VEIL OF MAYA release ‘Red Fur’ and announce long-awaited new album



Promo Credit: Paige Margulies
The wait is finally over! Genre-bending metal powerhouse VEIL OF MAYA have announced their first new studio album in nearly six years. The new album, [m]other, will be released on the band’s long-time label, Sumerian Records on 12th May. Heralding today’s news is the release of brand new track, ‘Red Fur’ and its epic, futuristic music video.

Watch the music video for ‘Red Fur’ here.
Pre-order [m]other here.

Speaking on the announcement of the album and the release of the new track, frontman Lukas Magyar shares:
“This record is a collection of personal experience, history and a touch of my own imagination. I enjoyed approaching each song in a different way this time around. It was certainly challenging at times to find the right mood but when the work was finally complete it seemed to come together very well. I’m thrilled to see how our fans respond!”

Speaking on his inspiration for writing the single, VEIL OF MAYA‘s incendiary guitarist and songwriter, Marc Okubo adds:
“I got convinced to go to a Rufus Du Sol concert. I was immediately inspired though. The next day, I was like, ’Let’s combine some of this with our style’. That explains the electronic opening.”

VEIL OF MAYA – ‘Red Fur’
Red Fur‘ follows the release of stand alone singles ‘Godhead‘ (released last month), and ‘Synthwave Vegan‘ (released in May 2022). Both tracks feature on the new album and between them have clocked up 1.5 million Spotify streams and 478,000 YouTube views.

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).

VEIL OF MAYA have consistently pushed the boundaries of heavy music by pushing themselves collectively. 2015’s Matriarch made major waves, crashing the Billboard US Hard Rock Albums Chart at #2 powered by ‘Aeris’, ‘LeeLoo’, and ‘Mikasa’. The latter has gathered over 25.4 million Spotify streams and counting. In 2017, False Idol saw the band return to the Top 3 of the Hard Rock Albums Chart as ‘Overthrow’ and ‘Doublespeak’ each eclipsed 8 million-plus Spotify streams apiece. The record also incited the applause of LoudWire, Substream Magazine, Metal Hammer, and Invisible Oranges who raved, “False Idol is undeniably Veil of Maya: greatly contrasting the band’s past, it serves as a companion and booster for their older work.”

Simultaneously, they toured alongside Animals As Leaders, Upon A Burning Body, Chelsea Grin, Oceans Ate Alaska, and more. In the midst of the Pandemic, they dropped ‘Outsider’, ‘Viscera’, and ‘Outrun’. The Chicago band now draw on the strength of their union on their seventh full-length offering, [m]other (Sumerian Records). In short, this is VEIL OF MAYA at their collective best. Speaking on his hopes for his band’s upcoming opus, guitarist, Marc Okubo shares:
“I hope you’re inspired to listen to this again and again. Maybe you’ll hone in on the little details as you go further, and it will musically become a cinematic experience.”

[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

Band members:
Marc Okubo – guitars
Lukas Magyar – vocals
Danny Hauser – bass
Sam Applebaum – drumsSocial Media Links:
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