Black Veil Brides: VALE review, Done By The Fans, For The Fans, and The Admin’s Final Word. Be Well and Be Strong!

 

Photo Taken By Johhnathan Weiner

Vale photo shoot coverage was taken by Johnathan Weiner.

Hello everyone, long time no see. I wrote a while back ago my review for The Resurrection Tour concert in Spokane, WA at the Knitting Factory for my three-year drought of no concerts for Chronic Potato Queen Writer. I hope you all caught it. But in the meantime, I am here to write a little passage before I open up this beautiful big fan lead review.

I am tired of one-sided reviews and the blant plain reviews huge media outlets give bands and solo artists their work. It’s the main reason why I chose not to work for any magazine but for myself. I agree with some of the content of with what the heavy rock and metal media outlets do but I am bored anymore with all of it. The reviews are simply not given enough time and not given enough digestion time. Its the reasoning I pleaded with the BVB army to give me their voices of Vale. I simply sat back like I did when Andy Black was watching the video in “We Don’t Have To Dance”. I sat and let these beautiful voices tell YOU the reader what they thought of Vale. I gave them my admin pen and let them say anything they wanted. They had to be fair and anything that was pinpointed as bullying wasn’t accepted but in reality, NO submission had any. I am proud of these writers. They might not know it but they ARE the future. We are the Legion of The Black. These are the voices of those who couldn’t voice theirs on a huge scale. But I GAVE THEM THAT POWER. This is for you Black Veil Brides and for the BVB army as this is your work come to light. Our gift to Andy, CC, Ashley, Jake, and Jinxx. Let’s have the church commence aka the fan reviews of Vale.

BVB Army Fan Review No.1)

Credit for work and/or name: Brianna twitter @briannahalker

There are little words that can explain how much I love Vale, and how amazing it is. The first time I heard Vale, I cried, not just because Black Veil Brides released a new album, but because they have come SO FAR since they released their last album and have progressed so much as a band. And when you look into the songs, you find that they’re more than just lyrics in a song, no, they’re more than that. The meaning behind everything, the songs, the album cover, the album name, is beautiful, and not everyone will understand or relate. Vale is truly amazing and deserves so much recognition.

BVB Army Fan Review No.2)

Credit for work and/or name: @_thespiritwolf

When the Vale album was first announced I was so hyped for it! And after finally getting the chance to listen to it, I was NOT disappointed. BVB surprises me with every album, not to mention they’re better than the last! Vale is no exception. All the songs create powerful messages that can inspire. When paired with great music it is quite the combination. I applaud BVB for their amazing job well done and thank them for this quality album to enjoy and memorize until the concert came in February!

BVB Army Fan Review No.3)

Credit for work and/or name: @ellie_reale

Vale is by far my favourite Black Veil Brides album so far. I didn’t think it was possible for them to top Wretched and Devine, but this album blew me away. I couldn’t help but tear up while listening to the new Overture. The album is a work of art and I am so proud of the band.

BVB Army Fan Review No.4)

Credit for work and/or name: Yaessi  @YaessiSIO

It’s amazing. I love it. It really reminds me of Wretched and Divine. W&D is my favorite album so Vale is amazing. I love every song.

BVB Army Fan Review No. 5)

Credit for work and/or name: Diana @heyheykineshi

After pre-ordering my Vale CD, I got it a week later and the best thing was that I found it in the mailbox. In the morning. I. WAS. EXCITED. My dad was driving me to school and suddenly he went: “Hey, let’s listen to this CD, you haven’t spent 20$ on nothing, right?”. He didn’t like it tho, but I appreciated the interest. BVB have found a new sound and I definitely love it. It’s more mature and more “heavy”, but still there are these traditional BVB choruses which I absolutely adore. In my opinion, the album perfectly combines anthems and ballads, and that’s what makes it so approachable for every kind of listener. You can sing it with the crowd. You can sing it by yourself. As for my favourites, those are Wake Up, The Outsider, Dead Man Walking, My Vow, and Vale. It’s interesting how my preferences changed every time I listened to the album. Wake Up, The Outsider and My Vow are these tough songs with lots of guitar solos and all the other things you usually look for in a rock record. They’re always “plugged in”, and have classic Black Veil Brides riffs. Andy’s (vocal/singing) progress is particularly noticeable in these songs. Speaking of the Dead Man Walking, this song is really special. Not only it’s twice as long as usual songs, but it’s also an overture, containing some classic elements. In this piece, we can see all members of BVB at their best. Basically, I just loved the album and I hope everyone else did as well.

BVB Army Fan Review No. 6)

Credit for work and/or name: Mary Lane @alicelane83

The album was written so well. I feel like I could relate to every song that was played especially dead man walking when they call my name and the ballad of the lonely hearts. Jinxxs solo on dead man walking gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Andy’s voice sounds amazing and healthier, Jake and Ashley’s guitar playing is so amazing in this as well. Cc killed it on drums hell all of them together really killed it. This is the best CD ever.

Mary also inputted: If you haven’t picked up vale go do it now you won’t regret it.

BVB Army Fan Review No. 7)

Credit for work and/or name: Qadira @NeverTheFaithlessOne

I am about 80/10 on the entirety of Vale its self but I love it overall. I say that because it just not what I expected from them this go around but it’s still amazing. I think when they started to talk about it being a continuation of The Wild Ones, I got super hyped but was kind of let down because of how little visually they had incorporated of The Wild Ones in there. Overall, I love them and will always continue to support them all.

BVB Army Fan Review No. 8)

Credit for work and/or name: Brina W @bw94art (on Instagram)

I am so pleased to be a part of this review, especially since Vale is the first ever album I’ve bought for myself. I have decided to go track by track and listen to each song as I write this so it’s as fresh as possible. I apologize in advance if I ramble.

Incipiens Ad Finem – As short as this is, it really adds to the album. I love the spoken parts, it’s very uncommon. It gives a sense of both foreboding and the prelude to something epic, which is exactly what Vale is. I think for me, it sort of is a reassuring message. Especially with all the rumors of Black Veil Brides “breaking up” and how this tour was supposedly a “farewell tour”.

The Last One – Love the instrumentals the talent never ceases to amaze me! This one to me, speaks of the struggle of being in a band and how you get love and hate it can be overwhelming and you need to sort of reset, rise again and stand your ground.

Wake Up – I love this epic, power-house track for so many reasons. This was actually the first song I heard from the album, and I was immediately hooked and craving more!! This one to me has so many meanings. The obvious “wake up” in terms of things that you are blind to around you. Or a wake-up call to society & haters, saying you made me this way and I have achieved so much, don’t look away. Also, I love a good fuck the government theme (in the video) and a continuation of Legion of the Black, what can I say? I love concept albums.

When They Call My Name – I love this one so much! I relate to it so much, but first of all, how adorable is it that it’s about Juliet? I relate to this because my man, my husband, my “griftch” (TAS reference) has always been that one person that stood by me and at my darkest hours, he has been there to hold me and tell me everything will be alright, even if the world is burning down around me.

The Outsider – I had a hard time focusing on the lyrics because the guitars (well Jake, Jinxx &Ash) are so incredible! I feel like this song is for the BVB Army because it’s kind of how we all have come together, we’re all outsiders.

Dead Man Walking (Overture II) – I love the complexity of this song, it really shows off the talent of the band. I love the violin medley at the end, is just so beautiful.

Our Destiny – Every time I hear this I want to tell them we, the BVB army, will save their destiny (as a band). This is one of the songs that people were saying supposedly “proves” BVB is breaking up.

The King of Pain – I love how this one starts off the chill and a bit slow, but then builds. I have so many thoughts on this song but I can’t seem to make them cohesive.

My Vow – This to me is such a strong sound, very classic BVB. This is the type of song you listen to when you’re in need of motivation or if you’re working out. It’s very kickass.

Ballad of the Lonely Hearts – This is such a beautiful song. One of my favorites from Vale. I absolutely love the violin part, it blows me away every time how seamlessly they integrate it. I love everything about this song, the guitars, the drums, the violin, the lyrics, all of it.

Throw the First Stone – This is another favorite of mine. It’s another very strong sound. I love the angst and passion and anger. It gives me chills (the good kind). And it’s also kind of interesting to me, having been raised religious like Andy (except perhaps on the more extreme end of the spectrum), how they titled it after a quote from the bible.

Vale (This Is Where It Ends) – Such a beautiful song. I love the hard songs but this is also so incredible on its own. It’s one of those songs that is heartbreaking and tragically beautiful. And of course the perfect song for the end of the album.

Final/Overall thoughts of Vale: This album takes you on a musical journey and every song is unique and different but yet they all work together. And at the end, you just get the feeling of “No, it can’t be over yet! I need more!” Would I change anything? Yes and no. Yes, because I’d love for Vale to have had more songs. No, because I trust them enough to know that if they had more amazing songs that would’ve fit into the album that they would have added them.

Brina also inputted: 10/10 would recommend in getting Vale and listening to the album.

BVB Army Member Review No. 9)

Credit for work and/or name: Sally Roberts  @sallyroberts11 (The Dreamer)

I cannot begin to describe what Vale means to me. I waited till midnight for its release and felt goosebumps rise on my skin when the first track filled my ears. The sound of the album reminded why I fell in love with bvb in the first place. The mixture of electric guitar and classical strings was incredible to listen to. This combination of ‘Dead Man Walking. Overture II’ brought me to tears and all the emotions that I felt just poured out of me. That is what Vale means to me. It has allowed me to get in touch with my emotions and help me deal with difficult times in my life which I am forever grateful for. I love you bvb!

BVB Army Member Review No.10)

Credit for work and/or name: Brooklynn Clement @Brooklynncleme1

Vale was an extremely story-telling album. It tells the story of the wild ones, the unbroken, the soldiers of the BVB army. The sound and story it produces are incredible. The sound of this album is slightly different than any other BVB album, but it’s still absolutely outstanding. Black veil brides never fail to make great songs. I’m very proud of this album, and all the other albums. I’m excited for what’s in store for the future.

BVB Army Member Review No. 11)

Credit for work and/or name: Ariagna @Aria910531

it’s wonderful, it’s the continuation of BVB’s legacy with new melodies and lyrics that tell a story or current things in life with which people can feel identified as all the songs that the group has composed all the spirit, the feeling, the creativity and the desire to improve things every day put into it has made VALE has become the result of that.

BVB Army Member Review No. 12)

Credit for work and/or name: Leila Garcia @leilaga56607575

I believe that Vale is an amazing album. It connects to many people (including me) and helps us so much to go through tough times. Vale has many great songs and connects to other albums.

Leila also inputted that: The band has created albums in the past but this one has to be the best.

BVB Army Member Review No. 13)

Credit for work and/or name: Roxy @XOXROXYOXO

In my opinion, Vale contains every element needed to create a musical masterpiece. All 5 members talents have continued to grow over the years & the passion they’ve had throughout this journey definitely resonates on this album. BVB have a bright future ahead of them & I look forward to watching them shine.

I decided to also do “Honorable Mentions” part of my fan lead review. These are people who couldn’t articulate well, shy, etc to give me a response on my safe form I gave people to fill out for their thoughts and feelings on Vale. I asked over a course of 4 months now about this via my twitter. Plus gave BVB army members an option to give me their feelings on Vale but not be apart of the big review segment. This is their shining moment. I believe in Ohana. No one gets left behind. We in the BVB army are family. We are legion. We are one. If we stand together, we will be unbroken. Here are those “Honorable Mentions”. With there credit to their words and usernames to credit their “Honorable Mention”.

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No.1)

Credit to their quote and name: Sissy @sissyhinz3

“All I can say is I feel feels like a much more mature BVB with songs about the world concerns like wake up, and I feel dead man walking is one of there best songs its so relevant to today”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No.2)

Credit to their quote and name: Pippy @BlackVeilAngels

“I’m not good at putting stuff into words but think I mentioned my feelings about vale and how it is both magical and wonderful and made me all emotional, and give me butterflies and goosebumps I blurted like a baby, the album is just so beautiful”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No. 3)

Credit to their quote and name: Cherry @all_things_andyb

“The BVB Army was a natural development with the intention of rallying together to show support for Black Veil Brides the band and their music. To unite with one thing in common. Our love for BVB. Yes, with the advent of social media, it is our natural inclination to want to know more about the personal lives of our idols. But that shouldn’t be our main focus. We should appreciate what they are willing to share with us and not be trying to fill in the gaps. We wouldn’t want anyone trying to fill in the gaps in our lives and spread rumors about us. Let’s try our best to get back to what the BVB army once was. A community of people that share a love for Black Veil Brides music, where friendships are developed and trust is gained. I have met some of the most AMAZING, LOVING, CARING, women and men through the BVB army. I’m blessed beyond words to have them in my life. They have helped me through some dark periods. They have been a source of light and wisdom. They breathe positivity into my life. They understand me when no-one else does. They put a smile on my face and make me laugh when I most need it. They love me for who I am. This is what the world needs. The worlds need more love, acceptance, forgiveness, and understanding. So please join me in my efforts to spread positivity by focusing on the things that are good, things that you love, things that bring you JOY! Make a personal choice not to fuel the hate flame. If we stop arguing with hate and stop talking about them, we can take their power away. Instead, we should support one another, lift each other up. Live, laugh, sing, and love. The world has already lost way too many precious lives this year. Let’s not add to it by fueling hate. Choose to #livemorelovemore”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No. 4)

Credit to their quote and/or name: @QUEENSHENA77

“It is the whole band still standing up for what they truly believe in and showing that to the world without fear !!! stand up, be strong and be you !!! that’s what Andy, Ashley C.C Jinxx, and Jake want us-their fans to do in life.”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No. 5)

Credit to their quote and/or name: @annaoggier1994

“VALE is the coolest album ever and I love the songs. It is by the best album ever”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No. 5)

Credit to their quote and/or name: @Majik5SOS

“Vale was like a whole new level for me. When it came out, cried, not joking. I laid on the ground with the album blasting thinking “wow”. It’s an amazing album that deserves to be number one.”

Honorable Mention BVB Member No. 6)

Credit to their quote and/or name: Tammy @Teja6

“I think it’s the best one they ever did. I always wonder how they are gonna top the last one and they always amaze me. Not a bad song on the whole album. Love it, love it, love it!”

Honorable Mention BVB Member No. 7)

Credit to their quote and/or name: Lara @LaraWatson1313

“Vale has been in my car’s CD player since it arrived and I purchased more than one copy. To me, the album has taken BVB to new heights and every song is powerful in its own way. I also loved that you can tell it was a nod to Wretched and Divine but also is its own album.”

Honorable Mention BVB Member No. 8)

Credit to their quote and/or name: Brianna @not.your.average.bri (Instagram)

“To me, I feel like Vale was BVB coming into their own. Ever since the beginning, they’ve been experimenting with their sound, with what works and what doesn’t. Everything they’ve put out has been amazing, but Vale felt like it was the ultimate accumulation of everything they’ve learned and mastered from their past albums. It feels like a blend of Wretched and Devine, BVBIV, and even Set The World On Fire in a beautiful masterpiece of songs in which any one of them could be singles. All of them feel like the perfect song to blast in the car or to scream the lyrics to at a concert. I love it and I’m proud of how far they’ve come in the short 5 years I’ve been a fan. I can’t wait to see where they go in the future.”

Honorable Mention BVB Army Member No. 9)

Credit to their quote and/or name: Alex @Shadowofalexsow

“Vale is a really amazing album. I am really proud of the Black Veil Brides guys and how far they came. Two of my favorite songs are Dead Man Walking and Vale (This Is Where It Ends). Both of those songs mean the world to me and they really get to me. This album is one of my favorite albums of Black Veil Brides”

Admins Final thoughts and her personal review of Vale;

I am at the conclusion part to this beautiful piece of our big BVB fan review for “Vale”. I, the writer for Chronic Potato Queen Writer. I like to do out-of-the-box things for my writing. With critics giving one-sided reviews of bands albums. Often releasing them on the day the band releases the album is a swift punch in the face. It’s like saying here’s our article and what we think. Without properly digesting the record and giving it the time it really needs mental, emotional, and physical time. That’s why I NEVER read big publications reviews for albums. I like to call out this to ALL publications in good nature and on respectful terms. I think its time to re-think “The Review” really. You all are very dull. That’s why, I, a disabled writer will give bands that I love the reviews they deserve and more. It’s ridiculous anyway. But besides the moot point here. You all came here for the potato queens conclusion and her thoughts on Black Veil Brides “Vale”. I am very privileged to be able to review such a great album as well as let the beautiful BVB army review it as well. I am still stunned with the whole album. I am still trying to digest it after 6 months being released to the world audience on January 12, 201 on Republic/Universal Records. The artwork was done by Richard Villa III(The featured album picture). I am honored to have Richards artwork tattooed on me with the Black Legion of the Black rosary with the signature Richard Villa III mourning star on it. Its one of my most treasured BVB merch pieces I own.

With Vale being a concept record about closing chapters in one’s life, being whatever it is. Finding one’s self. Finding new purpose in the material that has been already been born into a reality. I feel Vale is a growth album of the musicians themselves finding their own self-worth and sharing their own stories through music and lyrics. I knew from the moment Andy tweeted a cryptic hint what Vale was going to be like the hashtag of #BeWellBeStrong. I knew Vale was going to be a path of big Black Veil Brides revolution. With the Maury Povich lie detector test coming to Black Veil Brides defense of the rumors of Vale meaning they are done after this record is a lie and simply untrue. Vale’s epithet is about is about BVB’s ever-evolving revolution, self-worth, growth, individual maturity, and their own personal battles each member goes through and uses the BVB compass to message a bigger message of perseverance, courage, strength, and self-worth.

Vale is a unique record that it wasn’t a concept record but it was. It had a lot of visualizations of the wild ones and BVB in a new aged force. I believe we haven’t seen the best of BVB yet. They are only just getting started. Vale is their fifth studio record to date. But yet I feel that in their records BVB leave their listener’s yearning for more. I believe they themselves still have the Charmander fire under their asses to keep the BVB flag high, strong, and proud. Vale is just an earmarked album in their career that is setting the tone of what we will be seeing or hearing from them in the future with The Wild One’s final chapter coming to end soon. BVB’s evolution is only starting. I feel their 5 individual musical talents are only maturing and getting better as musicians in the industry.

With Vale being co-produced by our Jake Pitts and John Feldmann really brought the album to light and brought it out sonically well-engineered, mixed, and produced by both Foxy Studios and Iron Audio studios. With Jake at the helm again for the second time for a co-producer credit on another Black Veil record. Jakes producing skills are phenomenal and to know that the organic and natural rooted BVB sounds were used in Vale as well as he did on BVB4 while both John Feldmann and Bob Rock allowed Jake to do what he wanted to do with the BVB songs. Cause I can HEAR the organic and what makes BVB tick. Makes John and Bob cool laid back producers. John and Bob have both huge different producing fields that catered to the benefit of building BVB into a better band musically and performance wise as individual musicians. Both producers pulled gardener attributes out of Andy, Jake, Jinxx, CC, and Ashley as a whole and individually. With Jake helping with the music production side for the second time with Vale as he did with BVB4. It really showed and harnessed BVB’s talents as musicians. I will argue with anyone with the “BVB doesn’t have any talent” offense cause clearly they haven’t taken the time to grasp the knowledge that their guitarist has a co-producing credit on not only one but two of their CD’s, plus BVB has a guitarist of a string of jack of all trades when it comes to classical music and the use of many different orchestrated strings being used on BVB’s album’s, plus you got a bassist with mad vocals, and a drummer that knows a pug from a donkey in the drummer world of drumming, and a lead singer who has evolved with his lyrically writing and his performance and vocals has not only matured but have soared. Plus not to mention the band gathers for gang vocals in most of Vales tracks. Its an element in any band that gets lost in translation in the industry cause everyone is conforming to to trends. BVB is old-fashioned in the since they keep the gang vocals high and proud in them. They say rock and roll is dead. Nope its not. It just goes to prove to naysayers that BVB DOES have the talent. People just need to deep clean their ears and eyes. Both Bob and John have illicit so much musical power from Ashley, Andy, Jinxx, Jake, and CC that the albums speak for themselves. John happened to pick up Andy’s side project “Andy Black”(The Shadow Side, My Review for Andy’s album will be linked below) from the whole process building a big production history with Black Veil Brides. It really says something.

Andy Black The Shadow Side Album Review

Vale I stated is growth album but its one that puts the Wild Ones to rest in a most beautiful send-off. But the album starts with a track called “Incipiens Ad Finem” in translation means “Starting at the end”. It’s a call the arms to the Legion Of The Black one last time for battle. Its a beautiful intro into what I want to call a rollercoaster of a ride of the album with heavy ballads, heavy bangers, and all around great tunes that anyone of any age can love and adore. If they keep their mind open of course.

The Last One-

I am over the moon with the how much the 80’s, punk, and anthemic this song is. Andy’s full lyrics to the song are a positive view of how the whole album opens up. I read somewhere that this song had too many of the “Woah-Oh’s” in it. But people haven’t obviously listened to bands like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, KISS, Skid Row, etc cause they used A LOT of the “Woah-Oh’s”. So this song is perfect to get a modernized view of what the 80’s where like. Black Veil Brides is one of those rare bands keeping that 80’s spirit alive in their music and I LIVE for it. I am proud to finally see it and have an open mind to it now. I was a just too much stubborn ass to see it. I was very lucky to see it sooner rather than later. I love this song. It will never get too old to listen to.

