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Veil of Secrets "Dead Poetry"


“DEAD POETRY” is released through CRIME RECORDS, November 30th, 2020.

The CD come as an 8-panel digipak. The first print of the LP will be gatefold, colored “galaxy effect” vinyl, exclusive signed photo, large poster, and strictly limited to only 300 copies. In addition, a digital download is included if the LP is bought at the Crime Records webshop. When this limited print is sold out, the LP will be available as a standard gatefold with black vinyl. “DEAD POETRY” is available on all major streaming services.

The album is available as CD and LP at

The digital version can be ordered at Bandcamp.

Crime Records:
– While the CD is ready to be shipped on the release date, we will have to wait till mid-January for the LP due to extended delivery times and the corona situation at the pressing plant. We understand this is unfortunate for those who want to buy both CD and LP at the same time. Still, since the only option to sync these releases was to delay until next year (only big artists release albums in December!), we decided to go on with the original release date and add the signed photo and poster as a bonus. If you buy the CD/LP bundle, you have the option to get the CD shipped first and LP later, or wait and get the whole order shipped as one to save the extra postage cost. You will get the digital release on November 30th.

Veil of Secrets "Dead Poetry" CD digipak
Veil of Secrets "Dead Poetry" LP

“DEAD POETRY” contains 8 songs, 48 minutes.
1. “The Last Attempt” 5.24
2. “Sear The Fallen” 6.50
3. “Remorseful Heart” 5.27
4. “The Lie Of Her Prosperity” 6.19
5. “Fey” 6.32
6. “Bryd” 4.27
7. “Meson” 7.02
8. “Entirety” 6.21

“The Last Attempt” is being released as a single and lyric video on November 13th.

VIBEKE STENE is known as the singer of Tristania, 1997-2007. With VEIL OF SECRETS, STENE has composed the majority of lyrics and vocals.

ASGEIR MICKELSON is known for having played drums in Borknagar, Sarke, Ihsahn, Spiral Architect, Vintersorg, Abyssic, Testament, and others. With VEIL OF SECRETS, MICKELSON has written all music and recorded drums, guitars, and bass.

Growling vocals on the album were done by ERLING MALM (Endolith, Articulus). Violin was done by SAREETA (Ram-Zet, ex-Ásmegin).

“DEAD POETRY” is produced by Vibeke Stene and Asgeir Mickelson, mixed at Toproom Studio by Børge Finstad, and mastered at dUb Studio by Endre Kirkesola.


VIBEKE STENE and ASGEIR MICKELSON announce a new doom metal band, VEIL OF SECRETS

VEIL OF SECRETS’ debut album “Dead Poetry” is set to be released on CD and vinyl through CRIME RECORDS this coming fall.

“Dead Poetry” was recorded by MICKELSON and mixed by BØRGE FINSTAD at TOPROOM STUDIO. On the album, MICKELSON handled guitars, drums, and bass, SAREETA (Ram-Zet, ex-Ásmegin) played violins, and ERLING MALM (Articulus, Endolith) handled grim vocals. The cover illustrations were painted by KJELL ÅGE MELAND. The album is currently being mastered at DUB STUDIO by ENDRE KIRKESOLA.

VIBEKE STENE (ex-Tristania):
“After some years with no music production or dissemination, I strongly felt an inner longing to create and feel alive through music. So I started to seek a resolution.
When Asgeir contacted me for the project God of Atheists, we started to share music and ideas, which lead to a satisfying process of expressions.
I’ve taken the chance to believe that my words, my thoughts, and dreams, could have any value combined with my inner tones. The composing process of “Dead Poetry”, was deeply founded on honesty and trust, and therefore I’m very proud to finally share Veil of Secrets.”

ASGEIR MICKELSON (ex-Borknagar, Sarke, Ihsahn, Testament):
“Most people know me as a drummer, but I started originally out as a guitarist. After I switched to drums, I didn’t play guitar for years, so when I picked up again in 2002, I quickly started writing doom metal riffs. To me, there are only two real doom metal albums, which are the Candlemass classics “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” and “Nightfall”, so that style is my starting point when it comes to writing slow-paced metal – meaning guitar-driven songs with melancholic and somber melodies.
For years I wrote riffs on and (a lot more) off without a real plan, so when Vibeke expressed interest in the songs, it made sense to use them as the basis for a new band. We then went through the material, decided on the initial eight songs, and made some final adjustments before Vibeke breathed new life into them. Then Sareeta lifted the songs even further with her violin melodies. It’s not become symphonic – it’s still pure doom metal, and I cannot wait to let you finally hear it!”

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