Crimson Veil release music video for apocalyptic debut single ‘Flinch’

Author Benedetta Baldin - 23.5.2024

Dark alternative metal act Crimson Veil may still be a mystery to some parts of the metal world, but that is to finally be changed as the UK based four-piece showcase their signature sound with debut single Flinch today. The track is also part of the band’s first offering titled “Hex,” which is set to mesmerize the worldwide audience from September 20, 2024 (Reigning Phoenix Music) and can be pre-ordered (jewel-case CD, black & red opaque vinyl in gatefold, digital) and pre-saved now, here:

Watch the official Flinch music video on YouTube:

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‘Flinch’ is about the end of the world. As humanity, we are careening into a mass extinction due to our own choices and a lot of the time it feels like there is nothing that will stop it. Mishkin Fitzgerald

Flinch is something different for thinking listeners: it’s a dualistic song that transitions effortlessly between aggression and euphoria. It opens with a classical string quartet arranged by Hana Piranha, drawing the listener in before exploding into atonal guitar riffs, accompanied by deep guttural death growls. At the complete opposite end of the genre spectrum, the song breaks away into trippy, dream-like soundscapes and eventually climaxes into a glorious guitar solo from Garry Mitchell. Tasteful and driving drums from Anna Mylee flawlessly carry the audience through this musical maze, while Fitzgerald flips between ethereal soft vocals into deep growls.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Flinch‘ as well as other new tracks in the “RPM New Releases” playlist on Spotify:


01. Hex
02. Ribbons
03. Flinch
04. Shift
05. Illuminate
06. Opulence
07. Joyless
08. Awake
09. Task

Crimson Veil live:

01.06.2024 CZ Pilsen – Metalfest

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About Crimson Veil

Creating unique, sinister soundscapes, the UK-based outfit ingeniously combines elements of rock, metal and cinematic music while lyrically covering esoteric topics, accompanied by dark visual aesthetics. The four talented multi-instrumentalists originally come from different band projects and bring an impressive touring history across the UK, the US and Mexico. They have worked with music industry greats such as Paul Reeve (Muse etc.) and John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails) in the past.

Crimson Veil are:
Mishkin Fitzgerald | vocals
Garry Mitchell | guitars (Strandberg)
Hana Piranha | electric cello
Anna Mylee | drums