Wake Up-

BVB’s head leading single. This single is a huge headbanger. The theme and lyrical standpoint of the song are very on cue of what is going on in the world today. The song is up to any interpretation. Political or not. I chose to not state ANY political factors in my review due to the reason of trying to stay neutral to sides. I was a journalist feel that. But from an inspirational standpoint, the song is a huge help in waking up(realizing that bad people are harming you) and not letting people control you. You hold the key to your own destiny. Never give in on your dreams and hang in there.

Wake Up Official Music Video

Wake Up fan made a video by Sarah Mestdag and The BVB Army

When They Call My Name-

BVB’s first ballad hitter off of Vale. I know that Andy wrote the lyrics about and to his wife Juliet. But after seeing the rendition of what visuals and throwback videos(Made by Pat Fogarty and Dan Sturgess) their lighting crew put on the monitor every night during the Resurrection Tour makes me believe that even though the song is dedicated to his wife. It’s also dedicated to the people who have helped created and helped Black Veil Brides get to where they are today. It has different aspects to the song. I feel the special meaning in the song. The personal connection in the song is amazing. I feel it’s going to be one of BVB’s underrated ballads such as “Walk Away” off of BVB4.

When They Call My Name Official Music Video

The Outsider-

The Outsider was the first to ever be released by BVB through Alternative Press magazine to get a glimpse of what BVB5 at the time was going to feel like. It was released back in December of 2016 a part of hold over Black Veil Brides special AP series to let the BVB army know they’re not dead. The song holds a lot of angst and huge riffs. I remember almost losing my shit listening to the track the first time. It’s a great banger and the lyrics are dark as hell. But it offers an ode to the BVB army that its okay to be outsiders. It’s okay to be weird. Continue to let your weird flag fly high. I do. I love potatoes. I don’t care one bit what one thinks. Hang in there. Don’t cater to “Outsider” gimmicks either.

The Outsider Official Audio Release

Dead Man Walking (Overture II)-

I personally believe Bob Rock helped influenced this song as in this song couldn’t have happened in the time length if it weren’t for BVB creating BVB4 with Bob Rock. Having Metallica’s engineer’s and Rock for BVB4 there to help them become even more well-rounded musicians that they are today. I believe Bob Rock’s influence helped with this song and John Feldmann helped make it into  8:32 minute masterpiece that is breathtakingly amazing. I know the lyrics are politically charged. But in hindsight, the entirety of the song from start to finish is a fucking masterpiece of a ballad. I can go on a 10-20 day binge and talk about how amazing Jinxx outdid himself with this beautiful song with the strings and how beautifully laid out the music structure of the song was crafted. It all happened for reason. This song happened for a reason. I am so glad it did. Hell yeah is all.

Our Destiny-

An inspirational charged song towards the BVB army. It is a song that tells the listener to follow your aspirations and dreams. No matter what drives you. Go kickass. You will have ups and downs in your journey along the way. But as a community I know we all can support each other’s dreams and aspirations. It’s up to use to save our destinies but YOU all matter. Hang in there. Never give in. Never back down. No matter what the odds are.

The King Of Pain-

The lyrical standpoint of this song is very emotionally and mentally personal to me. I understand pain. I live in pain 24/7. 365. With no breaks whatsoever from pain. The musical plea and Andy’s inspiring quote and lyrics of what stands out to me most in the song.

“Don’t ever look to the sun
He will burn your eyes with the fire of his light
And never pray in the house of eternal sight 
Where the spirit goes to die
So now we stand up and again we cry for the passion of his name
It’s where we love, where we hate
It’s the price we pay when our love is out of time
Where is the spark that won’t fade away?
And where is the queen to my kind of pain?
Say my name, never leave your side, I will be your shadow in the night
Love and fear cannot win the fight
Even with the army behind your life
So don’t walk away, I’ll keep you safe, forget promises that we made
Say my name, never leave your side, I will be your shadow here tonight
When we find what we need from these broken hearts
And what was missing from the start
Speak the words of a God that refuse to lie
To a believer then won’t try
I want to give up as my vision fades
I’m left alone and now I’m blind
Don’t let me go to the desert that I left behind
With the ashes of a fate that died”
This is the song to me is like the bookend song to “In The End” to me. It reflects the mirror image of the song. It’s the sun to its night. I like how all the songs from each individual album of BVB’s curtail each other and tell a story. It never gets me bored and I am wanting more. Even though I will patiently wait for more. But this song is very personal to me in that I deal with 15 medical conditions that deal with widespread chronic pain day in and day out. The entirety of the lyrics is the daily hell I go through every day. It’s a bastion to the healthcare system that has always failed me. I am always guinea pig for new things, new procedures, tests, etc. I feel like a human medical test experiment. But hearing songs like this is like washing away all the mental and emotional anguish that I go through on 24/7;365 basis. I applaud the strength all of BVB went through to be able to create such a healing song. Their own personal struggles. I remember silently “We are all in this together. If we stand together, we will be unbroken”
My Vow-
This song from start to finish is another BVB banger classic hit. I praise the rocker lords for the cake boss of hell of how the cards played right and this beautiful banger was baked to perfection. It’s the second hint song off of Vale we got to hear what a taste of the album was going to be like. I just knew after hearing this badass song, BVB has done it again. Like they have with hits such as “Faithless”, “Heart Of Fire”, “The Legacy”, “Perfect Weapon”, “I Am Bulletproof”, “Stolen Omen”, “Last Rites”, etc. I also want to talk about the weird kaleidoscope Alice in Wonderland adventure it brings me on with just the music instrumentals. The Misfits come to mind of how heavily influenced the song makes the song feel. By far will be an outstanding BVB hit for sure.
The Ballad Of The Lonely Hearts-
This song is such an emotional and heartful song. With the suicide rates being very high like they are. Mental health care in a crisis. Sometimes people are forced into relying on pseudo-therapy. Music being a top contender in self-care or self-help. Many bands have been very contrite and very philanthropic to their own fanbases when It comes to helping them through bad times. The music community has its ups and downs. BVB has been their for their fanbase from the very beginning. This song just proves their love and devotion to a fanbase that helped build there careers that they have today. Its humbling to have a band like there’s write a song for their fans as a way in telling them “Hey. I know its shit right now. But its okay to be sad right now. But always know to pick yourself up from the ashes and move on.” Bands and public figures who monopolize their fanbases for gimmick uses of anti-cutting, its okay to be lonely, etc are a dime a dozen. Bands like BVB will soar cause they don’t pander to anything. To me BVB’s message of self-worth and perseverance is unique. Long live BVB and the BVB army. My About has everything you need to know for suicide prevention hotlines and resources.
Throw The First Stone-
The angst and deliverance in this song are breathtakingly mind-blowingly potatoes. I am going to say it. Can you call a song sexy? Well yes. This song has it all. It has the “It” factor in the song. I crave to listen to songs like this. To get songs by my favorite like this is a royal treat. I remember first listening to this track. It made my entire body erupt in goosebumps. I just know this is going to be one of those underrated BVB banger hits. I am very, very happy with this song. It’s the fucking potatoes for sure. 14/10 Russet potatoes agree.
Vale (This Is Where It Ends)-
A perfect song to end a beautifully laid out album from start to finish. Even though those speculated that BVB was done after this song was made the rumor mill go off with false rumors of BVB ending. But with BVB NOT ending. Vale has a different meaning. It means to “Be well, Be Strong.” This may be the end of a big chapter in BVB’s career but people often forget that bands evolve and that’s exactly what BVB is doing. They made a brisk ode and final goodbye to this chapter in the BVB saga. I can’t wait to see what is in store in the future. But for now, I am cherishing BVB in the last bits of The Wild Ones 2.0 journey  A great ballad to say goodbye but to say hello again. Always remember to “Never give in, Never back down” and “Be well and Be Strong”
Last but not least, it’s the ending of such a beautiful huge fan lead article. I want to thank each and every person who participated in this article or helped spread the word about it to help bring together this beautifully laid out review of Vale made by our Black Veil Brides. Your names are listed above in the review section and honorable mentions part of those who helped out. I also want to thank Chris and Amy Biersack and Mark Pitts for their continued support in my blog here at Chronic Potato Queen Writer, It honestly means the world to me, you have no idea. Special thank you to awesome BVB Army member Anna Beck for showing me the Google safe forms app that made all this possible(Nugget seal of chirpy approval). Plus Its cause of the BVB army and Black Veil Brides. That this was all made possible. I love to think out of the box. I am so happy and honored to have been able to given 13 beautiful BVB army members my admin pen to write whatever they wanted about Vale(Which in my opinion is another one of BVB’s all killer and no filler albums, I am in love with it). All of this is raw and completely 100% their voices. They own their work.  Its the main reason why I am proud of my decision on letting people be honorable mentions to as well. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for everything. This project was such a fun and awesome thing to amass it from idea to final product ready for BVB day. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for taking the time to do it. This is our gift to BVB. Happy Black Veil Brides day. Have a great day BVB army.
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Andy BLACK: “They Don’t Need to Understand”

Artist: Andy BLACK( Andy Biersack ) 

Song: “They Don’t Need To Understand” 

Andy Biersack is the front man of the band Black Veil Brides. Andy BLACK is a passion project that he will be doing on the side. He has told the BVB army not to fret that this side project of his won’t interfere with Black Veil Brides as Black Veil Brides is his main priority. In my eyes. A musician can’t be placed in a box only to be restrained from creativity. A musicians mind is like a universe filled with endless possibilities sometimes some of the material they right is suit fit for the many project in their lives and branching out is the way to go without interfering with the many love in their lives. I am so happy, thrilled, and over the moon about Andy’s side project.

My thoughts on “They Don’t Need To Understand”. It’s absolutely marvelous. To seeing old home videos of Andy growing up as a kid to the man he is now is breath-taking and inspiring. He is tell his fans that even a kid like him from Ohio can make it. This was an extra treat in while waiting for Black Veil Brides 4.

The raw talent and growth Andy Biersack presents in all endeavours he does is an attribution of his years of working his ass off is paying of for sure. If he can convince me a former hater of his music to love and care about his music in a way that I can’t describe then his job is only getting better and stronger. His strength and power of a vocalist is one for the taking. He says he may not be the best vocalist out their to a point but I sure idolize him for being true at heart and being  true rock and roll musician. The world needs more Andy Biersack’s and BVB’s.

I love the fact that he writes his music based on experience and personal things he has gone through to empower a nation that is a legion of his fans known as the “Legion Of The Black” I am so proud of him. No amount of words can tell people how much Andy and his band mates mean to me. I am so grateful, thankful, and honored to be apart of his army he and his band mates worked so hard for.

