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.

  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup September

    Another roundup of the Post-world brought to you by WPRD’s mastermind. Due to several problems of different natures this one is delivered to your virtual doorstep two weeks late, for which we are deeply sorry. Nevertheless it is filled with so much posty goodness that we are pretty hopeful that you will like it!


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  • [Video Premiere] thisquietarmy x away - Phase I & II

    One year after its original release, the trance-inducing Drone-Metal collaboration between thisquietarmy and Away sees both “Phases” of the story being released together. The accompanying video can now be seen on Veil of Sound!


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  • [Video Premiere] Sugar Horse - The Live Long After

    Every once in a while a band comes along and changes the perception of a certain genre without too many people noticing it. Sugar Horse could well be one of those bands! As the first part of that equation is a really good one, we now have to make sure the second part doesn’t happen!


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 3 - Andrew Colohan (Raum Kingdom)] Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics

    In our monthly series of artists we like reviewing records they love we can give you another really interesting one: Raum Kingdom’s Andrew Colohan wrote a highly interesting review on Acid Bath’s Paegan Terrorism Tactics for us. Interesting because this is a combination which makes so much sense when one thinks about it, and yet, due to the lack of popularity of Acid Bath in 2021 most people like wouldn’t see the connection! So here we are with Andrew’s thoughts on the album by one of Sludge’s most important groundbreakers.


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  • [Video Premiere] Enablers - Output Negative Space

    Noise-Rock is a very open form of music because very often the musicians of the first wave of Noise-Rock came from very different backgrounds and when you listen closely to “Output Negative Space” by Enablers you can witness that first-hand. Veil of Sound is proud to present their latest video for said song.


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  • [Song Premiere] Eeli Helin - Vestibule

    A few months ago we already had a premiere by Eeli Helin, which was a wonderfully droney, horror-like thing, and now we are more than happy to premiere “The Village”, one song off his upcoming album, Vestibule, out in November.


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  • [Album Premiere] Wolfredt - Live At Rude Rats

    Moment of Collapse kindly asked us to premiere the new live session by Wolfredt on our site and of course we couldn’t say no. This recording session is the birthday present for their latest album Tides.


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  • [Song Premiere] Anne Bakker, René Aquarius & Rutger Zuydervelt - Hallucine

    “Wow, a record so good, it’s hard to believe it’s real!” - “True, a record that shouldn’t be.” - “Shouldn’t be?” - “Yes, the tracks were basically assembled by one artists who took the separate parts of two others and then discovered how well they work together.” - “You are joking, right?” No.


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup August

    Just like July, August is usually a rather slow month for Post-releases which, of course, does not mean that there are not several releases worth checking out. WPRD has picked up a few records that we should still check out!


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  • [Song Premiere] Transmission Zero - Bridges

    Anyone who has ever been to Cracow in Poland knows how vibrant the city is: bustling with young students at the many universities and colleges, buzzing with the cameras of tourists clicking to capture the city’s numerous sights and reverberating from the countless music clubs. If you were lucky, you might have seen the best Post-Rock band from Cracow: Transmission Zero. And lucky as we here at Veil of Sound sometimes are, we got a treat for you: “Those Brief Moments”, the next single of the band’s upcoming record Bridges, can now be heard exclusively right here!


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  • [Album Premiere] Brave Arrows - The Plagues

    Whenever one asks a randomly selected group of let’s say one hundred post-rock/post-metal aficionados to select their Top 20 most important bands of said genre – my guess would be minimum 30 or more will mention If These Trees Could Talk from Ohio. That in itself is not astonishing, but if you remember the fact that the band has not released any new music in the last five years, it becomes a sign of how influential they were on the development of the genre. However, one of the five guys has a new project out called Brave Arrows and we are proud to present their EP The Plagues ahead of its release on the 10th exclusively here on Veil of Sound – in its entirety!


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 2 - Mircea Becherescu] Stories From The Lost - Alternate Endings

    We were very happy when the first installment of this new series was welcome warmly by you readers and we are even happier to go some full circle with this one. The guitar player of Cranial was the first one in this series - and Cranial’s last record has the same name as the record reviewed by Mircea from Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut, whose last record was released on the same label as the record he reviews: Stories From The Lost - Alternate Endings!


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  • [Song Premiere] Insect Ark - Oral Thrush

    Today we are very happy to premiere the new song by Insect Ark called “Oral Thrush”. You can now watch the video here and learn some more about it.


