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. The late Gene Eugene of Adam Again and the Lost Dogs produced the Frontline album Pain, which included background vocals by the Choir’s Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty. It yielded a top ten Christian Rock single “Without Eyes," beating out Petra that month. Pulse magazine named Pain as one of the top ten Christian albums of the year. The album boldly opens with a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin'."
Brian Kirsch (Sterling)