Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones by Black Veil Brides on Apple Music

19 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Encased in makeup and black fabrics, Black Veil Brides appear like action figures crawling from post-apocalyptic wreckage abandoned on the Sunset Strip. When they strap on and plug in, however, the focus shifts to BVB’s sound: heavy on the Mötley Crüe and L.A. Guns metal signifiers with shattering emo breakdowns and billowing clouds of goth smoke. Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones catapults the quintet’s ambition skyward.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Encased in makeup and black fabrics, Black Veil Brides appear like action figures crawling from post-apocalyptic wreckage abandoned on the Sunset Strip. When they strap on and plug in, however, the focus shifts to BVB’s sound: heavy on the Mötley Crüe and L.A. Guns metal signifiers with shattering emo breakdowns and billowing clouds of goth smoke. Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones catapults the quintet’s ambition skyward.

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About Black Veil Brides

Formed in 2006, Black Veil Brides originally came together in Cincinnati, Ohio. Primarily the brainchild of vocalist Andy Biersack (aka Andy Six), the band combines cathartic metalcore/screamo with a dark gothic image to set it apart from its contemporaries. In their first couple of years together, Black Veil Brides went through a number of lineup changes while they gained attention from labels with two EPs, releasing Sex & Hollywood in 2007 and Never Give In in 2008. The band eventually relocated to Los Angeles, settling on a lineup and beginning work on its full-length debut. Bringing together guitarist Jinxx (formerly of the Dreaming), guitarist Jake Pitts, bassist Ashley Purdy, and drummer Sandra Alvarenga, the band began to refine their image and sound, touring with groups like Eyes Set to Kill and From First to Last. In 2010, they released their debut, We Stitch These Wounds, on Standby Records. Later that year, Alvarenga left the band and was replaced by drummer Christian "CC" Coma, who made his debut with the band on 2011's Set the World on Fire, which was released on Lava Records. For their third release, Black Veil Brides channeled their gothic image to create the conceptual punk rock opera Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones, which was released in early 2013. Less than a year later, they released their fourth album, the self-titled Black Veil Brides. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    Cincinnati, OH
  • FORMED
    2006

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