Release date: July 2010
We Stitch These Wounds is the debut studio album by American rock band Black Veil Brides, released through StandBy Records on July 20, 2010. Three of the songs ("We Stitch These Wounds", "Knives and Pens", and "The Mortician's Daughter") had been previously released on Never Give In, but were changed, the most noticeable difference being a major lyrical change in "We Stitch These Wounds", presumable to create a cleaner version of song.
In December, 2009, Andy Six announced that the recording of their first album had begun. Simultaneously, they announced that they would record in North Hollywood, CA at the Clear Lake Audio Recording Studio with Manager turned producer Blasko taking the reins and producer/engineers G. Preston Boebel and Josh Newell taking care of the technical side of the record making process.
The album sold nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, reaching the position of #36 of the Chart Billboard 200 and #1 Independent Release, despite receiving mixed to negative reviews, with most critics taking note of Six's monotone voice, making him only able to sing in one octave. One critic at www.sputnikmusic.com ended his review saying, "Hey, at least kids got over BrokeNCYDE." Another common criticism was the similarities between "Knives and Pens", by Black Veil Brides, and "Unholy Confessions", Avenged Sevenfold. While the song was heavily criticized for this, as well as the out-of-sync music video drumming, the pre-chorus was highly praised by critics and fans alike.