Black Veil Brides to Re-Record Debut Album
Yesterday news broke that Ashley Purdy said in an interview that Black Veil Brides will break up following their eight dates on the final Warped Tour. We spoke with the band's frontman, Andy Biersack, in an exclusive interview; he told us a very different story.
"As far as I know, there are no plans to break up the band," he said. "I spoke to the band this morning, and that seems to be echoed by everybody. I can’t really speak to any comments about the band breaking up, because I was never aware of that. As far as I know, that isn’t the intention, and it certainly isn’t my intention."
Additionally, Biersack exclusively told us about the band's plan to re-record their debut album, We Stitch These Wounds. "The plan is to do an entire re-record of our first record. We [originally] recorded it for just a few thousand dollars in a studio that didn’t really have the capacity to do that big of an album. We always felt it wasn’t representative, sonically, of the rest of our catalog. We feel that a lot of the songs on that album are very strong, but have never been given their day in court, so to speak."
He continued, "The intention is to not only re-record the record, but to include just about every demo we have from that era, songs that were never released before. We have an entire live DVD that was shot in 2010 in San Diego that was scrapped that we never released and no one has ever seen the footage from. We’re gonna put that out. We want to include as much of our old costumes and imagery and photos that no one has ever seen, as well as to record at least two or three new songs for the release as well."
We Stitch These Wounds was originally released on July 20, 2010 via Standby Records. It is the band's only album to feature drummer Sandra Alvarenga, who later joined the group Modern Day Escape. The album sold a surprising 11,000 copies first-week, setting the band on a steep upswing in commercial momentum. The song "Knives And Pens" remains a classic amongst Black Veil Brides fans.
If you haven't yet, be sure to read our full interview with Biersack, as he dives into the various different facets of Black Veil Brides' current state, as well as his solo plans.
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