Specials

Sometimes looking at music not only by checking out certain releases or what an artist says in an interview can lead to varying forms: Our Specials range from lengthy looks at scenes in certain places or at particular collectives releasing music in various shapes and formations. Furthermore we use our Specials page to host premieres for new music: Singles or videos but also sometimes even whole albums.

  • [Song Premiere] Vorare - Vacuous

    More or less 200 seconds that are pumped full of everything synths and modulators, drones and beats can procure - that is Vorare’s new single “Vacuous” which we have for you today. Post-Punk beats meet Black Metal scream countered by some vibrating oscillating Drones and all garnished with a pretty chaotic Noise soundscape - et voila! Enjoy our latest premiere right here, right now.


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  • [Video Premiere] Death by Gong - In Despair

    A few weeks ago, we had an interview with METZ (which btw is still insanely “under-watched” if you ask me, because the band has been one of the best on Sub Pop for many years now) - and if you want to know why bands like METZ are relevant in 2024 check out this video premiere for one the latest bands on the criminally underrated Crazysane Records label - Death by Gong and their song “In Despair”. The lyric video for it is filled with visuals to keep your eyes blurry and the sounds are there to make your ears bleed because of the crushed candy that the trio injects into them!


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  • [Video Premiere] Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys - Dripping Trees

    Does anyone remember the Mokka Efti Ensemble from Babylon Berlin? Or the Dresden Dolls? Or Sabbath Assembly? Somewhere in between these bands you could locate South African-born and now Berlin-based artist Lucy Kruger. There is this certain Golden Twenties-vibe about her music that one would probably associate with Vaudeville. Enjoy our premiere of her latest and last video “Dripping Trees” which comes three weeks before the release of her new album!


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  • [Record Special] Antzaat / Ronarg - Madness / Morgen

    Admittedly, Black Metal in its rather athmospheric branches is one of our head honcho’s favorite soundscapes. However, there is nothing wrong with some gold old fashioned, classic-stylized Black Meal (not wanting to use the trve terminology). Therefore this split between two Belgian dark Black Metal powerhouses Antzaat and Ronarg is a welcome different shade of icy black. Enjoy!


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  • [Record Special] Demersal - s/t

    Sometimes we spin those crazy ideas in our heads here at Veil of Sound and it sometimes happens that two members of our crazy crew come up with the same idea or something very similar. So when Knut and Thorsten found out that they were both writing a review on the new Demersal album, and that the latter had already done a short interview with singer/ guitarist Viktor, it magically fell into place that they’d combine the interview with Knut’s review for a cool, all-you-can-get special on Demersal’s new, self-titled record. Doing the interview with Viktor was really cool because this fine young man surely knows his stuff and has a lot to say about how he sees hardcore and the world or how we can make sure to help each other. As he is also just a fun guy to talk to, this made for an easy interview. And when you first read Knut’s insightful review you will very likely be excited for May 10, when Demersal will be unleashed in all its beauty and complexity! Enjoy our special on one of the highlights of the Danish Screamo scene!


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  • [Video Premiere] Telepathy - Time (Hans Zimmer cover)

    Forget everything you remember about “Cinematic” or “Made-for-Movies” or “Cinemascope” or anything of the sort when it comes to Post-Rock. The wonderful Essex-foursome Telepathy show you what that should really mean by giving us their first ever recorded cover and what do they choose? “Time” by the wizard of bombast soundtracks Hans Zimmer, from his soundtrack to the Christopher Nolan headscratcher Inception! This is really “Cinemascope Post-Rock made for the big screen”, folks! Enjoy our premiere today!


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  • [Song Premiere] Tintoretto - Dying Days

    Is it a blessing or a curse that we are witnessing the return of several (smaller) Hardcore bands from around the millenium? We have seen the return of Bl’ast, a reunion by Gospel and there are many other bands that return nowadays. Another example of such bands seemed to be Tintoretto from Milwaukee but guess what? Yes, they are back with a release of their self-titled record.


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  • [Video Premiere] State of Non Return - Vertigo

    The ever-evocative and near-perfect Mantra-Doom outfit OM once had a track called “State of Non Return”, so what do you expect from a band of the same name? Exactly, heavy, sludgey Psych-songs and the Bologna, Italy based trio definitely delivers. How good they deliver you can check out here on VoS, where you can find the video for their new song “Vertigo”!


