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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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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

** = With The Kennedy Veil More...

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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 *

* with Arkaik, Ovid’s Withering, The Kennedy Veil More...

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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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Unique Leader Records Announces Showcase

On Sunday, June 15th, Unique Leader Records will be hosting a showcase performance in conjunction with Rock the Nation America.

The event includes an all-star line up of brutality, featuring: Disgorge, Condemned, Unmerciful, Inanimate Existence, The Kennedy Veil, AlterBeast, Euphoric Defilement, and Mouth of the Serpent.

Location: The Black Castle – 855 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles
Doors Open at 4pm – All Ages – $15 cover More...

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The Kennedy Veil Posts Guitar Playthrough

Sacramento, CA modern death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil has released a new video clip of guitarist KC Childers performing a play through of "In the Ashes of Humanity."

The track is taken from the crushing debut album, "Trinity of Falsehood," which saw release on January 21st via Unique Leader Records and is available for streaming here. You can also catch the band live:

06/06 - The Red House - Walnut Creek, CA (w/ Aegaeon, The Zenith Passage) More...

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The Kennedy Veil Streaming Full Album

In celebration of its official unveiling tomorrow, today This Is Not A Scene is hosting the stream of "Trinity Of Falsehood," the forthcoming new full-length from Sacramento death metal assassins The Kennedy Veil. Hear the full album below, and drummer Gabe Seeber also comments:

"The past two years leading up to this release have been rough, but very beneficial for TKV. From the departure of our previous vocalist to the recording of Trinity Of Falsehood, there was a long period of downtime where we were just seeking the right person to complete the band. We tried out a lot of great vocalists and wound up with the perfect guy to complement our sound and help push us further along the path we've only just begun to carve. By the time Taylor joined, the album was already written, minus a handful of lyrics. So we immediately started pushing to finally complete the album and get it recorded and into production. We all feel that Trinity... is a huge step forward from our self-release (The Sentence of Their Conqueror), and a big step in the right direction for where we are taking things in the future. We are still just getting started, and are extremely excited to finally have this album pressed and ready to be heard!" More...

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The Kennedy Veil Streaming "Necrotic Gospel"

Today you can hear another advanced track from The Kennedy Veil, entitled "Necrotic Gospel," by heading over to Stereokiller.com here.

The band's new full-length release "Trinity of Falsehood" will be available on January 21st, 2014, and the previously released track "Enslaved.Defile.Erase" can be heard at this location. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Releases New Song

Today Sacramento death metal heathens The Kennedy Veil bring you "Enslave.Defile.Erase," which can be heard below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

The vicious little number comes by way of the band's forthcoming "Trinity Of Falsehood" long player. The album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and features the debut of new throat Taylor Wientjes. "Trinity of Falsehood" is due out January 21st, 2014.

Comments Wientjes, "Trinity of Falsehood is thematically focused around the concept of religion being deceitful and contradictory, inherently corrupt and filled with excess amounts of greed. In many instances, there's an almost complete disregard to the inconsistencies in their respective doctrines. 'Enslave.Defile.Erase,' in particular, represents the perspective of how religious dogma is perpetuated through faith and lies, and how it can drive men to do both asinine and downright insane things in the name of their respective deities."

We also previously premiered a new track from the album. If you missed it, check out "In The Ashes of Humanity" at this location. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Posts Drum Footage

Next month, Sacramento death metal militia The Kenendy Veil will drop the "Trinity Of Falsehood" long player upon the planet. The album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California and features the debut of vocalist Taylor Wientjes.

Check out in-studio footage of drummer Gabe Seeber (Alterbeast, Decrepit Birth) abusing his kit to new track "In The Ashes Of Humanity" in the player below, courtesy of SickDrummer.

"Trinity Of Falsehood" will be released worldwide on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. More...

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The Kennedy Veil Premieres New Song

Sacramento, CA death metal act The Kennedy Veil today unleashes a brand new track titled “In The Ashes of Humanity,” and we’re proud to bring you the exclusive premiere. Give it a listen below.

The track, which is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album, “Trinity of Falsehood,” also serves as the official debut of the The Kennedy Veil's new vocalist Taylor Wientjes.

