Author and Photographer: Alison Bauer
Veil of Maya | Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL | February 16, 2018
Echoing, “We speak through defiance,” watch Veil of Maya headline a crowd-surfing performance of “Overthrow” from False Idol [Sumerian Records] at the Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL; their hometown farewell show before their upcoming March [04 to 09] U.K. tour opening for Dance Gavin Dance.
Accurately prophesized in the Artist Exclusives archives, accessible via this link,
False Idol | (Album Review):
“The classic punk, metal vibe of Veil of Maya is evident in False Idol and the live shows are not ones you’ll want to miss. The energetic and emotional aspects of every song will have plenty of angry finger pointing, stage diving, and jumping around. Who doesn’t love that?”
- Vicky Branca | HeadRush TV
Dead on! Instrumentally introducing the False Idol stage with “Whistleblower:” Sam Applebaum (Drums), Danny Huaser (Bass), Lukas Magyar (Vocals) and Marc Okubo (Guitar) employed a cheering unison of fans as the lights synchronized; the pit immediately identifying itself as a rager.
Live at the culmination of the recap video and the finale of their mosh-adoring  encore, “Subject Zero.”, Lukas stage-dives. Fan-favorite throwbacks performed included: “Nyu,” and “Leeloo” from Matriarch , “Punisher” from Eclipse , and “It’s not Safe to Swim Today” from The Common Man’s Collapse .
Current Tour Dates:
Veil of Maya opening for Dance Gavin Dance:
Sun | March 04 | Bristol, GB
Wed | March 07 | Manchestor, GB
Thurs | March 08 | Nottingham, GB
Fri | March 09 | London, GB
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