In a blog update on Myspace, Black Veil Brides revealed they have parted ways with drummer Sandra Alva. The decision arose after Alva expressed a desired to move in a different musical direction than the band. Read it below:
So by now, you may all have heard the news regarding Sandra.
Often in life there will come a time when those that we love will find a need to distance themselves, whether it be to better themselves personally or to explore other facets of life. This is a difficult moment for both parties, especially when they mean so much to you.
At that moment all of us have a choice to make…do we let the loss of one person end an entire Army…or do we solider on?
With that being said, Sandra has expressed to us a need to move on with her musical career and follow new paths. Over time her interests have changed musically from that of the direction BVB is moving in and has decided to explore all that she can to those means. We’ve had many discussions about this leading up to her departing and tried to find ways to make it work, but we just both decided to move on amicably and support each other in our musical adventures. This of course found all of us in Black Veil Brides forced to then make a choice.
Organically this band has grown to become something more than 5 individuals, it represents the hopes and dreams of a unified Army. This band is not Andy Six, This band is not Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts or Jinxx…This band is Black Veil Brides, an entity that is far more than a band. This band includes all of the fans who have become an Army and for all we know in our hearts, we owe it to EACH and EVERY one of you to never let anyone or anything stop us from doing what we set out to do; be the bastion for those who are misunderstood and demonized.
Sandra means the world to us, we love her with all of our hearts and she will continue to be one of the most talented and kind people that the 4 of us have come in contact with.
Black Veil Brides will continue to support her in all that she does in every endeavor. We know the deep love and adoration that so many of you have for Sandra and that can never be replaced. All that we want to do is, continue this band for you, the fans.
Therefore, in moving forward we will be joined on our upcoming tours by an incredible musician named Christian “CC” Coma. He is one of the most phenomenal drummers we have ever met and has a deep respect and understanding for all that Sandra has done in Black Veil Brides.
Below you will find a video of Christian playing a quick drum solo, as you can see he is more than apt to fill in for us as needed. Please give CC a warm reception into the BVB family.
So again, we apologize to all of those who will miss Sandra, we will as well…but we will never falter or let anything stop the BVB Army.
We are Black Veil Brides
See you on tour <3