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Ronnie Radke Confirms Star Studded Mixtape Guests

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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Ronnie Radke is planning on releasing a free mixtape sometime in the next few months. The mixtape will feature a long list of prominent frontmen in the scene. Check out tweets from Radke below after the jump.

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Ronnie Radke (FIR), Andy Biersack (BVB) Working On New Project

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 3, 2013

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Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides just spent time in the studio working on a new project together. Check out tweets from both below after the jump.

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Black Veil Brides Destroy Heckler At Warped Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 8, 2013

A video has surfaced from the end of Black Veil Brides of frontman Andy Biersack destroying a fan at Warped Tour that was heckling the band and their fans. Watch the footage below after the jump.

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POZ Interview: Juliet Simms + Andy Biersack

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 22, 2013

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Senior Writer Jesse Richman sat down with Juliet Simms and Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) at Warped Tour a week or so ago for an incredibly in-depth interview. We spoke with Simms and Biersack about Warped Tour, The Voice, each of their careers in the music industry, the future for both, and so much more. Check out one of the most in-depthi interviews we’ve ever done on PropertyOfZack below!

How are you guys doing?
Andy: I’m good.
Juliet: I’m good. Definitely warped.

I caught your set this afternoon, Juliet. First of all, it sounded great and the crowd seemed to be into it. How are you feeling about these dates?
Juliet: Honestly, it was unexpected to arrive on this tour and have such an incredible response. I only came out here with a guitarist. Thankfully, Black Veil Brides have been more than accommodating and Warped Tour has been so accommodating in helping me so much. It’s been pretty crazy. 
POZ: I can only imagine!
Juliet: Keep-A-Breast has been amazing too.

As you mentioned on stage, today is your and Andy’s anniversary – you met here at the Long Island Warped Tour two years ago? 
Andy: We didn’t meet, but we officially started dating here. We’d been hanging out for a couple weeks at that point, but I guess we officially decided to call it what it is is here. 
Juliet: Yeah, we’re in love, and he…
POZ: Was there any great romantic story to that?
Juliet: There’s a couple! We were walking through bus world, and that’s where we screamed at the sky, like, “I love Andy” and “I love Juliet.”
Andy: I was screaming that I love Andy. She was a little upset [Laughs].
Juliet: That’s where we “officiated” everything.

Is it tough, with both of you being so in the middle of big points in your careers right now, to find the time?
Andy: Yeah, but in a situation like this, it’s so nice to be on the same tour. Most of the year we don’t get to spend as much time together as we’d like to, because of tours and schedules. But actually, every tour that she’s done since The Voice I’ve been on. I just go out with her. On the last one I helped, I co-tour managed.
POZ: Do you schedule it around each other?
Andy: You can’t really. Black Veil is on tour like eight months out of the year. It’s hard, but fortunately the one time she had a long run I came out.
Juliet: He’s being too humble. He’s been incredible. Seriously, he’s been helping me a lot with management, promotion, and anything I need to do, from “what shirt should we make?” to “this song” or “that set,” and setting up things for shows. He came out and was on tour with me in a van! No laying down or anything, and just helping me with everything.
Andy: I get up every morning at the buttcrack of dawn and help her set up her merch, and…
Juliet: Even on Warped Tour, where this amazing rockstar should be sleeping in bed until 3PM, he’s getting up in the morning and carrying things, finding people with me, helping out with street teamers, and doing everything with me. It’s absolutely incredible how much he’s been helping me.
Andy: It’s not her fault, but there’s nobody stepping up to do it. She’s had a lot of mismanagement – people who have, in my opinion, not been there when needed over here career, so…
POZ: I feel like that’s been a story since going back to the Automatic Loveletter days. 
Juliet: It’s an ongoing theme for sure, but the struggle, and the fight, and the working this hard is just going to make for a good story.

Initially, you were only going to do a short run on Warped Tour. But you recently announced that you’ll be doing the full tour.
Juliet: What happened was that I went and visited Andy during the California dates. And I basically just went up to Kevin [Lyman] and was like… It takes a lot of money to be on this tour, and I didn’t have the funds to be on it with a full band. So I told Kevin. Kevin has become… He’s family. Like he’s my uncle. He discovered me. He really was just like, “you’re going to be on here acoustic, you’re going to be on here for the full thing.”

You’ve done Warped as a full band tour with Automatic Loveletter. Is it strange being up there solo instead of with a band?
Absolutely not. Dave, my guitarist, has been incredible. He’s such a big help. Being up there is all about just connecting with the crowd, connecting with fans, giving your message, and it’s being received really well.

Is Automatic Loveletter still a thing?
Juliet: It’s completely not over. To be completely honest, Automatic Loveletter was me. I wrote every song. The reason that it’s Juliet Simms now is because I’m on the show [The Voice].
Andy: It’s called Semi-Automatic Loveletter now. [laughs]
Juliet: What he said. [laughs]

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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Lineup, Dates Announced

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 2, 2013

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Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Stars In Stereo, and Throw The Fight will be playing the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this year. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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Juliet Simms, Black Veil Brides Frontman To Collab

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2013

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Juliet Simms and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack may be collaborating in the future. Check out details below by clicking “Read More.”

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Warped Tour Announces Eight More Bands

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 8, 2013

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Eight more bands 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Check out the next lineup addition, which includes at least four headlining acts, below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ BandsOnBands: Squid The Whale On Black Veil Brides

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 4, 2013

Mondays mean BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the PropertyOfZack feature today with Bradley Walden of Squid The Whale. The band just released a new EP called Four More, so make sure to download it here

In this week’s feature, Bradley steps up to talk about Black Veil Brides. Don’t believe it? Well, believe it. Listen to songs by Black Veil Brides here and check out what Bradley had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

From Bradley Walden of Squid The Whale:

When we think of bands that have influenced us, so many come to mind. We grew up listening to what we believed was real, honest music. Acts like Michael Jackson, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin, etc.  So naturally when we think influences, we think Black Veil Brides.

“A bleeding heart can conquer every crutch”, lyrics like that just really speak to us and motivate us to be a better band and grow. There’s such honesty and truth to that band. Which is what we think Squid is all about, honesty.

You just know before they’re on stage, they can feel it. Once their make-up is on point, outfits are all in sync, they’re ready to tell a story. You have to respect that, who doesn’t love the 80’s? Who doesn’t miss KISS? I know we do.

Bands like that give us hope. No, we don’t have chains yet. No, we don’t have the leather. You watch a band like that and you realize exactly who you want to be. You realize that you want to work towards the chains. You want to work towards the leather.

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Black Veil Brides Sales Drop 75%

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 23, 2013

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Black Veil Brides’ second week on the Billboard 200 charts resulted in a 75% sales drop to 11,500 copies sold. Dropkick Murphys’ sales also dropped 72% on the charts. A$AP Rocky debuted at number one with 140,000 sales of Long.Live.A$APfun.’s Some Nights sales stayed stagnant at around 13,000 sales. Check out the top 20 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.”

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Morning Recap: Max Bemis Comic Book, BVB Sell 40K, FTHC LP, SF Spring Tour, Carson On ‘Idol’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 17, 2013

Max Bemis Writing Comic Book; EP Soundtrack To Accompany Series

This sounds like it will be a Say Anything fan’s wildest dreams come true. If you click through, you’ll read details from Bemis about Polarity and about how it mirrors his own bipolar disease. We of course have no idea if Max can actually pull off writing a great comic, but fingers crossed!

Black Veil Brides Debut Top 10 On Billboard Charts

They sold a hell of a lot of records. If you were truly surprised, you haven’t been paying attention (but you can’t be blamed for that with this band). PropertyOfZack doesn’t cover this band, but it’s interesting to see what a goth/metal/”emo”-looking band can still do on the Billboard charts. Someone on Twitter pointed out that music like this (see: My Chemical Romance) will always sell well. We’ll see. 

Frank Turner Announces New Record

UK fans, be excited. US fans, don’t get stoked just yet. Frank Turner’s new album will be coming out this spring, but a US release date and label is missing. Could it be possible that Turner has left Epitaph Records and signed with a major? It would make sense when you step back and realize Epitaph put out a compilation record this past fall with Turner’s songs on their catalog. There’s no confirmation either way yet, but one has to be coming soon.

Senses Fail Tour With Such Gold, Real Friends; Releasing Covers EP

Buddy Nielsen is one of the smartest guys in this side of the industry, and the package he put together for Senses Fail’s spring tour in addition to the presale model the band is using only further proves that. The new Senses Fail record is the band’s hardest release to date, but why not take out three pop-punk bands with a younger and growing fan base? It’ll be a successful tour and a good business move. And watch for Real Friends to blow every opener out of the water.  

Simple Plan To Write New Album This Fall

If you’re from the US, you probably think that Simple Plan is all but a dead band. They’ve however never seen so much success internationally. It’ll be interesting to see what they do on their next record to attempt to come back in a bigger way in the States, if it’s still a market the band cares about.

Carson Frontwoman To Be On ‘American Idol’?

I’ve always been curious about why we’ve seen four frontmen/women try out for The Voice, but have never seen one try out for American Idol. Carson is a very small band compared to Meg And Dia, Automatic Loveletter, Artist Vs Poet, and Hey Monday, but she certainly has a good chance of getting somewhere.  

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Black Veil Brides Debut Top 10 On Billboard Charts

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 16, 2013

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Black Veil Brides debuted in the seventh Billboard spot with the release of Wretched & Divine with over 40,000 copies sold. Dropkick Murphys also debuted in the top ten with just under 35,000 sales. fun.’s Some Nights sales dropped 45% to 13,000 sales. Check out the top 20 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.”

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Black Veil Brides Release Song Ft. Bert McCracken

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 2, 2013

Black Veil Brides have released a new song called “Days Are Numbered” that features Bert McCracken of The Used on vocals. Stream it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Chiodos, Black Veil Brides, Tonight Alive UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 10, 2012

Chiodos, Black Veil Brides, and Tonight Alive will be heading out on a UK tour this February. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Used Frontman On New Black Veil Brides Record

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 1, 2012

Bert McCracken of The Used recorded vocals for Black Veil Brides new album today. Check out a tweet from Black Veil Brides below by clicking “Read More.”

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William Control (Aiden) On New Black Veil Brides Record

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 28, 2012

William Control (Aiden) has a guest spot on Black Veil Brides’ new record. Check out a tweet from the band below by clicking “Read More.”

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