You could never accuse metalcore band, Black Veil Brides, of being shrinking violets, when it comes to image. Their forthcoming new album, "Set The World on Fire", released today, features all five of them adorned in L.A. sleaze-rock studded leather and gloves and make up that even Poison might baulk at.
Basically, you'd expect them to deliver the type of song that might feature lyrics about "dirty women", "all-night kicks" and "silver machines" - and maybe they do! You never know, tracks like "Youth and Whisky" and "Fallen Angels" might just be the very first example of 'sleazemo'! Listen to their music, however, and you get a good solid blast of rock with a pop-edge and a serrated vocal edge from singer (screamer) Andy Biersack. They must be doing something right - they've recently copped a Kerrang! award for Best International Newcomer.
The band have announced a UK tour to follow up the release of said album and their Download appearance at the weekend, starting with Southampton on 6th October and followed by Exeter, Nottingham and the usual suspects until Manchester on the 11th. They then return to the UK for two final shows in Shepherd's Bush (29th Oct) and Bristol (1st Nov). All shows, apart from London, cost £15 and go on sale this Friday at 9am - the capital's show is £17.50.