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Legion Of The Black: If we stand together, We will be unbroken series

I asked for three plus weeks now via my twitter @PotatoBVBQueen my official twitter for everything I do. I have asked two poll questions to the BVB army these questions: What are your thoughts on Black Veil Brides? What dose Black Veil Brides mean to you? I want to give the whole BVB army a voice through my article as WE all made the Legion Of The Black known as the BVB army happen. I hope you the reader enjoy reading this positive attribution through my eyes and among others as I have done tumultuous research about Black Veil Brides about how positively and huge impact they have on their fans or non-fans around. I plan on doing this article as a part series as there is TOO MANY BVB stories to give voice to. Enjoy the time and effort I put into gathering testimony and the love these fans have for five dudes of the semi-norm known as Black Veil Brides- Mariah L.Hanna 

Black Veil Brides is a band that people have either come to known to love or hate them. I am a rarity to have experienced both of those feelings towards this band that has helped me in such a way that I found my dream career path that YOU are reading as of this second. I plan on getting some sort of journalism/business degree in the near future. As that is being said. I could only thank one band that has helped me find my path in the right direction and that is Black Veil Brides.

Black Veil Brides is a very controversial band. They get a ton of bullshit thrown at them through the press, social media, and even face to face social situations. I want to give rise to this band that they are NOT satanic, sadomasochistic, or anything else people label them as.

I would like to make a side note as this article was supposed to be released on May 3rd as a notion of the day I was “Risen from the ashes” and was lead to my career path and my talent in life. I was bullied and was a lost soul until I let BVB into my soul last year. That being said. Converting to BVBism was thee best decision of my life cause it not only bettered my life it also led me to my dream to start my legacy. I was incredibly ill with my severe health conditions that made me put this article on hold for a bit. I didn’t fret one second why I was sick to think of things for this article and what not. So I “Never gave in” and go well to the point were I am back now at the writing again. Thank you all for being so patient it means a lot. I love you all lots.

I digress back to the first article of this series I am doing. “Legion Of The Black: If we stand together, We will be Unbroken”. I want to give rise to the thousands or hundreds if I can many touching BVB stories that I come across and how BVB has affected them in positive manners and how they have helped them get through shit. I am happy to just convey these messages if I can to any band if they helped them out. BVB has made an imprint on my life so much that if I have for example my old feelings for them back I would never go back to being a hater EVER again. I promise on my potatoes on that. Haha I won’t ever have my old feelings for BVB anyways cause I love them so much I could eat mashed potatoes while having a few emotional tugs at the heart.

Black Veil Brides has helped millions, thousands, hundreds, and numerous amounts of people through their positive music, lyrics, and their bystander effect mentality for worldly issues such as bullying, self harm, etc. They are one of thee best known bands who have anti-positive messages for people dealing with shit from variety of things. The “Never give in, Never back down” motto to life is what BVB preaches everyday. Whether they are on tour or not. Many other bands have similar messages but I find BVB’s proactive messages pure and unified.

In fact, last year Black Veil Brides raised awareness through the Bully Project through selling “If We Stand Together, We Will Be Unbroken” t-shirts and tank tops to raise money for the charity. People find bands like Black Veil Brides satanic and every other misconception in the book people may have against them. People don’t know is that Black Veil Brides members are human. Just like you and I. YOU being the reader and I being the writer of this article. People treat them like they are some vicious poisonous animal in a cage when in reality they are sweethearts, kind natured, no ill thought, nice hearted, and loving soul dudes that care.

Black Veil Brides are a controversial band but with this article I want to focus more on the positive nature of this band versus the negatory they get for certain medias and critics.  I want to bring more justice to not only this band but to people’s minds who will judge bands like Black Veil Brides cause of their aesthetics nature and style. It angers me when people just judge people based of their looks or they haven’t even listened to the band. I for one gave BVB a CHANCE. I didn’t just listen to “Knives and Pens” I listened to a variety of their music before making a decision of becoming a fan or not. Unfortunately their music never clicked with me then until now. Which I am extremely thankful now. If it weren’t for them. You wouldn’t be reading what you are reading right this second. I thank them endlessly for “Rising me out of the ashes” and inspiring me to pick up my writing again. I feel whole again. All I had to do is believe in a band that I hated once. Just believing and caring about them makes me feel awesome. Its feels right being a BVB fan and army member. I love them very much. Each of them carries their own separate inspiration towards me. I have no words to describe it. I am glad that the BVB hater in me is gone forever. Glad I converted on January 27th, 2013. Best day of my life even though it was my worst day cause it was the start of something special. The day I was “Risen from the Ashes” Forever thankful for Black Veil Brides even Jake mentioned to me “I knew it was just a matter of time” for all BVB converters including me. It really mean’t something special to me.

