Veio Release “Flare of Defiance”

Hot on the heels of completing tours with Seether and Tremonti, Veio release “Flare of Defiance” ahead of their upcoming album.

Alt metal-prog hard rockers Veio are certainly making waves in the charts, with their single “Flare of Defiance” hitting the Top 30 at Active Rock Radio. The song has made it onto a number of official playlists, helping the band achieve one million streams on Spotify in recent weeks. 

Their second album, Vitruvian, is set for release on June 19. It was recorded over a year-and-a-half with Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio in Portland with Sylvia Massy providing additional production. 

“The themes and emotions distinctly expressed on this record are defiance, self-ownership, spirituality, anxiety and depression, deceit, bloodlust, grief and awe and wonder,” says bassist/vocalist Kris Lewis who joins brothers Cameron Byrd (vocals/guitar) and Brett Byrd (drums) in the project.

“We have experimented in taking the programming and synth production to a level we’ve never incorporated before,” adds Lewis. “We have also spent a lot of time on new guitar tones and effects to take, what we feel, is a step forward for our music. We wanted to incorporate subtle elements of electronica to give it a bit of a cinematic effect to enhance the depth of the instrumentation, while still playing around with odd time signatures and polymeters and maintaining anthemic and singable choruses.”

Not only have Veio already opened for the likes of Seether and Tremonti, but they are part of the Silent Majority Group who have managed the likes of Sevendust, Creed, Paramore, and many, many more. Keep an eye out, because you are bound to be hearing a lot more from this threesome. 

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!