Bassist Ashley Purdy of Los Angeles theatrical dark rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES was interviewed on the May 7, 2011 edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES will release its sophomore album, "Set The World On Fire", on June 14 via Lava Music/Universal Republic Records.
"Everything is bigger more songs, more vocals, more melodies," proclaims front man and founder Andy Biersack. "And it all came naturally; it's not an attempt to try to outdo our first record, but we wanted to show how we had naturally grown as a band and as songwriters. This is my favorite record I've ever made and most importantly, the best album anybody's ever made,".
"Fallen Angels", the first single from "Set The World On Fire", is slated to arrive as an early present to fans on May 3 via iTunes. With its arena-sized intro to its anthem chorus, the song is a mantra for anyone who has ever felt outside the norm and sure to become the battle cry of the band's devoted fan base, affectionately referred to as the BVBArmy. The video, shot in Los Angeles last month, was directed by Nathan Cox (MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, DEVILDRIVER, HIM).
The title track from the upcoming release will also be featured in Wes Craven's "Scream 4". The song found its way into the film after the band's loyal BVBArmy flooded the "Scream" message boards when a survey was posted asking which artists they would like to see on the soundtrack. Before long, pages of posts mentioning the BLACK VEIL BRIDES found their way in front of the music supervisor and director Wes Craven. That led to "Set The World On Fire" being featured in what is sure to be one of the biggest horror films of the year.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES is currently on the road headlining the AP Tour 2011. They will also be performing at this year's Bamboozle music festival in New Jersey and Rock On The Range in Ohio before heading out on Vans Warped Tour at the end of June.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES' debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", sold nearly 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on July 20, 2010 via Standby Records.
The cover art for "We Stitch These Wounds", a beautiful Victorian style painting of vocalist Andy Six stitching his infamous "wound," was created by renowned painter Richard Villa.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES's "Perfect Weapon" video was directed by Patrick Fogarty, who also helmed the band's video for "Knives and Pens" in 2009.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES is:
Andy Biersack (vocals)
Jake Pitts (guitar)
Ashley Purdy (bass)
Christian "CC" Coma (drums)