Veil Of Maya announce Australian tour


Bursting at the seams with a flurry of captivating frenetic riffs, explosive hooks and an overall intensity on par with a tsunami is the dynamic new Veil Of Maya album, Eclipse, which is quickly going to catch the attention of the entire scene. Few artists can redefine a genre, but the group’s third full-length release sees them open the floodgates of innovation and explore the depths of their collective vast musical prowess to ultimately craft an offering that delivers the goods on all levels. Eclipse goes straight for the jugular right out the gate and never lets up for a moment. This is the true meaning of progressive metal and this is certainly one album that will continue to impress with each listen.

Eclipse was produced by Misha Mansoor (Periphery) with vocal production being handled by Michael Keene (The Faceless). This album is literally a juggernaut that will annihilate everything it comes in contact with. Eclipse is a must have for any metal fan’s collection.

The Chicago based Veil Of Maya encompasses the good old American blue collar work ethic and have definitely taken the hard road to success grinding it out on the road through countless tours over the years, but now that backbreaking schedule is paying off tenfold. This quartet are one of the few very bands that can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality together effectively, all while keeping the listener constantly interested with baited breath wondering just what is coming next. This is exactly why they will have a career for years to come.

Support comes from Newcastle metal titans The Storm Picturesque, who are gearing up to release their debut album ‘Arrival’. The release marks the coming of age for the band as they carve their legacy into the Australian metal scene, further cementing their place at the forefront of the progressive metal movement. ‘Arrival’ is a groove laden, forward-thinking concept album that is as heavy as it is atmospheric, while never compromising one for the other.

Last but not least is one of the youngest Sydney act Stories. Since forming in 2010, Stories has continued to shock live audiences and has been compared to some of Sydney’s heaviest bands in the metal/hardcore scene. Having gained massive local support, they have had the opportunity to share the stage with many big Australian names including Thy Art is Murder, Confession, Northlane and Dream on Dreamer. Kicking off 2012 strong, they will hit the stage playing to new audiences all over Australia on their first tour supporting US giants Veil of Maya. Stories will continue to prove themselves one of Australia’s up and coming bands to keep an eye on through their brutal live performance and eagerly awaited debut EP, released in the first half of the year.

Tickets are on sale Friday February 10, from 9:00am

Thursday April 5 – Snitch, Brisbane – 18
Tickets available at the door

Friday April 6 – Beenleigh PCYC, Brisbane – AA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday April 7 – SFX , Sydney – 18
Tickets available at the door

Sunday April 8 – Afterlife (Capitol), Perth – 18
Tickets available at the door

Monday April 9 – YMCA HQ, Leederville – AA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

Tuesday April 10 – Musicman Megastore, Bendigo – AA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

Wednesday April 11 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat – 18
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

Thursday April 12 – The Underground, Adelaide – AA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

Friday April 13 – Phoenix Youth Centre, Footscray – AA

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au


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