

1. Exordium
2. I am Bulletproof
3. New Year's Day
4. F.E.A.R. Transmission 1: Stay Close
5. Wretched and Divine
6. We Don't Belong Here
7. F.E.A.R. Transmission 2: Trust
8. Devil's Choir
9. Resurrect The Sun
10. Overture
11. Shadows Die
12. Abeyance
13. Days Are Numbered { feat. Bert McCracken of The Used}
14. Done For You
15. Nobody's Hero
16. Lost it All {feat. Roberta Freeman and Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter}
17. F.E.A.R. Transmission 3: As War Fades
18. In The End
19. F.E.A.R. Final Transmission
Legion of the Black is a full length movie to promote the album Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones. It takes place in the mind of Eve Black and alternates between her world and reality. It includes eight tracks of the album and was released January 6th.
The Prophet
The Deviant
The Mourner
The Mystic
The Destroyer
Rebels {E.P.}

1. Coffin
2. Rebel Yell {Billy Idol cover}
3. Unholy {Kiss cover, feat. Zakk Wilde}
4. Rebel Love Song {6 minute director's cut music video}
He was raised by his grandparents in a small town in Missouri called Berger. It had a population of about 200 people. He can give tattoos, has a bartender license and a real estate license. He likes to ride horses and motorcycles. He designed the 'On Leather Wings' tattoo that all the band members have on their arm. He loves Hello Kitty and bubblemint. He helps design his own line of Ashley Purdy signature bases from Dean Guitars. He loves country music and his favourite singer is Dwight Yoakam.
The End
Never Give In
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