Tech Death Thursday: The Kennedy Veil


Prepare to be pulverized!

Today I have another band that will make you feel like a shitty drummer, but first here’s the news:

Enfold Darkness have dropped a new single titled “The Dirge of the Surrogate Invictus” and have announced their signing with The Artisian Era. This is something I have been waiting for FOREVER and we have Sumerian to thank for the wait. Their last album dropped in 2009. I also featured them on TDT a bit ago. Anyway, this song doesn’t not disappoint in the least, check it out.

Vale of Pnath, also previously featured on TDT released live footage of a new song. Check that out here.

Eschaton dropped a new single called “Falsified Existence”. It comes from their debut album Sentinel Apocalypse which will be released by Unique Leader on the 19th. Stab here to see that.

George Kolias (Nile) is streaming a new solo track titled “Buried Under The Flames”. Check that out here.

That’s it as far as news goes, but that’s ok because I can listen to that Enfold Darkness song for eternity. Be sure to berate me in the comments if I forgot to mention something.

Let’s have a chat about the Kennedy Veil shall we? Here, have a song:

The Kennedy Veil have some monstrous drumming complemented by brutal vocals with a side of very tasty riffs. The bass is pretty impressive as well. It’s no Beyond Creation, but it’s really not fair to compare anyone to them when it comes to bass. The production does a great job of making the songs sound heavy as fuck while at the same time allowing you to hear all the instruments clearly. As a bonus it doesn’t sound super clean and sterile like a lot of tech bands these days. You can see a bit of The Faceless influence in their songs as well; skip to 56 seconds in on that there track up there for an example. TKV don’t bust out the weedlies or the deedlies and they don’t need to. They a more old school style of tech death that doesn’t have any of that. Instead, as I mentioned before they throw in some tasty riffs that last just long enough that they don’t overstay their welcome but at the same time leave you wanting more. You can even hear some Origin influence in there if you listen closely.

The Kennedy Veil’s latest album Trinity of Falsehood dropped via Unique Leader in January of last year. You can pick it up via Unique Leader’s website or via their bandcamp. As always, give them a like on Facebook if you appreciate their music. Lastly, if you have anything you would like to submit to TDT or if you want to be a guest writer send your tech to

Until next time, stay tech.

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  • CyberneticOrganism

    Goddamn, that artwork.

  • HessianHunter

    I’m playing the same fest as these dudes in Oakland next week. I look forward to being shamed out of the venue for this drummer making me look like such a chump.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Started listening to Maeth after I saw the article about the tour, really cool shit pumpkin child, you can groove on those circles.

      • HessianHunter

        Thank you, although I am newish to the band and Oceans Into Ashes was made before I was a member, so it’s my bandmate you’re hearing banging on those circles. We’re recording our new material for 2 drummers this summer, that’ll be my proper recording debut.

        • Diarrhea

          Good luck on the tour!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Well don’t I look the fool… I’m looking forward to hearing your new stuff then

  • Tyree

    Goddamn, do I love feeling like a shitty drummer. Hail shit!

    Also, I wonder if that dude ever gets his flabby ear holes stuck on things. For example: A tree branch, a coat hanger, a fishing hook, a shirt button, a pillow feather, or a cabinet knob.

    • MoshOff

      I knew a dude who used to put locks on people’s gauges and then toss out the key.

      Then he got gauges himself (?)

      • Tyree


        • CyberneticOrganism

          Patron Saint of TOH

      • There are fates worse than dying a poser

    • Guppusmaximus

      HA! One day he’ll get rid of them. They won’t look so intriguing when he hits 40:)

    • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

      As someone who knows multiple people with gauges, its extremely rare, pretty much the only thing they get stuck on is stuff people put there purposefully.

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    In celebration of techwankdeath Thursday, I present Orgone. It’s like Pyrrhon meets tech-wank-death-weedlie.

    Note the non-purple cover.

  • The drummer is very good! Thanks for sharing and spreding the word, Jack!


  • Have a story, just don’t have any regrets. Drink tequila and blast tech death!

  • it’s great to have you back, Jack … do it again! (Steely Dan)

  • Dean the P.I. Staker

    Honestly, I will skip an album if it has artwork like that–artificially bright, computerized, and nauseating in its weird shininess. They always seem to have lots of purples and teals. Just gross. I’ll take a million unoriginal black and white sketches and graveyard pictures over that type of art. Blech!

    EDIT: Just read the other comments. I guess I’m not the only one that feels this way, haha.

  • Guppusmaximus

    “Today I have another band that will make you feel like a shitty drummer…”

    If by shitty you mean that I don’t sound like EzDrummer v.500000000 then I will happily bask in my shittiness:)

  • Slit your goats

    It’s good to have you back Bauer I missed my weekly dose of Tech.

