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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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Periphery & Veil Of Maya Touring Europe/UK 2015

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...

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Arch Enemy Headlining Summer Slaughter 2015

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...

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Veil Of Maya Streams Full New Album

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...

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Veil Of Maya Reveals Album Cover, Track Listing

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:

01. NYU
02. Leeloo
03. Ellie
04. Lucy
05. Mikasa
06. Aeris
07. Three-Fifty
08. Phoenix
09. Matriarch
10. Teleute
11. Daenerys
12. Lisbeth More...

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Veil Of Maya Reveals Album Details, New Tour Dates

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...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 46

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.

Check out the new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!

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Veil Of Maya Premieres New Song "Teleute"

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.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast Episode 45

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!

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Veil Of Maya Posts New Video

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.

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

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...

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Ex-Veil of Maya Vocalist Joins Lost Origins

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."


Brandon Butler has previously guested on Lost Origins’ track "Fault Tolerance". Check out the track below.

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Veil Of Maya Streaming Track With New Vocalist

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...

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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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