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Oak Park, Chicago IL, United States (2004 – present)

Veil of Maya is an American band, formed in Oak Park, Illinois by members Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum in 2004. The group is currently signed to sumerian records, have released four full-length studio albums, the latest being Eclipse, and are often considered to be a contributor in the “djent” scene. The name of the band is derived from the Cynic song of the same name. The band originally took use of multiple guitar players, but since 2007 Okubo has been the only guitarist the band employs.

Veil of Maya originally formed after band Insurrection broke-up, which led to members Marc Okubo (lead guitar) and Sam Applebaum (drums) to begin a new project. Okubo and Applebaum were joined by bassist Kris Hilger, guitarist Timothy Marshall and vocalist Adam Clemans; who all decided on naming the band Veil of Maya.

After recording a demo in 2005, the band inducted guitarist Scott Okarma into the group in 2006 while they played and booked shows in their local area. With Okarma’s inception, Veil of Maya at this point were a six piece that employed three guitarists, however, both Marshall and Okarma shortly thereafter left the band, and the members found Bryan Ruppell to replace them both.

With this five member line-up, the band recorded, self-produced and released their debut full-length album All Things Set Aside through Corrosive Recordings in 2006.


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  • metaloly999

    Yess , love this band new style.

    5 hours ago Reply
  • nazcapilot

    I understand if not everyone is on board with this new direction. Personally, I love this song. I can't get enough of it. I think I've listened to "Mikasa" about three dozen times since last Monday. I love it! But it's impossible for me to argue that it's good simply for the fact that it pleases me. There are enough people who aren't really keen on Lukas' style of cleans, or of cleans in general for that matter, and it's fine to hold that opinion. It's hard to say right now, but I'm not sure they're going to use those cleans with every song off Matriarch. I just can't see this band utilizing that tactic with every track. That's just how I see it. Anyway, I'm very excited to see how everything comes together. I still have high hopes! :D

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  • xVictimOfADownx

    The new song is slowly growing on me, still better than Phoenix I guess.

    Yesterday 5:42pm Reply
  • sixJ0k3rsx

    @Nordpolar Well, i'm sorry if i'm not entitled to my own fucking opinion, but when band as big as VOM starts making music which doesn't sound like them at all, I am truly dissappointed.

    29 Mar 6:45pm Reply
  • bloozclooz

    yeah their new music is pretty fucking garbage.

    29 Mar 6:31pm Reply
  • SXR85G

    I am very very very disappointed

    28 Mar 9:48pm Reply
  • SXR85G

    Veil of Mayo

    28 Mar 9:46pm Reply
  • Lonetramp

    I wish they re-recorded their outstanding first album, rather then writing something new. Their Uniqueness is getting lower with each album as for me.

    27 Mar 6:58pm Reply
  • iPowers

    The new vocalist is fucking awesome. His singing is really really good. I'm really bummed to hear everyone else is hating it. =\\

    27 Mar 8:32am Reply
  • Dami0men

    those cleans are fucking horrid, VOM did NOT need that addition you know Marc must've been high when he thought it was a good idea

    26 Mar 7:58pm Reply
  • the_spasm

    I've listened to all of their discography and the two new songs don't seem too bad for me... Yeah, they're different, but ain't bad.

    26 Mar 11:32am Reply
  • DarkMessengerVI

    the new song is featuring linkin park? good vocals.

    26 Mar 2:03am Reply
  • prussiancheese

    I love every one of their albums and I fucking love Mikasa.

    25 Mar 11:58pm Reply
  • Guitarralaihz

    I'm gonna miss Brandon

    25 Mar 11:24pm Reply
  • KonstantinBTC

    The cleans are truly beautiful. #VeilHasRisen

    25 Mar 8:12pm Reply
  • Nordpolar

    Yeah, clearly. That's why I listen to VOM since their debut, genius. It doesn't hit your taste and that's okay but please cut this "I need a poor explanation for not liking their music anymore"-bullshit.

    25 Mar 7:42pm Reply
  • sixJ0k3rsx

    Clearly, those who like "Mikasa" ,haven't been listening to these guys since ATSA. Fuck, I was afraid something bad might happen when Brandon left the band and I was right. There is so little left of VOM in these two new songs :(

    25 Mar 11:30am Reply
  • Eric0582

    New album is going to blow their old ones out of the fucking water. New vocals are unbelievably good.

    25 Mar 3:06am Reply
  • Billo_Birillo

    New track Mikasa is fire, even if I hope the other songs on the album won't be singed exclusively for the chorus

    24 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • Nordpolar

    Way better than "Phoenix".

    24 Mar 8:42pm Reply
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