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Glenn Danzig started his Blackest of the Black tour over a decade ago in 2003. I caught it first in 2005 when he toured with Mortiis, Behemoth (among others) and what I believe was the first appearance of Doyle performing Misfits songs with Danzig. While this year’s lineup isn’t the “blackest,” that distinction goes to the last Blackest of the Black tour in 2010 when he took out Marduk and Possessed, Superjoint and Prong were solid acts nonetheless at this showing at Stubb’s in Austin.
Although they don’t carry the name recognition of a Phil Anselmo or Tommy Victor, openers Witch Mountain put on an impressive performance. The Portland-based doom act were in the news a year ago when longtime singer Uta Plotkin left the group and they hired 19-year-old Kayla Dixon as replacement. Dixon’s performance certainly showed she was up for the task this night. Her range was excellent. Whether she sang in a soaring almost R & B type voice or a death metal growl, her vocals were spot on. The rest of the band’s tones sounded great in their down tempo dirges. Even though there was only about 50 people in the crowd during their set, those in attendance seemed to show their approval. Touring with a big name like Danzig has to be doing wonders for their career.
Lost Origins - fronted by ex-Veil of Maya vocalist Brandon Butler - premieres a new song entitled "Life Fall". States Brandon about working with his new band: "I almost forgot how much I love writing music, without all the pressure of the industry."
Check out now "Life Fall" below.
Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour dates this coming October will feature Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong, and Witch Mountain.
The trek runs from October 2nd through Halloween and will hit the following cities and venues:
10/2 Sat - Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/5 Mon - Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
10/7 Wed - Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/9 Fri - New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
10/11 Sun - Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/12 Mon - Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
10/14 Wed - Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/16 Fri - Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/17 Sat - Worcester, MA 'rock & Shock' The Palladium
10/18 Sun - Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/20 Tues - Portland, ME State Theatre
10/21 Wed - Nyc, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/23 Fri - Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/24 Sat - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/25 Sun - Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/27 Tues - Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
10/29 Thur - San Jose, CA City National Civic
10/31 Sat - Halloween Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre
Update: this is a bad year for U.S. metal tours. Obscura just dropped off the bill due to visa problems.
Arch Enemy is kicking off the 2015 installment of Summer Slaughter, which sees the griyo as the tour's headliner.
This will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. For a preview of what concert-goers can expect live, a new tour trailer has been launched, featuring footage of the track "Avalanche" from Hellfest.
The Summer Slaughter tour also features Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, Beyond Creation, and Cattle Decapitation. Dates are as follows: More...
Periphery and Veil Of Maya just announced they will embark on an extensive tour of Europe and the UK together end of this year. Check out all confirmed dates below.
11/13 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
11/14 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/15 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
11/16 Birmingham, UK – The Library
11/17 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
11/19 London, UK – Koko
11/20 Hasselt, BEL – Muziek-O-Droom
11/21 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
11/22 Eindhoven, NET – Epic Fest (@ Klokgebauw)
11/23 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/25 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
11/26 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
11/27 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Strand
11/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
12/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
12/02 Berlin, GER – C-Club
12/03 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/04 Krakow, POL – Fabryka
12/05 Prague, CZE – Rock Café
12/06 Vienna, AUT – Szene
12/08 Münich, GER – Backstage Halle
12/09 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/10 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
12/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/12 Romagnano Sesia, ITA – R’N’R Arena
12/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO
12/15 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
12/16 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
12/17 Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
12/18 Paris, FRA – Divan Du Monde
Both bands will be performing some of their brand new tracks of their recently released albums. More...
Arch Enemy will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of the Summer Slaughter tour.
Featuring Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation and Beyond Creation as support, this tour will mark the band's second North American run on this album cycle - but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis.
Arch Enemy founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "Very pleased to be returning to North America on our current 'War Eternal' campaign...It's an absolute honor to headline the 2015 edition of the legendary Summer Slaughter tour! See you all very soon!"
Dates are as follows (more to be added in the coming weeks): More...
Veil Of Maya will release fifth album, "Matriarch," tomorrow via Sumerian Records. You can now stream the Chicago metal titans’ latest offering in its entirety below.
When Veil of Maya began recording "Matriarch," the group found itself with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar. “We flew him out, auditioned him and hired him on the spot,” reveals guitarist Marc Okubo. “He was great. He could sing, too, which is something we’d wanted to do for a while. It really opened up some possibilities."
