VEIL OF MIST has been founded in 2004 in Reims, France by long-time fellow musicians Jean-Baptiste Frichet and Frédéric Carcelle. The first demo was released in 2006, followed by an EP in 2008 but for many years the band lived the life of underground bands with numerous line-up changes and other obstacles. They nevertheless always stayed active on the live front in France and abroad.
The band really came to a second life with Amandine Rosselle joining their ranks in 2013, which enabled them to put the final touches to their debut album «Disenchantment », a collection of tunes that ranges from melodic Rock/Metal to more extreme and dark Metal with a lot of elements in between but never gets too far away from the wistful atmospheres praised by the band. They played live in France, Belgium,
Germany and The Netherlands and are now working on their second full-length.
About "The Silent Frontier":
There are frontiers meant to be crossed. There are silences made to be broken. That is what ANCESTRAL LEGACY (Norway) and VEIL OF MIST (France) decided to do with that common recording born from a long friendship between Eddie and Jean-Baptiste, their respective masterminds. Both bands play a kind of dark and melodic female-fronted Metal but, in truth, have not much to do with what is known as the « female-fronted scene ». Throughout the past years, after sharing some live dates in 2010 and because of an obvious likemindedness, the idea slowly took form to release a split EP which would be the fruit of a real collaboration, not just two bands putting a couple of unused songs together to earn some extra bucks.
That resulted in more than one hour of music including two new songs written by both bands altogether, with one recorded mainly by Ancestral Legacy and one recorded mainly by Veil of Mist. Each band contributed one brand new song, one re-recording of an old song and one coversong, Ancestral Legacy covering the famous French pop artist Mylène Farmer and Veil of Mist covering the luciferian neo-classical band Elend of Holy Records fame. On the physical version of the EP you can also find and
extra track for each band : A classically-orchestrated medley of previously released songs for Ancestral Legacy and an electro remix of an album track for Veil of Mist.
Thus, despite the distance, both bands have intertwined their styles and personalities to build a real musical bridge between France and Norway, far from the mainstream, and made their -chaotic- paths meet for a dark yet soulful walk.
Dangling Hopes (Self Release 2008)
Disenchantment (Valkyrie Rising 2016) Review
The Silent Frontier (Valkyrie Rising 2019)
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Amandine Rosselle – Vocals
Frédéric Carcelle – Guitars
Cédric Vassal – Guitars
Jean-Baptiste Frichet –
Bass & Programming
Sébastien Roehm – Drums