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup July

    July was a rather slow month for Post-releases but nevertheless, WPRD has picked up a few records that we should check out!


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 1 - Sebastian Krockel] Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun

    When the guitarero of one of Germany’s finest in Post-Metal reviews one of the earliest releases by THE Post-Metal band - then it’s time for us to start a new series - “Records From The Heart”! In this monthly column you will find guest reviews by musicians we love writing about records they love. The first in line is Sebastian Kröckel (Cranial) writing about Enemy Of The Sun by none other than Neurosis!


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  • [Album Premiere] Espinoza Espinoza - Cactaeceae

    There are song, album and video premieres - but this is a DAY premiere! Espinoza, Espinoza from Barcelona premieres the 24-hour-stream of the new 24-hour-album here on VoS!


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup June

    There is just no end to the wonderful recommendations by WherePostRockDwells and we are thankful for another edition of his monthly roundup!


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  • [Video Premiere] Zement - Rohstoff

    Quite often when talking about Kraut-Rock in any of its manifestations one question arises that might be hard to answer: Why should one listen to a form of music whose major quality is the repetition of some plucky-pucky spaces so that the ebb and flow is the only constant?


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  • [Video Premiere] Kehlvin - Holistic Dreams

    Years and years ago, one way to get to know great new Post-Metal bands was to listen to the awesome Falling Down compilations with lots of great bands to discover. One of them is back now with a video that will wet a lot of people’s appetite for a new album. And…


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup May

    Here is the May roundup provided by Supratik Sartak, the guy who initiated the world’s best YouTube-Channel for anything “Post”!


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  • [Release Premiere] Repetita Iuvant - 3+1

    Italian Math-Rock/Post-Rock outfit Repetita Iuvant honor us with hosting their EP premiere 3+1 which will be released this week!


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  • [Video Premiere] IIVII - Zero Sleep/Grinding Teeth

    Josh Graham proves with basically every release that one of his main goals is to push the boundaries of music – making as well as perceiving it – to new “extremes”. His latest project IIVII will have a special online streaming event in June, right on RSD 2021 – if you are not sure whether to watch it or to follow IIVII more closely, take the next nine minutes, sit back and be convinced by the video for ”Crystalline Beasts”!


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup (April)

    Here is the monthly roundup provided by none other than Supratik Sartak, the founder and mastermind behind the world’s best YouTube-Channel for anything “Post”!


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  • [Song Premiere] Eeli Helin - The Lurks

    Describing this record might be one of the harder task for any writer. What kind of music is this? It floats and yet it dominates. It soothes and yet it urges. Maybe Ethereal Noise?


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  • [Video Premiere] Ural Umbo - Roomer

    The second life of Ural Umbo after a near-decade long silence features project founder Reto Mäder and Marko Neuman starts with a bang – the new record Roomer will turn a lot of people’s ears inside out and will certainly stand out from the 2021 releases in its uncompromising attitude towards music and its making.


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  • [Album Premiere] Radiant Knife / Woorms - RK/W (Split EP)

    In 2020 Radiant Knife released two highly-praised records The Ghost and The Body while Woorms also released Twitching, As Prey, a record that also received a lot of attention. Now both bands release a mighty Split-EP together and both bands know how to catch someone’s attention!


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  • [Special] Scene Report No. 2 - Helvetic Underground Committee

    In our second and long overdue edition of Scene Reports we share a lengthy interview with one of Europe’s most exciting black metal circles and have a close look at some of their most important acts and records.


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  • [Album Premiere] Hemlock Smith & Les Poissons Autistes - The Necrophone Sessions

    Collaborative effort by several artists from Switzerland turns into a fascinating voyage somewhere between Aphex Twin, the Cardiacs, Algiers and The Jesus Lizard.


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  • [Song premiere] Endlings - Fragil

    There are opportunities one should simply has to take. When we were approached by Whited Sepulchre Records if we wanted to do the song premiere by Endlings we were flabbergasted. The contributors that form this project are so well-known and well-respected in the underground community that we simply could not but in a flash agree to do it.


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  • [Special] Scene Report No. 1 - Budapest Post-Scene

    Located in the middle of Eastern Europe right on the Danube and between the mountainous part of Hungary and its lowlands is Budapest, a city known for its rich history, its secession style architecture, its baroque and Neo-classical style buildings of the 18th to early 20th century that is at the same time a mecca for people from all different backgrounds, also musically.


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