Since the release of We Stitch These Wounds, in 2010 Black Veil Brides have grown to be one of the most successful and revered bands in modern rock. The album sold 11,000 copies in it’s first week and debuted at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 Independent Releases, a phenomenal feat for a band on their debut with no major label support, just an insanely fanatical following.
Each of their subsequent 4 studio albums debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard Top 200, with two albums – ‘Wretched and Divine’ and ‘Black Veil Brides’ – debuting in the top ten. They have also released a chart topping live DVD – ‘Alive And Burning’. The band have over 1.1 million monthly Spotify listeners, have clocked up 400 million total Spotify streams, 500 million YouTube views and have a combined social media reach of over 11 million fans.
The band’s strident opposition to conformity, false authority, and obstacles (from both within and without) strikes a chord with every outcast who ever felt drawn to the allure of the dark. It’s evident in the 150 million views accumulated by Knives and Pens, the first video released from We Stitch These Wounds. The RIAA-certified gold single In The End, which itself boasts 125 million YouTube views, is proof that the group whose merchandise dominated Hot Topic stores before they’d dropped their debut album was no passing fad or ill-fated “scene”. This was built to last.