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Metal Video Meltdown: Gizmachi, Veil Of Maya news items

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 5:24 AM (PST)

Late weekend news on a couple of bangers for ya today as I try to distract myself from the obstinate idiocy of Bill Maher and Megyn Kelly. Enough pretending you are liberal, Bill. You constantly platform and are starry eyed at or giddy about agreeing with bigoted pieces of shit. Anyway…

Gizmachi are back after a noted absence from the scene, a sort of hybrid blend of extreme, Nu and fusion metal who I often used to enjoy seeing on stacked bills in Poughkeepsie back in the day. I just woke up and made coffee and discovered the band’s new video for “Look What I’ve Become.”

I was certainly startled to see no Sean Kane in the video but rather the much balder head of Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid. What the heck is going on? Well, all I know for sure is the band has a new album coming out March 12th called Omega Kaleid and it is awesome to see them rise up again. Always a killer live show and a lot of passion and talent in this group, so we wish them the best whatever the line-up situation is!

In a double whammy for you tech metal nutsos out there, prog-core torchbearers Veil Of Maya are also back with a new jam! See the animated video for “Viscera” below!  Lukas Magyar continues to elevate the sophistication of the band’s material as the group unveil a Mad Max hellscape in an animated clip for fans.

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Album Review: Veil Of Maya – “Matriarch”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM (PST)


Matriarch is certainly a big statement for Veil Of Maya. New singer. Clean vocals. The amazing guitar-tistry of Mark Okubo. Like most of their records, there are moments of sheer brilliance that make it worth purchasing. Other sections however are kind of aimless or more textural than servicing the “song”. I remember Okubo once saying he didn’t like Jane’s Addiction in an interview, which bummed me out cuz they feature such great guitar skills but also can always deliver a solid song as well. Sometimes less is more.
Then again, with Veil of Maya you have room for many layers or approaches under one band name, parting the veils to keep searching for what it all means.

Without a doubt Veil seem re-energized, though I’d really rather hear them with less compressed sounding production. It’s just a tad too slick and not enough bass, though the guitar tones at times get fuckin’ glorious on the proggier, walky Okubo lines.

Vocals in Veil were always the weakest part. It happens a lot in newer tech or proggy or metalcore bands, vocals secondary to the complexity of arrangements in both depth and scope. Pop culture references abound in some of these bands or names from TV shows. Within The Ruins did a great job on their last record but it wasn’t so blatant. Though serviceable, Matriarch aims to focus on female power symobls and matriarchs in society but they should’ve pointed to Malala instead of, I dunno, fake movie and show characters.
Don’t get me wrong. These guys often really slay at times.

Read more BELOW.

Revocation release “Madness Opus” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:21 PM (PST)


Boston metallers Revocation seem tireless. Earlier today they dropped a lyric video for their song “Madness Opus” off of their newest album Deathless which came out in October.

In addition to the video, Revocation are currently on tour. They’re playing 20 shows starting today in Pittsburgh and wrapping up on June 14 in Winnipeg.

Revocation are joined on tour by Veil of Maya, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos.

Check out tour dates and the video for “Madness Opus” here.

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Technical death whiz kids Revocation have a new lyric video for “Labyrinth Of Eyes” courtesy of Metal Blade. The song, from their recent slammer Deathless, anticipates the band’s tour with Veil of Maya. See dates and the surveillance themed video, created with Nick Hipa,  BELOW.

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Veil of Maya test pressings are pretty stunning

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:18 AM (PST)

19226_10153305533466214_3798086474767031993_n 11173401_10153305533461214_1399943434305316771_nProg-core band Veil of Maya‘s new album Matriarch is the most anticipated of their career and the band just posted some really impressive photos (see above) with the following message to Facebook:

Something for all the Vinyl fans out there. First test pressing just landed!

Pre-Order HERE:

watch a new video HERE.

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Brandon Butler releases statement on Veil Of Maya exit

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM (PST)


Veil Of Maya has always been mostly about the intricate guitar parts, with vocals seeming almost an afterthought or about Dexter and Heroes episodes or whatever. Still, the exit of Brandon Butler from the popular group was a shock. It isn’t as much of a frustrating loss as, say, Punch losing Meghan O’Neal Pennie right as They Don’t Have To Believe was gaining traction (seriously, wtf?), but Butler worked earnestly during his time in VoM.

Here is his statement.

“As most of you know by now I am no longer in Veil of Maya. This decision was one of the toughest ones I have ever made in my life. The journey I have had traveling the world and playing for people who want to hear music I helped create is impossible to describe in words. The last 7 years of my life have been one wild ride and there is nothing I would take back about it. It was a dream of mine to make an impact with my words, even if in just a few lives. I will NEVER stop being passionate for music and writing as it is a massive part of my life. I feel as if I was on the verge of writing some of my best lyrics yet with the VOM guys and wish I could have showed you all.

