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Andy Biersack (born Andrew Dennis Biersack on December 26, 1990) is the lead singer and founder (as well as sole founding member currently part of) American rock band Black Veil Brides, based in Hollywood, California. Formerly known as Andy Six, in May 2014 he started a solo music project under the moniker Andy Black and released his debut album The Shadow Side in 2016. In addition to his musical endeavors, Andy has dabbled in acting and jewelry design, and frequently participates in charities toward animal welfare and children's medical care.

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Pictured in 2017
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Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he left home two days after his eighteenth birthday to move to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

Has an IMDb, Twitter, and Instagram.

A list of his notable works below include:

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    Studio Albums (with Black Veil Brides

  • Sex and Hollywood (EP) (2007)
  • We Stitch These Wounds (2010)
  • Set the World on Fire (2011)
  • Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (2013)
  • Black Veil Brides IV (2014)
  • Vale (2018)

    Studio Albums (as Andy Black
  • The Shadow Side (2016)
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     Notable Singles 

     Filmography 
  • American Satan (2017)
  • The Andy Show (Patreon exclusive) (2016-current)
  • Average Joe (2012-2016)
  • Legion of the Black (2012)
  • Tournament of Nerds (as a guest judge) (2012)
  • The Chance and Andy Show (2007-2008)
  • This disturbing Montana Meth PSA
  • This AT&T commercial (he's the kid dancing in a polo shirt and tie.)


