Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Volumes, & Black Crown Initiate Announce 2016 European/UK Tour

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Volumes, and Black Crown Initiate will be touring Europe and the UK together on the Sumerian Alliance Tour. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

09/09 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
09/10 Brussels, BEL – VK
09/11 Leeds, UK – Key Club
09/12 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
09/13 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
09/14 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
09/15 London, UK – o2 Islington Academy
09/16 Tilburg, NET – 013
09/17 Paris, FRA – Fleche d’Or
09/18 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
09/20 Madrid, SPA – Changó
09/21 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra 2
09/22 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
09/23 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
09/24 Lausanne, SWI – Cerbervs Fest
09/25 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
09/26 München, GER – Backstage
09/27 Wien, AUT – Arena
09/28 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kurt
09/29 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
09/30 Leipzig, GER – Täubchenthal
10/01-02 Köln, GER – Euroblast
10/03 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
10/05 Stockholm, SWE – En Arena
10/06 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
10/07 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
10/08 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, After The Burial, Etc. Set For Sumerian Records’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, After The Burial, ERRA and Bad Omens will be heading out on tour together in honor of Sumerian Records’ 10th anniversary. You can see the dates below:

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Tour Dates:

02/19 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/20 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
02/23 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
02/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre And Ballroom
02/25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/28 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
02/29 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
03/02 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
03/04 San Antonio, TX – Korova
03/05 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
03/06 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
03/07 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
03/08 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/09 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/12 San Diego, CA – SOMA
03/13 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
03/16 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/17 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

Veil Of Maya Guitarist Discusses Departure Of Brandon Butler/Addition Of Clean Singing On “Matriarch”

In a new interview with Metal Sucks, Veil Of Maya guitarist, Marc Okubo discussed the departure of vocalist Brandon Butler. He also talked about why the band chose to have new vocalist, Lukas Magyar sing clean vocals on their new album, Matriarch.

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Here’s what he said about Butler’s departure:

“It kind of happened while we were on the Mayhem tour. I was asleep — I slept through all of this — I guess it was a drunken argument that got out of control. I think it was about cleaning the bus, actually. I think there were a bunch of soda cans everywhere. I was asleep when it happened, so I’m probably the worst person to ask. But I know there was a bad argument, it was about cleaning the bus, and then he made some Tweet saying that he wasn’t going to be in the band, or, at least, something that meant it to us. It was right when Mayhem was ending so we just went home and started working on the CD [Matriarch] and he was just out of the band.

We had one more show. We played it. We just went into writing mode. I was already supposed to fly out to go to the studio immediately after the tour was over so I just stayed in that mind-set.

I think when he switched jobs on Facebook, that’s when everybody noticed he was out of the band. Then he came out with a statement and that was before we even knew what to do. We were gonna get a new singer before announcing that Brandon wasn’t in the band. We were planning on just putting new music out and having that be the big surprise like, “Oh! There’s a new singer!”’ So when that got out it was a lot more Internet drama.

We were planning on not working with him [before he changed his job on Facebook]. [Before that] we sent an email saying we were gonna take him seriously when he said he was gonna quit the band and that we would look for a new vocalist. Eventually he changed his job on Facebook and then that triggered everything.”

Here’s what he said about the clean vocals on Matriarch:

“The music was all written before Lukas joined so that aspect didn’t really change. He has a lot more ideas. It’s like having another instrument – being able to have melodic singing as well as the screaming.

We were going to just use a guest vocalist before but we found a dude who could do both. It worked out really well. I’m stoked to actually start working with him to see what we both can come up with.”

Veil Of Maya Announce The Matriarch Tour With Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver & Entheos

Veil Of Maya have announced a 2015 tour, that they are calling The Matriarch Tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos.

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Tour Dates:

05/20 Detroit, MI – Crofoot
05/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
05/22 Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
05/23 Long Island, NY – Revolution
05/24 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
05/25 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
05/26 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
05/27 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/28 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
05/29 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05/30 Tampa, FL – State Theater
06/02 El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
06/03 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
06/04 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
06/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
06/07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
06/08 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/09 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw (No Oceano)
06/11 Calgary, AB – The Republik (No Oceano)
06/12 Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop (No Oceano)
06/13 Regina, SK – The Exchange (No Oceano)