“Marc, Sam, and Danny are currently working extremely hard on some amazing stuff that I know you guys will enjoy. They have a strong vision for how this album should sound and personally and creatively I had a different view from theirs which caused a wedge between us in this last year. I spent 7 years of my life hanging out with those guys grinding it out on the road and will always love them like brothers regardless of how it ended. It was an adventure with tons of ups and downs. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of my time with veil. You changed my life for the better! The biggest thing I will miss is sharing experiences and stories with my friends around the world. Thank you for everything you have given me. VOM has the best fans ever! It was an absolute honor sharing the stage with you all and I’ll miss it. Stay fucking metal \m/”

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The All Stars Tour announces tour dates and finalized lineup

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM (PST)

All Stars 2013 The 2013 All Stars Tour, headlined by metalcore mainstays Every Time I Die, will be kicking off on July 19th in Long Island, NY. The trek will last twenty-five dates and conclude in Hartford, CT.

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

Check out the full lineup here.

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All Stars Tour 2013 line-up announced

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM (PST)

All Stars 2013 The All Stars Tour is coming back for the third year in a row! Though no dates have been released, the line-up has been announced, check it out:

Every Time I Die

Chelsea Grin

Veil of Maya


Stray From The Path

Capture The Crown


For All Those Sleeping




With more bands to be announced.

Every Time I Die Vocalist Keith Buckley had this to say of the tour:

“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.”


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Beyond The Shore debut “Glass Houses”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:46 PM (PST)

Beyond the Shore Kentucky metallers, Beyond The Shore, have debuted their third single “Glass Houses” off of Ghostwatcher on

Vocalist Andrew Loucks had this to say:

“It is written as a sequel dream state to ‘Half Lived’, as the entirety of the album is written in the mind state of a dream. ‘Glass Houses ‘is basically my perfect world, created and maintained from imagination.”

Stream “Glass Houses” here.

Ghostwatcher is set to drop on April 2nd.

Check out Beyond The Shore tour dates with Shai Hulud, Veil of Maya, The Contortionist and more here.

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Swedish progressive metal act, Vildhjarta, have released the rehearsal video for their song “All These Feelings” off their debut album “Måsstaden.” The rehersal video dipicts the band preparing for their upcoming European tour which will last from April 27th through May 18th. The band will be playing with Volumes, Struc/tures, Betraying The Martyrs, and Veil Of Maya being the headliner.

To check out the video and the tour schedule click here.

Vildhjarta’s latest album, “Måsstaden,” was released in November 2011 through Century Media.

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Lyric Video: Veil Of Maya – “Punisher”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM (PST)

Metalheads of the death variety Veil of Maya have just released either a hypnotic or terrifying lyric video for the song “Punisher”.  It all depends on how you take it in really, but in the end you’ve got something that some bands might try and pass off as an actual music video.  To see the lyric video for “Punisher” click right here.

Veil Of Maya took this song from their February 2012 release Eclipse, which means there’s a good chance you haven’t heard it yet.  If that’s the case you’re in luck because we happen to have a link with samples of all the songs on the album.

Eclipse was released under Sumerian Records and is the band’s fourth studio release.

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Video: Veil of Maya post samples of songs off upcoming album “Eclipse”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:57 AM (PST)

Chicago death metal band Veil of Maya have put up a teaser with samples of all the songs on their new album Eclipse.  The album is coming out next Tuesday, February 28th on Sumerian Records, and the band will be headlining a European tour with Betraying the Martyrs, Vildhjarta, Structures, and Volumes in support of the release.

The band had this to say about the song samples:

“To celebrate the album’s release which is just days away, you can now preview each song on the album below! Also….. there’s another surprise on the YouTube graphic… pay close attention…”

Click here to check out the samples and see upcoming tour dates.

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Show Review: In Flames – Milwaukee, WI – 01.12.12

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM (PST)

Neither snow nor rain nor cold nor gloom of night stays this metalhead from the listening of sweet, sweet shredding of this mighty lineup. This Midwest winter has been a paltry one but on this night, the opening night of the In Flames 2012 North American tour, the Swedes brought the first real winter storm of the season. Coincidence? I think not. It was a sign and I wasn’t going to let bitter wind and a few inches of snow keep me from getting to this show.

Check to see if it was worth the risk right here. (and there’s pictures!)

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Progressive Death Metal act Veil of Maya will be releasing their third studio album, “Eclipse,” on February 28th via Sumerian Records.

The band will join In Flames and Trivium for an extensive US tour starting January 12.  Check here for the tour dates.

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Trivium announce North American tour alongside In Flames

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM (PST)

Orlando metal band  Trivium has recently announced a winter US tour alongside Swedish melodic death metal act In Flames with support from Veil Of Maya, and Kyng. The tour kicks off January 12 in Milwaukee and runs through February 21 in Chicago. The tour will hit major cities over the course of several weeks, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, New York and more. Check here for the full date listings.

“Trivium can’t wait to get out again on the road with In Flames. They are one of our all time favorite bands and together we plan on giving our best shows to the fans,” says frontman Matt Heafy.

Trivium’s most recent album “In Waves” was released this past August via Roadrunner Records. In Flames’ “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was released via Century Media this past June.

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