Black Veil Brides Frontman Launches Solo Project Andy Black: 'I Want to Do This '80s Synth Thing'

Andy Biersack still keeping BVB as his top priority.

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Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has announced the launch of his solo project Andy Black, along with intentions to delve into the dark wave domain.

Chatting with Kerrang! magazine, the singer made sure to point out that Andy Black is "not a band," but rather "a fun and artistic way for me to try something that musically I wouldn't want to force into Black Veil Brides."

"My whole life, I've loved '80s synth and goth rock like the Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode," Andy said (via Blabbermouth). "My biggest love has always been the music Black Veil Brides make, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to or enjoy other things. The older I get, the more interest I have in writing other kinds of music."

"There's no place for Depeche Mode and the Sisters of Mercy in the music I make with my band. If I was a fan, I wouldn't want to hear that on a Black Veil Brides record. It was important for me and for the integrity of the band not to tarnish it," the vocalist noted.

Reassuring fans about his BVB commitment, Biersack concluded, "I made it very clear. I told the band what was going on and made it clear it was a passion project on the side, and everybody in the band gets it. And because we're doing this Black Veil record at the moment, it's a non-issue, because they know I'm totally committed to the band."

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    He makes a lot of sense in his comments on not wanting to force a certain sounds into his 'main' band. I wish Jonathan Davis would take a page out of this guy's book.
    cha33 armstrong
    Still a d-bag
    You got downvoted for typing 'still' when you should have typed 'always'.
    I seen the picture and thought to myself "Jesus, Justin Bieber is getting skinny, he should lay off of the drugs..." but it wasn't JB, it's Andy Biersack. What's the difference again?!
    How is he a d-bag?
    Watch his acceptance speech for the Golden Gods award.. that'll answer your question.
    Yeah but he was getting booed. Nearly every award they got, they got booed. That will annoy anyone off whenever they are rewarded for their work.
    A bigger man would have just taken the award, said thanks and left. Andy? Nope. What he did was just immature.
    2 things: 1) let's be honest most metalheads are fat 2) He was addressing the uncalled for hate that he receives from the metal community that always calls him a faggot. I don't understand how that makes you a d-bag? I think it's really hypocritical to call him that, if that's basically what you are doing in his position. Finding reason to hate a guy is pathetic.
    I'm already looking forward to the UG review of whatever Andy does... Although I hope it won't be as bad as BVB, I probably will be.
    Oh right, the cross dressing 80's knock off pop excuse for a metal band... Gotcha.
    I dont get the blind hate of BVB.Sure their first songs were cheeseness manifested,but their last album had few deceng songs I actually have on my playlist - its not like I auto-select them but if its on I dont skip.They are not great but the shit they get isnt appropiriate to their actual skill and talent.
    They appear to be nothing more than Avenged Sevenfold and Motley Crue's lovechild and just come off as obnoxious doing it. Or maybe it's just their lead singer
    People also don't like the way they looked for their earlier albums. Most of the reasons are quite shallow.
    In my opinion, BVB are a good band, the music they make is good, but at least he hasn't potentially ruined it like what Radke did to FIR (their debut album was good, but FL was annoying). I'm looking forward to what the music will be.
    Yeah i think a lot of people unfairly judge them by their image which has improved dramatically as of late. Each member actually has a lot of talent!
    Yeah, the guitarists are really good as well as the drummer, a bit like FIR: Jacky Vincent from FIR is a really good guitarist, but being in FIR isn't helping him.
    Would you please stop trying to steal kerryking01's act?
    Holy... I realized something was up when the comment was spelled perfectly but I didn't look at his username. dis guy is a p0ser der is olny 1 king.
    Not a fan but at least he's making the music he wants to make. Hopefully it's not as cookie cutter as Black Veil Brides.