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  • [Video Premiere] Throatsnapper - Brilliant Insane

    Some animals, dogs for example, snap at their owners’ throats sometimes, most of the time not going for the kill, but for a joyful game and attention. The Belgian guys in Throatsnapper are no youthful dogs anymore, but their music definitely grabs your attention and the remarkable video for their latest single “Brilliant Insane” will do the same with its puppets, black and white atmosphere and (!) a brilliant stomping Sludge sound! Enjoy the latest premiere here on Veil of Sound!


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  • [Video Premiere] Nox - Black Nebula

    Rope Sect’s Inmesher and the Belgian dark music legend Lykaios are back at it again and so are we! Nox have a new video for you and one can definitely see a lot of where they are headed to with this project - dark Synthpop for the win!


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  • [Album Premiere] Our Wrongs & Many Blessings - split

    Feelin kinda down? A bit sad for whichever reason, if any at all? Need a little push off the throne of pitiful self-indulgence? Well, maybe the split record by Our Wrongs and Many Blessings might not be the best answer to your needs. Or maybe it is the perfect one. Enjoy our latest premiere here on Veil of Sound.


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  • [Album Premiere] Walk Through Fire - Till Aska

    Oh effin holy god-denying unbelievable shit. Yes - these are curses of joy. Anybody who thought that Walk Through Fire could not repeat the sheer awesomeness of their last masterpiece Vår Avgrund be assured they can. This will probably be the heaviest album of 2024 and surely one of the best ones! Enjoy our premiere for Till Aska, the new watermark for anything heavy ‘24.


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  • [Record Premiere] Odist - Cascading Memory

    The Corrupting Sea and the Last American Poet - two individual one-man projects that join forces. What do we get? An amazing record full of melancholic Spoken Word passages and mesmerizing synth-driven music somewhere between Synthpop and Ambient. Enjoy the latest premiere here on Veil of Sound.


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  • [Video Premiere] Rule of Two - The Hulk

    Rule of Two is a new musical project by Ronny Flissundet and Kristian Liljan who are well-known and respected musicians from the Metal underground in Oslo, Norway. Their band projects include among others Kite, Damokles, and Dunderbeist. With this project, they seek other avenues for their creative outlet based in Darkwave. Rule of Two has already released two songs from their upcoming EP in June. Veil of Sound is proud to premiere the song and the video for the third song, available on YouTube, Spotify, and Bandcamp.


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  • [Record Premiere] Abscissor - Record Premiere

    It seems as if many bands are looking for new combinations of soundscapes and one of these new bands is Abscissor from Chicago, Illinois, the home of bands like Shellac or Yakuza, so maybe the Windy City has something to do with it? Metanoia is the quartet’s debut and it builds the bridge between eerie Post-Rock and progressive Death Metal. And you can only listen to the record here on VeilofSound!


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  • [Record Premiere] Kohlrabenschwarz - Im Finstren Tal

    There are some bands in the German Black Metal scene that should have become really big and whose output never faltered even though they never became as well-known as they should. One of these bands was/is Lunar Aurora. After the band announced their hiatus, songwriter Constantin König played in some more experimental bands and is now back with a new Atmospheric Black Metal project called Kohlrabenschwarz. Its debut record Im Finstren Tal will be released on Friday via House of Inkantation and you can listen to it in full here on VeilofSound!


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  • [Song Premiere] All Are to Return - Drift

    Dang! This is as close to the soundtrack of the apocalypse as anything I have heard in the last couple of years. All Are to Return return to the scene with a monster track that will haunt many of us due to the sound and the message! Listen to the latest single premiere here on VoS!


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  • [Song Premiere] Deaf Club X Fuck Money - Interview

    Deaf Club is one of the amazing bands that many people will discover at Roadburn this year and then they might be surprised that they’re touring with another great band called Fuck Money. The fact that these two Scrape Rock meets Noise-Core bands now release a split 7” on Three One G Records makes this interview with both bands even more special. And to put the cherry on the top they agreed to ask each other questions! One of the best interviews with one of the coolest flows ever here on the Veil of Sound! So, for everyone, check out the interview, listen to the four tracks (including a banged up version of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s” by Deaf Club)


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  • [Song Premiere] Empusae ft. Peter Bjärgö - Overwhelming Cruelty

    Empusae aka Nicolas van Meirhaeghe is one of these artists who is one of the best at what he is doing and still not enough people acknowledge the sheer power of his craft. Thus, that needs to be changed and if we here at Veil of Sound can do anything about it – let’s do it! Therefore we are proud to give you the premiere of his next single – this time a collaboration with Doom-infused vocalists Peter Bjärgö!