The raw emotion, the feelings, the joyful tears, and the powerful connection that I feel with “They Don’t Need To Understand” is something that speaks on levels I can’t explain. To know I already am speechless with Black Veil Brides music and what it has helped me with. But to know that Andy’s other musical endeavors does the same exact thing to me as well. I fell in love with his side project head over potatoes. So in that Andy BLACK earns my special cornucopia of golden tater’s award. I don’t give that one out to often. Bless amazing music such as Andy BLACK’s and Black Veil Brides cause the world needs more of em.

To anyone out their who DON’T GET IT. You don’t need to understand. To those who understand. I am proud of you that you do and keep listening to the music you want to including BVB’s and Andy BLACK’S.

Be proud of who you are and what you become. “Cause they don’t need to understand” Never. Never give in, Never back down.

-Written By: Mariah L. Hanna 5/26/2014 Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen *See About Page

Simply to Understand: A Black Veil Brides Army call to arms(Setting the world on fire to the lies that are untrue about BVB)

This week I asked the BVB army through my twitter two questions on my behalf of What there thoughts were of ex-BVB haters and BVB converters? Plus I thought I would go into detail with this article and bust out all the misconceptions people have against BVB by me asking what the BVB army has dealt with in there stay as a BVB fan and there experiences with people who were of the judgmental or not open-minded about BVB’s music at all. I asked what were people’s misconceptions that they have faced? In this article as your about to read I did four days of research. With statistics and things measuring everything in the positive for BVB’s sake. So let’s get to business and let me explain to why I think BVB should be listened to ever young kid in the world, every adult, and the elderly. I will be stating the BVB army’s opinions at the end of my lengthy article and I would like to make a huge thank you to those who did give me an opinion on the matter cause “WE” are what made the BVB army why not give everyone a voice not just me the amateur journalist. -Mariah L.Hanna

Black Veil Brides has been deemed “One of the worlds most controversial” bands of the world. People have various misconceptions about them. I fell vulnerable for “Media Assholes” who wrote of the biased misconceptions that I am going to tackle in this article. I am glad I became a fan of the band sooner rather than later. Again I will bring up the “Lazy Ass syndrome” that some people posses nowadays by just judging a band by its looks and not listening to the lyrics and music of the band they just dissed. “ALL” bands fall under that bullshit the “Lazy Ass Syndrome” people who have internet access are these supposed “Keyboard Warriors” and sit there and troll bands message boards. There are search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, and other generic search engines that with keyword searching a band’s name will lead you to anywhere the band is found on the internet. Its common sense people. I am fortunate enough to oblige to tell people who I wasn’t the “Average Ex-BVB hater”  I actually listened to four tracks. But I did fall victim of “Media Assholes” ones that are supposed to write truthful and neutral articles about any band they are writing about regardless if they have biased opinions on them or not. Well I got links to the asshole blogs about BVB and I for two years was on this transfixed notion they were this way quote on quote “Assholes” when truly they were these five incredibly kind natured soul men who may look like a sight for sore eyes in one persons eyes but an apple in the eye of others. As I will demonstrate to you the reader that simply “Lazy Ass Syndrome” can be cured by a little research or a little old-fashioned “Go see it for yourself” as in go to BVB’s concerts or a band you’re giving that “Ahhh what is this jumbo mess about?” thoughts. It doesn’t hurt to give things a “Second Chance or how many chances you will give it.” So let’s get to business shall we.

I will tackle “BVB is Gay, are Faggots, etc” misconception. How can you through a whole group of people under the bus when insulting and bullying men who are straight. There is a former member of BVB who is gay. Why infringed on her personal life and sexuality also. It’s a big insult. If it makes you “BVB hater” feel great about yourself that you just called music “Gay” when music is not human but made by humans or nature when clearly its an organic made substance made through sound waves that generate noise in decibels through PA systems/headphones that drives people nuts cause “We” can’t live without music. So calling music “Gay, Faggoty, etc only makes you look stupid. By the way I am huge LBGT supporter so what have you. “Faggots” mean many different things in different languages. I am not a meatball nor a cigarette. lol

Lets tackle the wannabe, poser, and ripoff misconception “Ulterior”. It has been known that BVB has attributed their looks from Motley Crue, KISS, LA Guns, W.A.S.P, Ratt, Billy Idol, Marilyn Manson, The Damned, Misfits, etc. What makes me “ROFLMFAO(Roll on the floor laughing my fucking ass off) is the lack of research people DONT do behind why BVB dresses in the fashion they do and the way they portray their music. I have read countless upon countless “KISS ripoff” “Motley Crue wannabes” etc in message boards when I study people’s trolling habits when a music media sites posts something about BVB that is of importance the trolls pour in with said comments plus with the occasional “BVB are faggots” as said above. Who doesn’t want to be like their idols in their own fashion and in their own style. BVB didn’t rip off any artist at all. Influenced much. “BVB haters” or people who don’t understand at all its purely “Them”, trademark and all. It’s who they are as people. Even some of the bands who they supposedly ripoff from are their friends and support BVB. Use your noggin before you look silly on the internet(A worldwide database that millions of people can gain access to your stupidity boo hoo BVB hater)

The whole BVB “Copies and pastes” their music from other bands misconception. In other words BVB DOES NOT STEAL MUSIC FROM SAID ARTIST’S SUCH AS AVENGED SEVENFOLD. There are laws that strictly prohibit such uncanny to do such thing. BVB are quite knowledgable musicians that have a “Jinxx: Classical man of the musical arts with a pinch of metal” ,”Jake: A shredder who knows how to metal or two”, “CC:Who just destroys things by just drumming” ,”Ashley: the banger of all with metal chic” ,”Andy: the screamer who can sing like an angel” All of them have had musical training and education growing up. So how can five gifted men with musical talents think “Yeah lets steal from another artist and call it our own”, “NOT”. It tickles me pink when I read stupid blunt shit like that. Have your opinion but don’t make it so stupid that BVB steals from other musicians. Read their lyric books, Watch the Wretched and Divine making of documentary, and read the correct databases on the internet. Don’t trust some random asshole who says “Those faggots stole from Avenged Sevenfold.” I love both bands to be honest. Been a huge Avenged Sevenfold fan for nearly a decade. Listened to ALL their songs a million times. I am huge supporter of them. I am also a huge supporter of Black Veil Brides. So to put two bands at the mercy of unneeded drama when clearly they went on tour with each other is very fucking stupid. “Get a life” folks of BVB hater side.

The “BVB are assholes and dickheads and don’t care about their fans” misconception. This a big fat false. BVB wouldn’t be caring about their fan so much right now if they were in the studio making #BVB4. Plus I have read countless blogs postings, tweets, and interviews of the BVB guys appreciating and thanking the BVB army. I also have watched several meet and greet videos and to see their nice and kind nature towards their fans is breath-taking and very much-needed “Faith in humanity restoration”. All the stories, the tears that were and constantly shed, and the strength and inner power that BVB gives the BVB army is what is needed in life for people of all ages. BVB is one of those bands that whether you hate them or love them. They will always be their to help you. Yes you BVB HATER. I am a testament to that. So don’t sit their behind your computer screen and say “Won’t happen” It may or may not. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. I jinxxed myself. I told myself I WOULD NEVER become a BVB fan. Pfthahaha laughing at the stupid person I was two years ago. Their are other bands like BVB other that get similar hate but they will always be their if you need them. Open minds are a beautiful thing to have on this earth. I love to share joyful conversations with people who have them. The links I will provide down below are to debunk what I all said. BVB is a band that helps one find their true sense of self, inner strength, and love for who you are. They preach this through every lyric which gets deemed “Shit’ by BVB haters. How do you find “Rise up and celebrate your life” and “Never give in, Never back down” shitty. Not the case. So to wrap this up Andy, CC, Jinxx, Jake, and Ashley ALL care and love about their fans just as much as “We” the BVB army care and love about them.

The “They look satanic and look like they sacrifice goats” misconception. I try not to bring religion in ANY of my journalistic writings but I will touch up on my views on this in the most “Secular” fashion possible. Black Veil Brides came from a catholic term of a dumb down word that all the world knows by a “Nun”. A “Black Veiled Bride” is a woman who gives up all her connotations(sex, marriage to a man, etc) and marries the church in special ceremony. You get the picture now. Without bringing too much religion bs into this. I would like to exhibit some links down below a part from the misconception I debunked above to really tell you the hater or confused heated religious pissant that a band with a positive limelight for their fans is NOT satanic in nature. Satan to me comes in two forms. 1)mythical 2) religious form. BVB can’t be deemed satanic cause they aren’t mythical nor a religious form. By the way: Christwire is a satire asshole religious account that trolls people into thinking these sort of people are these monster people when really they are kind and caring individuals with hearts and feelings. One more thing to piss off the religious folks “LISTEN TO BLACK VEIL BRIDES AND HAIL SATAN,” Nothing like mocking the source of asshatery and ignorance.

The whole “Scene, Emo, Hot Topic Jewelry” misconception. BVB have been put into that category of “Scene”, “Emo” or “Hot Topic Jewelry” what is with the labeling nowadays. Why must people be put into a box and have written on it who they are. People should be an out of the box sorts. Unique, different, nothing like that damn washing machine cycle. To put bands and people into groups or genres is silly to me. Just let music be “Free” like that damn song “Freebird”. Whether you are metal, metalcore, hardcore, punk, grindcore, glam metal, rock and roll, etc. “At the end of the day” it’s just music that we enjoy listening to. It’s what keeps us going through tough times and through good. So quit labeling people with that damn labeling machine or I will label you. Its only fair.

The “They are robots and don’t have feelings” misconception. Yes they are human. Humans have feelings so their for BVB and their members do have hearts again. The bullying of calling them garbage, shit, assholes, dicks, douchebags, and whatever it is really has to be annoying and hurtful at times. I would hate to work so hard for something and be called those names. So “GIVE IT A BREAK FOLKS” put down the mobile device and computer. Go outside and breathe some sunshine. Plus apologizing goes a long way too. Actions speak louder than words.Being positive is better than a negative black hole of doom.

The misconceptions of BVB’s lyrics “Death, Suicide, etc”. I read from tons of kids on twitter that their parents think BVB’s music is satanic as said above and is making them have thoughts of depression, suicide, death, etc. When merely its the exactly opposite. BVB’s music is meant to help struggling teens, adults, and even elderly through everyday bullshit that isn’t right to go through. It concerns me that these parents to have “The lazy ass syndrome” of not looking up who BVB is by a simple keyword search. I even read a few times that these kids had their music and things by them taken away. I can only think about that scene in Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the wall” were all the kids are turned into robots and mush. These poor kids. I then think about the other music these kids parents kids taken away. Its like the 80’s all over again with the “Ferocious Fifteen” the way these parents are acting. With the way the internet has a loads of data to access this information for them to know what their kids are listening to. Education goes a long way and I am a “Pro self” educator. It’s very puzzling when there is all this access to the internet via community colleges, public libraries, and I have even seen homeless shelters with them to help people gain knowledge of how to use and run a computer for jobs and such. So all these parents have the “Lazy Ass Syndrome” indeed. I even seen a panhandler yesterday. He gave me more hope than all the parents who think BVB are this and that combined. He had a cardboard that said “Smile everyday like its something worth beautiful” People at that are panhandle a lot so he indeed made me smile. Haha I digress with this topic because it’s not worth my time talking about it. Its sad really when you take positive messages and think they are subliminal messages. The mere problem is a much bigger subject that is too touchy to get into. Like family issues and bullying matters. I am anti bullying and other things. So my thoughts and wishes go out to these teens, adults, and elderly that face tough battles everyday. I feel your pain. I easily understand. Never give in, Never back down.

