Contact Us

Black Veil Brides Singer Andy Biersack to Launch Dark Wave Solo Act Andy Black

Black Veil Brides
Mary Ouellette,

Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack is launching a brand new project. The act is called Andy Black, which the singer claims is “not a band,” but instead “a fun and artistic way for me to try something musically I wouldn’t want to force into Black Veil Brides.”

Andy Black will fit snugly into the dark wave genre, inspired by ’80s synth and goth rock styles. Biersack credits acts such as the Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode as two of his favorite bands, but is of the mindset that those influences don’t belong in BVB.

“There’s no place for Depeche Mode and the Sisters of Mercy in the music I make with my band,” Biersack tells Kerrang! “If I was a fan, I wouldn’t want to hear that on a Black Veil Brides record. It was important for me and for the integrity of the band not to tarnish it.”

He adds, “Over the last few years, I’ve been thinking up ways I could write this music on my own or with friends of mine. I started writing some songs with [producer John] Feldmann at the start of the year — just playing around. The idea of doing it as a side project didn’t really interest me until I got about nine songs in and realized I had some great stuff.”

For those concerned about how Andy Black will effect Black Veil Brides, no worries, Biersack only sees the dark wave project as a hobby. “I made it very clear. I told the band what was going on and made it clear it was a passion project on the side, and everybody in the band gets it,” the singer explains. “And because we’re doing this Black Veil record at the moment, it’s a non-issue, because they know I’m totally committed to the band.”

Biersack is planning to release a music video made with longtime friend and collaborator Patrick Fogerty, who has made almost all of Black Veil Brides’ videos. As for now, Biersack has not signed with a label for the Andy Black project and has spoken about giving away the music for free. [via Blabbermouth]

For the full interview with Andy Biersack, grab the latest issue of Kerrang!.

Black Veil Brides Starting New Album With Producer Bob Rock

Best of KBAT

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KBAT 99.9 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KBAT 99.9 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.