The Veil

The Veil

BandMetalGothic

"Bombastic Gothic Metal of Premium quality Class !" METAL HAMMER (Germany) "Dark and beautiful as Fairy tales gone bad !" - HARD ROCK (France) "EXCEEDINGLY FASCINATING !" - ORKUS (Germany) "

Biography

Travelling from Electro to Metal, blending together the best of Darkwave and Gothic, mixing the spirit of classical orchestrations to the lower instincts of industrial sounds, the heavy and heady riffs of alchemist Ben Notox, and the seductive and haunting vocals of siren Jensara Swann, take the listener into a whirlwind of emotions.
Emerging from the chaos of creation during the ending hours of year 2004, THE VEIL released their first musical legacy in march 2006 with their debut EP, Sleeping Among Serpents, immediately outlined by major music magazines around the world as a band of a new kind, with an already unique and fascinating identity for a newcomer band.

2007 will see the birth of a digital EP," Reveilations", offered by the band as free download on their web platforms, followed shortly by the maxi album" Vestige", unleashed upon the world in april 2008 and rapidly confirming the potential and place of the band in the alternative scene. After many gigs through France and a european tour opening for German gothic kings, Samsas Traum, the band was invited to play the legendary Wave Gothik Treffen Festival in Leipzig, elected one of the best new bands of the year by Sonic Seducer magazine (German Number 1 gothic magazine) and selected for french Hellfest contest. 

From then on, these pirates haven't stopped wandering the roads of Rock n Roll, playing on their way the legendaryUnderworld venue in London, or the cult Metal Female Voices Festival In Wieze, Belgium, while preparing a brand new full length album to be recorded and released next year !
So stay tuned and keep some space free on your Ipod,because they are coming for YOU !

+ THE VEIL +

(As a little post Xmas gift, and to welcome their british fans into the new year, THE VEIL has decided to put up a special show at the beautiful SCALA venue on January 21st, and will perform 2 songs from their upcoming album on that very night, not yet recorded, and never played live, you'll be the first to hear them !! Don't miss it!)

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METAL HAMMER Germany : “ Bombastic Gothic Metal of premium quality !”
METALIST MAGAZINE Israel : “ (Vestige) keeps its own enchanting atmosphere through every song”
METAL HEART MAGAZINE Germany “ The addiction factor is high !”
ORKUS MAGAZINE Germany “ The Veil achieved to create a very unique and fascinating style, we can surely look forward to something bigger here !”
MORE METAL Magazine Austria “ Five tracks of emotions, power and passion, played and produced by a band which definitely knows what they want. Well thought compositions and a perfect sound top of the album. Only thing left is to whish them all the best for their future, horns up…"

Lyrics

Voodoom

Written By: Jensara Swann

Down down the river,
Where ships get lost
And sailors shiver
Your vessel went astray

When dims the light of day
One golem of clay
Your heart is my aim
Bewitched be thy name

I'll grant you my gifts
When I'll behold your mind adrift
On your way to my den

And drawn to my syren call
Your vanity shall be your fall
Anchors aweigh, anchors aweigh
You should have fled these haunted shores
But your heart asked for more

I poured the poison in your chest
And it wont give yourself a rest
Anchors aweigh anchors aweigh
Needle after needle
My voodoom claims
Your voodoomed soul

My spells wont need to bind
You're consciously blind
Belladonna swine
Once upon a time
You'll be mine

You know fortune favours the bold
But the outside world is so cold
Anchors aweigh, anchors aweigh
Needle after needle
My voodoom claimed
Your voodoomed soul

Whatever comes, whatever changes
I'll bathe into your veins
Whatever comes , whatever ends
I'll bathe into your veins

Labyrinth

Written By: Jensara Swann

Oh Queen, take me through the looking glass
Where hearts revive and hearts perish
Of course my child, Now close those eyes,
Just put a coin, and make a wish

Lead by a white haze
I entered the maze
Ready for the decadence
Of another heartbreak romance

Love is a crime
Killing two people at a time
Hidden in the fairest lair
Making our naïve dreams a nightmare

Mirror , Mirror,
Show me the path
Behind the screen of the smoke
Like Alice lost in wonderland
Cant find my way out of your labyrinth

Terror, Terror
Dealer of lies
Mesmerized our minds
To make our lives a mascarade
I'm gonna get out of your labyrinth..

Love is a game
Didn't reward us the same
Tossing the dice
Didn't end nice

My heart, stolen
My soul , given
My mind , broken
What will be left of me besides my skeleton?

Mirror , Mirror,
Show me the path
Behind the screen of the smoke
Like Alice lost in wonderland
Cant find my way out of your labyrinth

Terror, Terror
Dealer of lies
Mesmerized our minds
To make our lives a mascarade
I'm gonna get out of your labyrinth..

Oh Queen, take me out of the looking glass
Where hearts revived, and hearts perished
Of course my child
But to grow wise
You should always take care when you
Make a wish

The Undertow

Written By: Jensara Swann

How many times under my feet
Collapsed passions bittersweet
Don’t you dare to put your faith in me
If you pass my way, you’d better flee

Hear the beast, inside of me

My soul is held prisoner
Is it even mine any longer?

