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Veil Of Maya

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Latest Veil Of Maya News

Below is our complete Veil Of Maya 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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Veil of Maya Teases Early 2015 Album

Veil of Maya posts a new teaser that could hint at an early 2015 album or song release on January 1, 2015.

States the band cryptically: "#VEILHASRISEN - 1.1.15. NEW ALBUM COMING SOON..."

As reported earlier this year Veil of Maya will be on tour with Upon A Burning Body coming January 2015. More...

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Upon A Burning Body Announces New Tour

Adding to an already packed winter touring season, Upon A Burning Body is pleased to announce an upcoming co-headline tour with labelmates Veil of Maya.

Presented by Revolver Magazine and appropriately dubbed the “Slow Your Troll and Know Your Role” tour, the run kicks off on January 8th in Atlanta, GA and will feature support from Volumes, Gideon and The Last Ten Seconds of Life. The tour ends with a bang in West Hollywood, CA on January 31st.

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning tonight at 7:00pm ET at this location. The dates are as follows: More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 33

Until Monday, October 13th (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Friday, November 14th (Attila), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast will be advertising ticket giveaways for the two above concerts at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If interested, please submit your full name (matching your ID) to podcast@metalunderground.com, with one of the headlining bands in the email subject.

After introducing the song “Withered” by Canton, Ohio’s brutal death metallers TON, we kick off this week by examining another highly anticipated new album. Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) shines a spotlight on “The Year The Sun Died,” (reviewed here) the third studio album by Seattle act Sanctuary, and first since the group reformed after more than a two-decade split. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the latest offering from singer Warrel Dane (ex-Nevermore) and company.

Next, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) relates his (and likely many other fans’) frustrations over the interminable delays and setbacks befalling the next Veil Of Maya album, including the sudden, unceremonious departure of frontman Brandon Butler smack in the middle of recording.

Finally comes a not-so-serious reaction to the latest work of fine art from Mastodon, a video single titled “Boobs & Butts” (err, “The Motherload”). We’ll let the music, images, and our comments speak for themselves.

Listen in here, and subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed. Enjoy!

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Veil Of Maya Parts Ways With Vocalist

Veil Of Maya has parted ways with vocalist Brandon Butler. The band issued the following announcement about the lineup change:

"Currently we are hard at work on our new studio album and while the music is almost finished, the hunt for a new vocalist is now on.

"We are very excited with how well this album is turning out and cannot wait to release it soon on Sumerian Records. We know that both our long-time AND new fans will be calling THIS their favorite Veil of Maya album of all time.

"We want to wish Brandon good luck with anything and everything that he does in the future and thank him for being a part of the band." More...

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Mayhem Festival 2014 Lineup Revealed

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.

The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.

Dates are as follows:

July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...

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NEM&HF Announces SXSW Showcase

In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival today declare plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.

Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event.

The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm.

"We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about." More...

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Veil Of Maya Re-Signs With Sumerian

Chicago-based Veil of Maya is extremely proud to announce the band's re-signing to Sumerian Records, the label which the band has been a part of since its inception.

This comes on the heels of the group releasing the brand new "Subject Zero" track, which can be heard below. Don't miss Veil of Maya on a North American Fall tour starting November 8th with Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta and Here Comes The Kraken. All dates can be found after the jump.

Veil of Maya states: "We are very happy to re-sign with Sumerian Records. We have built a long-lasting relationship with the people there, and believe that they are stronger then ever. We couldn't see our band going anywhere else after our history, so therefore Sumerian has been and will continue to be the label the band calls home.

"As a band, we feel like we have grown tremendously. We are all ready, focused and want to put out the hardest material possible. The new stuff that has been written is some of the best Veil yet. We are really excited to see everyone out on our next headlining tour. We feel this tour is a great mix of bands, most of which haven't been to America before, so let's make sure they feel welcomed here. We are stoked for everyone to hear the new track we just released and see what we have been preparing. Expect a new VOM full length album in 2014 via Sumerian Records. See you all soon."

Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen states: "For years, Veil of Maya has been a flagship heavy band for Sumerian and continues to play a crucial role in our progressive metal movement. I am very grateful and excited to have such a talented, hardworking and sagacious group of dudes in the family for many more years to come."

The new single "Subject Zero" will be available on iTunes, Googleplay and Amazon MP3 November 11th. More...

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Veil Of Maya Announces Tour With Vildhjarta

Veil of Maya is set to close out 2013 with a massive headlining North American touring package featuring Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta, and Here Comes The Kraken. Dates for the trek are as follows:

11/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
11/09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/15 - Houston, TX @ Walters
11/16 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
11/17 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
11/20 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/22 - Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
11/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
12/01 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/02 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Protest The Hero
12/03 - Columbus, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
12/04 - Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
12/05 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/06 - Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock
12/07 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy
12/08 - Danbury, CT @ The Heirloom Arts Theatre
12/10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/11 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
12/12 - Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
12/13 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies More...

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Wisconsin MetalFest Band Lineup Revealed

The first annual Wisconsin MetalFest has arrived and will take place on Saturday, November 9th at The Eagles Ballroom/The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

Be sure to catch Sumerian's own Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, I See Stars, Structures, DayShell and many more at the festival.

The promotional poster for the festival can be seen below. More...

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Veil Of Maya Releases New Video

Veil of Maya has posted a new music video online for "20/200" and "Divide Paths," which both come off the "Eclipse" album. Check out the video below. You can also catch Veil of Maya all summer long on the All Stars tour. Dates are available at this location.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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The All Stars Tour Dates Revealed

The 2013 All Stars Tour will feature Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Volumes (July 26 - Aug 11), Capture the Crown, IWrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, Structures (July 19 - 25 & Aug 12 - 17), Ice Nine Kills, and Dayshell. The dates for the tour have now been revealed and are as follows:

7/19 - Long Island, NY @ The Paramount
7/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO SFTP)
7/21 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (NO SFTP)
7/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
7/23 - Toledo, OH @ Rocket Bar
7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park
7/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
7/26 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/27 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (NO TERROR)
7/30 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
8/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/03 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/04 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/08 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/15 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/16 - Reading, PA @ The Reverb
8/17 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster More...

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AllStars 2013 Lineup Announced

The third annual installment of the AllStars Tour is taking shape for this summer, and Buffalo's Every Time I Die will be this year's headliner (the abnd's final run in support of the "Ex Lives" album).

The tour will also feature Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture The Crown, IwrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping, and DayShell. Structures, Volumes, and other bands TBA will also be performing in select markets.

Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley (vocals) states: “We've always put a lot of effort into making this band work and when we perform we do so at the highest level of intensity, so to finally be deemed an 'AllStar' is a dream come true. I plan on relaxing in a hot tub with Wade Boggs or smoking huge cigars with Ronnie Harmon talking about our visits to Hollywood. Those are just some casual things us AllStars do when we're not giving 110%. But that's rare. This tour has a solid line-up and we're excited to be a part of it. See you all this summer.”

Stay tuned to the tour's Facebook profile for more updates. More...

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Beyond The Shore Announces New Tour Dates

Beyond the Shore has landed the opening slot for a portion of Veil of Maya's upcoming headlining tour. The "Canadian Forgiveness Tour" begins April 28th in London, ON with Beyond the Shore confirmed through May 4th. Additional supporting acts on the tour are The Contortionist and Glass Cloud. The entire list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more still to be announced.

Beyond the Shore will also be joining Shai Hulud on tour in March-April, as well as appearing on the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA. Beyond the Shore is scheduled to perform at the fest on Sunday, April 21st. More...

