Posts Tagged ‘Veil of Maya’

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Sumerian Records marks its 10 year anniversary with a four week tour, dubbed the Sumerian 10 Year Tour, featuring five of the Los Angeles labels’ bands: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, ERRA and Bad Omens.

“Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial have all played a crucial role in the new wave of progressive, heavy music and in the pedigree of Sumerian,” said label founder, Ash Avildsen. “They are some of the most genuine, hard-working and talented musicians I have had the privilege to work with. I vividly remember first seeing all three of them play together at a tiny legion hall in a small Illinois town when Sumerian was less than a year old and they were all unsigned. I can proudly say that without Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial together on the label, Sumerian would not have become the entity it is today. I am honored to have this Midwest menagerie carrying the 10 Year Tour and excited for our newcomers ERRA and Bad Omens. Thank you to all of the fans who support the bands and the music. Without you, none of this would be possible. See you in the pit.” View tour dates inside. (more…)

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
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With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and its lack of true headlining bands and low attendance, the timing of the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour couldn’t have been any better.

But wait, there’s no one here either … (more…)

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Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation’s seventh album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review), is its own grindcore version of Roots, a turning point for the band and possibly one for the entire subgenre. This is grind like you’ve never heard it before. Among the blastbeats, the rhythm section divvies out multiple tempo changes, making for surprises around every bend. Songs flawlessly go from grind to thrash to black metal to even a hardcore tempo. Adding to the variety and depth are a range of guest musicians, along with a newer vocal style by frontman Travis Ryan. Providing the riffs is Josh Elmore, the band’s guitarist since 2001, ranging from harsh and pummeling to sad and epic.

The band already has begun the touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this year’s installment of the Summer Slaughter Tour (view tour dates here), headlined by Arch Enemy and also featuring Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial and Beyond Creation. A week into the tour, which included stops in the Midwest, we talked with Elmore about the new release, the tour and selling T-shirts. (more…)

Extreme metal titans Arch Enemy have kicked off the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”, which sees them as the tour’s headliners. 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.  (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

51_59207584_nAvenged Sevenfold and Korn will headline this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, kicking off July 5 in San Bernadino, Calif., and winding up Aug. 10 in The Woodlands, Texas. (more…)

vom-eclipseIn early 2012, I saw Veil of Maya open for In Flames in Baltimore, Md. I had heard the band before in small doses, but not enough to get a true read on their music. Fair or not, I pegged them as one of these modern metalcore-screamo-style bands, many of which are interchangeable. But after seeing their set, I realized they actually are striving to do something different. (more…)

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Drowning ‘In Waves,’ Burning In Flames

In Flames, Trivium, Veil of Maya, Kyng

By Jeff Maki

I was here to see In Flames. In Flames we trust—make no mistake. But perhaps we’d better start from the beginning. (more…)