Hear BLACK VEIL BRIDES and VILLE VALO cover SISTERS OF MERCY's "Temple of Love" | Revolver


Ahead of joint North American tour

Black Veil Brides and former HIM frontman Ville Valo — who now performs under the banner VV — have unveiled their new joint cover of the the Sisters of Mercy's goth-rock classic "Temple of Love." The collaborative cut comes ahead of BVB and VV's big fall tour, which is set to kick off on September 10th in Louisville, Kentucky. Listen above via YouTube.

"I first discovered Sisters of Mercy in my freshman year of high school," Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack commented. "I had a poster of AFI from the Art of Drowning era and Davey was wearing a SOM shirt, and so, as was often the case back then, I went on the hunt to find the music that had inspired my favorite musicians. The very first song I heard by SOM was the '92 version of 'Temple of Love' and I became obsessed with their entire catalog.

"We've talked about doing a BVB version of this song for years and when given the opportunity to collaborate with fellow SOM fan and goth-rock icon VV, it seems liked the perfect situation. We are thrilled with how it turned out and hope that anyone who's familiar with the track enjoys our spin on it and those who have never heard the original enjoy it and maybe this will lead them down the path to the greatness that is SOM like that poster of AFI did for me when I was a kid."

Check out the full itinerary of BVB and VV's fall tour below.

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