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.

  • [Special] ÅRABROT & VoS - Covers Special

    Johnny Cash’s “Hurt“. Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love“. Jimi Hendrix‘ “All Along The Watchtower“. But also Travis‘ “Baby One More Time“. Type-O-Negative’s “Cinnamon Girl“. Clem Snide’s ”Beautiful” Or even worse, The Calling’s ”London Calling”. U2’s ”Fortunate Son”. Limp Bizkit’s ”Faith”. Yes, I know that you know – all of these are cover versions. Of course you know, as the title to this special already implies. Today we want to have a look at cover versions and what makes them good or when do they turn sour? There is also a cause for us to do so: the release of a really great EP by some friends of ours. Årabrot from Scandinavia, whose Heart-EP is out today. We have a lot of goodies, so just move along and enjoy!


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  • [Album Premiere] À l'ombre d'Héméra - Saison de déceptions

    There is a certain pride in accompanying a band along their way for a longer time, especially when the initiation point for this shared voyage lies in the band’s early days. One of these bands to us is Quebec-based Post-Metal-juggernauts À l’ombre d’Héméra - and the next chapter is their new album Saison de déceptions which we are proud to give to you in full-length a week ahead of its release. Nod your head to this!


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  • [Album Premiere] Ultra Balance - Mental Escape

    Synthwave is not a common thing here on Veil of Sound, but Ultra Balance and their debut record is more than a simple exception. It is somewhere in the middle between House and Synthwave and therefore quite exciting!


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup September & October

    We have to apologize to all you Post-Rock lovers out there for not having given you our roundups in collaboration with WherePostRockDwells but we give you a double-edition to make up for it! Let us take you a passage through time and space with the four records of the two months. And don’t miss out on our honorable mentions as well!


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  • [Video Premiere] Repetita Iuvant - Albinus

    Repetita Iuvant is a kinda mathy Post-Rock band from La Spezia, Italy. They have already been featured on VoS before and we are happy to show you the video for their latest single today!


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  • [Song Premiere] Asphodel Wine - Jesus Piece

    There might be no better time for a new track by Asphodel Wine than the fall, and maybe even more precise, than Halloween. Therefore we are very happy to give you just that a new track by Sarah Pendleton and Zachary Livingston called Jesus Piece!


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  • [Song Premiere] Cuntroaches - Borborygmus

    Compilations are surely a difficult thing - either the tracks are way too homogeneous and becoming blurry and boring or the songs are way too diverse and the audience cannot see a red line in the compilation. With Sounds To Make You Shudder that is different and therefore we happily premiere one of its tracks!


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  • [Video Premiere] Gob Ribbons - Galina

    Somewhere along the structures of Swedish cinematic Post-Rock grandseigneurs ef you can find Swiss-band quintet Gob Ribbons. We present you the AI-compiled video for their new single “Galina”.


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  • [Song Premiere] Mountainscape - Earthpulse

    Well, here we are now - they’ll entertain us. Who is ‘they’? Mountainscape from Reading, that’s who! We already gave you Simon’s brilliant review of their upcoming album Atoms Unfurling yesterday and now it is time for the premiere of “Earthpulse” and if you listen to this nine-minute-opus you will surely be positively reminded of the magic that Post-Metal unfold!


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  • [Clip Premieres] Butsenzeller / ZOOL. - Humanity / Empathy

    We have one more premiere for you, wait, did I say one? Well, actually it’s two, but from the same album! So we give you two videos for the upcoming split release by ZOOL. and Butsenzeller. Who? Oh, just two highly interesting artists from the thriving Belgian music scene, who represent the electronic side of things and thus just another perspective on the question “Is Consouling Sounds maybe the most interesting label in the world right now?” We don’t say Yes of No, but we also don’t say Yes or No.


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  • [Album Premiere] Innerwoud - Furie

    Deep resonating body, four strings, long neck, no plugs: A classical double bass is a wonderful instrument whose tones can spread warmth and fear at the same time, or melancholy and joy – all these contrary feelings. A real master of that instrument is Pieter-Jan van Assche, a Belgian musician who gave us the opportunity to present Furie, the new album under his project moniker Innerwoud in full for you tonight!


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  • [Video Premiere] SednA - Act. II

    SednA is a band that likes the extreme sides of their genre - Blackened Post-Metal (or Atmospheric Sludge if you prefer that one). The genre and all its tropes, but without becoming a cliche, for their musicianship achieves high notes on both, technicality and artistic expression. Therefore we proudly present you with their latest video “Act. II”!


