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Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Denise Borders



No, you won’t be hearing Tim Barry’s angelic voice on this one. Instead, members of As I Lay Dying, Destroy the Runner and Chapter 14 have gathered to form a new band called A Veil. The band just debited a vegan awareness video for their track Tombs.  A debut album is on it’s way as well!

The San Diego based group brought in Pirates of the Caribbean special effects/makeup from Frank Ippolito and Ian Von Cromer as well as DP Josh Knoff. The video involves zombies ‘n shit but you’d be surprised at the underlying message.

Watch the video above or click HERE

Chad Ackerman (vocals/guitar) also wrote and directed the video. He says:

“I wrote two other different treatments for the video before deciding to make it into a horror-themed video. I have a love/hate relationship with zombies. They really terrify me, but I have always loved them since I was a kid. It reflects the lyrics of the song, which starts from an animal’s point of view, and then it shifts to a vegan’s point of view. The main character (played by brother, Christian Ackerman, a professional mime and actor) goes from place to place eating humanized versions of animals (played by Ackerman, his wife and musical comrades). The video shows that there is nowhere safe for the animals to go until the main character’s curiosity brings awareness. You can say the zombie in this case is me, I’ve been vegan for two years and I did it out of curiosity and to improve my health. I think that as time moves forward, and as our education grows, that more and more people will lean towards or fully change to a plant based diet.”

Tombs is the first chance for listeners to hear the band’s sound and is essentially a solo vehicle for Chad Ackerman. For over a decade, he’s been jamming with As I Lay Dying (among other metal/hardcore bands), but he said:

 “A Veil is the first project that I have done that really shows who I am as a singer/songwriter. I think a lot of fans from my previous endeavors will recognize that it is my voice, but the music is a lot more ambient and introspective than anything that I have ever done before.”

A Veil plans to release their first full length album called The In Between, produced by Brian Grider and recorded at SCM RECORDINGS in Corona, CA. Stay tuned for more details on that!

For more info, check out Chad’s Facebook page.

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Denise Borders

33, Los Angeles. Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She thinks the world would be a better place if there were more John Joseph's walking around.

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