Twenty five years ago, Phil Meads, Sean Doty and I were introduced by a common friend, Batz in the Belfry artist Nelson Di Marco.
At that first rehearsel we went from Depeche Mode to The Damned by way of The Mission UK.
"Three chords and the truth", although it was first said by U2, it became our battle cry.
We wanted to speak the truth in all it's unvarnished glory, beauty and sorrow.
We did everything in the post-punk ethic of "do it yourself.
Through struggle and self promotion we rose to become the only alternative band in the Bay Area that could sell out a club on our name alone.
We played with the biggest alternative artists of the day.......Chris Issack, The Psychedelic Furs, The Ocean Blue, Social Distortion...ad nauseaum.
We had never meant ourselves to be a church band, 'and there in lies
The list goes on......and so does life.....
Over seven years we had many personal changes but, Sean and I remained the constant factor.
Everyone who was a member of "Veil" left their own indelible mark on the sound and personality of the band..............
And without whom there would not have been a continuing "Veil"..............
I listen to these tracks and am transported to a time when it was "three young men against the world".
I hope you enjoy this compilation of old and "new" Veil as much as I do still.
With all my love and affection,
~ Brian Kirsch (who is better known as "Sterling, the only and ever bassist of "Veil of Ashes")
released March 17, 2013
All songs by Veil of Ashes
Cover artwork imagined by Sterling but made manifest through the great skill and talent of our dear friend, Jimmy Arceneaux.
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