I will conclude this article on some positive light. BVB has been their for me for a year and four months. I plan on being a fan for life. They struck a nerve in me so deep that it can’t be changed. I wrote this as mere of understanding to YOU the BVB hater, reader, non fan, fan, or curious bystander of what BVB is. It is simple. Google holds all the answers. Bing. Yahoo!. Ask?. Any generic search engine will do. Don’t become a “Lazy Ass Syndrome” person who become’s a “Take it to the next level” version of a “Keyboard Warrior troll” Listen to your heart and let your mind do the talking second. I did that when I let BVB have another try “A second chance” at you will and guess what happened. They came into my life as the BVB hater in me exited the door to never show her face again. Her ship has sailed to be long forgotten as BVB and the BVB army party on as they have successfully received a new shipmate for good. “Never give in, Never back down.”

Now it has come to the opinions that I have asked all week:

Question: What are your thoughts on ex-BVB haters and BVB converters?

Anyone can change. For good or bad. But I do love when people think for themselves and give things a fair chance- @MandyJames1979

You know you are my favorite ex-hater. 🙂 Seriously, it’s ok if people change their mind if it makes them happy-@dy_cinn

@1Purdy_Gurl Was happy knowing I transferred to the dark side. 

What are the biggest misconceptions you have heard about BVB?

I think the most common misconception of them of them would be their that their satanic? Or maybe that they are just ripoffs of Kiss? -@ReccaBVB

Probably that they are satanic which is not true also have heard someone say they are fake which is rather disturbing-@TheScaryElf

It always amuses me when people say their music is “Depressing” when BVB are all about strength, solidarity, and empowerment. Also that “They are asses and don’t care about their fans”-@MandyJames1979


Not an opinion on the matter but one BVB fan replied to me telling me: I thought that they were not gonna make it in the music business but they did so yeah-@brokengothkid21 ( Side note: this is sad really but I am glad to know “US” in the BVB army made them happen fair and square. Be proud of a little piece of knowing you helped BVB out in their dream, plus this goes for any band really) 

Some people just don’t listen to the lyrics-@BVBpinafan

That apparently they don’t care about their fans which is wrong because they do-@CourtPurdyBVB

I’ve heard people call Andy a “Marilyn Manson wannabe” and that BVB are a bunch of posers-@Kat_grab

Every time I show my friends a song, they always say “Oh they’re not what I expected, I it’d be about death.”-@BlackVeilVamp

You can’t even like a band without being labeled as “Scene” aka I smell shallow minded people-@beckikn0x 

Garbage, ridiculous make-up, hot topic jewelry, hahahaha All righty then!-@Livingveil (Side note: this was depicted to a screenshot I  got that was RT’d on the my twitter timeline and she responded with a quirky and awesome response. The BVB army never seizes to amaze me and makes me smile on how well you handle all the hate hence forth what your reading right now.) 

These are some awesome interviews I have read:

http://npollard.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/interview-black-veil-brides/

http://www.iconvsicon.com/2011/08/07/black-veil-brides-frontman-andy-biersack-talks-set-the-world-on-fire-and-more/

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/feb/28/black-veil-brides-makeup-10-minutes Very comedic. 

The links to Youtube videos debunking that BVB are not assholes and important things on the matter:

The fun part of the statistics I found on Google and what an Average BVB hater said on a message board

-Google has about 823,000 hits for “BVB misconceptions”

-Google has about 183,000 hits for “BVB conspiracy theories”

Black Veil Brides pretty much epitomizes generic music intended for dumb, uneducated, self-entitled kids. Said by a BVB hater (Well BVB hater you can have your cake and eat it too but I must pick a part your opinion 1) The kids are entitled to their opinion dumb dumb as you are too, 2) you contradicted yourself by saying dumb and or uneducated. 3) You don’t know what type of education they are receiving. 4) Get a life enough said.) 

Written by: Mariah L Hanna 4/5/2014 Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen

P.S. THIS article can be written for ALL bands. Don’t trust what you read out their unless it’s from the band or a bands PR or management company. Best of wishes. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Devils Choir: A trials and tribulations of one BVB army member

“You’ve been running for so long, still breathing,
Hoping soon to find a song worth singing.
Every chapter of this note, they’re reading,
But you’re slowly losing hope on bleeding.

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire.
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.

My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs

Raise another broken glass to failure,
A simple promise of a crimson saviour.
Take a look into the life you’re leaving,
I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.
Wow!

Come on!

I’ll carry you, my darkest desire
When life sings to you through devil’s choirs.
F.E.A.R. won’t steal what burns in you,
I’ll carry you away from the fire.

My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs
My desire, devil’s choirs”

In that video Andy Biersack explains to you the readers what the song “Devils Choir” on Wretched and Divine:The Story of the Wild Ones means. The song hits every home run with me medically, emotionally, mentally, and everything that has gone on in my life in the course of 4 plus years I have been battling really serious medical issues. I also provided above the lyrics to “Devils Choir” inside the article I will explain what part of “Devils Choir” forever changed my life. If only I can speak positively enough of about Black Veil Brides as whole. They mean the world to me in so many ways alone with the BVB army know as “The Legion of the Black”.

I am about to open up to the BVB army about what is going on with me and I am hoping I can help some people out if some of the members of the BVB army are suffering these diseases. I don’t like to open up that often about these things cause it’s quite horrible to deal with and very personal at times to talk about. But its time to open up some what to a group of my peers of what is going on.

This week has been one emotional roller coaster to me. I just celebrated my one year anniversary of becoming a BVB fan this Monday on January 27th. A year ago from that day was anything but unhappy and unfortunate from that until BVB came into my life on that day at 11:00 something that night. I had planned to kill myself and take all my sleeping pills known as Trazadone at the time. Reason why I planned to kill myself?

I was tired of being in pain. Severe pain to even put a 600 hundred pound bully to his knees and cringe in pain. I wouldn’t dare wish my headache pain not even on my enemies. My headaches usually range from 5 on the headache pain scale to about 9-10 being at its ultimate worst. It feels like sledgehammers, rocks, blowtorches, and people beating the fuck out of me. The pain gets so bad that I have to go to the emergency room at least 6-7 times a year.

Lets rewind a bit. Back to November of 2009 when my forever permanent headache started to begin. I was a senior in high school at the time. I woke up one day in November of 09’ with it and its the same headache I have now that has never went away. No relief. No cure. No answers by doctors who I went to seek help too. I am labeled what is known as “The problem child” in medicine. I have been to 10 neurologists and they don’t know why someone would just randomly wake up one day with the worlds worst headache on the planet and its never gone away.

The medical doctors who have helped me out to the best of there ability have done wonders for me though. Putting me on the right path to finding answers as to why I got my headaches to begin with.

I have been through a lot within the last 4(6 now) plus years I have been dealing with these horrible headaches. Who has not go through something terrible in their lives. It’s not easy. But one always has to know to keep their head up high in moments of bad and horrible situations. I have that “Never give in, Never back down” attitude about life.

I have 8 major health conditions(Now 2 years later 15 sadly). 4 being life threatening. The rest being severe to minor health conditions. I have one health condition impending(Getting medical testing done at the moment to figure out what is seriously wrong with me) Test tesults came back positve that I had the condition.I have been through the ringer of sorts with medical conditions from birth to now.

I don’t live a normal 22-year-old life now 24. Normal people my age are out partying and doing those things. I prefer to sit at home and party on the internet with a glass of water. I have a very reclusive life. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs, party, etc. I am pretty plain person. So my version of “Wild” is what you are reading right now. Way to kick the negative in the ass. Plus I have to prepare weeks in advance to do something fun like a concert or a family outing. My headaches are 24 hour, 7 days a week, and 365 days consumes me whole with debilitating pain that hurts so bad that I can’t get out of bed at all but I have too.  I succumbed to an over the counter pain pill addiction that I kept secret to even the family members that live with me. Until a doctor told me in Seattle on March 22nd of last year that if I didn’t stop my over the counter cocktail pain pill addiction. I would be in a coffin six feet under. That alone scared the shit out of me. I did not even know at the time I had this addiction. I am happily ceased all over the counter pain medication that if I do need to take it. It’s under very huge restrictions and medical guidance. Chronic Migraineur’s often do not know what I did without knowing the chemicals and toxins that are slowly killing them. They go on in life with their daily life not knowing their fate could be soon. I am glad to have met the doctor who gave me the tools to save my own life and end my very painful “Invisible addiction” I am very thankful and fortunate. I am currently 11 months clean this month on the 22nd a year next month on the 22nd. It has not been easy but I kicked the addiction in the ass.

I also was given hell by emergency room doctors. Basically “Outcasting” me as a freak and telling me “Its all in my head” which I know my severe pain is in my head but they were referring me to as crazed lunatic their for drugs on the times I visited the ER when my headaches and stomach pains get really bad. I almost once got referred to the fifth floor cause of my severe diseases. I never let it get to me though because I knew I was not anything they were terminologically or wronging me about. Again with the “Never give in, Never back down.” attitude that I was naturally born with as a strength.

I have lived everyday what I refer to as “Hell on earth.” But I don’t let this get to my spirit and get me down. I was not dealt with the greatest genetics on the planet. But I was given a heart of gold and the strength and courage of a lion.

Now I am going to talk about what part of “Devils Choir” that forever changed my life. The line “Take a look into the life you’re leaving, I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling” hit me to the core. Core so deep that it resonated with me. Andy wrote the song seeing people he cared about destroying themselves with drugs or alcohol. But what Andy does not know is that with this song and these lyrics he has helped the other side. People who have destroyed themselves cause of pain that one can’t control. Pain that they were genetically encoded like I was to suffer for the rest of my days and their days in not knowing if there is relief at the end of the tunnel or any hope at all for pain to leave us chronic pain suffers alone.

What I am trying to say is. Andy words made me fall in love with Black Veil Brides in such a way that words can’t explain.  I will forever for the rest of my days back the message of Black Veil Brides and who they are as people. My full support, love, dedication, admiration, gratefulness, gratitude, and thankfulness go out to BVB. This also intertwines with the song “Carolyn” which personally touches me deeply and I send my thoughts, heart, prayers, and support to Jake Pitts family who knew his late mother, Carolyn. I can’t explain in words how emotional and mentally enthralling it is to listen to Black Veil Brides music everyday. I am overjoyed by it.

