Over a decade in, the Black Veil Brides frontman explains the ‘fuck you’ is still there.
Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides sat in with Terry Bezer for an at length discussion on Mosh Talks. The conversation quickly dived into the recent announcement of the band’s re-recording and re-release of the their debut, We Stitch These Wounds.
Biersack recalled recording vocals in a janitor closet in the early hours of the morning and finding a balance between an abundance of vision and a scarcity of resources. The newest incarnation of the record is essentially the record they always knew existed, just executed properly.
Biersack also discussed the notion of identity and how pursuing his dream at all of 18 years old resulted in a quick success with delayed adjustment. In the midst of success and the ascension of the band, Biersack would find his own identity rather emulating his heroes. He candidly talked about how that rationale led to being 22, 23, and drunk all day.
Biersack articulated how the adversity that marred the early days of the band seemed to fuel his drive even more. Humbly, the frontman would explain that there is nothing remarkable about him, only that he was willing to work harder to get to the place he had intended. The conversation clearly expressed the kind of transition Biersack has made, going from the guy that reveled in the hate to the artist that now appreciates the love.
Showing perspective and maturity well beyond his 30 years, Biersack’s impact on the culture of heavy music is on full display in this installment of Mosh Talks.