It with regret that we inform everyone that guitarist Mo Ismail has left Veilside. This was an amicable split, and we absolutely wish him nothing but the best on any future projects he takes on. For the time being, Veilside will continue on as a 4 piece (although there may be a guest guitarist at a few of our upcoming shows!). In the meantime, we’re going to be auditioning new guitarists and hope to have some news on a potential new addition soon. While it’s always an unknown when a band brings on a new member, we’d like to let our fans and friends know that we’re going to continue to write great songs and put on a great show.
WelcomeHailing from the city of Chicago (and a few of the burbs), Veilside in its' current form has been a force on the Chicago music scene since 2006. Combining influences from across the musical spectrum, Veilside is a modern melodic rock band in the vein of their influences Nickelback, Shinedown, and Black Stone Cherry. In March 2009, the band was named "Best Original Band" by Suburban Nitelife Magazine. Their first EP, "Chapter One" was released in 2008 and to date has sold over 4000 copies. Not resting on their laurels, Veilside once again entered the studio to begin recording a much more ambitious CD titled "This Time..." with producer Chuck Alkazian (Slipknot, Elton John, Cristina Aguilera) at Pearl Sound Studios which was released in 2011. The CD featured 5 new Veilside originals and their popular hard rock cover of the Kansas mega-hit "Dust in the Wind". In May 2013, the band decided to work with Subclass Studios in Chicago to record their highly anticipated 3rd EP "Meanwhile..." which will be released on Sept 21st. Veilside also won the 2011 "Bandemonium" hosted by 95 WIIL Rock (Kenosha) FM Radio, and has shared the stage with many notable national acts including current powerhouses Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Hinder, and Black Stone Cherry, to classic rock acts like Dokken, Nelson, Great White, Sebastian Bach, Warrant, Skid Row, and Lita Ford. Veilside is a very strong supporter of children's charities, having donated time and money to the Kelsey Briggs Foundation Against Child Abuse, Headstones for Angels, and the National SIDS Organization, as well as hosts the annual "Breaking the Silence" Autism Awareness benefit show which raises funds for autism awareness. This year's concert, their 5th annual, raised over thirteen thousand dollars.
Tony Engel - Lead Vocals
Russ Odean - Guitars & Vocals
Mo Ismail - Guitars & Vocals
Bob "Cabo" Hilton - Bass
Ron Thomas - Drums, Percussion, & Vocals
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