“I promise you this isn’t pain you’re feeling” my interpretation of it is I have been through a hell of a lot and to have a few seconds of hearing through song that I will be okay in the end and there is hope. Makes me believe in the quote “Faith in humanity”. My love and support goes out to the five guys who work their asses off and make such wonderful music. I am overjoyed listening to each and every BVB song out their.

The hardships the BVB army members go through is incredible for me to read and its an honor to be shared their personal feats. Life ain’t easy. It’s what you make of it. I decided to make mine kick ass the best of my ability even the my genetic cards are not the best. I am happy, blessed, and overjoyed to have inspired so many people on the interwebs. I love you all. I do my best that I can. I show my sunshine and you guys and gals give it right back 10x more. It means a great deal to me. Your support and kindness is never took for grant by me.

I am proud to be a Black Veil Brides fan. In that I am proud to represent them around my town in the t-shirts I purchased of theirs. I get the bad comments from the haters. LOL. Then I get the open-minded and lovely fan compliments on my t-shirts everywhere I go. I love that.

Black Veil Brides music is so very personal to me sometimes that I can’t talk about it or be open about it. But I am. I express myself in ways that I have never expressed myself before. BVB got me out of my shell. They have really made my creative mind of words “Take it to the next level” *Hand Rocket* I am very pleased and grateful for everything they have taught me and given to me in advice form.

I hope you the reader has found your niche in the world. Whether it be writing, art, singing, dance, etc. Whatever YOU set your mind to. I know in my heart YOU can do it. Cause I am living and breathing proof that miracles happen. I am not supposed to be alive actually. But I am. I have faced medically feats that even stun doctors. Always remember this quote “Someone else has it way worse than you?” that is what drives me everyday to what I want in life and that is to become a successful rock and roll journalist.

It is that time that I have to wrap up this article. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I know people have busy lives nowadays. So it means a lot to me that you took time out of your day to read what I wrote. Always remember “You’re Not Alone” I know a lot of you feel lonely in the world but we really aren’t if you think about it. We all have similar commonalities whether it be something stupid or very serious. Always remember my quote “Don’t have a party pooper attitude, Never give up.” cause no one wants a party pooper in their party or someone who has a sour puss attitude about life when really it will be alright in the end.

I PROMISE YOU THIS ISN’T PAIN YOUR FEELING, Cause really with this song is my pseudo pain-killer and in the end we will all be alright. I BELIEVE THAT WE ALL FALL DOWN SOMETIMES, Cause its okay to cry it all out and you will be okay in the end. IF I FALL I WILL RISE BACK UP AND RELIVE MY GLORY. Cause we all need redemption and self-worth “In The End”

Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 2/9/14, Updated 6/18/2016

*See about for ‘Journalist Note’

Second Chances: A Black Veil Brides and BVB Army dedication!

I was inspired by this article by Mandy on twitter. She has helped me among others counsel me to the point where they helped get rid of the BVB hater I once was. This month will be my one year anniversary of being in the BVB army what better way to celebrate it than in a positive light and in teaching or advice manner. Mandy, Amy, and Cindy helped me and give me that well need slap or cold water in my on my face to wake my up. They talked me out of the guilt and shame of being a past BVB hater. The passed is no more and I am ready to live the future and present. Without them I have no clue what I would do. I will express my opinions, advice, and inspiration to people who are afraid to take that step into giving things a second chance even if you absolutely hated it before. I will talk about my experience and counter-act it so that you the reader can use it as your own advantage point to try new music, food, etc.

On January 27th of last year was forever a changing day in my life. I planned on ending my life that day but I ended up killing the BVB hater that was inside of me. I had written my suicide note in full on a document on my computer and obituary. I was going to end my life cause I was tired of being in pain all the time twenty-four seven three hundred sixty-five days out of the year due to my permanent headache conditions that make life a living hell. It wasn’t till a cancer scare sent me over the edge to further go with my plans of doing the disheartening deed. It wasn’t until my plans go intercepted by a band that I did not particularly like at the time I was at my wit’s end. All lost hope was gone. I clicked on they’re video cause I was in a shitty rock bottom mood. But what happened was beautiful. I am still lost for words on it. Andy spoke to me the fucking BVB hater who was going through shit that his fan base has some struggles with. Him and his band mates reached their hand out to me. Told me it was okay. Sometimes we all fall down. To never give in, never back down all in the music video “In The End”. Every inch of my heart that falsely hated BVB was filled with love, admiration, inspiration, respect, and support. They rose me from the ashes and helped guide me on that path that I should have been on cause I was a lost soul for years. I am proud to be a BVB army family member. I have been utterly blessed with love each day by the lovely members of BVB army and who they are as people. I love them all so very much. With all my heart.

YOU the reader can rise from the ashes and have your New Years Day too. Again try new things. Unlike I did I tried a band out for a “Second” time in a disheartening circumstances. BVB where their when I needed someone the most. They understood me and understood what I was going through.  They still even help me out. I can’t believe the wonder and power behind their music. They are one of a kind band. One that can’t be re-created. They have that spark, powerhouse, and magic about them that makes them such an epic fucking band live and I can’t even explain it on CD.

Many people have asked me, told me, or yelled at me. Why do you like this band? Black Veil Brides is a faggot ass band why do you like them so much? You should kill yourself if you like Black Veil Brides so much? How on earth can you stand those freaks? Are you retard? Etc?

What I will aptly reply to all of that. Do your research about the band. Listen to their music. Get educated. Even before you come to me ask me those questions. It’s quite stupid day in and day out to read, hear, or behind someones back receive hate that is just stupid to begin with. So do the world a favor and get educated.

My thoughts on “Second Chances” everyone deserves them. Even the dreaded Black Veil Brides haters. Why? The BVB haters cause some of them are just guided into wrong crowds or social interactions in life. Plus some of the biased media plays a huge role in falsely making BVB haters. Some of the media asshats wants you to believe that BVB are monsters, their out to get you, they are terrible people, and they make shitty music. That they do so and so. When in doubt they do the exact opposite. People, bands, things, etc ALL deserve a “Second” chance whether you like it or not at the time. I absolutely hated BVB falsely not knowing the reasons I hated them were all plagued by the media and people I was hanging out with via the internet. I got rid of those people by extensive research, deleted people out of my life on my social medias, and then started my new life with the BVB army.

It’s quite simple go on the internet preferably on Spotify or YouTube. Type in keyword: Black Veil Brides, Potatoes, or what the fuck it is your afraid or need to put F.E.A.R in its asshole.  My whole world changed when the magic and love of Black Veil Brides music was let in my heart. It was a very beautiful day to be certain. I didn’t go see the clouds that day. The BVB hater that I was did. People who give “Second Chances” to things are amazing people.

It’s just like people who give a dog or kitty cat a “Second Chance” rescue them from the shelter and adopted them. It’s very heartwarming that the person or person’s took that animal into their home to give it love, shelter, and food. So why can’t this happen to people too. Give pets and people “Second Chances”. You may never know YOU might get a grumpy cat person to adopt or the next Lil Bub.

What has my “Second Chance” by allowing Black Veil Brides music into my heart. Its given me friends from all over the world I can count on. Its given me my life back. Its helped me find my person. Its helped me find who I am in the world. Its helped me guide myself to finding my future career which you are reading the words now of it. Its has completed me. Its helped me in ways I can’t explain. I am forever grateful, thankful, and every most overjoyed Black Veil Brides and the BVB army came into my life. YOU all deserve some sort of potato plaque with loads of potato made products.

A “Second Chance” doesn’t mean the end of the world is coming. It means that you are open-minded and stepping out of the box of what is normal. People often think its okay to just live with monotonous lives. People can live that way. I have no problems with it all. To each their own and to their own opinions. Which by the way you are entitled to. I will respect it and you shall respect mine. But don’t have it so it crosses the line period. But people live such monotonous lives that they don’t even try. I am glad I have grown up with a sense of an open mind. So it’s not the end of the world to try something new. Even if it’s once in a while.

Even if you have to give it a third chance so be it. Do what you please. Sing the songs you love. Eat the food that pleases you. Do the activities that make you happy. Do what makes YOU happy. Cause at the end of the day, I am quoting Andy Biersack here, YOU are your own best fan and YOU don’t want to hurt that person. 😉 Treat YOU right. Get help for self harm, suicidal tendencies, etc. Cause its better to have done it verses than I am “Thinking about” it.

I truly hope the best for every one of my readers that comes along and reads my articles old and new. It means a lot to me. Each reader sincerely means the world to me. I can’t explain to all of you that. This is to some of the most lovely fans out their who believed in me when no one else did. Thank you. Here is to your “Second Chances” cause you all deserve them too from people. I wish you all the best wishes in the world along with Black Veil Brides and their families/friends.

I will wrap this article up telling you all what is coming up in with “The Potato Queen” in 2014.  I am hoping to go back to college this year to get a business degree and a minor in either English or creative writing. Preferably creative writing. I hope everything works out cause I had to take an infinite withdrawal from college back in 2011 for a while to get myself well cause I have 6 chronic illnesses and 5 of them are permanent. 2 are life threatening. I have been through so much medically and this a little glimmer of hope that I have for myself In hopes that I can make it in the world without feeling like a failure in society cause of being constantly sick as fuck 24/7 around the calendar. Nothing makes me proud and internally happy than writing. Knowing I have a huge potential in making it as a huge rock and roll journalist proves that “Second Chances” are infinite and real. It’s a true blessing and one that changed my life forever. To know I can get a degree that isn’t going to stress me the fuck out and put my health in to jeopardy is a blessing disguise. This all happened and in thank you’s of Black Veil Brides. I couldn’t thank them enough if I were to meet them face to face. They mean the world to me. I am happy and blessed that I became a loyal fan of theirs. I am overjoyed. Words can’t express my gratitude towards Black Veil Brides, what they stand for, and who they are because they are wonderful, epic , crazy, kind, gentle, beautiful, charismatic, cheerful, supportive, and loving human beings inside and out.

“The Potato Queen’s Articles, Reviews, and fun tiddly bits for 2014”

The Potato Queen’s top Albums for 2013

Reviewing Ronnie Radke’s mix-tape with various artists

Going to Review the hilarious Average Joe: Season 2

Review any band that wants me to review their music

Going to write a few medical pieces

Reviewing We Stitch These Wounds Re-Release whenever the announcement and release of it comes

Going to do small little inspiring articles while BVB is in studio producing CD number 4

January 27th is a little holiday with me. It’s the day I repented. Come celebrate with me on my twitter as I will think of something special to do for BVB that day in commemoration. It also marks a year that I haven’t had one single suicidal thought ever. It’s the small feats that counts. \m/

Throughout the year just keep checking my blog for updates, articles, rants, reviews, etc  to come your way. I am excited to start my journey as an amateur journalist. I send my love and wishes to everyone. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. A kick ass one too.

