Black Veil Brides paddle into the mainstream
Although hard rock band Black Veil Brides formed in the mid-’00s and didn’t release its debut album until 2010, the band’s style and approach is heavily influenced by ’70s and ’80s glam rockers. It combines that vintage sense of theatricality and flair with the intense sounds of metalcore and screamo. The band’s music (including popular singles “The Legacy” and “In the End”) is as catchy as anything from a classic hair-metal band, but with a modern approach.
Joining Black Veil Brides on the band’s current tour is fellow pop-oriented hard rock band Asking Alexandria, who may not have quite the same penchant for glam, but whose hooks are every bit as infectious. Both recently released their fifth albums: Black Veil Brides’s Vale is a 12-song concept album, and Asking Alexandria’s self-titled album features the return of original vocalist Danny Worsnop. Both releases mark the bands’ most mainstream efforts yet, continuing the long tradition of heavy music mixing with pop.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 6 p.m. March 2, starting at $32.50 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster