Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack about his solo project: "It's more U2 than Megadeth"


Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack was recently interviewed by Kerrang, you can read some excerpts below.

About the forthcoming debut album from his solo project, Andy Black, he said: "It's completely different, very unlike my entire career, which has been spent in a collaborative effort with four other individuals. There's also a precedent when it comes to making a Black Veil Brides record. At this point now, this is our fifth record that we're making, and that's not to say that we go in with a cookie-cutter approach, but we certainly know stylistically what we like. The odd thing about the solo record was there was no precedent."

About what the Andy Black is sounding like, Biersack said: "I think my intention for this was to go as far in the other direction as possible. Sonically, the goal was to really play with music and a lot of different stuff, to have a lot of odd instrumentation and to have a lot of programmed stuff, keyboards and more classic, almost pop-rock guitar. It's more U2 than Megadeth. There are no guitar solos on the record. There's a lot of drumming styles; there's some weird sleigh bells. It was about playing with music and seeing what happened. We came up with something in the vein of stuff I love, U2, Adam Ant… It's somewere between Springsteen, new romantic and modern goth-pop music."

About why he couldn't incorporate his songs into Black Veil Brides, Biersack said: "There are so many bands I loved growing up whose singer would have a new idea for a sound and then completely ruin the band by taking a shit on the whole audience. That wasn't my interest. It would be different if the reason I was doing this was that I wanted to get away from Black Veil Brides… This is more that I didn't want to cross the two things."