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  • [Video Premiere] To End it All - The Drink of Silence

    You all know Sunn O))) - right? What are the Greg and Stephen known best for? Exactly - filling the pauses between two tones with drones. Well, what if you take out the drones - is that still Doom? Probably yes, as that genre is defined by the “space” between tones, right? Well, then this is Doom from the other side of Doom: We give you the premiere for the new sound phenom from the Pacific Northwest, To End it All and their new video for “The Drink of Silence” here on VoS!


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  • [Video Premiere] Throwing Bricks & Ontaard - Blame Pt. 1

    Split records are a wonderful thing, because one might get to know the next favorite band. To me, I did not know Ontaard before getting to know them some weeks ago through their split with Throwing Bricks. Both Dutch bands will release Oud Zeer via Tartarus Records in mid-April. We are very happy to give you a video for Blame Pt. 1 which is not only the centrepiece of the split but also a track both bands wrote together. AND to make this premiere a little more special we also have a short interview for you to get to know more about the upcoming release and what sparked the collaboration. Enjoy!


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  • [Video Premiere] Aortes - Lifeless

    Aortes from Vilnius, Lithuania are surely no newcomwers and have a few releases by now. However, their take on Blackened Post-Metal is always interesting, because they have found a very sweet spot - the one between Dark Americana and Post-Black Metal. Enjoy our premiere of the video of “Lifeless”, their latest single!


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  • [Record Special] Je Est un Autre - Record Special - Flatworm Mysticism

    Je Est un Autre – “I am another”. Makes no sense? Might be, unless you are French philosopher Arthur Rimbaud and want to point out that the “I” is possible in relationship to the other. Or you are Bell Witch-famed bass player Dylan Desmond and use that line as the moniker for your new project and show a completely different side of yourself. Je Est un Autre is his outlet for incredibly deeply interwoven Ambient and the project releases its debut Flatworm Mysticism today. As we try to have one Bell Witch-related interview every few months ;-) , this is now number three and we hope you will enjoy this as much as all the others! Here is our record special for Flatworm Mysticism!

    Rimbaud’s idea is surely mighty interesting because of a the notion that we can only identify what we are by setting it into relation to another. But what if that “other” includes discovering that “I” am something totally different? What if I discover that myself? How does that change this correlation? Does it change it at all? How am I to perceive myself? What is my self-image? Can I see myself as something totally different? What if I suddenly feel in-human and more like an object? Difficult questions and maybe some that this record also doesn’t answer. Musically, this record is something totally different from Desmond’s other projects. Concerning the songwriting perspective it might not be, as repetition is still a key subject for all of Dylan’s work. However, in this context it is the question: Is this still repetition? Does the latter not require a separating point between two occurrences that they show its symmetry mirrored along the separating axis? Or in other words – if a riff is repetitive, does it need a small pause in between two repetitions? If not, then these wide, vast, meandering spaces, that Dylan layers upon each other, are not repetitive. If we take the single push on the key which prolongs into infinity, if we take this period as the repetition then this is highly repetitive music. Dylan has his own answer concerning the repetitive character of all of his work and if you want to find out more about that, then please check out the interview below!


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  • [Record Premiere] Defying - Wadera

    “Wadera“ is the term for the female wolf, is connected to hunting and as such, it seems to have some kind of old-fashioned connotation. In that sense the atmospheric nature of Defying‘s new album of the same name, for the Polish band has tried to embellish their soundscape with some instruments that are more than 100 years old. The result is a remarkable record which we are really proud to present exclusively for you.


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  • [Song Premiere] Velcros - Bitter Lake

    Drive. Verve. Power. Urgency. Or: Adolescence. Youthfulness. Mindlessness. Carelessness. One of these two sides does not describe the new record by Leipzig, Germany-based trio Velcros and yes, you are right, it’s the second one. Even though might also see the one word in both groups that we could exclude - want to find out which one? Well, follow the premiere for their new single “Bitter Lake” here on Veil of Sound!


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