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 12 May. Heralding today’s news is the release of brand new track, ‘Red Fur’ and its epic, futuristic music video which we can you bring you right 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.”
You can pre-order [m]other here.
‘Red Fur’ follows the release of stand alone singles ‘Godhead‘ (released last month), and ‘Synthwave Vegan‘ (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.
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.