Taylor had the following to say about the new material: "As the new vocalist for The Kennedy Veil, I am super stoked with how Trinity Of Falsehood turned out! We all hit the studio hard and it shows throughout the album. Particularly 'In The Ashes Of Humanity,' an ideal blend of raw aggression and refreshing riffs really portrays some of our diversities."

The new album was produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA and features artwork from Ken Sarafin. The album is set for release on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Ad Noctum
2. Eulogy of the Divine
3. Enslave.Defile.Erase
4. Trinity of Falsehood
5. King of Slaves
6. Seventh Circle
7. Necrotic Gospel
8. Beneath the Shroud of Atonement
9. Disciples of Dead Aeons
10. In the Ashes of Humanity
11. Perfidia More...

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The Kennedy Veil Reveals New Album

The Kennedy Veil's new album "Trinity Of Falsehood" will be released worldwide on January 21st, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Further info will be announced in the weeks to come. The band comments:

"We all feel that this album is exactly how we intended it to be and carries a much greater weight and impact which will lead us to be a formidable band in the death metal community and we, as The Kennedy Veil, stand firm in the belief that our disciples will enthusiastically devour this new evolution of our sound."

The following press release was also issued about the band:

"In 2009, the world bore witness to a whole new brand of brutality. Ascending from the depths of the Northern California Valley, The Kennedy Veil unleashed upon the scene their own fanatical perspective of American death metal.

"A quartet composed of Casey Childers (ex-Forktung), Gabe Seeber (Alterbeast, Decrepit Birth, ex-Wretched Dawn), Cody Walker (ex-Skribble) and Shawn Peterson, The Kennedy Veil recorded their first album, The Sentence Of Their Conqueror, with engineer Josh Williams at Metal Works Studios, and released a compilation of eight visceral tracks which quickly grabbed the attention of the metal underground. More...

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Decrepit Birth Taps Gabe Seeber For Tour

Drummer Gabe Seeber of Sacramento's death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil will be filling in for Decrepit Birth on the entire "Hell In July" tour run with Six Feet Under and Cannabis Corpse.

With The Kennedy Veil being midway through recording a new full-length and only bass and vocal tracking remaining, Gabe had the time and availability to hit the road while the rest of the band returns to the studio to wrap up the recording process for "Trinity of Falsehood."

Decrepit Birth stated the following via Facebook: "We are pleased to announce that drummer Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) will be filling in for us during our upcoming tour and and headline festival this July! Due to having such a short amount of time to learn our material, our set at the Homeless One festival will be a bit shorter than expected, but we still promise give you all our absolute best!!! A HUGE thank you to Gabe for busting his ass to keep us going with such short notice!!!"

Recording sessions for "Trinity of Falsehood" officially got underway in June, with Gabe traveling out to NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA to lay down drum tracks with producer/engineer Nick Botelho. Multi-camera video footage was captured, and studio video updates will eventually make their way online once the band wraps up recording sessions later this month.

"Trinity of Falsehood" is tentatively set to see a release in Late 2013 via Unique Leader Records.

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The Kennedy Veil Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Sacramento, CA's modern death metal juggernauts, The Kennedy Veil, are set to enter the studio to begin recording their debut full length, "Trinity of Falsehood," in June.

The band will be heading to NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA to work with producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Ænimus, Deadly Remains, Hatchet). The band will also be filming during the recording process, in order to keep fans up to date with studio video updates and some clips of new music as well.

Drummer Gabe Seeber had the following to say about heading into the studio: "FINALLY! We're so excited to get into the studio to record 'Trinity of Falsehood' this June. This album will be leaps beyond 'Sentence of Their Conqueror' and will really showcase where the songwriting is going with future material. We've been working on this album for a long time now and it's exactly what we want it to be, so we can't wait to get it out there for everyone to hear!" More...

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Gary Busey Amber Alert Splits With Drummer

Gary Busey Amber Alert has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Garrett Garvey:

"Hey everybody. Unfortunately Garrett has decided to leave the band. We already have Gabe (The Kennedy Veil) filling in for us and he is absolutely killing it.

"We're excited for what the future holds and are trying to keep as many shows as possible as Gabe is having to split his time between two bands. Check out his videos and come out to a show. See you all soon."

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