PHOTOS: Veil of Maya, Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver, Entheos—May 23rd, 2015 @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY

May 23rd, 2015, The Matriarch Tour featuring Entheos, Gift Giver, Oceano, Revocation, and Veil Of Maya, who supporting their newest album, Matriarch [review], came to Revolution Bar and Music Hall in Amityville, New York. What’s cool about this tour is that each band on the lineup is supporting their respected 2015 album release (except for Revocation, whose newest album came out in October of 2014 [review]).

Local progressive deathcore/death metal band Eridian opened the show. Though I got there after Eridian’s set, they released their debut EP titled Hollow Theory back in March, and it’s pretty good for a first release. This is Entheos’ first full US tour, and if you were a fan of Animosity back in the day, you know why this band is important. They also released their debut EP titled Primal back in March. Following Entheos was Gift Giver, and they’re currently supporting their latest release called Shitlife which came out in April. Following Gift Giver was Oceano, who are supporting their latest release Ascendants. Next up was Revocation, and they are a band who you should never miss live. Finally, Veil Of Maya ended the show with a bang. Even if you’re not a big Veil Of Maya fan, you’ll still catch yourself nodding or even banging your head to the rhythm.

Definitely catch this tour when it comes to your area, and check out the pictures below!


Gift Giver



Veil of Maya

For more from this photographer, visit Mark Valentino Photography on Flickr.


A recent graduate of Nassau Community College with an associates degree in liberal arts, Mark is currently a freelance photographer in the Long Island/New York City area (but travels frequently, especially if the job is worth it), and is constantly churning out riffs with his grindcore band, Blame God (who’s even playing with NAILS in March 2017). Aside from that, he is constantly searching for new bands to check out and attending/photographing shows.

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