Remove the Veil

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Remove the Veil
Origin Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Genres Southern metal
Christian metal
Years active 2005–2008
Labels Facedown Records
Associated acts With Blood Comes Cleansing
Chasing Victory
Big Fresh
Website Remove the Veil on Myspace
Past members Mark Hendrix
Travis Hopkins
Pat Hood
Michael Sasser
Mark Coxwell
Cliff McCall

Remove the Veil was a Christian Metalcore[1] band from Opelika, Alabama, founded in January 2005. They were most recently signed to Facedown Records. The band gets their name from 2 Corinthians 3:14.[2]


The band was initially a five-piece indie rock band consisting of Hendrix, McCall, Hood, Coxwell, and then-vocalist Michael Sasser, who released an EP in 2005 with 5 songs. In mid-2005 Sasser left to join With Blood Comes Cleansing, and the band decided to put Hendrix on vocals and guitar rather than find a replacement.[citation needed]

The band was signed to Facedown Records in March 2007, and their debut album, Another Way Home, was released in October 2007.

In September 2007, original drummer Mark Coxwell and original bassist Cliff McCall left the band. Shortly thereafter, Travis Hopkins began playing bass, and the band used a fill-in drummer for their November and December tours. In January 2008, Travis Hopkins switched instruments with Pat Hood.[citation needed]

On 23 May 2008, the band announced on their Myspace that they were splitting up. Their last show was 7 June 2008 at the Summer Side Show 6 in Columbus, Georgia.[citation needed]


Final lineup[3]
  • Mark Hendrix - vocals/guitar (2005-2008)
  • Pat Hood - guitar (2005-2007), bass (2007-2008)
  • Travis Hopkins - guitar (2007-2008), bass (2008)
  • Drew Lyons - drums (2008)
Former members[3]
  • Michael Sasser - vocals (2005)
  • Mark Coxwell - drums (2005–2007)
  • Cliff McCall - bass (2005–2007)
  • Toby Rose - drums (2007-2008)


Studio albums[4]


Watauga, the name of the sixth track on Another Way Home was chosen by vocalist/lyricist Mark Hendrix for its "dark, foreboding sound, that belonged to a prison's name, along with the familiarity that it brings of Native American words so ingrained in the South." Watauga is also the Cherokee Indian word for "the land beyond."


  1. ^ "Remove the Veil html Biography and Band info". The Gauntlet. 
  2. ^ Staff(s). "Remove the Veil". Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Remove the Veil, discography, line-up, and interviews". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Hezrom (July 23, 2011). "Remove the Veil". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ JoshIVM. "Remove the Veil - Remove the Veil EP". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ JoshIVM. "Remove the Veil - Another Way Home". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 

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