Editor’s Note: Veil Of Maya has been a mainstay of the djent, “Sumerian-core” scene for 13 years. They have recently released their record entitled “False Idol” and they have recently wrapped up providing direct support for The Devil Wears Prada on the “No Sun/No Moon” tour, which also featured Silent Planet and Thousand Below. Fans can check out Veil Of Maya at the following locations:
Madness To Creation: Tell me who you are and what do you do in the band.
Lukas: I’m Lukas Magyar, vocalist for Veil of Maya.
M.T.C.: How has False Idol been doing, congrats on the success of the album!
Lukas: It has been great. We are very pleased with the response we’ve received.
M.T.C.: What can fans expect from the album if one hasn’t picked it up yet?
Lukas: This album accentuated the best of both old and new Veil.
M.T.C.: Congrats on almost a million views for “Overthrow”, take us into that song and who would you like to overthrow if you had the military might and strength do to so?
Lukas: Personally, I don’t care to overthrow anyone. The song is an integral part of the overlying concept False Idol was written around.
M.T.C.: Tell us about the “Whistleblower” song, are there political connotations to the song?
Lukas: This song, like the rest, has no direct relation to any current or past political members or leaders.
“Whistleblower” by Veil Of Maya
M.T.C.: Tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Silent Planet, and Thousand Below wrapped up, what are some memories you can take away from that tour?
Lukas: We spent much of our free time playing KanJam, which involves a Frisbee and some plastic cylinders you must throw it into.
M.T.C.: Band from your area that we need to check out?
Lukas: Terraform! (https://terraform-us.bandcamp.com/)
M.T.C.: If you HAD to make a song with a pop artist, who would it be and what would the song title be?
Lukas: I’d like to write a song with Usher. We could call it, “Why on Earth are We Writing this Song?” But for real, that’d be pretty cool. I bet it’d be a good jam.
M.T.C.: If you could drink one drink the rest of your life what would it be?
Lukas: Apple Juice
M.T.C.: What else would you like to add that hasn’t been covered or a message to the fans?
Lukas: I look forward to touring and performing new songs and I hope to make some new friends when we get back on the road.
And there you have it! Thanks so much to Veil Of Maya for the reschedule and my sincere apologies to the band for having to reschedule, figured they didn’t want me puking on them. It’s not fun having a lack of an immune system at times, or so it seems. In support of “False Idol”, Veil Of Maya will be playing a few shows in India in January! Check out the tour dates below!
Wednesday, January 10th- AntiSocial HKV in Delhi, India
Thursday, January 11th- O2 Panjabari in Guwahati, India
Saturday, January 13th- Saarang, IIT Madras in Chennai, India
Sunday, January 14th- AntiSocial Khar in Mumbai, India
For tickets and further information in regards to any of the shows listed above, click here!
Veil Of Maya will also be touring with Dance Gavin Dance in the U.K. and Europe. Check out the tour dates listed below!
Saturday, March 3rd- The Asylum in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sunday, March 4th- Marble Factory in Bristol, United Kingdom
Monday, March 5th- Riverside in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Tuesday, March 6th- Garage in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wednesday, March 7th- Academy 2 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Thursday, March 8th- Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Friday, March 9th- Islington Academy in Street, United Kingdom
Saturday, March 10th- Backstage by the Mill in Paris, France
Sunday, March 11th- Kavka in Antwerp, Belgium
Monday, March 12th- Rockhal in Roeser, Luxembourg
Wednesday, March 14th- LOGO in Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, March 15th- Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands
Friday, March 16th- Musik & Freiden in Berlin, Germany
Saturday, March 17th- Flex in Wien, Austria
Sunday, March 18th- Circolo Colony in Brescia, Italy
Monday, March 19th- Cycle Club in Calenzano, Italy
Tuesday, March 20th- Dynamo in Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 21st- Zoom in Frankfurt, Germany
Thursday, March 22nd- Luxor in Cologne, Germany
For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!
To pick up a copy of “False Idol” via Sumerian Records, click here!