Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have tapped their longtime friend, artist Richard Villa, to create the artwork for the band's third album.
The group was assisted by GOLDFINGER's John "Feldy" Feldmann during the tracking sessions for the CD, which is tentatively due in January 2013.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES frontman Andy Biersack previously stated about the band's new effort, "I'm so happy, excited and proud of this album!" He added, "Thank you, [Feldy] for helping us to create something we are all so proud of! This entire record is a dream come true!!"
Biersack told NME earlier this summer that the follow-up to "Set The World On Fire" was going to be "more of a punk rock record than anything we've done before. It's SOCIAL DISTORTION meets METALLICA." Biersack also confirmed that the album has a title, but declined to reveal it, explaining, "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."
BLACK VEIL BRIDES' new song, "Unbroken", appeared on the soundtrack to this year's movie, "Marvel's The Avengers". "Unbroken" is included on "Avengers Assemble", a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. "Avengers Assemble" was released on May 1.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES' latest EP, "Rebels", was released last December, exclusively through iTunes.
Pictured below: BLACK VEIL BRIDES with producer John "Feldy" Feldmann