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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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  • HavikK

    Fans of BoO, The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, Substructure, Fallujah, Ovid's Withering etc. check out the new full length by Nexilva

    10 Apr 3:48am Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    Starting to warm up to Subject Zero.

    22 Feb 9:50pm Reply
  • logan_mac

    Bender reads a Djent tab

    21 Feb 4:40am Reply
  • Schander

    EP the fuck when??

    18 Feb 10:00pm Reply
  • Black-Insignia

    common man's collapse ermahgerd

    12 Feb 10:44am Reply
  • rustedembrace

    Everything has been mildly disappointing/weak since The Common Man's Collapse

    11 Feb 2:33am Reply
  • HavikK

    Check out Nexilva, new album coming soon. Like a less pussy version of BoO.

    25 Jan 4:22pm Reply
  • TeamHipstrKillr

    Ya'll niggas gay???? Lol

    14 Jan 7:29am Reply
  • J-Von-Sinn

    I still remember the first time I heard Mowgli and listened over and over again for the next week

    12 Jan 3:53am Reply
  • oFFoy

    If you like veil of maya try listening my band: we worked really hard to put this out, please check it out, thanks! :)

    11 Jan 10:16pm Reply
  • DiendJap

    I miss the technical and raw sound of The Common Man's Collapse

    7 Jan 11:16pm Reply
  • Pooterbang

    Guess not.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Snowheadtemple

    [3] I Miss All Things Set Aside/ The Common Man's Collapse generic sound.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hazebass7

    [2] I Miss All Things Set Aside/ The Common Man's Collapse raw sound.

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Pooterbang

    Do they still plan on dropping the EP before the end of the year?

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BTBAMowns111

    yeah they have had chugging on every record and by the fifth it gets fucking old. The melody is cool in subject zero but everything else has been done before and for me it's quite frankly a yawn fest. but I'm biased as I only really listen to viking and black metal nowadays

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • smiddy012

    Earth by Dead Like Swansea

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HSFTermi

    I like Subject Zero and anyone who is complaining clearly never really listened to VoM. They have a lot of chugging, groove oriented songs on EVERY record. There will for sure be some more technical songs on the record.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bloozclooz

    don't like the new stuff at all.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Subject Zero has grown on me quite a bit, but I really wouldn't mind if these guys experimented a lot more because it's just nothing new for them (goes for this genre as a whole right now too I guess.) Just feels like nowadays that progressive deathcore has to be made a certain specific way to be 'progressive' even though it didn't used to be this way :P.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
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