Black Veil Brides has had so much shit thrown at them through out the years. I want to show the positive side of this band and what they harness for the world. They have a power ballads of anti-bullying, self-worth,  inspirational, moving, positive, and life improving messages through their music. BVB has done a great service throughout the years of getting younger generations into rock and roll and metal. I was told by people who this is a great public service but yet they get shit on. Why. There are tons of reasons why. Many situations of why people hate BVB. Nearly all of it is bullshit. I just want to focus more on the positive here in this article versus the bullshit BVB gets. ALL bands deserve that unless that band treats their fans like shit then they have every right to have bullshit slayed at them. But its bands like BVB that treat their fans like gold that get lots of shit for the way they look or the way their music sounds. I want to live in a world someday were people of the internet grow up and instead get jobs instead of being lazy keyboard warriors having no life.

So in this. I am going to shut up and give the BVB army the loyal members of the Legion Of The Black a voice through my article. I am going to give meaning to why I started this series aptly called “Legion Of The Black: If We Stand Together, We Will Be Unbroken”. I started it cause I want to not only give people of the BVB army a voice. I wanted to give them a voice because they are what made the community, family, and fan base happen. Everyone deserves a voice. I am a lady who believes in equality. I believe that once everyone’s voices gets heard. I can sleep better at night knowing I did a wonderful service to society. Music has joined us all together for eternity and forever we are bonded by what is known as “Legion Of The Black”.

Now for the lovely opinions I asked for. Thank you for reading this article series. There is going to be more as there are going to be more personal and inspirational stories and opinions about the Black Veil Brides. THIS means the world to me. Thank you to those who submitted opinions to me. It means a lot. -M.H.

BVB mean a heck of a lot to me to me: they’re such amazing guys and are dedicated in everything they do. Their messages they give across in their music is wonderful. They deserve great success.-@ghostlymystic

They’re getting kids into hard rock and metal, which is a huge public service @BloodGrin946


BVB necessarily didn’t save my life but they have helped me realize some things about myself that I should improve on. They helped me have a more positive look and things in general. They gave me hope and courage and opened mind. When I listen to them, I feel so empowered and strong. It’s a joy to listen to their music. I also think that they’re getting younger people into rock and hard rock which is good and showing them good music. They’re hard working, talented musicians, very humble, and grateful but they also don’t take bullshit people’s bullshit. They do their own thing and are amazing people-Mia

Black Veil Brides? That means saving in dark times and a laugh when needed @IcecubeInsanity

BVB are extremely important to me. They help me through hard times, make me happy, make me laugh, and I love them. I think BVB is an amazing band, and every member of the band is a great role model and very musically talented. @meganBVB123

BVB are my world and to me they are amazing and talented. They will always be my favorite band of “Brothers” I will not give up of give in because of them. They saved me from the bad depression I had and have helped me control it. @CourtPurdyBVB

I had a toxic mother that crashed me down and insinuated a deep insecure feeling in me. She left us 21 months ago I didn’t realize that my chains were finally broken at the moment. But all the bad feelings i had for years became a strange mixture of not understandable feelings. I was completely lost. I was scared cause I realized I was listening to my mind and wasn’t able to do it cause I have 2 sons to look after and there, thanks to one of my sons I heard Knives and Pens for the first time. I have asked Dimitri what was it. He explained to me who Andy, Jake, and Jinxx was. How difficult had been for them and I have been deeply touched about their lives. In a certain way it was similar to mine. I was surprised that my very popular against himself was so deeply touched by BVB. He introduced me to the BVB world and I finally realized that it was okay not to be perfect and I pretended to myself, well its will always will be difficult to me to try to accept myself as I am. BVB lyrics touch people deep inside. Doesn’t matter what problem you have: Alcohol, Drugs, depression. Adults and teens clearly understand each word in their own reading key and that is truly amazing. How many people can honestly talk to others telling the right word to make them feel better. To make them feel like there not alone. Because this is the way we feel after listening to Andy’s lyrics. BVB make hope us pull it through. @BVBpinafan

They are amazing and have saved so many lives, they’re made particularly mine way better in a lot of ways. I love and admire them and not only they are talented, they are the kindest people and treat their fans awesomely good.- @SofiiKlainer

@MandyJames1979 Told me she could write a whole essay on these guys. I feel her as I have written many articles on these fellas. Their are no amount of words to explain how and why BVB has affects us. BVB is very influential and positive band for all. Thank you Mandy for your input. It means a lot. 

BVB was my first band I ever really truly loved and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here @ImaBeLovingFML

Sitting at home and Rebel Love Song came onto Kerrang TV and it hit me. The Biggest jolt of electricity you could imagine shot through me. I couldn’t sit still and as soon as it was over I wanted it to come back on. I had never felt so alive. Little did I realize that was the moment the magical journey began. After discovering BVB had an album out that year. I went out and bought it that day after hearing Rebel Love Song. I set my sights on learning everything there was to know about this new found love, becoming a sponge for knowledge about BVB. I found Knives and Pens video via fanpop which got played repeatedly, then YouTube was getting frequented on a daily basis, the search bar getting the words Black Veil Brides hammered in there at every chance I got. After suffering the loss of my brother Mark in December 2010, which is one of the hardest I have ever had to go through, no matter how hard I tried nothing helped, even music wasn’t helping. So I floated about lost, alone, without my brother, my best friend the one who I was closest to the most and will forever miss with all my heart. Up until the day that I heard Rebel Love Song it was a struggle and unbearable, but you gave my hope, a sense belonging, make me stronger, make me confident, make me who I am today, and most of all make me the person I am today and be myself, you complete my world. The more I learn and read about Black Veil Brides the more I find myself falling more in love with the five magical individuals who saved me from losing sense of who I am becoming a shell, a doormat, lost, and alone. The message, lyrics, songs, and the many words of wisdom,  dedication, respect, and passion you give will forever give me the strength, passion, and confidence and so many more powerful attributes you have built up inside me. Black Veil Brides rose me from the metaphorical ashes, so thank you. – @BlackVeilAngels 

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

 

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The anticipation of the magical Black Veil Brides concert: The feelings one concertgoer goes through

Here I am again writing about the lovely Black Veil Brides. I regret nothing at all. *Insert Andy Not Giving A Fuck Meme here* I love these guys for the rest of my life. I am about to see these guys in 5 days with my mom as a her Birthday present from me. Her birthday is on October 2nd. The concert lands on October 3rd at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA.

What do I have to say about this. Almost every positive word in the world. This show means the world to me. I am not only to give my mom the best birthday present a daughter could to a mom. I am also surrendering as an ex-BVB hater and closing that chapter of myself behind me. Even though I have moved on and gone to better things. It is time for me to go to the source and tell them for my wrongdoings. Plus tell them that I love them with all my heart for coming into my life during a difficult time. BVB is truly one phenomenal band not because of the fact that they write and play amazing songs. Its for the fact that they have helped thousands of peoples lives including myself. Its truly inspiring and amazing. Glad to be apart of the BVB army and family.

I appreciate everyone that has taken me in with open arms already in the BVB army. I mean I was a hater of this band that helped all of you and you all choose to love me and care about me. I am so thankful and more than appreciative of it. You all could have shunned me out and hated on me. But you all did not. But instead you all gave me love and support. My gratitude is everlasting cause of all your actions over the course of the months I have been fresh in the BVB army. I wish I could give you all more than just thank yous. I love you BVB army with all with all my heart.

The feelings I am getting now for the impending Black Veil Brides show is astounding. I have been waiting for more than three months for this show. The fact that I am seeing them live in 5 days is just brain racking to me. I can’t believe I am going to see them live. Its just……

I anticipate on having a good time and nothing but a good time. I hardly ever get to go to concert’s that very much due to the fact that I live on a strict income, my medical issues, and travel issues. But when the perfect time does strike that I do get to go do these things. I take the opportunities and go forth on them. I cherish every waking moment of any concert I go to. If i meet any musician at a concert its like having mashed potatoes and gravy with fries. Its very awesome.

Concerts feel like a second “Home” to me. I feel at home their among people that I have a lot of commonalities with and share like interests. I love the fact that bands bring together people. Sometimes bands help people find their soul-mates in some cases. Its beyond fascinating at the world of music and what it does for people. It brings people closer and brings joy and healing to Earths human beings.

Music is very powerful in that sense that I would like to say Black Veil Brides music hits it at every “Take It To The Next Level” height in music. I love the fact that Black Veil Brides music can spin off discussions in a lot of positivity and the dreaded negativity posts, comments, tweets, etc from the BVB haters which I was at one point in my life. I do apologize to BVB for being one though(As I said before I have moved on and started a beautiful journey being a lovely BVB fan for life.). BVB and any other musician don’t deserve hate for no reason at all. I have one question for all of you haters. What did Andy, CC, Jinxx, Jake, and Ashley do to you? Its very fascinating to me that BVB does charity work and goes out of their way to make their fans or other people happy. It truly makes me happy knowing that. So all this name calling and such is just insane to me. I never when I was the “BVB hater” keeped all the hateful rude comments to myself. I have learned my lessons. That is never say something bad about something you haven’t given a chance to unless you already have given it a chance. Mark my words it will help you the reader in the long run. 😉

Fuck hating. I hate all the hate BVB gets. Period. They DON’T deserve none of it at all.

BVB means the world to me. I don’t know what my life would be without them now. Its amazing to know that people like them are out their. I love them with all of my heart. I love everyone in the BVB army as well.

To Andy, CC, Jake, Jinxx, and Ashley. I hope you five lovely men know that you all are doing the right things in life. Never stop doing what you all are doing. Keep doing a phenomenal job. I hope more of me does convert and apologize to BVB for their wrongdoings. I hope one day we all can live in a bully free environment. BVB has five lovely individuals that brings hope and faith to a broken world where a lot of people struggle with everyday life. I am so happy you five all are in this lovely band together. Keep kicking ass.

Black Veil Brides is not just a band….In reality its the Saviour that keeps us going throughout the day and night when we have Lost It All cause…In The End…They are Nobody’s Hero… We are our own Hero’s….For that…. We Scream..We Shout…Cause.,,,We Are The Fallen Angels…cause we ……Never Give In, Never Back Down

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Journalists Note: These are all my written words. I don’t care if you share my written made products please give me credit with my twitter handle given in the copyright handle below. Please don’t steal from me or you get no potatoes and a ban notice slip from my potatoland(lol). Thank you for reading my written work it means a lot to me. Have a nice and lovely Sunday.

Written by: Mariah Hanna

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 9/29/2013

Black Veil Brides: We Scream. We Shout. We Are The Fallen Angels.

Good morning or night BVB army the following is meant for you:

Take Joy in who you are…. We know are wings are flawed…. are the words imprinted in “Fallen Angles” a song in one of its own by Black Veil Brides.  With those powerhouse lyrics. Fans around the world have connected with Black Veil Brides deeply. In my freelance article I will go on to further explain how fans show Black Veil Brides their love through music covers, artwork, and writings. 

Black Veil Brides has helped thousands of fans that I have previously mentioned in my article and review piece. They have helped those thousands of fans through meet and greets, music, online support when they can, and being their in spiritual. I have had the opportunity and honor to talk to a hundred of these amazing souled people through social media who have been inspired and changed forever by Black Veil Brides themselves and through their powerhouse music.

Black Veil Brides has helped save many lives as well as mine( January 27th). They have helped people with major depression, cutting and or self harm, suicide attempts, and other daily major life struggles people may face. Andy Biersack’s main mission for Black Veil Brides was to make a sense of community/family for “The Outcasts” the people who are going though the listed above issues/more and the daily dredge’s of daily life. To help guide them to follow their dreams and that we ARE worth it “At the end of the day.” no matter what. Each member of BVB has each individual inspirational quotes for their fans. It is rare to have a full band have a mass of inspiration and wanting their fans to succeed as well. It warms my heart everyday knowing that I have a sense of a “Home” in the BVB army cause of the love and support each individual band member gives. In my eyes, I have found my second family. 

I have noticed with in the BVB army/family the passed 6 plus months I have been in the fanbase is that we love and support each other in a time of need. I have gotten so much support and love within the passed 6 plus months when my sickness has gotten me down or I just feel down. This fanbase is the dream team of fanbases. Even though we have our faults at times. We really pull through and outshine when it comes to supporting BVB related events and voting for awards. 

I have seen numerous Youtube videos of kids doing phenomenal vocal, guitar, bass, and drum covers of Black Veil Brides songs. All of you are truly insanely talented. If you are one of those people who has done a cover and is reading this. Remember not to give up and keep going. Even if someone tells you what your doing is wrong. This even goes to you all who do paintings and drawings of BVB and writings/literature inspired by BVB. “Never Give In, Never Back Down.” YOU all are talented. Each and everyone of you. I was told all my life that I was never going amount to anything but I am going to prove people wrong by following my wildest dream of becoming a rock and roll journalist/interviewer. I plan on going back to school next year. So my fingers are crossed on that. 

What has Black Veil Brides done deeply to connect with their fans? Just about anything you can imagine. The stories fans have told via the internet about their meetings with BVB touches my heart. How extremely nice BVB is to their fans is one for the books. I would say this like winning the lottery in winning a great band that understands us all and an army that backs and loves each other in the time of need. 

Black Veil Brides will always and forever be one of those great bands of our generation that will carry on a “Legacy” of showing compassion, gratitude, hard work, determination, and any other amazing word you can call these five distinguished young men: Andy, Jinxx, Jake, CC, and Ashley.  I hope Andy’s dream of Black Veil Brides “Becoming the worlds biggest band” happens. 

In my eyes, Black Veil Brides will always have a special place in my heart. They mean the world to me. I don’t know what I would do without them. They deserve everything in the world. They deserve recognition and standing ovations at award shows not “Hate”. I don’t get why they receive so much hate. I just don’t. They deserve so much love and respect for all they do for people around the world. I feel sorry for people who hate them. They are missing out on something special. That is for sure. 

I hope one day Black Veil Brides does rule the world and puts the magical “Fuck You, Motherfucker.” in a positive fashion for all their lovely BVB army. I love the fact that this band accepts us for who we all are. Whether it be sexual orientation, weirdness, the way we dress, the way we look, and etc. I love it how we in the BVB army do the same for all the members of BVB and their crew. 

Black Veil Brides has not only saved my life from me almost committing suicide on January 27th. They have also helped me realized my life career and my person. If it weren’t for them. I don’t know where the heck I would be right now. Be lost. Really lost. 

I love it when I watch Youtube live videos of Black Veil Brides shows and how they all connect with their fans on stage. Its an experience that I will get to experience on October 3rd in Spokane, WA. My first ever BVB show. I am so internally/externally excited about it that I can throw a billion gagilion VICTORY POTATOES parties. 

In all and all, Black Veil Brides is one of those rare bands on this earth that everyone should cherish and love instead of hating upon. They care so much about their fans that is shows through their music. They even wrote “Saviour” for all of us on their sophomore album “Set The World On Fire” if that doesn’t show love and dedication for their fans then I declare the person who doesn’t see it as “Blind”. Their music saves lives everyday like people eat their potatoes. I only hope that they get bigger and show the world who’s boss. I only wish them the best in their lives, health, and well being. 

Black Veil Brides is one of those bands people love to hate. I understand people hating them. By all means hate on them. That is YOUR prerogative. I respect other peoples opinions as people should do mine. But I would like to mention a few things. NEVER allow your opinion BVB hater reading this to A) Cross the line and B)Make death threats against the band and or tell them to kill themselves. You will be reported by me and other caring BVB members. I know we don’t give a fuck. But really threatening death against another person for no reason at all is VERY fucked up. Oh while I am at this. QUIT CALLING THEM EMO-FAGS AND FAGGOTS. I view it as very asinine. YOU are throwing the LBGT community under the bus. Bullying is unacceptable period. So if you want to “Hate” hate in an acceptable manner. I will respect you. Please and thank you. 

Have a good one BVB army. I hope you are well where ever you hail from. I am doing well in Idaho aka Potatoland. YOU all mean the world to me. I only wish you all the best. Many Potato vibes. Have a many potatoes on me. THIS piece was made for ALL of you and the magnificent Black Veil Brides. 

NEVER GIVE IN…..NEVER BACK DOWN……NEVER GIVE IN WHEN THE FIRE RISES………BVB ARMY ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL. BLACK VEIL BRIDES ARE OUR SAVIOURS……FOREVER AND ALWAYS….RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE

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Freelance rock and roll journalism piece written by: Mariah Hanna 

“These Are MY words if you steal my words. NO Potatoes for you.”