Due to the departure of Abbath drummer Kevin Foley, Gabe Seeber of Sacramento based death metal machine The Kennedy Veil has stepped in to fill the reins.
Abbath was formed by former Immortal frontman’s namesake, who was left to pursue a career outside of the legendary Norwegian act following a legal dispute with two of his former bandmates, Demonaz and Horgh. Foley’s drumming can be heard on the new song, “Count the Dead,” which was released last week along with a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Riding on the Wind” off their legendary 1982 disc Screaming for Vengeance.
In 2009 the world bore witness to a whole new brutality, sure to brace the metal scene for years to come. Ascending from the depths of the Northern California Valley, The Kennedy Veil unleashed upon the scene their own fanatical perspective of American Death Metal.
The Kennedy Veil started as a quartet composed of Casey Childers (ex-Forktung), Gabe Seeber (Alterbeast, Decrepit Birth, ex-Wretched Dawn), Cody Walker(ex-Skribble) and Shawn Peterson. The ensemble recorded their first album “The Sentence of Their Conqueror” with engineer Josh Williams at Metal Works studios and released a compilation of 8 visceral tracks which quickly grabbed the attention of the west coast. With the release of this album, The Kennedy Veil played shows relentlessly with legendary acts such as Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Cattle Decapitation, Macabre, Decrepit Birth, Origin, Divine Heresy and Abysmal Dawn.