BLACK VEIL BRIDES have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, “The Phantom Tomorrow”, to October 29 from the previously announced June 4 (via Sumerian Records).
In a statement announcing the new release date, BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack said: “As you guys know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the production industry on every level. The music industry has been hit hard in the sense that there is a huge delay in manufacturing of things like vinyl records and physical product and other integral pieces to releasing an album.
“When we finished recording ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’, we were so excited about the album that we wanted to get it out as soon as possible and so we set a June 4th release date. We realized pretty quickly that by having that June 4th release date, we would not be able to have vinyl records, other physical media, comic book series — all the things that we had planned for the release. So we are going to delay the release of the record to October 29, 2021 at which point we will be able to have multiple vinyl variations, comic book series, different multimedia and things that can properly lay out this whole release.
“We know that it’s going to be disappointing for you guys who were looking forward to hearing the full album on June 4th, but I promise you that you will hear music around that date and much more coming in the future. We have more music videos, more singles, as I said a comic book series and I can’t go into detail about it, but the return of BLACK VEIL BRIDES live music is happening sooner than you think so there will be lots of announcements coming.
“So again, October 29th, 2021 — ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’. We can’t wait for you guys to hear the record and join us in this world that we have put together and hopefully, you enjoy it and it is worth the wait.”
The cover artwork for “The Phantom Tomorrow” was created by Eliran Kantor, known for his work with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, HAVOK and Andy Black, to name a few. “The Phantom Tomorrow” was produced by Erik Ron (GODSMACK, DANCE GAVIN DANCE, BUSH) and co-produced by guitarist Jake Pitts.
“The Phantom Tomorrow” track listing:
01. The Phantom Tomorrow (Introduction)
02. Scarlet Cross
03. Born Again
05. Spectres (Interlude)
07. The Wicked One
08. Shadows Rise
09. Fields Of Bone
10. Crimson Skies
11. Kill The Hero
12. Fall Eternal
In the meantime however, BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released their latest video for ‘Fields Of Bone’, the second single from ‘The Phantom Tomorrow, which thematically, acts as an extension of the narrative first presented in the video for “Scarlet Cross”.
Singer Andy Biersack makes his debut as a director for the latest video as well. Check it out below.