Tropes pertaining to Andy Biersack, whether musically or as a person, include:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Found one in Onision, who wavers between this and Stalker with a Crush. Just how much of this is Played for Laughs is debatable.
  • Adam Westing: He plays a highly over-exaggerated, cynical, hardened criminal cum Lothario version of himself in Average Joe. Also tends to slip into this when he makes appearances on Onision's YouTube channel.
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  • The Alcoholic: Struggled with alcoholism throughout most of his career in Black Veil Brides, only becoming sober quite recently. Even more depressing when you realize he's only twenty-seven and developed a full blown alcohol addiction by the time he was in his late teens.
  • Audience Shift: After it became all-too apparent that the Estrogen Brigade demographic of Black Veil Brides was what the band, and by extension he, was known for, he began catering to them specifically to bolster sales and his own fame.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is low and borders on Guttural Growler.
  • Becoming the Mask: Claims that he adopted the "emo"/"scene kid" look to make his band more popular, and because he was already bullied for looking like one...but anyone who had a MySpace in 2007 and was a part of that subculture can tell you, he was a to-the-core scene kid.
    • His old MySpace account still exists, and the photos are still there as proof.
  • Be Yourself: A lot of the material he had written with Black Veil Brides surrounds this concept, and numerous quotes attributed to him regarding being yourself can be found online.
  • Berserk Button: If you flip him off onstage, or if you generally act unpleasant, he will leap into the crowd and fuck you up.
    • Also, don't start blogs to talk about his wife. He really, really doesn't like that.
  • Can't Take Criticism: He has a really bad habit of attacking people that don't agree with him. This can be through a swift on-stage verbal beatdown, or a literal off-stage beatdown, depending on the severity of the situation and whether or not he is inebriated. In more recent years, he's calmed down, but he tends to lampoon those who aren't too fond of him (and Juliet) on his Patreon web show or his Twitter.
  • Casual Sports Jersey: When not covered in grease paint and beat up leather or dressed in suits, it's not uncommon to see him wearing a Cincinnati Bengals jersey.
  • Converting for Love: Rumored to have converted to Scientology after marrying Juliet.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Comes off as this at times, especially in Bryan Starz interviews and his vlogs on YouTube.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's basically half snark, half life coach in his interviews.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: From "Ribcage", off The Shadow Side: "Nothing in the cage of my rib cage."
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Beat up by his wife, Juliet Simms, during a flight in October 2016 which was widely reported by the media (including TMZ). Adult film actress Mary Carey was a witness to the incident and filmed a non-sponsored recollection of the account that was uploaded to her YouTube channel. Both Juliet and Andy addressed the incident as her "drinking too much", and the couple as well as her PR team has worked hard ever since to hide the incident, including playing it off as a shouting match and saying she'd never hit him (she admitted she had previously during the in-flight video), blaming the incident on a miscarriage, and saying it was not serious and the media had lied. Since then, the incident is treated lightly, if not entirely forgotten.
  • Due to the Dead: The Black Veil Brides song "In The End" is dedicated to and concerns the passing of his deceased grandfather, Urban Flanders.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Right up until he ditched the red lipstick and chopped his hair off.
  • Dumb Jock: Subverted. Big bookworm...even bigger Cincinnati Bengals fan.
  • Dying Alone: "Put The Gun Down."
  • Expy: The Andy Black persona to Morrissey or William Control.
  • False Soulmate: His relationship with First Love Scout Taylor-Compton, whom he dated for six years, had multiple tattoos for, and had written a song about ("The Mortician's Daughter".) He frequently declared her to be his soul mate, and the relationship ultimately ended on poor terms amid allegations of cheating on both sides. He has since stopped playing "The Mortician's Daughter" at shows, and covered up his tattoos for her.
    • Interestingly, his now-wife used to be very good friends with Scout, and it's been speculated that since the two had a falling out after Juliet and Andy began dating, she was instrumental to their breakup. Many fans consider Juliet to be the Veronica to Scout's Betty.
  • Flanderization: His Adam Westing role in Average Joe fell prey to this. Which is a bit funny, considering the main character is an Author Avatar for his cousin...named (in the show and real life) Joe Flanders.
  • Former Child Star: A rather dubious aversion. Arguably, he reached the apex of his fame with Black Veil Brides in his late teens, early twenties, with "Knives and Pens" reaching positive critical reception when he was sixteen. While a successful musician in his own right, his more recent work has yet to achieve the same success, and he has admitted to falling to the vices of substance abuse due to his fame in his youth.
  • Goodbye, Cruel World!: "Put The Gun Down".
  • Genre Shift: Went from the vocalist of a well-established rock band to a pop artist.
  • Grand Romantic Gesture: has a penchant for getting tattoos for the women he's fallen in love with, as well as extravagant romantic gifts and gushing constantly on social media. Overall he gives off the vibe of being In Love with Love.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Matt Good of D.R.U.G.S/From First To Last. So, so, so much.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Has shades of this at times, especially in his youth. Mostly when he would paint his ring finger nails red in homage to James Randi and go on rants about religion.
  • Large Ham: Fully invoked onstage.
  • Likes Older Women: Scout Taylor Compton is one year older than Andy. His wife is five years older.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: For a very, very long time.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: All of "The Shadow Side" qualifies. To name a few:
    • "We Don't Have To Dance" is about social anxiety.
    • "Put The Gun Down" is about suicide, and sounds exactly like a cry for help/a suicide letter.
    • "Homecoming King" is about self-loathing, regretting your life, and wanting to disappear.
    • "Ribcage" is about giving up hope and love.
  • Mood Whiplash: The Shadow Side is a synth-pop, upbeat solo album...with incredibly depressing lyrical material, including suicidal impulses, death, and anxiety.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: He never misses the opportunity to show off the fact that he is well-read and holds a rather extensive vocabulary.
  • Raised Catholic: Attended a Catholic private school as a child, though he identified as atheist in the early stages of Black Veil Brides. The band's name is actually derived from the teachings he learned from his Catholic upbringing, and he has stated this in various interviews. note 
  • Renaissance Man: Actor, designer, musician, philanthropist.
  • Secret Marriage: Twice! According to the Clark County, Nevada records website, he married his wife in March 2012 during a trip to Vegas. They had an "official" wedding in April 2016, which no one outside their friends and family knew about until they posted about it on Instagram.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Achieved brief mainstream success between 2011-2013 through Black Veil Brides, but after the lukewarm reception of BVB IV and "The Shadow Side" not even breaking into US Charts, not many people aside from Black Veil Brides fans actually know who he is. He does not fully seem to grasp that.
  • Special Guest: Has lent his vocals to Ronnie Radke's solo project, and implements this with his solo work.
  • Stage Names: Has two. Andy Six, then Andy Black for his solo work.
  • The Prima Donna: He's...prone to walking off stage during shows. At one point during an Andy Black tour, he reportedly stormed off stage because no one thought his jokes were funny.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered a rather cringe-worthy one during an acceptance speech to the detractors of Black Veil Brides at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2013. He has since admitted he was extremely drunk and angry that the band was being booed the entire time.
    • Also a case of Unreliable Narrator, as he's also stated it was directed jokingly at his cousin Joe, who was in the audience wearing a prosthetic posterior and fat suit.
    • He has also taken to defending himself and his wife against Tumblr truth blogs dedicated to "exposing" his wife's more malicious behaviors, and tends to deliver these. Some are rather articulate, and you can completely sympathize and agree with the guy. On the other hand, he also called his entire fanbase a bunch of sociopaths on Twitter, resulting in a large amount of backlash from casual listeners and diehard fans that could not care less about his personal life.
  • Tragic Dropout: Completely averted. Andy dropped out of high school during his senior year to pursue his career in Hollywood, and unlike the hundreds—if not thousands—who have chosen this path, he succeeded.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Tends to fall into this. At times, he's claimed to never touch drugs, but has also admitted to having substance abuse issues that go beyond alcoholism. Also, the reasons behind the Revolver Golden Gods speech.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Holy crap, Andy has this in spades. You would not expect a man who compares himself to looking like a "sexy female deer" with "gazelle legs" to have a gravelly, deep voice.
  • Vocal Evolution: Very obviously went through puberty during the releases of his earlier work with Black Veil Brides.
  • Vocal Tag Team: "Not Broken Yet", from his wife's All or Nothing EP.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Has been accused of this. Also the point of the song "We Stitch These Wounds."
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