Brutalizing California Death Metal Unit The Kennedy Veil Premieres “Godslaughter”

Imperium is the impending new full-length from brutalizing California death metal unit THE KENNEDY VEIL. Slated to drop on October 20th via Unique Leader Records, the eight-track offering was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted, and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator, and comes swathed in the cover art of Robert Cook.
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In advance of its release, today MetalStinks is hosting the official premiere of opening crusher, “Godslaughter.”
Issues the band, “The opening lyric of ‘Godslaughter’ simply states, ‘reclaim death.’ To us, it is a statement of remaining true to what the genre was built from, while still bringing our own ideas of modern death metal into the fold. From blast beats to slow, heavy parts, ‘Godslaughter’ has something that we think all fans of the genre can sink their teeth into.”
In related news, THE KENNEDY VEIL will embark upon the Bloodletting North America tour featuring Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Visceral Disgorge, and Dyscarnate. The trek — sponsored by MetalSucks and Indiemerch — will begin October 20th in Kansas City, Missouri and run through November 18th in Denver, Colorado. See all confirmed dates below.
THE KENNEDY VEIL: Bloodletting North America Tour w/ Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Visceral Disgorge, Dyscarnate:  
10/20/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/21/2017 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI
10/22/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/232017 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
10/24/2017 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
10/25/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
10/26/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
10/27/2017 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
10/29/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
10/31/2017 Groundzero – Spartanburg, SC
11/01/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
11/02/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/03/2017 Walters – Houston, TX
11/04/2017 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
11/05/2017 The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
11/06/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
11/07/2017 Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
11/08/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
11/09/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/10/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
11/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/12/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
11/13/2017 Rock Hard PDX – Portland, OR
11/14/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/15/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/17/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/18/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO

California Death Metal Legion The Kennedy Veil To Release Imperium

California death metal legion The Kennedy Veil will release their newest full-length Imperium on October 20th via Unique Leader Records. The eight-track offering was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features guest appearances by Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Sven de Caluwé of Aborted, and Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator, and comes swathed in the cover art of Robert Cook.
The occult has been a construct within civilizations all over the world, varying in degree and modernity, but always present. Each individual culture derives its occultism from the dark myths that permeate within its subconscious hive mind. America as a culture — as an experiment — has been volatile since day one. Plagued by a history of genocide, slavery, and corruption, its burgeoning occult is in its fragile yet violent infancy. Imperium highlights themes of this encapsulation: That is, fear, myth, despair, and humanity’s inclination toward utter corruption.
Taking influence from a purer, more ancient evil of European descent, THE KENNEDY VEIL has incorporated symphonic, blackened themes that parallel the lyrical aesthetic. Moving one step away from the more technical side and two steps into a deeper, darker, more blackened aggression.
Issues the band: “We are beyond excited to bring you our newest and greatest interpretation of darkness and intensity: Imperium. This album shows our maturation not only as musicians but as individuals seeking truth amongst a never before seen landscape of obfuscation and evil. These eight songs came from our hands to warn of the oncoming desolation our culture is awaiting. We give you Imperium. A new chapter in THE KENNEDY VEIL tome. Nowhere is safe.”

The Kennedy Veil & The Zenith Passage To Join Devastation On The Nation Tour This Week

Unique Leader labelmates The Zenith Passage and  The Kennedy Veil will join the Devastation On The Nation tour this Friday. The brutal mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth, with additional support provided by Rivers Of Nihil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom on select dates. The Zenith Passage will perform shows on the tour from May 19th through June 4th while  The Kennedy Veil will perform from May 19th through May 29th. See all dates below.
Devastation On The Nation Tour w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers Of Nihil, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom:
5/19/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20/2017 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2017 Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26/2017 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29/2017 The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/01/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/02/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/04/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/05/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/06/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/07/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/08/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/09/2017 The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC

Watch The Kennedy Veil Perform Live In Sacramento

The Kennedy Veil perform @ The Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, California 05/08/17. Also appearing were Decrepit Birth, Solanum & The Odious Constuct.

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.