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  • [Song Premiere] À L'Ombre d'Héméra - Disciple je deviendrai

    Yes, you are seeing correctly, another premiere here on VoS, no. 4 in a bit more than 60 hours! But enough about us, because this track is from a band very dear to us, because they were with us from the start and are somewhat family - À L’Ombre d’Héméra from Canada. However, we are not just happy to help out friends - BUT to share an amazing song with you, their new single “Disciple je Deviendrai”!


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  • [Video Premiere] Blackbird Hill - Reset

    Blackbird Hill from France have listened to a lot of alternative rock and stoner rock from the last three decades past and have distilled it into their own amalgamum which can be heard on their upcoming second record Embers in the Dark. VoS is proud to give you a premiere for “Reset” and we hope you enjoy the fresh sound from France!


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  • [Video Premiere] thisquietarmy X Away - Epsilon 0000 1011

    Thisquietarmy is sound miraculoso Eric Quach and Away is none other than Voivod’s drummer Michel Langevin and together they form one of the most interesting collaborations you will hear on this side of the experimental and the avantgarde. Veil of Sound is proud to give you this exclusive premiere of their video for “Epsilon 0000 1011” from their forthcoming album.


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  • [Song Premiere] Die Sünde - Strega

    One of the strongholds of Veil of Sound has always been our love for anything post-rock and post-metal - and when we heard about Die Sünde wanting to do a premiere through us, we were more than happy, because they fit our preferences like a glove. Deep-tuned bass lines, swirling guitar opening, harsh growls and some tribal-like drumming - and that is just a few of the elements of their awesome new track, “Strega”.


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  • [Song Premiere] My Education - EMKA

    Austin, Texas-based My Education formed in 1999 and has released eight full-length albums. The band is currently in the final phases of preparing their new LP Emka for release on Somewherecold Records. It is a trans-hemispheral collaboration that culminated in a week of ecstatic sessions at the famed Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, TX with Charles Godfrey (Swans, Trail of Dead, etc.).


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  • [Song Premiere] EARTHFLESH & EYEROLLS - ELEMENTAL ATROCITIES

    The two unnaturally mountain moving noise units EARTHFLESH and EYEROLLS embark on their first mutual journey through the vast and often monochromatic fields of noise and elongated drones – a trek that morphed into the evocative and beckoning ELEMENTAL TROCITIES, that’s to be released on August 26 via Bent Window Records on CD and Trepanation Recordings on tape.


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  • [Song Premiere] Tysk Tysk Task - Ocean Now

    We are known for trying to dig deep and this time might be the deepest we ever dug, because Tysk Tysk Task is presenting us with some psychedelic riot girl grunge that is as Lo-Fi as rock can get without descending into the muddy banks of the Wishkah.


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  • [Records From the Heart No. 11 - Ian Stokely (Lucida Dark)] ISIS - Wavering Radiant

    There are only a few bands that really defined a certain genre with their music and their sound. Dre defined HipHop, Elvis defined Rock’n’Roll, Joy Division defined Post-Punk - and, yes, ISIS defined Post-Metal. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone when loads of modern-day Post-Metal and Post-Rock artists are inspired by them, just like Ian Stokely.


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  • [Record Premiere] Touccan - Full Sentimental

    So, we got another premiere for you - this time from a relatively new band called Touccan from France. They allowed us to share their whole very upbeat and uplifting record with you before its release on Friday


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  • [Song Premiere] Deer Park Ranger - Runes

    The first day of the second half of 2022 - and we couldn’t be happier as we are celebrating with the song premiere of a new single by none other than Deer Park Ranger!


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  • [Full Album Premiere] Ashtoreth/Stratosphere/Marko Neuman & Pilgrimage to Pleroma - UR

    “UR” - the name of supposedly one of the very oldest cities in the world, founded by the old Sumerians. If we tried to transpond that into music, it will probably be some of the deepest sounds possible in order to describe the depth and the age of that city. OR we can simply listen to UR, the collaborative record by some of Consouling Sounds’ most interesting artists. And today you can listen to the record in full here on VoS!


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  • [Monthly Roundup] WherePostRockDwells - Monthly Roundup May

    Once again we are blown away by the quality and also the sheer quantity of releases that WPRD mastermind Ronnie throws at us with this month’s WPRD Roundup. Make sure to check out all the records on this list - also the ones we already reviewed!


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  • [Video Premiere] Hundred Year Old Man - Live at Interplay Theatre Pt. 3

    New week, new Hundred Year Old Man premiere. This time it is the live version of “A New Terror” and “Black Fire”.


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