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Veil Of Maya Reveals Album Details, New Spring 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.”

May 20 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
May 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
May 22 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
May 23 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
May 24 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
May 25 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
May 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
May 27 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
May 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
May 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 30 – Tampa, FL – State Theater
Jun 02 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
Jun 03 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Jun 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Jun 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jun 07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 08 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Jun 09 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw*
Jun 11 – Calgary, AB – Republik*
Jun 12 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop*

All dates w/ Revocation, Gift Giver and Entheos. * = without Oceano

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