I am writing this article because people need to understand that Black Veil Brides send out a positive message, not a negative one.
Let’s look at the song “Knives and Pens” first. This song tells the story of Andy Biersack’s (Not Beersack’s)childhood. Andy Biersack was bullied throughout his school years, in “Knives and Pens” he talks he talks about a choice he had to make; to harm himself (knives) or to take up writing for his emotions (pens). There is nothing about worshiping the devil, it is about standing up for yourself and making the choice that is so difficult for so many teenagers.
Black Veil Brides have an extremely close relationship with their fans. They acknowledge the fact that without us they wouldn’t be where they are today. They make sure we know that we are what makes them them, and they will always be there to help us through whatever we are feeling.
Today I asked a group of people how Black Veil Brides has affected their life, these are some of the answers I received:
“They’ve effected my life because there music saved me and taught me to never give in.” – Bryanna A.
“They gave me a message that I needed if I was going to keep living.” – Nellie B.
“Black Veil Brides has helped me realize that I don’t need to fit in anywhere to truly belong. Being myself and having people love me for who I really am is much more satisfying than pretending to be something I’m not. Their music has gotten me through some really dark times in my life, and for that I will be eternally grateful to them.” – Cory H.
“BVB stands for those who don’t have a voice. They help those who are outcasted,thrown away,beaten,scarred mentally/physically or judged because they are not the ‘norm’. They have inspired me to resurrect my band from the ashes of what happened several years ago and work my way to my dreams of being in a rock band no matter what the odds. I have been beaten down so many times and thanks to their lyrics I have grown stronger than ever before. Never give in and never back down! To those who say that they are satanic have not done their research and are afraid of people who are different. yes I wear makeup and I enjoy putting it on to express myself regardless of what any hater says. I stand up for myself against anyone including my family cause they gave me something to believe in myself and for that I remain a loyal fan for life and hope to one day be called one of their friends.” – Catastrophic Chris
“They have taught me not to listen to what the bullies say and to stand up for myself. Their music and lyrics have made me a much stronger person and helped through many tough times in my life. They are hero’s to me and always will be, that is why I got each member tattooed on me to remind me that even when times are really hard I will always have BVB and the beautiful army to help me through it. I can’t thank them enough for teaching me to be me and to never give in ♥” – Emma B.
These people are just a few of the many helped by this band, yet they are torn down because of it constantly. They don’t give up though, because they know that they can “Never Give In.”
I’m going to end this article with some of the most inspirational lyrics by Black Veil Brides.
“Never given in, never back down.” – Never Give In
“Lay your heart down the ends in sight. Conscience begs for you to do what’s right.” -Knives and Pens
“When darkness is all you see, this is our sweet blasphemy” – Sweet Blasphemy
“Rise up and celebrate your life, we’re not alone in our Ritual. Sing for what you feel inside becoming one with our Ritual” – Ritual
“So you live freely without their harm.” – Savoir
“You’re not alone. We’ll brave this storm and face today. You’re not alone.” – Carolyn
“Singing songs of the old days, try to remember what’s gone by. Stronger in new ways, don’t care what they say, this is your life It’s time to rejoice.” -Ritual
Thank you for reading, hopefully this showed some people that Black Veil Brides are a greet influence for teenagers today. Also, none of them are homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, nor asexual, they are all heterosexual men. though it doesn’t really matter what sexuality or gender they are, it’s all about the message they give.