Los Angeles rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released the official music video for the song “Wake Up”. The track is taken from the band’s fifth album, “Vale”, which is being released today (Friday, January 12) via Lava/Universal Republic. The follow-up to BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ 2014 self-titled effort was produced by John Feldmann at his Southern California studio.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES frontman Andy Biersack said: “We cannot wait for the BVB army to hear ‘Vale’ in its entirety!
“In my opinion, this record is the most complete and exciting album we have done to date.
“The opportunity to work with John Feldmann once again over the course of the past two years creating ‘Vale’ was an incredible experience and I am thrilled with the collection of songs we have put together as a band.
“The Latin translation of ‘Vale’ is ‘be well, be strong!’ and central to the message of this record.
“We hope to continue to inspire our fans and friends to embrace their own individuality and inner strength.
“The central narrative once again finds ‘The Wild Ones’ characters facing the challenge of moving on from the pain and anguish of their past and looking to a new chapter in their lives. This concept is one that is near to my heart and I believe will resonate with those that find themselves cast on the fringe of society.
“From our inception, BLACK VEIL BRIDES have stood up for the outcasts and disenfranchised. With this album, [we] hope to give you hope, fun and most importantly a kickass rock and roll record.”
“Vale” track listing:
01. Incipiens Ad Finem
02. The Last One
03. Wake Up
04. When They Call My Name
05. The Outsider
06. Dead Man Walking (Overture II)
07. Our Destiny
08. The King Of Pain
09. My Cow
10. Ballad Of The Lonely Hearts
11. Throw The First Stone
12. Vale (This Is Where It Ends)
During an interview with the Rock Sound Podcast, Biersack said about the overall sound of the new BLACK VEIL BRIDES album: “We made ‘Wretched And Divine [The Story Of The Wild Ones]’ with John in 2013, and that was, at least commercially, our most successful record to date. A song like ‘In The End’ is probably our most successful song. And so a lot of times, people point to that record as the sound of the band. But what I think is interesting is that we have evolved significantly, I think, from record to record — from the first record to the fifth record. The previous record that we made with [producer] Bob Rock was a much more straight-ahead, hard rock, heavy metal record. I think that this album — and everybody says this, of course, because you want it to be true — but at least for me, I believe that it’s a nice combination of many different eras of the band. I think that it represents all the different places that we’ve been while retaining that Feldmann thing, that thing about Feldy that I don’t think anybody else can even touch or come close to; he just knows how to make things huge.”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES has just embarked on a North American co-headline tour, dubbed “The Resurrection Tour”, with ASKING ALEXANDRIA. CROWN THE EMPIRE is acting as support on all dates.