Happy New Year and here is to “Second Chances” in 2014,

Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 1/8/14

*Journalists Note moved to About page in archives. Thank you for your concern. Best of wishes.

NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN..NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN…WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!).. NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN- BLACK VEIL BRIDES

My life begins: A Thank You to Black Veil Brides and the BVB army!

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They say a picture or in this instance a screenshot is worth a 1,000 words. Well this is worth a million. Just them saying this to me has inspired me for a lifetime. I am thankful and honored to have the Black Veil Brides guys to have read my article(s) and approve of my writing. I also have to say thank you to the BVB army for always supporting me, backing me, and loving what I write. I am very appreciative, grateful, supportive, respect, honor, and love each and everyone the people who has given me positive feedback of my articles. I am over the moon at the moment.

I have so much love and respect for Black Veil Brides it’s not even funny. They changed my life on three separate dates 1/27/13, 10/3/13, and 12/11/13. This year has been a big year for me. Its funny. I came into 2013 with NO New Years Resolution and now I will end 2013 on a big note that being said, I found my person, I found the career I want to do for the rest of my life, and one being able to breath in my own skin again and loving the person who I am.

Black Veil Brides is not just a band. It’s a community of belonging. Where outcasts, disenfranchised, and not so popular youth, adults, and the elderly. Black Veil Brides help lost souls find their belonging in the messed up society. A society where life’s dredgers are at times cruel to good people. Black Veil Brides help those in the BVB army find who they are as people. People who are lost, don’t know where they are going in life, and just need guidance in life. I have seen the beauties of this band inspire a lot of people through artwork and through their own writing either through journalism, story writing, or wanting to become a musician.

Black Veil Brides is the greatest thing to ever happen to me in my life. I have never felt this way about any band before. They carry something rare and magical about them that people can’t recreate. Their meaning and power behind their lyrics is empowering and inspiring for 3 million plus BVB army members. I am just one of them to have been touched very deeply by their music and lyrics.

I am so happy to have this wonderful band in my life. They get so much hate and I just don’t get it. I have put the past behind me now, I have the future and present to look forward too. I can’t wait to go to college to see my options on what I can do to jump-start my journalism career. I can’t wait to show the world what I am capable of cause all my life I was told I could not through doctors and bullies. I have believers now that believe in me that I can do this. I WILL. I have stay strong this far. Their ain’t no stopping. I can do more and more. I have more things I want to do. Music is such a beautiful thing to ever happen to me. Because of music I can live my life in such a way that I can not be bothered with what people negatively say about me(LOL do not pay attention to them any ways, screw them). I have so much respect, appreciation, and love for music.

Bands like Black Veil Brides deserve a lot of recognition in the world but the world can be cruel at times cause they do not understand Black Veil Brides message and what they stand for as band for who they are. It pisses me off at times that they are not getting the level of recognition they deserve and it was seen at the Golden Gods Awards 13′ when they did win an award that us lovely BVB army voted for them. I want to see a room full of standing ovations instead of boos. I have so much respect and support for what Andy and Ashley said at the GG 13′. People have seem to lost respect any more. So I wish for further award shows that BVB attends they do get at least an applause or standing ovation instead of WWE or WCW booing and heckling.

I also want to see in the coming year of 2014 “Some” BVB haters repenting. Not all of them are going to like BVB. They can have that opinion all they want. I am entitled to my opinions and they are entitled to theirs. Some BVB haters might have been led wrong and read things that are not true about the band. So that is something I would like to see.

I would like to end this little article on a thank you note. I never got to do this before but its a special shout out and honoring those who have my back. I love you all. It means the world to me that you all support, believe, and love my writing. I only wish you all the best in life and best of wishes.

Special shout out and thank yous too: My main family, Black Veil Brides them being Andy, Jake, CC, Jinxx, and Ashley, Mandy, Pippy, Marc, Rachel, Amy S, Chris and Amy Biersack, Mark Pitts, Mia, Adrianna, Amy M, Elle, Chase, Taryn, Jessica, Court, Emily, Liss, Meagan, Becki, Courtney, Sammi, Sarah, Marine, Vicci, Ash, and many others on twitter that have very lovingly supported me and loved my writing. I know I am forgetting to mention a lot

I still have no words as to what happened on 1/27/13.10/3/13, and 12/11/13. I will forever love, respect, admire, support, be grateful, thankful, and honor what Black Veil Brides does for their fans and still does this very second. To know one band does truly care and makes the lives of their fans that much better including mine is greatly needed in the world. Rock and Roll may be anemic but it’s not dead. I hope Black Veil Brides puts the iron in the influx into this dying music scene. I love you Black Veil Brides. Words can not express my love for you all. I only wish you all the best in the happenings of Black Veil Brides endeavors and to you all individually. I hope one day you can dominate the world and be the biggest band in the world.

I want to express my gratitude and thank you to Black Veil Brides again for helping me rise my writing from the ashes. Giving me the tools to be creative again. Be comfortable in who I am creatively wise. Because you guys my future career is set and I am going to master it and work my ass off for it. Thank you for inspiring me so much so that I can not be voiceless person in the crowd. I am going to stand up and tell people what I believe in. I am grateful for the fact that such inspiration has been given to me in this screwed up world we are in. It’s very beautiful in fact. I have not written a thing creatively wise in 5 years. You guys showed up in my life and revamped my creativity so much so that It jumped to me wanting to start a career out of it. No amount of thank you’s can be said enough. Best of wishes to you BVB. I love you all.

NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN, NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN, WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!) NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN… AND…RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE.

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists Note: You can share my words to various social media sites but please give me proper accreditation with my twitter handle in copyright below. If you don’t give me the proper credit’s. I will track your IP address. Come to your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from Potatoland forever. Thank you for reading. Have nice weekend. Best of wishes.

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 12/14/13

P.S. YOU are all amazing. Just wanted to say that. ❤

Black Veil Brides: The hypocrisy and lies of the internet( A band of extreme hate exposed as great band to society)

I was once a deemed hater of Black Veil Brides. A band known of its wide-spread hate throughout the internet through many hate blogs, hate Facebook pages, and twitter pages. I have been scouring the internet this week to get into the science of what makes a Black Veil Brides hater tick or what fuels there fire. Its simple. Give them what they want. So I decided that reading many, many back logs of posts, tweets, and articles of supposed BVB hater “Bloggers”. What is fascinating to me is there lack of knowledge to back their claims and to start-up rumors about a band they hate so much about. I will give you examples through out the article you are reading(This article was a struggle to produce cause of the fact I want this one to be an epic one). I will say this though. I am proud to be in the BVB army and a apart of something so amazing that “Grinds some gears.” a little. Which makes me giggle cause they are hot and bothered cause BVB has so much success and all they have is computer to type on. Black Veil Brides is one of those bands either they love or hate. I am glad and grateful to have experienced both spectrum’s of being a BVB hater and now a huge BVB fan. But I am truly blessed the order it came in though. Hater before becoming the fan. Becoming the BVB’s fan was one of thee greatest things to ever happen to me. The moment when I let my guard down and let BVB’s music, message, and lyrics pour into my soul, my heart, my life, and let the healing process begin so I can continue living my life in a positive manner and gave me the strength to carry my life on is by far one of thee greatest feelings in the world. I can’t tell you the feeling it feels to let a band into your life especially one you just moments before betrayed with words and disagreed upon. I view this as purgatory karma. Karma at which it made me want to suffer in a beautiful paid back way as in life gave you melons here you get to fall in love with a band you hate(NOW FUCKING LOVE WITH ALL THE POTATOES IN THE WORLD) the weird and cool way how good karma works out that way. What a beautiful thing I have been blessed with. BVB’s music has helped me out so much throughout in 2013. This year has been a big year for me. It’s the first year I gave a “Second Chance” to band that I hated upon. It was the greatest feeling in the world to let BVB’s love through their music go through my heart. soul, and veins. Fuck hating. As you will continue to read on throughout my new article you will see why a band like Black Veil Brides needs all the support, love, and backing up they deserve.

Please note this article took me awhile to create in my head. The vortex of the information I researched for this article was just too great for me. I went on to as much hate blogs, Facebook pages, and twitter pages to better understand what comprises the thoughts, actions, and psychological matter behind a Black Veil Brides hater. It is although sad to read what one has to slander against Black Veil Brides and their hateful actions towards a band of positive manner and major success. It still concerns me at the health and well-being of these really active Black Veil Brides haters. I have found that constantly hating and having negative thoughts/attitudes towards something or in life in general can really badly affect ones health stress wise. Although I could careless about these haters it just concerns me. One can have their opinion about Black Veil Brides. Love them or hate them for all I care but haters are you okay. Laughing out loud.

In this article I am going to discuss what I have read and learned from these hater blogs, Facebook pages, and twitter pages. One thing is for certain these people want attention and are desperate for it. They get a rise from posting such a portentous tweets, status, posts, or whatever it is they do to get attention. It’s generally sad that I do what I do to get positive feedback they do it to get negative feedback. I write articles, reviews, and rants to express myself in a positive manner. They do theirs for negative manner and to express themselves in a negative way. What is sad though is psychologically they think they are doing it in a positive manner and doing a greater good for society plus doing a service for the world. When in reality its the exact opposite. It’s generally sad when someone is so hateful they have to get a personality and post slander on the internet. I hope I explained that into context for you.

Can a band give you an irreversible sexually transmitted disease. NO. On some of the Black Veil Brides hate Facebook pages I have read that Black Veil Brides music gives people AIDS(Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome) It was truly heartbreaking and really annoying to read something like that posted not on only one hate page but three separate hate pages on Facebook. AIDS is only given to someone who is infected with it. Music is not infected with AIDS. Good grief. Laughing my ass off. Use your noggin and think before you type is what I preach. It’s truly sad to see a beautiful band like Black Veil Brides get such slanderous remarks against them. I do agree there is bad music out their. I won’t name any names because I respect people as human beings. Plus it’s not cool at all to joke about AIDS. AIDS isn’t something someone should joke about. It’s a horrible disease one who gets it. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected with the disease because it’s a death ridden disease I would not want to plague on to even not so on my closest enemies.

