An exchange with someone writing a book on goth brought up the fact that I had, through odd circumstances and band personnel issues, I no longer had a copy of the debut Veil of Thorns demo, nor was the dat tape with the mixdown in my possession no longer. (“How you musicians can let things like this happen, I don’t understand” said he.) That led me to dig through 4 and 8 track master tapes to see what I still had. No longer having the equipment to play this stuff, I had to do some serious beatmapping and quantizing, but left rehearsal complex ambientia, artifacts and tape quirks.
The debut demo from Veil of thorns, recorded on primitive equipment in a basement rehearsal complex in Boston. Instrumental tracks were recorded all at once on two tracks using two ribbon mikes and a direct line for Ruddy Bitch, leaving the other two for vocals and a couple additional guitars.
the noise of other bands can be heard at quiet moments.
P. Emerson Williams – Guitar, Vocals
Jarrett Laitinen – Guitar
Catherine Chenoweth – Bass
Ruddy Bitch – Drums
Tear the Cities Down
|VeilOfThorns-VeilOfThorns1991_64kb_mp3.zip||64Kbps MP3 ZIP||30 MB|
|VeilOfThorns-VeilOfThorns1991_vbr_mp3.zip||VBR ZIP||149 MB|
|Audio Files||VBR MP3||Ogg Vorbis||64Kbps MP3|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_01-Void||19 MB||5.4 MB||3.8 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_02-Utopia||17 MB||5.3 MB||3.4 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_03-Tear_The_Cities_Down||18 MB||5.7 MB||3.5 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_04-Sanctify_[Drowning]||20 MB||6.6 MB||4.0 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_05-No_Claim||12 MB||4.1 MB||2.5 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_06-Dreamshadow_[Falling]||22 MB||6.2 MB||4.4 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_07-Re-Creating_Space-Time||15 MB||5.3 MB||2.9 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_08-Crimson_Smile||22 MB||7.3 MB||4.3 MB|
|Veil_of_Thorns_-_09-Nod||5.1 MB||1.7 MB||1.0 MB|