Veil Of Maya will be kicking off a headlining tour in Detroit, MI on May 20th. Joining the group on the road will be special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos. Dates for the headlining run can be found after the jump. More...
Veil Of Maya’s new record "Matriarch" is due out May 12th via Sumerian Records, featuring new singer Lukas Magyar, who brought a mix of harsh and clean singing to the band’s evolving sound. The new album's track listing is as followS:
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Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release "Matriarch" on May 12th via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late Spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver, and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20th in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via this link.
When Veil of Maya was recording "Matriarch," the group found itself with a lot of new ideas, but no singer. Enter Lukas Magyar, hailing from the middle of nowhere.
“I’m from this small town in Wisconsin, where there’s not a lot of music and nobody’s really as serious about it as I am,” says Magyar. “I had followed Veil for a few years, and was really impressed by them. When I heard they needed a new singer, I got in touch.” Magyar, however, had never toured before. Or even been on a plane. Not a problem.
“We flew him out, auditioned him and hired him on the spot,” reveals guitarist Marc Okubo. “He was great. He could sing, too, which is something we’d wanted to do for a while. It really opened up some possibilities.”
After making his live debut in front of thousands at last year’s Knotfest, Magyar quickly joined producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour) and his new band mates (rounded out by Okubo, drummer Sam Applebaum and bassist Dan Hauser) in the studio to record "Matriarch." It’s an album that finds Magyar bringing a new addition to Veil Of Maya’s arsenal; a mix of harsh and clean singing.
“There was controversy when we released the single, ‘Mikasa’” Okubo admits. “But for every 10 kids who complained online, we gained hundreds of new fans. I think ‘Mikasa’ is the most popular song we’ve ever put out.” More...
The 46th episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Save Me" by Australia's band of the week EnemyThrottle.
This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), Dustin Beaudrey ("F.A.N.") and Ollie Hynes (Diamond Oz) discuss hot new songs from upcoming releases by Slayer, August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, and Veil of Maya.
Then they dish out some band dirt within the posthumous controversies of Gwar and Twisted Sister. We conclude with EnemyThrottle's "Breathe No More" playing us out.
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Veil Of Maya premieres a new song titled "Teleute" featuring Chelsea Grin's Jason Richardson as guest guitarist. Veil Of Maya's new album "Matriarch" is set to drop on May 12th via Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Teleute" below.
The 45th episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Weighing Down" by New England's band of the week In The Red.
This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Dustin Beaudrey ("F.A.N.") also discuss some hot topics brewing in the metal community as of late like Lars Ulrich being blamed for the lack of bass sound on Metallica's 1988 album "...And Justice For All," Veil of Maya adding clean vocals with the new song "Mikasa," and Otep dropping out of yet another tour due to the band's singer being violated.
We then conclude with In The Red's "Blink of an Eye" playing us out. Check out the full new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!
Veil Of Maya's new album "Matriarch" is coming out May 12th, 2015 and pre-orders are now available online at this location.
A new video off the album for the track "Mikasa" can also be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Ramon Boutviseth and features tribal fusion dancer Natsumi Suzuki and fire dancer Yoko Morimoto.
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Ex-Veil of Maya frontman Brandon Butler has joined Lost Origins, a new band featuring four former members of I Declare War. States Brandon about working with his new band: " [I almost] forgot how much I love writing music, without all the pressure of the industry."
Go follow my new band @LostOriginsBand new shit surfacing soon ;)— Brandon Butler (@Bbutler1985) February 22, 2015
Brandon Butler has previously guested on Lost Origins’ track "Fault Tolerance". Check out the track below.
Veil Of Maya just released a track online featuring new vocalist Lukas Magyar. Check out "Phoenix" below, or you can also see the band live with Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Gideon and The Last Ten Seconds of Life on these dates:
1/08/15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
1/09/15 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
1/10/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
1/11/15 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
1/13/15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
1/14/15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Upstairs)
1/15/15 – Pittsburg, PA – Altar Bar
1/16/15 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
1/17/15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
1/18/15 – Joilet, IL – Mojoes
1/20/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
1/21/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
1/22/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
1/23/15 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
1/24/15 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
1/25/15 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
1/28/15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
1/29/15 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
1/30/15 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
1/31/15 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy More...
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...
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.
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 email@example.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.
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...