New Sweeney Todd-Inspired EP Bleeders Coming From Black Veil Brides | Playbill

Cast Recordings & Albums New Sweeney Todd-Inspired EP Bleeders Coming From Black Veil Brides

In addition to the album's title track, the record will include a cover of "My Friends" from the Sondheim classic.

American hard rock band Black Veil Brides has released the title track from their new EP Bleeders, inspired by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd.

Led by frontman Andy Biersack, the band pays tribute to the classic musical with a music video for the title track that is distinctly inspired by the musical's 2007 Tim Burton-directed film adaptation. Check out the music video above.

As the band put it, "Before the birth of the BVB Army, the thousands of lyric tattoos, and the gold and platinum records that followed, Black Veil Brides was simply a dark vision dreamt up by an only child in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"His dad gave him KISS, his mom played him show tunes, and he already loved Batman. But the striking visage of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on the cover of a dusty CD released a dozen years before he was born, kicked open the door for Andy Biersack. The macabre allure of Tony Award-winner Len Cariou’s transcendent magic led the way to The Phantom of the Opera, The Misfits, and all that followed, culminating in the “birth” and ascension of Andy Black."

The three-track EP, which will include "Bleeders," a faithful cover of "My Friends" from the Sondheim classic, and a cover of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday," will be Black Veil Brides’ inaugural release in a new partnership with Spinefarm. In connection with the record's bloody inspiration, the band is encouraging fans to donate blood to the Red Cross.

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Photos: Look Back at the Original Production of Sweeney Todd on Broadway

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