Black Veil Brides were founded in 2006 by Andrew Biersack, Johnny Herold and Phil „Catalyst“ Cendella. Nate Shipp and Chris Riesenberg joined the band a little bit later. The name Black Veil Brides is a term from the Roman Catholic Church. When a woman became a nun in the Middle Ages and turned away from worldly pleasures in order to dedicate her life to God, she was designated as black veil(ed) bride. For the
band, the name moreover reflects the positive and negative sides of life: the white veil at wedding and the black one in times of grief.
The 11 tracks were produced by none other than legend Rob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe).