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    Cryptic Veil


    By The Beast, 2015-09-01
    Cryptic Veil

    Cryptic Veil is a metal band from Dallas TX. We enjoy delving into the forbidden... religious objections... theory of all things... consciousness... divinity in hell...

    ​Cryptic Veil was birthed on December 25, 2013 by vocalist/guitarist/bassist Steven Edward Mickelson, AKA... Steven Eddie… in and out of numerous bands since the late 80’s, including Tenacity and Tyson... Cryptic Veil was formed on the back of endless hours poured into a tenaciously driven study of all things, including religious clicks and life's similarities without.

    CV’s drummer Tim Edward incorporates a unique, heavy Bonham/metal style. Having played in bands since the age of 12 and having spent endless weekends with Simply You in the Austin area he brings a world of creative experience to the band. His debut is Oracle, though he joined much earlier and has remained our only official drummer.



    An exceptionally diverse musical background, with family members who played the Grand Ole Opry, Tommy Gardner is verse on a myriad of instruments and brings a wealth of musical insight to the band. Since the age of 15 with his first band Abominable Circus he began his KISS roots and rock style and has since played endless venues, i.e. Dallas City Limits and The Basement. He was frontman for SKATT and eventually formed Ventive with a full EP “Open Your Eyes.” Shortly thereafter he began his Cryptic Veil saga with Dipped in Blood, followed by the band’s 3rd release Oracle. He wrote the music to CV’s 3rd video “Anonymity.”

    Jeff Layton is the bass player and Manager for Cryptic Veil. Always networking, planning the next show, and designing flyers, album artwork, etc., he is a powerful catalyst that helped push the band into a new realm. Born March 12th 1970, he is from Glen Rose, TX... happily married with 3 children. Raised on a big farm, he learned to live off the land at an early age… loves to camp and fish. Jeff has been a Fireman for 10 years. His #1 passion is the music. With influences ranging from all genres, i.e. Beatles, Black Sabbath, Elvis, and Metallica... his all time fav is Megadeth. He started playing guitar at 15… “It was my only escape from life.” Evolving in speed metal, death metal, and hard rock bands throughout the years, Jeff brings it all to the Cryptic Veil table.

    "We're moving as fast as we can, taking it all in before it's all over..." - Cryptic Veil

    Find more info on the band here http://www.crypticveil.com/index.html

     



     

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