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 San Francisco, California, USA San Francisco, California, USA
  
-Veil of Ashes was an alternative band influenced by The Doors and Gene Loves Jezebel. They were a local favorite in the San Francisco bay area. After releasing a pair of demos (both produced by Nelson DiMarco of [[The Hounds of Heaven]]), they signed to [[Graceland Records]] to release their full-length debut //Pain//. //Pain// was intended to be the first part of a trilogy, the following albums to be called //Passion// and //​Promise//​. However, the label folded before those albums were recorded.+Veil of Ashes was an alternative band influenced by The Doors and Gene Loves Jezebel. They were a local favorite in the San Francisco bay area. After releasing a pair of demos (both produced by Nelson DiMarco of [[The Hounds of Heaven]]), they signed to [[Graceland Records]] to release their full-length debut //​Pain//​. ​The band also released a video for the lead single from the album, their cover of Bob Dylan'​s "The Times They are a Changin’." ​//Pain// was intended to be the first part of a trilogy, the following albums to be called //Passion// and //​Promise//​. However, the label folded before those albums were recorded.
  
 The band continued, recording a demo ep and releasing their first two demos as a compilation on [[Blonde Vinyl Records]] called //The Young and Reckless: The Regression of Veil of Ashes//. After the Blonde Vinyl release, the band changed members and shortened the band name to Veil. They signed with [[Eden Records]] and released the full-length //Mr. Sunshine//. The band continued, recording a demo ep and releasing their first two demos as a compilation on [[Blonde Vinyl Records]] called //The Young and Reckless: The Regression of Veil of Ashes//. After the Blonde Vinyl release, the band changed members and shortened the band name to Veil. They signed with [[Eden Records]] and released the full-length //Mr. Sunshine//.
  
-In 1994, the band recorded three demos that they shopped around to labels. When this was not successful, they called it a day. Those songs were not released until 2013, when the band got together to release a compilation album. This album (//Eternal Teenage Angst//) contained demos, live songs, and one newly recorded cover song.+In 1994, the band recorded three demos that they shopped around to labels. When this was not successful, they called it a day. Those songs were not released until 2013, when the band got together to release a compilation album. This album (//Eternal Teenage Angst//) contained demos, live songs, and one newly recorded cover of "​Touch"​ by [[Dead Artist Syndrome]].
  
-[[Sean ​Patrick ​Doty]] also released a solo album under the band name of Unveiled called //Youth Music//, as well as producing demos for bands such as [[Society]]. Sterling has been a part of many bands as well, including [[They]].+[[Sean Doty]] also released a solo album under the band name of Unveiled called //Youth Music//, as well as producing demos for bands such as [[Society]]. Sterling has been a part of many bands as well, including [[They]].
  
 ===== Discography ===== ===== Discography =====
  
-| 1987 | Veil of Ashes | Prayers for the World | Realty Records |+| 1987 | [[https://​christiantapeunderground.wordpress.com/​2019/​09/​27/​veil-of-ashes-prayers-for-the-world/​|Veil of Ashes]] | Prayers for the World | Realty Records |
 | 1987 | Veil of Ashes | Nëgro | Realty Records | | 1987 | Veil of Ashes | Nëgro | Realty Records |
 | 1989 | Veil of Ashes | Pain | [[Graceland Records]] | | 1989 | Veil of Ashes | Pain | [[Graceland Records]] |
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 1987 Realty Records 1987 Realty Records
  
-[[Sean ​Patrick ​Doty]] – Poet, guitar\\+[[Sean Doty]] – Poet, guitar\\
 Sterling – Bass\\ Sterling – Bass\\
 Phil Meads – Drums Phil Meads – Drums
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 1987 Realty Records (TP0002 1987) 1987 Realty Records (TP0002 1987)
  
