Los Angeles rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released the official music video for their song “Born Again”. The clip, which was directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films, can be seen below.
“Born Again” is taken from BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ latest album, “The Phantom Tomorrow”, which came out last October via Sumerian Records. The third concept LP from BLACK VEIL BRIDES and the band’s most-ambitious release to date is comprised of a dozen tracks, including the band’s first-ever U.S. Top 10 Active Rock single “Scarlet Cross”.
The cover artwork for “The Phantom Tomorrow” was created by Eliran Kantor, known for his work with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, HAVOK and Andy Black, to name a few. “The Phantom Tomorrow” was produced by Erik Ron (GODSMACK, DANCE GAVIN DANCE, BUSH) and co-produced by guitarist Jake Pitts.
“This video was an opportunity to use the more macabre imagery we grew up loving as fans of classic horror movies,” explains Black Veil Brides front-man and founder Andy Biersack. “It also offered a chance to further flesh out the immersive world of The Phantom Tomorrow, told in multiple companion mediums, including comic books, action figures, and of course, music videos. We show a bit of what goes on in the ‘9th Circle,’ which is the location in our Phantom Tomorrow storyline that exists as a plane of existence outside of reality,” says Andy. “It’s a more esoteric version of a fire-and-brimstone afterlife, but one that is directly attacking your daily life.”
“I think all of us struggle with demons that hold us back or make it difficult to get through life,” adds Andy. “This song and video are about that push and pull. And how, ultimately, the battle is won not by pretending these parts of ourselves don’t exist but by facing them head-on. And by saying no matter what we struggle with or the fears and anxieties we experience, we can defeat them and be ‘born again’ as the person we know ourselves to be in our hearts and minds.”
In November 2019, BLACK VEIL BRIDES announced the addition of bassist Lonny Eagleton to the group’s ranks. He joined the band as the replacement for Ashley Purdy, who exited the group earlier that month. Eagleton previously played with Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) on his solo tour.