Black Veil Brides is NOT gay. All five of them are heterosexual individual meaning they prefer women and only women. Sandra Alva a former Black Veil Brides drummer is an openly gay human being. All of BVB support LGBT equal rights and marriage. I writing this article support all LGBT equal rights and marriage cause I have a few friends who are openly gay, lesbian, transgender, and bi. I am a closet bi myself. I got bullied as a child and throughout my school years with the term “Faggot” cause i wore nothing but black and band t-shirts to school. I have overcome my bullying. But It really pisses me off when I see derogatory terms thrown at BVB. I actually awhile ago on a grocery shopping trip experienced the “Emo Faggot” term to be said to me. I also got the all famous looks for just being myself and just wearing a BVB t-shirt out in public. I was proud wearing that shirt. It makes me feel awesome and grateful to be a part of something so great. I love the message BVB carry’s. But what was said to me in public really opened my eyes of the level of bullying Black Veil Brides gets on a daily influx. Its fucking disheartening to go through such a thing in public. It’s a cry shame that people can’t keep their opinions to themselves without hurting another individual. Bullying is never okay. Period. I hate bullying. I had to go through it all my life. I of course flip them off and walked away cause that is who I am. Made me think for a while about my time of being a former BVB hater and I never wanting to ever go back to being one ever again. BVB is my life now. To get called “Faggot”, “Emo-Fags”, “Emo-Faggots”, and all the amount of derogatory terms in the planet must get tiring on a day-to-day basis. My heart, vibes, and love goes out to the 5 individuals that comprise BVB who receive this amount of hate everyday. I am truly grateful and thankful that the BVB army steps up and tells BVB they are amazing, beautiful, cool, genuine, and bad ass people on a day-to-day basis because they need to be reminded everyday what their music does for us and how much it means to every single BVB army member. It’s truly great how the BVB army outweighs the haters. 🙂

I also have come across some conspiracy theories of these BVB haters. I have never had one of these ever when I was BVB hater. In fact I rarely said my opinion about BVB when I did hate them(NOW I FUCKING LOVE THEM). I just went on with my day as these extreme BVB haters should do. Its preposterous if you ask me. The conspiracy theories are Andy Six sings to auto tune, BVB rip off from other artists, and this one that made me go outside to scream and lol at the same time Andy sings just like that Justin Bieber guy and their music sounds so much like Nickleback. Okay to back up some shit here. BVB DOES NOT USE AUTO TUNE. Andy sings naturally to ROCK AND ROLL music not POP music and uses no programs whatsoever to tune his voice all edgy and out there. BVB writes their own music. I am tired of reading every where they ripped off Avenged Sevenfold and so and so. I tell these haters time and time again. Go purchase Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones deluxe edition and view the DVD of the documentary of the making of Wretched and Divine. Its one hundred percent REAL. One hundred percent not SCRIPTED. One hundred percent ALL THEIR OWN SONGS AND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. Go and read their lyric booklets in their you will read a music copyright from each musician of who composed what song and all their entertainment company information from agents, lawyers, etc. Which means they HAVE legitimately written everything ALL themselves with the right copyrights, measures, and legalities. By the way, Andy hates auto-tune he said it in an interview once. I heard him say it. Don’t get me started on the Nickleback and BVB argument. In my opinion BVB is way different musically than Nickleback. BVB has more anthemic stadium or intimate venue songs and pure rock and roll songs that one can have a good time and party too. Nickelback has bar worthy songs in my opinion and is not my personal cup of tea to begin with. Plus in my opinion BVB sounds a hell of a lot better than Nickleback. Have your opinions, I will respect yours. Those were mine, I hope you respect mine as well. Please respect them. Andy does not EVEN come close to singing just like Justin Beaver. Andy has his own signature, unique, angelic, soulful, beautiful, charismatic, and edgy singing voice. The beaver has his. I can listen to Black Veil Brides music all day and never get bored with listening to Andy’s voice, the dual guitars, kick ass drum beats, killer bass, and the guitar solos, bridges, breakdowns, etc. I listen to all their CD’s from WSTW(We Stitch These Wounds), STWOF(Set The World On Fire), and W&D:TSOFW(Wretched and Divine: The Story of the wild ones). I can hear the progression they have made individual that being said with Jinxx, Ashley, Jake, and Andy. CC progression from STWOF to W&D was as he said it best “Take it to the next level” progression. CC stepped in for Sandra Alva when she left the band during the changing period of WSTW to STWOF eras. Sandra went on to another band called Modern Day Escape( A killer band I would urge people to check out). With each member of BVB maturing individually and together musically with each record they produce is phenomenal and ground breaking. I loved hearing with each record their individual and together “Take it to the next level” feats. It’s just insane that people come up with conspiracy theories of a band that writes and records their own style of music for millions of people around the world. There’s Google to back your claims haters. But I guess “Lazy syndrome” gets the best of people enough that stupidity makes these stupid claims above. Stupidity kills.

Black Veil Brides haters do just about anything to get attention on the internet. I have come to that conclusion. They either will Photoshop something very horrid of the band of something horrific or write something so hurtful that it’s just too much. I also have come across biased journalist who have a professional job and get real paid money to write for a living when I am sitting here writing this and get diddly shit cause I do this out of the greater good of devotion and love out of my heart and soul I have for music and a band who I think deserves a “Standing Ovation” instead of getting boos at an award show cause BVB won an award for “Song of the year” which marked BVB the first ever band getting three Golden Gods in a row. Bands like BVB who have similar messages and lyrics deserve “Standing Ovations” instead of hatred on a daily basis. It’s just makes me scratch my head on how parents raise their kids now days. Do parents teach their kids to respect others even if they don’t like that individual whatsoever. People can co-exist with one another if people were not so cruel, deceitful, and malicious towards each other. It’s about time the metal community comes as a whole. We don’t have to go “I love you” to each other all the time. Like when was it okay for someone to hate someone else’s music choices because it was not their cup of tea. It’s not fucking okay. Bullying is not okay period. I don’t give a fuck if someone likes Justin Bieber, One Direction, Selena Gomez, or whoever the fuck it is they listen too. I don’t go up to them and say I hate the bands you listen to go die in a corner. That is wrong. Instead people should just ignore people who have different music tastes than other people do and go on with their day. Its simple. Just like I don’t get this shit at all and I experienced it at the BVB concert I went too. I get that if you are a dad and need to go and be their for your kid who wants to see BVB I get that. Go to the bar and have a good time in their instead of just being their and crossing your arms like a badass and half flipping off BVB. I caught three assholes doing this at the October 3rd Black Veil Brides and Bullet For My Valentine concert I went to at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA. I saw these three dudes being all macho and shit. If you don’t like why be their for a band you hate. Go to the bar and have some coffee or water. Go somewhere else besides being there with a hateful appearance. Thank you BVB for ruining these fuckers day cause you guys were doing what you loved doing and that was performing in front of people who truly cares about your music.

BVB haters its simple. Don’t listen to the music or pay attention to it if you don’t fucking like. Best advice I can give to you all. Go live positive lives and don’t be a negative Nancy on the internet. If you are respectful to us we will be respectful to you. Simple as potatoes their.

I am truly proud to be in the BVB army. I know all of us have our faults and shit. We are all not perfect. I am not perfect and never claim to be. It took me 6 days to comprise this article and gather the thoughts into context into a complete article. YOU all are worth it. YOU are amazing to me. YOU all mean so much to me. Every time I get feedback from one of my articles. I have to say this. I go freaking nuts and I cry happy tears cause being at 21 and finally finding my calling in life is blessing. I truly appreciate, love, am grateful, and take all the comments I get in gratitude and stride. YOU all are the world for me. I can’t wait to make this a career some day to kick some ass in the rock and roll journalism field because I am finding that great journalists are lack in this journalism field too as much as there is a lacking for rock and roll music in society. I hope to make it a live someday and make it so that people get excited about reading again the ones who hate reading. Thank YOU. I send nothing but my love and wishes to each and every one of you. I love you all.

Black Veil Brides music does so much for me the list can go on forever. BVB not only inspires me to better myself they also make me believe in myself too. I struggled with that all my life. I never believed that I could do things. But they have opened my eyes and inspired me with much perseverance that if I work my ass of enough my dreams can come true. I can’t wait to lead my own legacy and show people my excellent writing skills. Thank you BVB for being there when I needed someone the most. YOU five lovely individual are amazing, gifted, talented, and beautiful soled human beings. I love you Black Veil Brides so much more than I could scream.

RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE…. NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN. NEVER GIVE IN…NEVER BACK DOWN…WHEN YOUR LIFE FEELS LOST(FIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS!).. NEVER GIVE IN.. NEVER BACK DOWN

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: Give me proper accreditation’s for my words if you want to share them on your social media sites with my twitter handle in the copyright. If I see my words out their with no proper credit sourcing. I will do an IP address tracking of your social media. Come to your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from the island of Potatoland and tell you to “Get off my lawn” if you ever come here. Have a nice day. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 11/30/13

Now the fun part has come to show you the sites, the blogs, the Facebook hate pages, and twitter pages I have come across or was betrayed by in the passed by:

http://www.metalsucks.com

http://www.theprp.com <—– the trolls

http://www.blabbermouth.com <—– the trolls

http://www.loudwire.com <—– the trolls

http://www.gunshyassin.com

http://www. noisecreep.com <—- the trolls

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The twitter hate pages

https://twitter.com/I_HATE_BVB

https://twitter.com/BVBsuckscock <—— Hasn’t tweeted or followed anything but really, really. Okay then. lol.

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The BVB or miscellaneous hate blogs

http://metalmusicblog.com/2013/05/07/black-veil-brides-an-embarassment/

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/07/meet_your_new_favorite_band_to.php

http://ihatejulietsimms.tumblr.com/ <—– Towards a girlfriend of BVB. We are all human. Be a grown up. If you don’t like Juliet’s music. Don’t listen to it. Plain and simple. You don’t have to be an ass to someone cause of “Jealousy”.  No need to hate someone.

http://julietsimmshaters.tumblr.com/  ^

http://cateyemetal.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/black-veil-brides-the-justin-bieber-of-metal/ <—– Not a way to go about calling BVB the “Justin Bieber” of metal. Not even close. Not a hater though. Just thought this was really stupid that I needed to share.

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Last but not least the lovely Black Veil Brides Facebook hate pages:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Biersack-The-Satanic-Pedophile/356729294460083?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/AndyBcantsing?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Ballsack/370390153071411?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Hate-Black-Veil-Brides/282141795168335?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/bvbisbasicallyfailedgothictaylorswift?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BVB-and-BOTDF-sucks/304854359620806?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Hate-Black-Veil-Brides/107577412654582?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Hate-BVB/340271832691753?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/BVBisgay?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Veil-Brides-are-a-Disgrace-to-Music/471210306257915?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Veil-Brides-are-shit-and-are-not-metal/248133845197488?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/lolbvb?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BVB-Sucks/155307714506603?fref=ts

Most of those BVB hate pages are inactive to mostly active. I believe the inactive ones come out when something like what happened at the Revolver Golden Gods 13′ happened which I fully back and support BVB on what they did or one of their favorite bands hates the band they hate. It sucks that they have to waste their lives away on a perilous meaningless page instead they could be doing something with their lives. Sad. Their you have it. Mariah’s “Potato Queen’s” TMZ article on everything BVB haters. Now eat some potatoes for me BVB army and have a good one. ❤