Veil of Ashes

Veil of Ashes was an alternative band from Oakland, California that was a favorite in the San Francisco club scene. Though Christians, they felt that they wouldn't and shouldn't be confined to the church circuit, making them one of the first Christian bands to play a constant string of secular clubs and to appear with some of the major secular artists of the day. They helped pave the road for many of the Christian bands that are in the secular arena now. Headlining such bay area clubs as The Omni, the Stone, Bottom of the Hill, the Berkley Square and Madame Wongs in Southern California. Their very first show was at the legendary Mabuhay Gardens (the Dead Kennedy's, Iggy Pop, the Ramones, Devo). Veil of Ashes also had the opportunity to play Cornerstone Festival twice, Great America, Waterworld, and Knott's Berry Farm. They also were asked to perform at Colleges like Pepperdine University and San Jose State. Veil of Ashes performed live on several secular radio stations in the Bay Area. They received national college radio attention with their songs reaching as high as the number one slot on many.