Black Veil Brides: ‘Our new album’s going to be a punk record’ – video

Andy Biersack says the band's third album will be 'Social Distortion meets Metallica'

Black Veil Brides have spoken about their plans for their third studio album and have revealed that it’s “going to be a punk rock record.”

The goth metallers, who are currently completing the final leg of their world tour in support of their 2011 second LP ‘World’s On Fire’, played a well received set at this weekend’s Download Festival.

Speaking to NME in a video which you can see at the top of the screen, singer Andy Biersack said that the band hoped to complete work on the record by the end of August and were working with Goldfinger‘s John Feldmann.


Asked about this, he said: “We’ve got three songs tracked. We’ve set ourselves a deadline of the end of August to finish it. We’ve got 20 to 25 songs written and we’re narrowing it down now. John Feldmann is producing it. It’s going to be more of a punk rock record than anything we’ve done before. It’s Social Distortion meets Metallica.”

Then asked if he had a title in mind, Biersack replied: “Of course we’ve got a title. I don’t do anything unless I think about it six months in advance. We’ve got a title, we’ve got a story. It’s a bit of concept record, there’s a very serious story behind it. It’s full of surprises.”

The singer then spoke about how he viewed his band’s progress since their appearance at Download in 2011 and labelled their momentum as “like a rocket”.

He said of this: “Our career trajectory has been like a rocket. We came here for pennies last year when we didn’t even have a record out. We only played because Download and Andy Copping believed in us.”

Black Veil Brides are presently scheduled to release their third album in October.


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