Forest Veil is the solo work of Portland multi-instrumentalist/producer Monica Metzler. Following the echoes of her elusive muse, Forest Veil makes mystical psych-folk that maps the emotional terrain of humanity and its place in the cosmos. Melding a voice that sounds like smokey quartz with psychedelic guitar riffs and enigmatic lyricism, Forest Veil’s sound evokes a haunting nostalgia for other worlds. Though she primarily writes on her own, Forest Veil records and performs with others. An avid guitarist for over 20 years, Forest Veil's music showcases virtuosic guitar shredding and dynamic musicality.
Forest Veil's album, Solita, will be released on Spirit House Records on June 7th, 2019. Solita, in Spanish, means “little lonely one” or “little alone one”. Forest Veil’s sophomore album is an anthem to just that: to finding your inner strength and standing alone. Produced in a largely solitary fashion over the course of two years, Solita was arranged with dynamic intention that showcases the depth of Forest Veil’s musical landscapes and intricate artistry. When she was snowed in during the infamous Portland snowapocalypse of 2015, she challenged herself to write one song everyday for 10 days; the majority of these ended up on Solita. Forest Veil’s fierce guitar playing and potent lyrics are held by a compelling interplay of drums and bass that give force to the honest storylines of love, loss and self-empowerment.