Formed in 2006, Black Veil Brides originally came together in Cincinnati, OH. Primarily the brainchild of vocalist Andy Six, the band combines cathartic metalcore/screamo with a dark, gothic image to set it apart from its contemporaries. In their first couple of years together, Black Veil Brides went through a number of lineup changes while they gained attention from labels with two EPs, releasing Sex & Hollywood in 2007 and a year later releasing Never Give In in 2008.
The band eventually relocated to Los Angeles, settling on a lineup and beginning work on its full-length debut. Bringing together guitarist Jinxx (formerly of The Dreaming), guitarist Jake Pitts, bassist Ashley Purdy, and drummer Sandra Alvarenga, the band began to refine its image and sound, touring with groups like Eyes Set To Kill and First To Last.
In July of 2010 they released their debut album, We Stitch These Wounds, on Standby Records and sold nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, ranking at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and #1 on the Billboard Independent chart. Later that year, Alvarenga left the band and was replaced by current drummer Christian "CC" Coma, who made his debut with the band on 2011's blockbuster album, Set The World On Fire, which was released on Lava Records, and debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.