Veil of Maya and Acacia Strain Co-Headlining Tour
Veil of Maya 2012 tour with co-headliners The Acacia Strain and support from Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, and Twitching Tongues. The Acacia Strain dropped off the tour just before the show at the Ace of Spades because they had an accident on the road.
November 25th, 2012 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
About Veil Of Maya
Veil of Maya formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2004 after the breakup of melodic death metal band Insurrection. The band recorded a self-released demo in 2005, and Scott Okarma briefly joined as a third guitarist. However, both Marshall and Okarma left the band after a few months. Moreover, Bryan Ruppell replaced them on rhythm guitar, reverting the lineup back to five members.
In 2017, Veil of Maya released their music video “Overthrow” on YouTube. Additionally, they announced their album False Idol, which was released on October 20, 2017. The band also released the music video for “Doublespeak” on October 3, 2017. Moreover, on September 12, 2019, they dropped the single “Members Only” off an upcoming album. In 2020, the band released the music video for “Outsider,” and in 2021, they released an animated music video for “Viscera” from a presumed unannounced album. On October 6, 2021, they uploaded the music video for “Outrun” to YouTube. Additionally, in 2022, they released a new single, “Synthwave Vegan.”
About Upon A Burning Body
Upon A Burning Body is a metalcore band hailing from San Antonio, Texas. Since their formation in 2005, the band has gained recognition for their intense, high-energy sound and explosive live performances.
Their music is a combination of heavy breakdowns, crushing riffs, and catchy choruses. In addition, their music contains influences from genres such as death metal, hardcore, and even Latin music. Upon A Burning Body has released several successful albums, including “The World is Ours”, “Red. White. Green.”, and “Southern Hostility”, which showcase their unique sound and songwriting abilities.
Throughout their career, the band has shared the stage with other prominent acts like Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin, and Suicide Silence.
Despite some controversy surrounding their use of alleged fake gang affiliation as a publicity stunt, Upon A Burning Body has continued to evolve and push the boundaries of the metalcore genre.
Volumes, an American progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2009, consists of bassist Raad Soudani, vocalists Michael Barr and Myke Terry, and drummer Nick Ursich. Raad Soudani has remained the only constant member throughout the band’s history. Moreover, they signed with Fearless Records and have released four studio albums.
On January 30, 2020, Volumes released a new single “Holywater.” In additioon, they confirmed Michael Barr’s return to the band while announcing guitarist Diego Farias’s departure. They also revealed that Max Schad mixed and tracked “Holywater” and played guitar for the band. In the same statement, the band stated that they will figure out permanent guitarists for the upcoming UK/EU tour with Born of Osiris.
A venue from Rocketown in Nashville banned vocalist Michael Barr in 2013 for assaulting crowd members. In addition, later reports confirmed that Barr was the one who was “looking for a fight” and shouting pejorative slurs. When the band returned to the area three years later with a new vocalist, they were still not allowed at the venue.
In 2017, former vocalist Gus Farias caused controversy by failing to deliver on paid guest spots for other bands. Volumes issued an apology and offered refunds. On February 6, 2023, former guitarist Diego Farias passed away. The band then issued a statement expressing their grief and love for him.