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Jake Pitts
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Background information
Birth name Jacob Mark Pitts
Born (1985-08-21) August 21, 1985 (age 38)
Nampa, Idaho, U.S.
Genres Heavy metal, post-hardcore, metalcore, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Lava, Standby
Associated acts Black Veil Brides, Aelonia

Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts (born August 21, 1985) is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of rock band Black Veil Brides.

Musical career

Pitts received his first guitar when he was 10 years old, but he put it away and did not play it again until he was 13. He began listening to Metallica around this time, because he wanted to recreate their sound. Jake only received lessons for about four months. After this time, he decide to learn on his own. From his Mother, Carolyn, he learned music and harmony theory, who was a classical pianist and composer. Pitts is also influenced musically by rock and heavy metal artists such as Van Halen, Scorpions, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Randy Rhoads, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Armored Saint, Dio, Manowar, Iced Earth, Darkthrone, Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Mötley Crüe, and Metallica.

Before joining Black Veil Brides, Pitts played lead guitar in the bands the Perfect Victim and 80 Proof Riot. He is a certified recording engineer and went to Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. He co-produced the fourth Black Veil Brides record with John Feldmann, along with their fifth record Vale.

He is working on a new band with his spouse Cory, called Aelonia. He is also producing for other bands such as New Years Day.

Personal life

The song "Carolyn" was written by Pitts about his mother when she was going through a period of illness. On January 18, 2014, his mother, Carolyn, died. He later said that her death scared him and made him start thinking about his health which is why he started working out and eating healthier. Pitts also opened a fitness company called Get Mean Fitness with his friend Matt Yani.

Pitts married Cory Logvin, on February 3, 2017.


  • Kerrang! Awards 2011 – Best International Newcomer
  • Kerrang! Awards 2012 – Best Single "Rebel Love Song"
  • Kerrang! Awards 2013 – Best Live Band – Black Veil Brides
  • Kerrang! Awards 2015 – Best Live Band – Black Veil Brides
  • Revolver Golden Gods 2011 – Best New Band
  • Revolver Golden Gods 2012 – Best Guitarist "Jake Pitts"
  • Revolver Golden Gods 2013 – Song of the Year "In the End"
  • AP Magazine Guitarists of the Year 2013

Pitts and fellow Black Veil Brides guitarist Jinxx won Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award for "Best Guitarists 2012".


  • 2010 – Black Veil Brides (We Stitch These Wounds) – Songwriter
  • 2011 – Black Veil Brides (Set the World on Fire) – Songwriter
  • 2013 – Black Veil Brides (Wretched & Divine) – Songwriter / Engineered guitars
  • 2014 – Black Veil Brides (Black Veil Brides) – Songwriter / Engineer
  • 2016 - Thrown Into Exile (Safe Inside) – Producer / Writer / Engineer / Mixing / Mastering
  • 2017 - AELONIA ("The End" single) – Producer / Writer / Engineer / Mixing / Mastering
  • 2018 - Black Veil Brides (VALE) – Co-producer / Writer / Engineer
  • 2019 - Aelonia (We Are One) - Producer, Writer, Mixing / Mastering
  • 2020 - Black Veil Brides (Re-Stitch These Wounds) – Producer / Songwriter / Engineer / Mixing / Mastering
  • 2020 - Black Veil Brides ("Scarlet Cross" Single) - Producer, Writer, Engineer
  • 2021 - Black Veil Brides (The Phantom Tomorrow) - Producer, Writer, Engineer

See also

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