Beneath the face of a treasure
I am the host of a monster
A wound is scorching my breast indeed
And I am gonna let , let it bleed

My sould is held prisoner,
Is it even mine any longer?

My heart belongs into the sea
In a chest of which I lost the key
Pulling me, pulling below,
Swept by the undertow

I have chosen exile
For me no peace of mind

My carcass is her asylum
Devoured from within
No need for a mausoleum
I am buried in my skin

Your fear cant be a good presage
And my wings wont fit your cage
The wind rising up in the dune
Brings a greater misfortune

My soul is held prisoner
Is it even mine any longer?

Hear, the beast, inside, of me

My heart belongs into the sea
In a chest of which I lost the key
Pulling me, pulling below,
My heart belongs into the sea
In a chest of which I lost the key
Pulling me, pulling below,
Swept by the undertow

The End

Written By: Jensara Swann

The flower of life blooms in blood
Spreading petals like
Crimson tears, all around
As a mantle of flesh recovering the ground

Hear hear the lady's tale , as she is falling her veil

She wanna feel a last time the elders waltz spinning round
She wanna take a last ride on the carrousel of mankind
I wanna see a last smile before comes the eternal night
I wanna live a last love before the air fails my heart

Before all things fall apart

Aeternum Vale
I die in torment
Aeternum Vale
I die abandonned
Miserere for my kin
darkness is not to be feared
Novus Ordo Seclorum will burn with me

Turn turn into the storm
You're in the eye of the cyclone
Cry bleed heal
Time for truth to be revealed
Turn turn into the storm
With this death be reborn
Cry bleed, u got a world to heal
Soon will be broken the silence seal

An Pan playing his pipes upon his blasted towers
accompanies grimly the deaf music of her lonely agony

Aeternum Vale
I die in torment
Aeternum Vale
I die abandonned
Miserere for my kin
darkness is not to be feared
Novus Ordo Seclorum will burn with me

Before all things fall apart

She wanna feel a last time the elders waltz spinning round
She wanna take a last ride on the carrousel of mankind
I wanna see a last smile before comes the eternal night
I wanna live a last love before the air fails my heart
One was delight
One last sunlight
Before all things fall apart
One last delight
One last sunlight
Before all things fall apart

I wanna see another time
The snowy mountains
The sparkling lakes
The spring forests
And as the snakes slip slowly around my neck
I shall dance and dance
Until the end

Enlietenment

Written By: Jensara Swann

Ignorance, I fill your veins
Worship your savior (And fear is my weapon)
Innocence, I cleanse your brains
To kill every kind of hope

Thraldom is my name

Eager to posess your wretched bodies
Illumination of crowds
I lie, you’re mine
True, I must confess, on your wounds I feast
I’m in love with powers dark
You die, you’re mine

My vile essence, illumin’hates
Behind the veil (And fear is my weapon)
Arrogance, I am so vain
And proud of it

Thraldom is my name

Eager to posess your wretched bodies
Illumination of crowds
I lie, you’re mine
True, I must confess, on your wounds I feast
I’m in love with powers dark
You die, you’re mine

Ignorance, I fill your veins
Worship your savior
Innocence, I feel your pain
But I don’t give a damn

Thraldom is my name

Eager to posess your wretched bodies (And fear is my weapon)
Illumination of crowds
I lie, you’re mine
True, I must confess, on your wounds I feast (And fear is my weapon)
I’m in love with powers dark
You die, you’re mine

Will I be forgiven/Will I be forgiven/Will I be forgiven/Will I be forgiven

White

Written By: Jensara Swann

Clocktickin time
To kick out ur mind
Clocktickin sweetie!
Says my mummy

Little pills make me feel
Like I’ve been swimming
In cotton lately
Swept the spiders out of my brains
And made it a neat white perfect cell

I am a nice girl they all say
I don’t cry,I don’t shout
I don’t wonder,I don’t fight
Thanx to that nice Mr Prozac

And If i try to flee, Digital Angel is looking after me
And if I don’t want to rest ,will they put me under arrest?

Little pills make me feel
Like I’ve been swimming
In cotton lately
Swept the spiders out of my brains
And made it a neat white perfect cell

Doctor met me
And he asked me to call him daddy
And he saw the illness
“pathological noisiness”
What a creepy nonsense
a bothering freebee
in the dollhouse of freaks
now im gone
and a new friend found me
her name is chemistry
her name is..
Clocktickin for…

Little pills that make me feel
Like I’ve been swimming
In cotton lately
Swept the spiders out of my brains
And made it a neat white perfect cell
Little pills ,make me feel
Like I’ve been swimming
In cotton lately
Swept the spiders out of my brains
And made it a neat white..place ..of ..hell

Discography

2006 EP: Sleeping Among Serpents
2008 Maxi CD: Vestige
2011 A full length album planned to be released

Set List

Most often played set list: length - 55 minutes

1. Labyrinth
2. Revelation 12
3. Voodoom
4. White
5. The Undertow
6. Sweet Sister Creep
7. 3daysblack
8. Enlietenment
9. Still Waters
10. The End