Ugh.....

So we haven't posted to the site in awhile, a product of our busy-as-all-get-out schedule and making the new CD, INTERMISSION.  But today, the news just hurts.  We are saddened to report that guitarist Tom Finnelly passed away unexpectedly last night.  Tom was only 44 years old.  He'd been with us for just about one year, and now he's gone.  We're all in shock over this development, and we hope to have more news for everyone soon, but please join us in wishing Tom's family - his wife Laura and two children - our deepest condolences.  We miss him already.....



Gone, but not forgotten.......Thanks, Tom.....

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  • Ira Kleinmuntz

    Ira Kleinmuntz Chicago, IL

    This is so tragic, having just spent this past weekend at Beamanfest 2015, (Dixon, IL) it was my first time seeing Veilside live, a Veilside virgin no more, I was knocked out by the absolute beauty in the band's balance/counter-balance both visually as well in sound created by virtue of the vocalist's long haired laid back cool coupled with the fevered intensity brought to bear by Tom Finnelly's ax wielding hard driving presence prowling and dominating the right side of the stage in a hot August midday sun beating down on the stage behind the VFW Post in the center of a shining prairie in the heart of the Midwest. Tom's sudden passing in the night following a near gut wrenching performance for Beamanfest is beyond an American Tragedy: it is an exclamation point in twisted hyperbole given Beamanfest's very existence is borne of keeping the memory and soul of Ben Beaman alive with honor and tribute to a fallen comrade and good friend who met his death tragically as a young man taken too soon in Dixon, IL. Tom Finnelly's passing in the wake of Beamanfest 2015, may he R.I.P. is tragic and unfair claiming another soul of a fallen friend and hero who we now bless as the haunting legend of Bloody Gulch Road lives on in song and rhyme but yet no reason.

    This is so tragic, having just spent this past weekend at Beamanfest 2015, (Dixon, IL) it was my first time seeing Veilside live, a Veilside virgin no more, I was knocked out by the absolute beauty in the band's balance/counter-balance both visually as well in sound created by virtue of the vocalist's long haired laid back cool coupled with the fevered intensity brought to bear by Tom Finnelly's ax wielding hard driving presence prowling and dominating the right side of the stage in a hot August midday sun beating down on the stage behind the VFW Post in the center of a shining prairie in the heart of the Midwest. Tom's sudden passing in the night following a near gut wrenching performance for Beamanfest is beyond an American Tragedy: it is an exclamation point in twisted hyperbole given Beamanfest's very existence is borne of keeping the memory and soul of Ben Beaman alive with honor and tribute to a fallen comrade and good friend who met his death tragically as a young man taken too soon in Dixon, IL. Tom Finnelly's passing in the wake of Beamanfest 2015, may he R.I.P. is tragic and unfair claiming another soul of a fallen friend and hero who we now bless as the haunting legend of Bloody Gulch Road lives on in song and rhyme but yet no reason.

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