MetalStinks is giving away tickets to every stop on the Devastation On The Nation Tour, check the here for details

 

The Kennedy Veil Begin Tracking New Album

Sacramento, CA’s modern death metal extremists, The Kennedy Veil, have entered Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA to begin tracking their as-yet-untitled follow up to their crushing debut album, Trinity of Falsehood. Drummer Gabe Seeber finished up tracking drums earlier this week, with guitar, bass and vocal tracking due in the weeks to come. The forthcoming album will see a release in Spring 2017 via Unique Leader Records.

The Kennedy Veil recently made their live debut with new vocalist, Monte Barnard (ex-Alterbeast, ex-Thy Art Is Murder) at the helm, on October 15, 2016 at the Zombie Ball in Lake Tahoe, CA supporting heavy hitters Cattle Decapitation (Metal Blade).
The Kennedy Veil had a successful year in 2015, touring alongside death metal heavyweights like Psycroptic, Vital Remains and black metallers Necronomicon. The Kennedy Veil also shot their first music video for the track ‘King of Slaves,’
Produced by Nick Botelho at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, California, Trinity Of Falsehood is the band’s most technically precise, conceptually captivating and indisputably brutal material to date. Trinity of Falsehood can be streamed in it’s entirety at this location.

Sacramento’s The Kennedy Veil Announce New Vocalist, Prepare To Enter Studio

Sacramento, California’s modern death metal extremists, The Kennedy Veil, have welcomed a brand new vocalist to their ranks. Monte Barnard, best known for his time spent as the high energy front man for tech-death shredders Alterbeast, as well as his live stints with Aussie deathcore titans Thy Art Is Murder, will take the reigns as the new front man for The Kennedy Veil moving forward.

Monte had the following to say about joining TKV:

I could not be more excited to be working with The Kennedy Veil. I’ve known these guys for years and played with all of their respective projects prior to TKV. As a whole they make up one of the hardest working, most driven bands in the industry, never compromising. I have been somewhat of a hired gun for different projects over the last few years so when they approached me to be the new permanent vocalist I instantly agreed. The chance to put my creative stamp on such strong material with my close friends would be moronic to pass up. We’ve matured as musicians from different backgrounds and influences that mixed together are creating a truly memorable album. I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve been crafting and to hit the road in 2017. Hails!
The Kennedy Veil had the following to say about having Monte join the band, as well as their amicable parting with former vocalist, Taylor Wientjes: “We know people have been asking, so to clear things up and squash any potential rumors, we parted ways with Taylor earlier this summer due solely to creative differences. There is no bad blood and we are all still friends. Taylor is the permanent vocalist for Inanimate Existence, and we are great friends with all of them as well and wish them and Taylor all the best. Having said that, we are super excited to announce that Monte Barnard has joined us as our permanent vocalist moving forward. Monte is a beast and we’re definitely stoked to have him laying down vocals on the new record and bringing his high energy stage presence to our live shows as well. We’re all from the same general areas in and around Sacramento and have been fans of his work for years, and we can’t wait to see how his high level of energy and creative approach to lyrics will help push us to the next level in the realm of death metal. 2017 is definitely ushering in a brand new, extra brutal era for The Kennedy Veil and we look forward to hitting the road again and seeing you all soon!
The Kennedy Veil with Monte at the helm, will make their live debut on October 15, 2016 at the Zombie Ball in Lake Tahoe, CA supporting heavy hitters Cattle Decapitation (Metal Blade) and Mantar (Nuclear Blast). The Kennedy Veil are currently finishing up the writing process for the follow up to Trinity of Falsehood, and are set to hit the studio later this year, with tentative dates scheduled for late November and early December. TKV’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album will see a release in Spring 2017 via Unique Leader Records.
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Arkaik To Annihilate Sacramento With The Kennedy Veil, Cognitive And Purification By Fire

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The Kennedy Veil (Unique Leader Records)
New Wave of Modern Brutal Death Metall – Sacramento

Cognitive
Technical Death Metal – New Jersey

ARKAIK (Unique Leader Records)
Progressive Technical Death Metal – Riverside County

Purification by Fire
Death Metal, Thrash, Groove – Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

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