Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will release their first-ever concert DVD and Blu-ray, “Alive And Burning”, on July 10. The cover artwork for the set was designed by the band’s longtime friend and previous album cover illustrator, Richard Villa, and can be seen below. Also available is a performance clip of the song “Faithless”, taken from “Alive And Burning”.
“Alive And Burning” will feature footage of BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ sold-out hometown show in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater on November 1, 2014. The concert was part of the group’s inaugural Halloweekend event as part of “The Black Mass” tour. The DVD was directed by Casey Tebo, known for his work on the acclaimed AEROSMITH documentary “Rock For The Rising Sun”.
In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, BLACK VEIL BRIDES frontman Andy Biersack stated about why it has taken so long for his band to release a concert DVD: “I think, for us, being the band that always had the aspirations and dreams to be the kind of band that could put on a big theatrical stage show, it’s taken a long time in our career. And, naturally, it takes a while for any band to get to the point where they can have that big stage show.”
He continued: “When you’re a young kid and go to a concert and see a big pyrotechnics or video screens, the reality behind how long that may take to get to that point both where it’s financially viable but also makes sense for you on a scalable ability to be able to tour with it, you don’t really think about that. We now are at a point, thankfully, that we can do a much more impressive and visual show and we felt that it was time to capture that with the DVD.”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ latest, self-titled album skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart, No. 4 on the iTunes overall album chart, and to Top 10 on iTunes in over 20 countries when it was released. It debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 album chart, giving BLACK VEIL BRIDES their second consecutive Top 10 album.
“Black Veil Brides” was helmed by producer Bob Rock, whose resume includes albums by METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT and many others.