Rebels is the second EP by the American metal band Black Veil Brides, and was released exclusively through iTunes on December 13, 2011. The EP contains three new tracks, the first one being an original song titled "Coffin", which was a left over from the group's previous album Set the World on Fire. Coffin's music video was released on June 13, 2012, to members of the BVB mailing list. It was later posted on the official Black Veil Brides website. The other two tracks are covers of the Billy Idol song "Rebel Yell" and Kiss' "Unholy", which also features Zakk Wylde playing the guitar solo. Rebels also contains a six-minute long director's cut of their music video for the song "Rebel Love Song". The cover art for the EP was painted by Richard Villa, who also painted the cover art for We Stitch These Wounds, Set the World on Fire, and Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones. Rebels received mixed reviews but they were more positive when comparing the EP to their earlier releases.
- "Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol Cover)
- "Unholy" (Kiss Cover) (featuring Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society)
- "Rebel Love Song" (Music Video)
Black Veil BridesEdit
- Andy Biersack/Andy Sixx - lead vocals
- Jake Pitts - lead guitar
- Ashley Purdy - bass guitar and backing vocals
- Jeremy Ferguson/Jinxx - rhythm guitar and violin
- Christian Mora/Coma - drums
- Zakk Wylde - guitar on track 3
- The music video for "Coffin" symbolizes a change in the band and how Andy Biersack is a new person who does not wish to be treated as he was when he was younger. Closing himself into the coffin is symbolic of him burying his old self, and the notebook which is burnt represents the one that the bullied teenager writes in in Black Veil Brides' first music video, "Knives and Pens". Growing up, the band members faced a lot of troubles due to the way they dressed and the music they listened to, and in the video to "Knives and Pens" this is shown through the bullied teenager. However, they have now grown and developed as a band into something almost like idols; they do not wish to be those people they used to be.