Avatar Announce U.S. Tour With Veil Of Maya & Orbit Culture

Avatar have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Veil Of Maya and Orbit Culture will open.

Tour Dates:

04/28 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
04/29 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/01 Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
05/03 San Diego, CA – The Observatory – North Park
05/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
05/05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05/06 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/07 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
05/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/10 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/13 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
05/14 East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/15 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
05/16 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/19 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
05/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/21 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
05/23 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/24 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/25 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/26 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/28 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre

Born Of Osiris & Veil Of Maya Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Born Of Osiris and Veil Of Maya have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. VCTMS, Hunt The Dinosaur, Slay Squad (select dates), and Jynx (select dates) will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

With Slay Squad:

04/24 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
04/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
04/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04/30 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/03 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
05/06 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
05/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/09 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05/10 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/12 Orlando, FL – Beacham

With Jynx:

05/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
05/14 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/15 Easton, PA – One Center Square
05/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/17 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
05/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (upstairs)
05/20 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
05/21 Detroit, MI – El Club
05/22 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
05/23 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
05/25 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Farmers Market
05/27 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom

Veil Of Maya, Mastiff, & Sonic Assault Added To Avatar’s European/UK Tour

Veil Of Maya will be serving as direct support on Avatar’s upcoming European/UK tour. Mastiff and Sonic Assault will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Mastiff:

01/08 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
01/09 Manchester, UK – Academy
01/10 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
01/12 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
01/13 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/14 Southampton, UK – 1865
01/15 London, UK – O2 Forum

With Sonic Assault:

02/12 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
02/14 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
02/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
02/16 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/18 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/19 Lisbon, POR – LAV
02/21 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher Palmer
02/22 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
02/23 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
02/24 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/25 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
02/26 Munich, GER – Freiheitshalle
02/27 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
02/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/01 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
03/02 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/04 Tilburg, NET – O13
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/11 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
03/12 Malmo, SWE – Slagthuset

Marc Okubo Says Veil Of Maya Deleted Most Of The New Album They Recorded In 2019

Veil Of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo has offered an update on the new album that the band recorded in 2019. According to him, a majority of that material has since been deleted:

“We made a new album in 2019. Because of the actions of certain individuals, it left a bad taste in our mouth and we didn’t think it was worth salvaging. We have deleted the majority of it and have been recording material that we are more happy with. Now we’re on tour. 💚”

Veil Of Maya Premiere “Outrun” Video

Veil Of Maya have premiered a new video for their new song “Outrun.” Lukas Magyar said the following about that track:

“‘Outrun‘ is extra special to us because it’s something we haven’t done before and we weren’t trying too hard to make something different. It just came together organically and we were all very pleased when it was complete.”

Marc Okubo Says New Veil Of Maya Album Will Likely Be Released In Early 2021

During an appearance on MetalSucks‘ “Quarantine Cast,” Veil Of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort will likely be released in early 2021.

Okubo is still working on material for the record, but he said that he is kind of suffering writer’s block:

“For me, not everyone’s like this, but for me I like to be out and about. I like to see live music and get inspired by that or get inspired by my relationships and my friends and stuff. Without having that, even without having that energy in the room while I’m trying to write, it makes it a lot harder to believe in what I’m doing.

And also not knowing when concerts are going to come back is also not the most motivating thing, especially for this kind of music, this is music that’s meant to be played live. I grew up going to hardcore shows, and you don’t play that kind of music to sit in you room and meditate. It’s an aggressive, social thing.”

He also had the following to say about the group’s progress with the album:

“I was working in a studio last year on the album, and we were able to record skeletons of maybe like, eight songs, so it was kind of an incomplete album. And then we were going to finish after the tour, or on the tour and after the tour, and all this [the coronavirus pandemic] happened. So now it’s just kind of disenchanting to listen to it ’cause it’s not finished and I’ve already heard it a lot.

I mean, I guess right now I want to start from scratch and write as many new songs as I can and maybe go back and finish the old ones and have a lot of material. I guess that’s where I’m at right now.”

Okubo also had the following to say about the musical direction:

“I am feeling that remaining a heavy band is the move and kind of going back to our roots is the vibe. I know that there’s still going to be people that don’t like singing obviously, and I’m aware of it, but at the same time, we make a lot of new fans.

So I kind of want to have a few songs that do kind of have that technical death metal vibe that we used to, but at the same time I’d like to mix that into the progressive world as well.

I don’t know if going full radio rock is the move for us, I don’t think our fans will believe that. I know that it would be beneficial in some ways… trying to find a middle ground between all of that is what I’m working on.

But I feel like heavy is the move and if it’s catchy enough for radio, whatever, but that shouldn’t be the main focus of our songwriting.”

He then added the following about release plans:

“Realistically it will be very early next year just based off of everything that’s happening. Hopefully I have it written by the end of next month or so, that’s the goal. I can’t even play video games or watch TV cause I always feel like I’m supposed to be working on the album. I don’t like being pressured [laughs], I like hanging out and having it come… like [these songs] usually write themselves, you know what I mean? So I’m just out, hanging out with people and I’m like ‘Ah! Idea!’ And then, there it is.”