VIRGIN BLAK : April Photoshoot – The Blak Swan

For our April Photoshoot our chief photographer, stylist and model ventured deep into the woods – they were greeted with masses of tangled vegetation, broken branchery, and dense underwood …where the reeds in many instances growing to the height of twelve feet and the felled and rotting trunks of once mammoth trees created a striking balance of darkness, decay and disarray – perfect neglect from the hand of man – a natural canvas of dead floral and woodland breeding both fear and wonder.

There were no words more perfect to lend themselves to the images we created than those from the Master of Horror himself, Mr Edgar Allan Poe:


‘Tis said that when
The hands of men
Tamed this primeval wood,
And hoary trees with groans of wo,
Like warriors by an unknown foe,
Were in their strength subdued,
The virgin Earth
Gave instant birth
To springs that ne’er did flow–
That in the sun
Did rivulets run,
And all around rare flowers did blow–
The wild rose pale
Perfumed the gale,
Black Swan 2And the queenly lily adown the dale
(Whom the sun and the dew
And the winds did woo),
With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.
So when in tears
The love of years
Is wasted like the snow,
And the fine fibrils of its life
By the rude wrong of instant strife
Are broken at a blow–
Within the heart
Do springs upstart
Of which it doth now know,
And strange, sweet dreams,
Like silent streams
That from new fountains overflow,
Black Swan 3With the earlier tide
Of rivers glide
Deep in the heart whose hope has died–
Quenching the fires its ashes hide,–
Its ashes, whence will spring and grow
Sweet flowers, ere long,–
The rare and radiant flowers of song!

View our full April photoshoot below:
April Photoshoot 1
April Photoshoot 2
April Photoshoot 3
April Photoshoot 4

Vote for Virgin Blak endorsers Black Veil Brides @ Golden Gods Awards 2013

BVB_captureThe Fifth Annual Golden Gods Awards ceremony, presented by Epiphone, will take place Thursday, May 2nd, at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.

And for the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live on national television through AXS TV and broadcast in the US and key international markets through Xbox LIVE and Facebook. Tickets for the event are now sold out so please follow this link for instructions on how to watch online: Golden Gods Awards LIVE

GoldenGodsAwardsDevoted Virgin Blak endorsers Black Veil Brides have been terrifically nominated for two Golden Gods awards in the categories SONG OF THE YEAR and MOST DEDICATED FAN BASE. To help make history and own your part in a historical metal moment all you have to do is vote!

To vote for the guys just follow the blue links above or head over to their Facebook page where they have personally left a message for their 2.4 million (!) devoted fans:

“BVB ARMY! We need your help. Lets make history and be the only band to get 3 consecutive awards at the Golden Gods Awards! Vote incessantly!

By supporting the Brides you’ll also be showing your allegiance to your favourite designer clothing company and helping us grow in popularity so that we can be of more service to you in the future – the more popular we get the cheaper we can offer our clothing to you and reduce shipping costs ;)

The guys have even recorded a personal video message just for you…