Black Veil Brides has released “Fields Of Bone,” the second song off their upcoming sixth studio album, “The Phantom Tomorrow.”
The album is concept driven, something we’ve seen from the band back in 2012 with their album “Wretched and Divine.” BVB’s frontman Andy Biersack created the universe of “The Phantom of Tomorrow” and fans can see the storyline unfold through the band’s music videos and upcoming comic book.
The new song debuted alongside its theatrical music video on April 9, following the band’s last music video “Scarlet Cross,” which premiered in November 2020, introduces the marginalized community that is known as “The Phantom Tomorrow.”
“Fields of Bone” takes place underground in what is known as home for the social group. Members are being stalked and killed by the character 9. However, the apparent hero Blackbird arrives and has an encounter with the villain which leaves fans on a cliffhanger.
This project was directed by Biersack who took a horror approach while remaining to the album’s comic book feel. The red, black, and brown color palette of the video, along with shadowed lighting, emphasize the urgency and drama in the story line. Religious imagery and costumes, also help to add a theatrical element while tying together the theme of the album.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) April 10, 2021
Biersack refers to the “Fields of Bone” as a “blessed and cursed location,” he opened up to Kerrang about how the song was inspired by the biblical story of Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus and how he copes.
“Afterwards he feels shame and buries the coins he’s given in a field, which has become known as the Field Of Blood. I was fascinated by this idea of getting what you want, but then feeling shame because of it, because I think it’s something we all experience,” said Biersack.
He also went on to elaborate on the concept of the album. The story itself is derived from the idea of society idolizing people are not who they appear to be.
“The goal of all of that is to show how we don’t need to mythologize these people — we can create those heroes within ourselves. The message of the record is really very simple: be your own hero,” said Biersack.
In regards to sound, he said that this album will have a darker tone in comparison to BVB’s 2018 album “Vale.” Fans can expect screaming, metal riffs, and “straight-up arena rock.”
“The Phantom Tomorrow” will consist of twelve tracks that carry the audience throughout the storyline. While a comic book surrounding the album will be released, more details are to come. The album itself is now available for pre-order and will be released on June 4.
— Black Veil Brides (@blackveilbrides) April 9, 2021