Robert: CC you replaced somebody as the drummer. Did you have to audition, or were you already friends with the band?
Christian Coma: I was friends with Jake and Jinxx prior to joining the band, and then I started having meetings with Ashley.
I was working with several different bands as well as working as a studio musician. I wasn’t tied down to one band and wasn’t sure where I wanted to go.
Ashley Purdy: He didn’t even want to be in this band at first! He was saying, “Oh, I have this other band in Colorado, I know Avenge Sevenfold is looking for a new drummer. I think I’m gonna do that.”
We were just on the cusp of getting signed to Universal. We were like, “We got a fucking record deal!” And he was like, “Oh, I don’t know, man.” He was holding out. [Laughing]
Read the full interview on Guitar International.
Jake Pitts is offering some online guitar lessons on BandHappy this January. Lessons are $50 each and are given via video chat. Check out his BandHappy page to see all available times.
This new 14G steel navel barbell featuring the BVB logo is available at Hot Topic!
Chris Biersack chatted with Joe Flanders about the upcoming season of Average Joe, his trip with Black Veil Brides to London, and some fan mail sent for the holidays.
Today (Dec. 26) is Andy's 23rd birthday! Go wish him a happy birthday on twitter @AndyBVB!
The results of the 2013 Alternative Press Readers Poll have started coming in, and like usual, Black Veil Brides fans voted in full force and scored multiple wins for the band. A few categories are being announced each day, so here are the ones that we've won so far:
Best Live Band
Most Underrated Band
Best AP Cover - Issue 305 "The Making Of Andy Biersack"
Best Print Article - "The Making Of Andy Biersack"
Best Twitter - Andy Biersack
Album Of The Year - Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
Best Instagram - Andy Biersack
Best Album Art - Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
Artist Of The Year
Most Dedicated Fans
Vocalist Of The Year
Drummer Of The Year
Guitarist Of The Year - Jake Pitts
Bassist Of The Year
Best APTV Video - "The Making Of Andy Biersack"
Best Movie - Legion Of The Black
Most Overrated Band
Best Tattoos - Andy Biersack
Best Vinyl Release - Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
Total: 14 First Place and 5 Second Place
Wretched And Divine has made another Best Albums of 2013 list, this time it's #20 on Guitar World's 30 Best Albums of 2013. You can see the full list HERE.