- 03:59 PM, Feb 22
Black Veil Brides was created by 16-year-old vocalist, Andy Six, in 2007 when he began seeking players to create a vision of a modern day heavy metal band. He wanted to combine the theatrics and passion of Misfits, Motley Crue and KISS, with lyrics and music that pertain to the downtrodden outcasts of society.
After various member changes, the band settled with a lineup that consisted of Andy in vocals, Jake Pitts in lead guitar, Ashley Purdy in bass, Jinxx in guitar, and Sandra Alva in drums. They started to build a strong fan base on the road, creating a buzz as they traveled the country to introduce their sound in "On Leather Wings" tour.