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.

  • [Video Premiere] Artificial Astronaut - Spell

    I still remember the time, when my comrades and me were all into some form of electronic rock, something like Stabbing Westward or (in my case) a bit rockier Pitchshifter or slightly moodier and later How to Destroy Angels. And now we get another good electro-infused rock band with Artificial Astronaut, who will release their second record in a few weeks. Today we got the video premiere for the first single of that next record for you.


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 6 - Dieter Christiaansen (À L'Ombre D´Héméra)] Milanku - Monument du non-être & Mouvement du non-vivant

    This sixth edition of our Records from the Heart - series takes us back over the Atlantic, but this time not to the USA, but to Canada. To be more precise, to Quebec and one still secret tipp À L’Ombre D´Héméra and their drummer Dieter reviewing fellow-Quebecois Milanku and their last record Monument du non-être & Mouvement du non-vivant - be sure to check this one out, because Dieter really came up with some interesting descriptions.


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup December

    The first roundup of 2022 is looking back at the last month of 2021 and of course, it is a bit of a slow month, because there are not that many releases in the few weeks before Christmas. However, the WPRD-crew once again has found quite a lot of good ones!


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  • [Video Premiere] Terreuse - TA:YO

    Nothing can make a small webzine like ours feel prouder and simultaneously more humble than being trusted with a chance to reveal the existence of a new band to the world. We have been chosen to do so today by Terreuse and we are happy to give you their first video!


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  • [Song Premiere] The Sea Shall Not Have Them - Lower The Sky

    Australia and its vast landscapes with all those different climates seems be a perfect ground for “growing” post-rock bands with a certain nose for a different sound. Remember how We Lost The Sea changed the sound vocabulary with Departure Songs? Something similarly unconventional awaits you in the form of today’s song premiere by The Sea Shall Not Have Them. Whether the duo from Australia’s Gold Coast will be as successful as the Aussies in WLTS - only time will tell.


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  • [Song Premiere] Ekca Liena - Drowning Flight

    Drone can be such a boring genre because nothing ever happens it seems - especially if the songs don not know any change of volume for the respective spheres. Fortunately Ekca Liena (aka Daniel Mackenzie) knows about the importance of volume and tension. We present exhibit D - as in “Drowning Flight”.


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  • [Overview] Veil of Sound - AOTY lists

    It‘s the most wonderful time of the yuuuurrrhh … everybody asking everybody about the most important question! Not what you will eat for Christmas or what you will give your loved ones. No, the most important question for every music nerd is: What‘s your Album Of The Year?


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  • [Video Premiere - "Breathe"] A Place In Between - Breathe

    Some of the greatest post-rock and post-metal bands are those who are able to combine mid- and uptempo-songs without losing their trademarks. A Place In Between could well be one of these, if they go the long run for their post-rock doesn’t need the typical slow-to-loud-to-explosion structure that have made the genre redundant to boring. Listen to the clever place of the drums in the structure, the really good production and their courage to be really loud and have an ethereal sound at the same time.


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup October / November

    As WPRD and we promised, this month you get a double dosis of Posty-goodness. We incorporated the three best releases of October and November and give you loads of honorable mentions. Some have already been mentioned (a lot) here on VoS, others haven’t, so that everyone will be able to find something worthwhile checking out! Enjoy and merry xmas, everyone!


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  • [Video Premiere - "Tes Yeux Ouverts, Le Reflet Du Soleil"] Fargue - Ruines, Irradiées

    If there is one thing that you cannot say about Eeli Helin is that he ever sits still. With his new project Fargue he takes his Drone and Ambient music into a whole new dimension as he works together with Swiss fellow-multi-instrumentalist Samuel Vaney. Both achieve something that is not often the case: A record that in some ways really seems to resemble a living, breathing organism. Of course, that deserves a video premiere and therefore we proudly premiere the video for “Tes Yeux Ouverts, Le Reflet Du Soleil”!


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 5 - Filip Dupont (Hemelbestormer)] Alkerdeel - Morinde

    With this new edition of our monthy series we finish our triptych of looking at Belgian instrumental post-metal master Hemelbestormer and their roots. Their guitar hero Filip gave us a good idea of his thoughts about Alkerdeel’s seminal record Morinde. Filip surely does so in a typically Belgian way aka sarcasm galore.


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  • [Video Premiere - "Deep As The Sun"] Hifiklub, Duke Garwood and Jean-Michel Bossini - Last Party On Earth

    How representative should a pre-released single be? When comparing the video and song we are premiering at Veil of Sound today with the record from which it is taken, then one must say, both are not really congruent because the song is very chilled and laid back and the record definitely has its raucous moments. However, there is one common element to both and that is its mystique. Watch the video for one of the more interesting collaboration of 2021: Hifiklub, Duke Garwood and Jean-Michel Bossini and their song ”Deep As The Sun”.


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  • [Sum Of R live at Roadburn] Sum Of R - Live at Roadburn

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  • [Song Premiere] Monosphere - The Puppeteer

    Monosphere release their new heavy-hitting ”I Am In Conflict, Pt. I“, which reflects the beginning of their debut album’s brutal ending!


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 4 - Stefan de Graef (Psychonaut)] The Ocean - Heliocentric

    For our monthy series we were able to get a review from Stefan de Graef, also known as the guitar player in progressive-thinking Belgian Metal bands Psychonaut and Hippotraktor, both of which have been publishing various awesome records via Pelagic Records, the label run by The Ocean’s Robin Staps and Paul Seidel. And thus, it comes to no surprise that Stefan chose a record by The Ocean


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  • [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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