At this point, we all know that False Idol will hit the stores October 20th via Sumerian Records. That means we have two more weeks to go, but! we got a new appetizer! Veil Of Maya just released new 7-string music that comes with a fancy video. Make sure to take a listen, and also watch the video for their new song “Doublespeak”. Or click here to read more about their first single, “Overthrow”.
The song works with a very similar sound to what bands like Periphery established on their latest records. Especially the chorus of “Doublespeak” could be featured on Periphery IV: This Time It’s Not Spencer Sotelo. Well, jokes aside, the chorus sounds a lot like their labelmates, but there’s still enough of Veil Of Maya in it. Following what the band started on their 2015 release Matriarch, they went further into catchy pop-influenced territory.
Lukas Magyar is indeed able to sing those lines and make them sound overwhelmingly huge. Similar to the first single output “Overthrow”, it’s obvious that it’s the the guturrals which he really improved upon, those sounding so dark and heavy that they (together with the break-ish instrumentals) will truly convince every fan of Veil Of Maya‘s heavy side. The song ends with a polyrhythmic, china-cymbal-played break, which again shows the Sumerian side in the band’s music. It sounds a lot like the band’s earliest releases, paired with some Born Of Osiris-sounding synths.
What do you think of the song, and what do you expect of False Idol? Let us know! Also, the band is currently touring with Silent Planet, The Devil Wears Prada and Thousand Below. Make sure to follow Veil Of Maya on Facebook!
The tourdates are the following:
10/06 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
10/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/10 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
10/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
’10/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
10/14 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
10/15 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/16 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/18 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/21 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/25 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
10/26 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/28 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/02 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge