Chicago-based extreme progressive metal titans VEIL OF MAYA will release their third full-length album, "Eclipse", on February 28 via Sumerian Records. Produced by djent hero Misha Mansoor of PERIPHERY, the CD is "a stunningly concise yet diverse metal record, packed full of death-metal chops, tech-metal grooves, progressive arrangements and hardcore rip-yer-throat-out attitude," according to a press release. "The guitar work is as slick is it comes — stunning precision, inventive melodies and tasteful use of technique that will equally impress the muso as much as the metal head. But most importantly, this album is full of so many memorable riffs, rhythms and vocal hooks that you'll be itching to hit play again as soon as it's finished."
A new VEIL OF MAYA song, "Vicious Circle", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
VEIL OF MAYA has just kicked off a massive North American tour alongside IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM. The band will then head to Japan before hitting Europe in April for its first-ever headlining trek.
VEIL OF MAYA's latest album, "[id]", sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.