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Veil Of Maya To Support Parkway Drive

Veil of Maya has announced the band will be touring with Parkway Drive and While She Sleeps this coming March and April, 2013. The tour poster is available below, and the dates are as follows:

3/29 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/30 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/31 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
4/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/03 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/04 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
4/05 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/06 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/07 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/08 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/09 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/10 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
4/11 Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
4/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Downstairs
4/15 Montreal, Canada @ Metropolis
4/16 Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Hall
4/17 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/19 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Documentary Available

A video documentary following the antics of the Summer Slaughter Tour has been posted online by Jeff Holcomb, which can be viewed below. Jeff also comments:

"During the months of July and August of 2012, the Summer Slaughter Tour spanned North American continent, hitting 31 cities in five weeks, including two festivals in Canada. It was headlined by the legendary Cannibal Corpse and supported by heavy hitters in the progressive and death metal scenes. I was asked to fill-in on bass for the metal band Periphery, and brought my camera along for the ride. This film documents my experience sharing a bus with Periphery, The Faceless, and Veil of Maya."

Music used in the video (in chronological order):

Periphery - "Ragnarok"
The Faceless - "Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate"
Girlfight (feat. Spencer Sotelo, Matt Halpern, Misha Mansoor) - "Fuckin' Fuck"
Periphery - "Froggin' Bullfish"
Periphery - "Masamune" More...

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Veil Of Maya Replacing Whitechapel On Tour

Augusts Burns Red has issued the following announcement about Whitechapel dropping off an upcoming fall European tour and being replaced by Veil of Maya:

"Bad news White Chapel has to drop off our Euro tour due to a family emergency, Good news Veil of Maya is taking their place! Get your tickets now on our tourdates page here!"

Dates for the run, which also features The Devil Wears Prada, are as follows:

10/18 Nottingham UK @ Rock City
10/19 Glasgow UK @ Garage
10/20 Wolverhampton UK @ Wulfrun Hall
10/21 Manchester UK @ HMV Ritz
10/22 Bristol UK @ Academy 1
10/23 London UK @ Electric Ballroom
10/25 Esch Sur Alzette LUX @ Rockhal
10/26 Cologne DE @ Luxor
10/27 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar
10/28 Brussels BE @ AB
10/30 Hamburg DE @ Markethalle
11/1 Arhus DK @ VoxHall
11/2 Goteborg SE @ Brewhouse
11/3 Oslo NO @ Fabrikken
11/5 Stockholm SE @ Klubben
11/6 Malmo SE @ KB
11/7 Copenhagen DK @ Pumphuset
11/8 Berlin DE @ C Club
11/9 Chemnitz DE @ Suedbahnhof
11/10 Warsaw PL @ Progresja
11/11 Krakow PL @ Fabryka
11/13 Frankfurt DE @ Batschkapp
11/14 Munich DE @ Backstage Halle
11/15 Vienna AT @ Arena
11/16 Zurich CH @ Komplex
11/17 Milan IT @ Tunnel Club
11/18 Karlsruhe DE @ Substage
11/19 Paris FR @ Le Bataclan

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Veil Of Maya Announces New Tour Dates

Veil of Maya will be heading out on tour with The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, and Twitching Tongues this November/December. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

11/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/26 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
11/27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/30 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
12/01 - Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Festival
12/02 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theater
12/04 - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
12/05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
12/08 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
12/09 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
12/12 - Toledo, OH @ The Omni
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
12/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 More...

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Veil Of Maya Announces "Canadian Eclipse" Tour

Veil of Maya has announced dates for the "Canadian Eclipse" tour with The Contortionist and Your Memorial. Details are as follows:

Oct 25 London Music Hall London, Canada
Oct 26 Wreck Room Toronto, Canada
Oct 27 Tulipe Montreal, Canada
Oct 28 Coop Paradis Rimouski, Canada
Oct 29 Union Commercial Quebec City, Canada
Oct 30 MAVERICKS Ottawa, Canada
Oct 31 Mansion Kingston, Canada
Nov 01 Coco Cabanas St Catharines, Canada
Nov 02 The DIY Barrie, Canada
Nov 03 Knights Of Columbus Windsor, Canada More...

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Killswitch Engage To Headline California Metalfest

Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.

The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."

WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...

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