    This stuff is pretty rad, Stay Emtechened

  • That George Kolias track is rambo banging!


  • Dat enfold darkness tho

    • todaywasagoodday.gif

    • I don’t know man, I thought it was pretty much meh-quality.

      • Maybe because it’s pre production

        • And by meh-quality I mean I thought the song was boring.

          The weedles on the solo were hot grooving though!


  • Diarrhea

    Meh. Just meh. Sounds like a million other overly weedly deedly tech death bands, and sounds like they just threw random parts together. 0.5/10 tendies.

    *gets back to listening to Heathen Foray*

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    rockefellers shot jfk—then had millions killed in Vietnam war escalation–killed martin luther kingjr—-created Watergate—-orchestrated white wash investigations—installed themselves as vice president afterwards
    illegally held jfk assassination info from the public
    did 911
    time for the feds to take down the rockefellers

    • zzzzzzzzzzz, do you think Kennedy period (if he didn’t get killed) would be a good mandate?

      I’ve read somewhere that he was kinda leftist. But, I don’t know anything about it. What do you think?

      • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        left–right—>just a smokescreem–
        kennedy=pro America–rational world peace
        rockefellers=pro u.n.—conquer the word at any cost—for “agenda 21”

        agenda 21 totalitarian (non)religious agenda—–>irrational power grab attempt——->beyond “right and wrong”—–
        fuck those motherfuckers–and their media

        • Thanks for your response.

        • Seeing the assasination video mades me very sad. Not only because it was very crude, but because it’s really a death because a political power game.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Nah… Don’t fall for that conspiracy nonsense. It was all because of a Marine that turned into a diluted defector who was easily led by anti-american propaganda. This wasn’t his first assassination. The first attempt on Edwin Walker failed..

          • Guppus, in this year, which is the Official version of the fact?

          • Guppusmaximus

            That Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunner responsible for JFK’s assassination. They have plenty of evidence to back that up.

          • Thanks for your response.

        • JamesGrimm
        • Diarrhea

          What about the founder of Best Korea? No, not Kim Il Sung, but my grandfather:


      • are you familiar with the assassination? ima have to disagree with @Brian_aka_Guppusmaximus:disqus and say that it WAS a conspiracy. i’m a big fan of Jesse Ventura, and i totally buy into his explanation. (it’s long, but if you do a simple search you’ll find audio)

        • Not much, McNulty. It’s a very foreign and old historic fact, so I never really researched about it.

        • Sir Tapir the Based™

          My mom killed JFK.

        • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          in a sort of way—there is kind of an ongoing internet war on these issues—though ventura probably seems like a good person –on a personal level—–he is a shill to the bone

          there is a recent episode of his radio show–with tommy chong on there—->they start getting “anecdotal” telling little pothead stories back and forth offhand—and tommy says “bill gates is the richest man in the world”—-to which ventura says “no…I work for the richest guy in the world”—referring to Rupert murdoch

          there’s lots of other instances–all his speech is “tyranny HAS taken over”—and things like that—to try to set a defeatist tone–against Murdoch agenda

        • Guppusmaximus

          ” i’m a big fan of Jesse Ventura”

          If you’re serious then that would explain why you think it was a conspiracy…unfortunately:(

          • i am serious. he makes sense to me, more than any politician i can think of. and his theories about the assassination are the only ones i know… i’ll have to read up, might turn out that i’m in the wrong boat!

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            I’m not sure if you’re the same McNulty I fell in love with anymore.

          • where’d i lose you, honey?

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            With the conspiracy and Jesse Ventura.

          • Guppusmaximus

            I didn’t really follow his political career though I heard he really did fight for the blue collar worker. However, his conspiracy show on TV was bat-shit crazy and was an argument from ignorance fest. Just my .02

    • Tyree

      Monster string green beans ate Laura Palmer causing 911.

      • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        thousands of 911 truthers–from all walks of life —disagree

        under a sea of misinfo—-standing tall

        • Tyree

          Dire Straits Walk of life was used to torture Iraqi prisoners.

        • Diarrhea

          Ghandi ate Milk Duds, causing the death of millions, and causing 9-11 and impregnating Obama’s mom in an Easter Island crackhouse.


    I rly hate their name tho

    • Says the guy with a copyright symbol in his name lol.



        • No more bloodbearde?


            Back to rocking dark souls, but I was really just parodying all the recent name changes around here.

          • It’s not just me right? Bloodborne doesn’t have that epic replay value that the dark souls games do….


            Nah, it doesnt. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: no fashion. My sotfs char is ng+ atm. Running a straight tank build with this guy

    • The Beargod

      This is a recurring theme for you, I think.

  • tertius_decimus

    Solo track by George Kollias is kinda old-school, you know.

  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

    The cover alone insures this is an excellent album…works with 100% accuracy!