This weekend saw the release of the first single and video from the highly anticipated second album from Andy Black. The Ghost of Ohio will be released April 12th on Lava/Republic and the video for ‘Westwood Road’ can be seen below.

As the frontman of Black Veil Brides, Andy (Biersack) is known for his ever evolving image and his solo project is moving him ever closer to his true self. Drawing on influences from iconic artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol, Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, The Ghost of Ohio looks set to be one hell of a record.

On the The Shadow Side, Biersack stretched his creative wings beyond the blueprint of the vintage-Sunset-Strip-meets-modern-hard-rock-vibe of BVB. “That album was the beginning of a return to who I’ve always wanted to be,” he says. “A rediscovering of my deepest roots.”

The Ghost Of Ohio is the next step. It’s a full embrace of my long-held passion for imagination, stretching back to when I discovered my dad’s KISS trading cards in the basement and walked my neighborhood streets dressed up like Batman.”

By Rai Jayne Hearse

A hermit from Up North, Rai spends her time scribbling words, buried under a pile of magazines and cassette tapes. Whenever she does finally emerge from her tiny office she tries to achieve world domination as the bassist of kick-ass punk band Pink Hearse.