-[[Sean ​Patrick ​Doty]] – Guitar, poet, voice, piano\\+[[Sean Doty]] – Guitar, poet, voice, piano\\
 Sterling – Bass\\ Sterling – Bass\\
 Phil Meads – Drums, percussion Phil Meads – Drums, percussion
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 +
 +==== Pain ====
 +
 +1989 [[Graceland Records]] (CD09074)
 +
 +[[Sean Doty]] – Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, poet\\
 +Lance Harris – Keyboards, Hammond B-3, piano, lead electric & acoustic guitars\\
 +Sterling – Bass\\
 +Phil Meads – Drums
 +
 +[[Gene Eugene]] – Piano on “Come Unto Me”\\
 +[[Derri Daugherty]] – Backing vocals on “Time Changes”\\
 +[[Steve Hindalong]] – Backing vocals on “Time Changes”\\
 +Joseph Linn – Percussion
 +
 +Produced by [[Gene Eugene]]
 +
 +  - The Times They are a Changin’ (3:53)
 +  - And They Call It Love (3:50)
 +  - Without Eyes (3:22)
 +  - Corpse (4:36)
 +  - Suicide (3:27)
 +  - She (3:27)
 +  - Take My Hand (4:05)
 +  - Testimony (5:09)
 +  - The Cross Was His Own (3:31)
 +  - Hide Me (4:23)
 +  - Come Unto Me (5:21)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Veil of Ashes ep ====
 +
 +1991 Realty Records
 +
 +[[Sean Doty]] – Vocals, guitars\\
 +Lance Harris – Guitars\\
 +Sterling – Bass\\
 +Phil Meads – Drums. percussion
 +
 +== Version 1 ==
 +
 +  - 01) Marilyn’s Right to Twinkle
 +  - 02) I Hope I Left You Smiling
 +  - 03) Bed of Roses
 +
 +== Version 2 ==
 +
 +  - I Hope I Left You Smiling
 +  - 20 Loves (One With a Promise)
 +  - Pimps and Preachers
 +  - Stygian Shore
 +  - Bed of Roses
 +  - Stygian Shore (unplugged)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== The Young And Reckless: The Regression of Veil of Ashes ====
 +
 +1992 [[Blonde Vinyl Records]] (BVCD3372)
 +
 +[[Sean Doty]] – Vocals, guitars\\
 +Sterling – Bass\\
 +Phil Meads – Drums, percussion
 +
 +Lance Harris – Guitars on “Passion Play”\\
 +Nelson DiMarco – keyboards
 +
 +Produced by Veil of Ashes, Nelson Di Marco, Shona Davidson, and John Dlugosh
 +
 +  - Passion Play (4:34)
 +  - I.C.U. (2:37) (originally on //Prayers for the World//)
 +  - Tears on the Red) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +  - Falling (3:14) (originally on //Prayers for the World//)
 +  - Liturgy (5:37) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +  - Let Me Die (3:17) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +  - Blood & Fire (3:22) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +  - Only Love (3:52) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +  - I Know (3:22) (originally on //Prayers for the World//)
 +  - Apology (3:16) (originally on //Nëgro//)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Mr. Sunshine ====
 +
 +1992 [[Eden Records]] (FLD9791)
 +
 +[[Sean Doty]] – Vocals, guitars\\
 +Brendan Merithew – Guitars, vocals\\
 +Rich Medina – Keyboards\\
 +Sterling – Bass, vocals\\
 +Mike Jackson – Drums, vocals
 +
 +Masaki Lui – Violin\\
 +Scott Anderson – Additional guitars on tracks 3, 8, 11, 12, and 13\\
 +Jeremy Hawley – Drums on track 13
 +
 +Produced by Veil and Masaki Lui
 +
 +  - Marilyn’s Right to Twinkle (3:02)
 +  - Good Times (3:38)
 +  - The Hunger (4:35)
 +  - Mr. Sunshine (4:12)
 +  - A Cry For Help (5:06)
 +  - Pimps and Preachers (3:55)
 +  - 20 Loves (One With Promise) (4:13)
 +  - This Love (2:27)
 +  - Norwegian Wood (3:44)
 +  - Queen for a Day (5:08)
 +  - Bed of Roses (3:14)
 +  - Stygian Shore (4:24)
 +  - I Hope I Left You Smiling (3:21)
 +  - Three Years Old (6:42)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Demos ====
 +
 +1994 Independent
 +
 +[[Sean Doty]] – Vocals, guitars\\
 +Brendan Merithew – Guitars, vocals\\
 +Rich Medina – Keyboards\\
 +Sterling – Bass, background vocals, vocals on “Seraphim Twist”\\
 +Mike Jackson – Drums, vocals
 +
 +  - Angel Falls (5:37)
 +  - Demon Box (5:16)
 +  - Seraphim Twist (3:44)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Eternal Teenage Angst ====
 +
 +2013 Independent (2013)
 +
 +  - Reach (3:47)
 +  - Angel Falls (5:37)
 +  - Demon Box (5:16)
 +  - Seraphim Twist (3:44)
 +  - Marylin’s Right to Twinkle (1991 demo) (3:02)
 +  - The Hunger (1991 demo) (4:31)
 +  - I Hope I Left You Smiling (1991 demo) (3:10)
 +  - 20 Loves (1991 demo) (3:57)
 +  - Pimps and Preachers (1991 demo) (4:06)
 +  - Stygian Shore (regular version) (1991 demo) (4:10)
 +  - Bed of Roses (1991 demo) (3:05)
 +  - Stygian Shore (acoustic version) (1991 demo) (4:25)
 +  - My Town (live 1988) (3:07)
 +  - Sleep (live 1988) (4:32)
 +  - Without Eyes (live 1988) (3:57)
 +  - Let Me Die (live 1988) (3:33)
 +  - Come Unto Me (live 1988) (4:17)
 +
 +------
 +
 +===== Videos =====
 +
 +{{youtube>​8r0oNgrVzSw?​medium}}
 +
 +
 +------
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +
 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​VEIL-OF-ASHES-354542937541/​|Veil of Ashes Official Facebook Page]]