Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will release their new album, "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones", on January 8 via Lava/Universal Republic. The CD was produced by by John Feldmann (PAPA ROACH, THE USED, ATREYU) and is a full-fledged concept effort, though the band's lead singer, Andy Biersack, has not revealed the exact narrative just yet. "Lyrically, the most important thing for me is, how can I tell a cohesive story?" he told Revolver magazine. "How can I take the story and kind of weave it into songs that are written otherwise about a lot of personal experiences and the band's experiences?"
The BLACK VEIL BRIDES are also going bigger in the range of musical influences
they're drawing from this time out. "We've tapped into some of the influences that,
as songwriters, we haven't really played with yet," the singer told the magazine. "The record has just as much influence from SISTERS OF MERCY or NINE INCH NAILS as it does SOCIAL DISTORTION, as it does METALLICA or SLAYER or anything else."
Fans will be able to pre-order "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones" on iTunes beginning October 31 and those who pre-order the entire effort will be treated to an instant download of the lead single, "In the End". The track was recently chosen as one of the theme songs for the WWE's Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event, which was held October 28 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES will launch the first leg of "The Church Of The Wild Ones" world tour on January 4 in Las Vegas. The trek will wrap in San Francisco on March 8.
"Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones" track listing:
02. I Am Bulletproof
03. New Year's Day
04. F.E.A.R. Transmission 1: Stay Close
05. Wretched And Divine
06. We Don't Belong
07. F.E.A.R. Transmission 2: Trust
08. Devil's Choir
09. Resurrect The Sun
11. Shadows Die
13. Days Are Numbered
14. Done For You
15. Nobody's Hero
16. Lost It All
17. F.E.A.R. Transmission 3: As War Fades
18. In The End
19. F.E.A.R. Final Transmission
The cover artwork for the CD was created by the band's longtime friend, artist Richard Villa, and can be seen below.