Brandon Butler Explains Why He Left Veil Of Maya

Brandon Butler has now issued a statement about why he left Veil Of Maya. The vocalist claims creative differences were the main reason for the split. Despite leaving, Butler still plans to keep music a part of his life.

(Image from Butler's Facebook)

(Image from Butler’s Facebook)

He said the following:

“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/”

White Empress Stream New Album “Rise Of The Empress”

White Empress, the new band featuring ex-members of Cradle Of Filth and Coal Chamber, are streaming their new album, Rise Of The Empress, via Revolver. The album will officially be released tomorrow (September 30).

Head over to Revolver for the stream.

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