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Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack Debuting Goth Solo Project

HOLMDEL, NJ - JULY 07: Andy Biersack of The Black Veil Brides performs during Warped Tour 2013 at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 7, 2013 in Holmdel, New Jersey.
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frontman Andy Biersack plans to show some different musical sides of himself via a new solo project he's launching this year.

Dubbed Andy Black, Biersack says the venture will showcase 80s goth rock and "dark wave" influences such as Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode, which he doesn't get to incorporate in BVB. Biersack tells Kerrang! magazine that, "There`s no place for Depeche Mode and Sisters of Mercy in the music I make with my band. If I was a fan, I wouldn't want to hear that on a Black Veil Brides record. It was important for me and for the integrity of the band not to tarnish it."

Biersack has been working on the Andy Black material with producer John Feldmann and is making a video for one of the tracks with regular BVB collaborator Patrick Fogerty.

He's not sure if there will be a formal Andy Black album or if he'll simply give the songs away for free online, but Biersack added that the project doesn't threaten BVB at all: "I made it very clear. I told the band what was going on and made it clear it was a passion project on the side, and everybody in the band gets it...It's a non-issue, because they know I'm totally committed to the band."

BVB is currently working on its fourth album, the follow-up to last year's "Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones."