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Latest The Kennedy Veil News

Below is our complete The Kennedy Veil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Archspire & First Fragment Announce Canadian Tour

Archspire, First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil and Sarah Longfield announce a Canadian ‘Tech Trek III Tour‘. Below’s where the trek will hit:

07/13 Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest (no First Fragment)
07/14 Edmonton, AB – Temple (no First Fragment)
07/17 Regina, SK – The Exchange (no First Fragment)
07/19 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
07/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
07/21 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Café Le Stage
07/23 Halifax, NS – Sniggly Wiggly’s
07/24 Moncton, NB – Le Caveau
07/25 Jonquiere, QC – Salle Le-4 Barils
07/27 Montreal, QC – TBD
07/28 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
07/29 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/30 North Bay, ON – The Summit
08/01 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre (no First Fragment)
08/02 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern (no First Fragment)
08/03 Drumheller, AB – Loud as Hell Festival (no First Fragment)
08/05 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (no First Fragment)

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The Kennedy Veil Release Vocal Playthrough Video

Sacramento, Ca based tech death unit THE KENNEDY VEIL have released a vocal playthrough video for their track "Flesh of the Son." The video showcases new vocalist Darren Liwen. "Flesh of the Sun" is off of the band's newest full length Imperium which came out last year on Unique Leader.

View The Kennedy Veil's vocal play through for "Flesh of the Sun" below:

Drummer Gabe Seeber commented: More...

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Alterbeast Winter U.S. Tour Announced

Alterbeast, The Grindmother and Aethere will be touring together this February and March. The Kennedy Veil and Inferi will also appear on select dates of the trek with the schedule available below. Alterbeast‘s new album “Feast”will be released on February 23rd.

With The Kennedy Veil:

02/17 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
02/18 Santa Ana, CA – Malones
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – The Church
02/20 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
02/21 El Paso, TX – Rock House Kitchen (no The Kennedy Veil)

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The Kennedy Veil Streams New Album In Full

California death metal legion The Kennedy Veil is streaming the entire new album "Imperium" via Unique Leader's Bandcamp site. The album was just release this past Friday (October 20th).

The eight-track "Imperium" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator.

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The Kennedy Veil Premieres New Song "Godslaughter"

The Kennedy Veil premieres a new song entitled "Godslaughter", taken from the upcoming new album "Imperium", which will be out in stores October 20 via Unique Leader Records.

Check out now "Godslaughter" below.

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Origin Announces "Bloodletting North America Tour"

Origin will be going on the "Bloodletting North America 2017" headlining tour this fall with Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge and The Kennedy Veil as supports. Comments Origin:

"Fresh off of our run with Summer Slaughter we are happy to announce our immediate headlining return as part of Bloodletting North America 2017! This incredibly brutal tour showcases the most intense, technical, and extreme acts in metal today from around the world, taking with us Archspire from Vancouver, Defeated Sanity from Germany, Dyscarnate from the UK, and Visceral Disgorge and The Kennedy Veil from the US.. Amongst a sea of tours coming this fall, nothing brings the true kings of the underground together on one stage like Bloodletting North America.. We will be showcasing material from our brand new album, Unparalleled Universe, as well as tracks spanning the bands 20 year history. This is not a tour to miss, see you in the pit! Hail Space!"

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The Kennedy Veil To Release "Imperium"

California death metal legion The Kennedy Veil will release the newest full-length "Imperium" on October 20th via Unique Leader Records. The eight-track offering was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted, and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator. It comes swathed in the cover art of Robert Cook (see it below).

The occult has been a construct within civilizations all over the world, varying in degree and modernity, but always present. Each individual culture derives its occultism from the dark myths that permeate within its subconscious hive mind. America as a culture -- as an experiment -- has been volatile since day one. Plagued by a history of genocide, slavery, and corruption, its burgeoning occult is in its fragile yet violent infancy. Imperium highlights themes of this encapsulation: That is, fear, myth, despair, and humanity's inclination toward utter corruption.

Taking influence from a purer, more ancient evil of European descent, The Kennedy Veil has incorporated symphonic, blackened themes that parallel the lyrical aesthetic. Moving one step away from the more technical side and two steps into a deeper, darker, more blackened aggression.

Issues the band: "We are beyond excited to bring you our newest and greatest interpretation of darkness and intensity: 'Imperium.' This album shows our maturation not only as musicians but as individuals seeking truth amongst a never before seen landscape of obfuscation and evil. These eight songs came from our hands to warn of the oncoming desolation our culture is awaiting. We give you Imperium. A new chapter in The Kennedy Veil tome. Nowhere is safe."

Preorders for Imperium will be available in the coming weeks. The track list is:

1. Godslaughter
2. Legacy Left
3. Hunted To Extinction
4. Draconian
5. Last Born
6. Flesh Of The Sun
7. Dawning Of Wrathful Deities
8. Seething Rot More...

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Gloom Debuts New Song "Perseus" From Upcoming CD

DC metal band Gloom debuts a new song entitled "Perseus", taken from the upcoming full-length debut "Solaris", which will meet a June 02nd release date through eOne Music/Lifeblood Inc..

Check out now "Perseus" below.

Gloom is about to head out on the "Devastation Of The Nation Tour" with Cryptopsy, Rivers Of Nihil and more. Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge and Seeker will also appear on select dates of that trek. Check out all dates below: More...

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The Kennedy Veil Comments On New Album

The Kennedy Veil is currently holed up at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA tracking a new full-length album. The band comments:

"Gears are turning. We have been preparing a new record and with it a team to bring our darkness to the masses. We are elated to announce that we have signed on with Continental Concerts for all US and abroad booking.

"This new album is both a departure and an evolution from 'Trinity of Falsehood' and we feel Daniel Defonce and the entire Continental team will be a perfect home for TKV in 2017 and beyond. More will be revealed soon. Hails."

This upcoming as-yet-untitled record will be the follow-up to crushing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood."

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The Kennedy Veil Checks In From The Studio

Sacramento, CA's modern death metal outfit The Kennedy Veil entered Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA to begin tracking an as-yet-untitled follow up to crushing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood."

Drummer Gabe Seeber finished up tracking drums earlier this week, with guitar, bass and vocal tracking due in the weeks to come. The forthcoming album will see a release in the spring of 2017 via Unique Leader Records.

The Kennedy Veil also just posted a clip from the studio, which can be seen at Instagram here.

The band made a live debut with new vocalist Monte Barnard (ex-Alterbeast, ex-Thy Art Is Murder) at the helm on October 15th, 2016 at the Zombie Ball in Lake Tahoe, CA supporting heavy hitters Cattle Decapitation (Metal Blade).

Stay tuned for more info as the as the album is recorded and specific title and release date details become available. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Gears Up To Record Album

After recruiting a new vocalist back in September, The Kennedy Veil is preparing to track a new full-length album. The band had this update to offer fans:

"Less than 3 weeks until we begin recording our follow-up to 'Trinity of Falsehood!' Thank you guys for being patient, this will be worth the wait! We'll be posting updates on the writing and recording process as much as we can, so be on the lookout for more clips. Here's one of Gabe Seeber working on some sections for a new song." More...

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The Kennedy Veil Recruits New Vocalist

Sacramento, CA's The Kennedy Veil just welcomed a brand new vocalist to the band's ranks. Monte Barnard, best known for his time spent as the high energy frontman for tech-death shredders Alterbeast, as well as his live stints with Aussie deathcore titans Thy Art Is Murder, will take the reigns as the new frontman for The Kennedy Veil moving forward.

Monte had the following to say about joining TKV: "I could not be more excited to be working with The Kennedy Veil. I've known these guys for years and played with all of their respective projects prior to TKV. As a whole they make up one of the hardest working, most driven bands in the industry, never compromising.

"I have been somewhat of a hired gun for different projects over the last few years so when they approached me to be the new permanent vocalist I instantly agreed. The chance to put my creative stamp on such strong material with my close friends would be moronic to pass up. We've matured as musicians from different backgrounds and influences that mixed together are creating a truly memorable album. I can't wait to show the world what we've been crafting and to hit the road in 2017. Hails!"

The Kennedy Veil had the following to say about having Monte join the band, as well as the amicable parting with former vocalist, Taylor Wientjes: "We know people have been asking, so to clear things up and squash any potential rumors, we parted ways with Taylor earlier this summer due solely to creative differences. There is no bad blood and we are all still friends. Taylor is the permanent vocalist for Inanimate Existence, and we are great friends with all of them as well and wish them and Taylor all the best. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Premieres New Music Video

The devastating death metal machine that is The Kennedy Veil has consistently impressed in the scant handful of years the California-based band has existed, culminating in a signing with Unique Leader Records and the release of "Trinity Of Falsehood."

Today we're beyond stoked to be premiering a freshly created music video taken off that crushing full-length album. Although the band has done playthrough clips before, this is the debut official music video from The Kennedy Veil!

Check out "King Of Slaves" below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section. The Kennedy Veil drummer Gabe Seeber comments on the clip:

"We spoke with the guy who just launched Candy Grenade (video production), and he mentioned he was looking to shoot his first music video. We were definitely keen on the idea and decided to work with him to shoot a video for the song 'King of Slaves,' which is the 5th track on our Unique Leader debut album, 'Trinity of Falsehood.'

"We chose this song because it wasn't previously released as a single, and also because it's one of the heavier, more groove-oriented songs and we wanted to try and showcase the slightly sludgier side of TKV. More...

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Necronomicon Announces U.S. Tour

Canadian extreme metal horde Necronomicon has announced a forthcoming U.S. tour in support of "Rise Of The Elder Ones" (reviewed here).

The tour begins on October 15 in Brooklyn, NY and will run throughout the month into November, seeing Necronomicon playing alongside Vital Remains, with The Kennedy Veil on select dates.

10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Nihil Gallery
10/16 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
10/17 Fort Wayne, IN @ Skeletunes Lounge
10/18 Danville, IL @ Vintage Villains
10/19 Chicago, IL @ Red Line Tap
10/22 Wichita, KS @ Corky's
**10/23 Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
**10/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
**10/26 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
**10/27 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
**10/29 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
**10/30 Reno, NV @ PB & J's
**10/31 Long Beach, CA @ Di Piazza's
**11/2 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
**11/4 Lubbock, TX @ Depot O Bar
**11/5 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
11/6 Ft Worth TX @ Tomcats West

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Psycroptic Reveals "Bloodletting" Tour Dates

As previously announced last week, Australian technical death metal pioneers Psycroptic will return to North America for a headlining tour this Summer.

The trek features support from Unique Leader acts Arkaik, Ovid’s Withering, and The Kennedy Veil.

Today dates for the “Bloodletting North America” tour have been announced - the tour will make its start on July 8th in Los Angeles and continue throughout the month before its final stop in Phoenix on August 1st.

The tour’s San Francisco stop will also see Pyscroptic headline the Bay Area Deathfest.

Full dates are as follows:

7/8 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos *
7/9 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
7/11 San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Deathfest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
7/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
7/15 Denver, CO – Moon Room *
7/16 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/17 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s *
7/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa *
7/19 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s *
7/20 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar *
7/21 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus *
7/22 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
7/23 New York,NY – Black Bear Bar *
7/24 Clementon, NJ – Harper’s Pub *
7/26 Asheville, NC – New Mountain *
7/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum *
7/29 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog *
7/31 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue *
8/1 Phoenix, AX – Joe’s Grotto *

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Psycroptic Announces Tour With Arkaik

North America: get ready for the Australian technical death metal masters from Psycroptic to make their way Stateside and headline the Metal Injection-sponsored “Bloodletting North America” tour this Summer.

Dates for the tour — which also features Arkaik, Ovid’s Withering and The Kennedy Veil — will be announced soon.

During the band's first North American tour since supporting Nile in 2010, Psycroptic will blast tunes from its brand new self-titled album — which reached #59 on the Australian pop charts and is one of the best-reviewed metal records of the year to date — along with favorites from the five previous releases over the past 10 years. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Has Gear Stolen In Sacremento

The Kennedy Veil guitarist, KC Childers, had his guitar and pedal board stolen late Sunday night (4/12/15 - 4/13/15) after The Kennedy Veil's show at the Blue Lamp music venue in Sacramento, CA.

This guitar is the only one of it's kind in California, so if anybody in the greater Northern California area sees someone selling a Blakhart Guitars 7-string V, please contact The Kennedy Veil via blackseebs@gmail.com or RebelPyro Management through rebelpyro@gmail.com.

For those who would like to lend the band a financial hand, two new shirts have been added to the TKV merch store. More...

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Gabe Seeber Posts Dimmu Borgir Drum Cover

Gabe Seeber, drummer for Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil, has released a new drum cover video performing Dimmu Borgir's "Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny." Check it out below.

Produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and featuring the debut of vocalist, Taylor Wientjes, The Kennedy Veil's debut album "Trinity Of Falsehood" is out now and can be streamed at this location.

In the last few years, Gabe has managed to tour across North America and Europe, not only from hitting the road with The Kennedy Veil, but also as the touring drummer for tech death titans, Decrepit Birth, as well as touring with his former band Alterbeast. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Posts "Perfidia" Play Through

Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil has released a new play through video with guitarist Kc Childers performing the track "Perfidia."

The track is taken from crushing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood," which saw release on Jan 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. The album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California. You can also see the band live:

05/01 - 05/02 - Jub Jub's - Reno, NV - Spring Meltdown Fest (w/ Conducting from the Grave, Inanimate Existence, Embryonic Devourment, Ænimus, and more) More...

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Gabe Seeber Posts Drum Play Through Video

There are many many artists in music today, from pop to metal, that would not be who they are or where they are without YouTube. The possibilities are endless when the right song or video begins to make the rounds and ends up achieving viral status that was typically never expected or intended.

The Kennedy Veil's own Gabe Seeber has decided to get more involved in creating content for fans to watch and share around via YouTube. The first of several upcoming drum play throughs has now been released for "Mental Crucifixion," a track by melodic tech death band Vale of Pnath, from the 2011 album, "Prodigal Empire."

Check it out below, and stay tuned as many more drum play through clips from Seeber will drop throughout the year.

2014 was a banner year for Gabe, with The Kennedy Veil releasing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood" on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records, and immediately hitting the road in support of the album alongside labelmates Lord of War and Arkaik. Gabe was also a member of Sacramento tech death outfit and Unique Leader labelmates, Alterbeast. Gabe re-recorded the drums for what would become that band's UL debut album, "Immortal," which saw a release in March of 2014.

In late Spring of 2014, Gabe confirmed that he would once again be the touring drummer for Decrepit Birth for the Summer Slaughter Tour run, alongside death metal legends Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and more. About a month after returning home from Summer Slaughter, Gabe hit the road with Alterbeast, alongside Chelsea Grin and headliners Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder for a month long tour across North America, which included being a part of the VIP Kick Off Party for Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA. In late 2014, Gabe officially parted ways with Alterbeast in order to focus more on The Kennedy Veil. More...

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