Release and Promotion Edit
Along with the release of Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones's pre-order information, a teaser for a full-length film was posted to the band's YouTube, as well as shared through their Facebook page. The film, titled Legion of the Black, tells the visual story of the concept presented in the album: "The film follows a group of rebels known as "The Wild Ones" as they defend their hearts, minds and bodies against F.E.A.R". Legion of the Black was screened at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, California on December 21, December 22 and December 23. The film was issued as a 24-hour pay-per-view event on Facebook on January 6th. It was put back on pay-per-view through Facebook on Jan. 11th, 12th, and 13th. It was said that the film would see a DVD release; The DVD was included in the Ultimate edition of the album.
The Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of Wretched and Divine both include a DVD titled "BVB in the Studio: The Making of Wretched and Divine," which depicts behind the scenes footage of Black Veil Brides' making of the album. In the DVD, Andy states that F.E.A.R is an acronym which stands for "For Every and All Religion."
Cover Artwork Edit
The album artwork for Legion of the Black was designed by Richard Villa III, who designed the artwork for all of Black Veil Brides's four studio albums.
The film's plot follows a young girl who is a fan of Black Veil Brides, but no one understands her ("Wretched and Divine") and when she tries to fight back against everyone, she is placed inside a mental hospital ("Lost It All"). As she tries to escape, a woman is running from a soldier of the organization called "F.E.A.R" and is caught and killed ("I Am Bulletproof"). Andy finds her and brings her back to his base camp, where "The Wild Ones" and the "Legion of the Black" hide (also "Lost It All"), and, along with the Legion, cremate her remains ("New Year's Day"). The following night, soldiers of F.E.A.R kidnap some of the members of the Legion ("Days Are Numbered"). Finally fed up with F.E.A.R, the group rallies together ("Resurrect the Sun"). Meanwhile, someone gives the girl the key to her cell and she escapes to a church ("Overture"). They storm the tower where F.E.A.R lays and rescue all their captives. As a result, F.E.A.R. and their armies fall. ("Shadows Die"). There, she becomes a Wild One ("Done for You" and "In the End"). In addition, the leader of F.E.A.R, played by Wil Francis (William Control), rises up and makes new soldiers, hinting that a sequel could be made.