SIGNS OF THE SWARM and VEIL OF MAYA announce Faces of Death Tour



Today, Pittsburgh deathcore unit SIGNS OF THE SWARM and genre-bending metal powerhouse VEIL OF MAYA have announced a co-headline UK and EU tour, presented by Pins and Knuckles. The Faces of Death Tour will take the duo from Southampton and Manchester, to Glasgow and Bristol, finishing up in London and Birmingham. 

PINS AND KNUCKLES presents: Faces of Death Tour:

24.10.24 – Chinastraat, Belgium Ghent
25.10.24 – Engine Rooms, Southampton
26.10.24 – Club Academy, Manchester
27.10.24 – Slay, Glasgow
28.10.24 – The Fleece, Bristol
30.10.24 – Electric BallroomLondon
31.10.24 – O2 Institute2, Birmingham

01.11.24 – Petit Bain, France
02.11.24 – Core Fest, Germany
03.11.24 – Das Bett, Germany
05.11.24 – Hirsch, Germany
06.11.24 – KiFF, Switzerland
07.11.24 – Legend Club, Italy
08.11.24 – Orto Bar, Slovenia
09.11.24 – Flex Café, Austria
10.11.24 – Backstage, Germany
12.11.24 – Hole44, Germany
13.11.24 – Proxima, Poland
14.11.24 – Futurum, Czech Republic
15.11.24 – Reithalle, Germany
16.11.24 – Gruenspan, Germany
17.11.24 – Musikens Hus, Sweden
19.11.24 – Kollektivet Livet, Sweden
20.11.24 – Pumpehuset, Denmark
21.11.24 – Béi Chéz Heinz, Germany
22.11.24 – Poppodium 013, Netherlands
23.11.24 – Essigfabrik, Germany
24.11.24 – Patronaat, Netherlands

Tickets go on-sale here:

David Simonich from SIGNS OF THE SWARM comments on the tour announcement:
“We’re pumped to do a proper co-headlining tour in Europe and the UK after summer 2023’s awesome co-headlining mainland shows between festivals with Humanity’s Last Breath and our UK headliners with Mental Cruelty and Harbinger. We’ve all listened to Veil of Maya for AGES, so to be billed beside them is an honour! Varials are a fellow Pennsylvania band, so we’ve been pals for quite a while and their moshy metalcore is going to be a nice complement to all the deathcore. To the Grave ripped North America with us and Carnifex, then after that lineup finished they joined us up the west coast and across Canada, so it’s going to be great to conquer another part of the world with them. This tour is truly stacked, and we’re excited to add another side to the already-iconic Faces of Death brand!”

VEIL OF MAYA‘s Marc Okubo adds:
“We are so excited to be a part of the Faces of Death tour!  We have always wanted to tour with these bands and to bring our first time together to Europe and UK is extra special!”

Produced by Josh Schroeder (Lorna ShoreKing 810TallahVarials), SIGNS OF THE SWARM‘s latest full-length offering, Amongst the Low & Empty, is the first SIGNS OF THE SWARM album to feature an outside producer. Massive, unapologetic and unrelenting in its assault, this fifth full-length keeps listeners on the edge of their seat. Songs like the title track, ‘Pray For Death’ and ‘Malady’ put to shame the slamming ‘br00tality’ of sophomore LP The Disfigurement of Existence, with vocalist David Simonich’s animalistic growls and screeches outdoing any swarm, pack, or otherwise, found in the wild. Despite the savage brutality, the leader of this herd IS the structure that is simultaneously more rigid yet more explorative, complete with a catchy groove underneath – the likes of which hasn’t been heard from SIGNS OF THE SWARM. It’s the bedrock that allows ‘Tower of Torsos’, ‘DREAMKILLER’ and ‘Pray For Death’ to be as catchy as they are. Songs like ‘Shackles Like Talons’ and ‘Fire and Stone’ split the difference incisively. Trivium mastermind Matthew K. Heafy even sent over a guest shout for ‘The Witch Beckons’.ABOUT VEIL OF MAYA:
By channeling energy in one direction, force grows exponentially. VEIL OF MAYA harness the individual experiences and talents of four distinct musicians—Marc Okubo [guitar], Sam Applebaum [drums], Danny Hauser [bass], and Lukas Magyar [vocals]—into airtight groove-laden metal accented by fits of instrumental virtuosity and vocal catharsis. This approach has endeared them to a devout fan base with critical acclaim and over 100 million total streams and counting (unprecedented for an outfit this crushingly heavy). The Chicago band draw on the strength of their union on their seventh full-length offering, [m]other (Sumerian Records).
SIGNS OF THE SWARM – Amongst the Low & Empty
Album ArtworkTrack Listing:

1. Amongst the Low & Empty
2. Tower of Torsos
3. Pray for Death
4. Borrowed Time
5. Fire & Stone
6. Shackles Like Talons
7. Dreamkiller
8. The Witch Beckons (Ft. Matthew K. Heafy)
9. Echelon
10. Faces Without Names
11. Malady

VEIL OF MAYA – [m]other
Album Artwork
Track Listing:

1. Tokyo Chainsaw
2. Artificial Dose
3. Godhead
4. [re]connect
5. Red Fur
6. Disco Kill Party
7. Mother Pt. 4
8. Synthwave Vegan
9. Lost Creator
10. Death Runner

Bobby Crow – Drums
David Simonich – Vocals
Carl Schulz – Guitars
Michael Cassese – Bass
Social Media Links:
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Marc Okubo – guitars
Lukas Magyar – vocals
Danny Hauser – bass
Sam Applebaum – drums
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