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Below is our complete Valleys news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Valleys Posts "Desperate Me" Video

Raleigh NC's Valleys just released a new music video for "Desperate Me." The video acts as a tribute to the band's fallen brother, Michael Clement, who was tragically killed in a car accident on February 5th, 2016 - exactly one week prior to the release of debut album, "Experiment One: Asylum."

Metal Insider also interviewed vocalist Jayson Mitchell, Guitarist RJ RIggle and Drummer Robert Meikle about the life of Valleys after the passing of Mikey Clement and what the video means to them. Read the full article right here.

"Desperate Me" was filmed, produced, and edited by good friend Jaiden Frost of Jaiden Frost Presents. The band would like to extend a huge thank you to Jaiden for all his hard work in video capturing for Valley over the years, especially with "Desperate Me."

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Valleys Posts "10,000 Pieces" Playthrough

Valleys just released a new play-through video for "10,000 Pieces" taken from debut album, "Experiment One: Asylum." Guitarists Brandon Scurlark and R.J. Riggle take you on a whirl wind adventure through one of Valleys most technical songs.

While the "Experiment One: Asylum" cycle is still alive and kicking, Valleys has already made plans for a follow-up album and is currently writing music for a short EP to be released in late 2016/early 2017. More...

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Valleys Working On EP, Album

Modern progressive/experimental metal group Valleys just returned from the 18-day "Experiment One: Asylum" tour. With the success of a new album and with the incredible feedback presented by this tour, Valleys is ready to start writing for the next record immediately.

On February 5th, 2016, Valleys lost vocalist Mikey Clement to a horrific car accident. This unfortunate event set off a massive change in the band. Bassist Brandon Clement, brother of Mikey, decided to leave the band as well.

Now the band is set as a four piece. The tragic passing of Mikey and the sudden departure of Brandon left a big toll on the remaining members of Valleys. However, the band vows to push forward in tribute and memory of Mikey.

The writing process for the new record will take a while, but the band is planning to release an EP in late 2016 before continue progress on the follow-up to "Experiment One: Asylum," slated for a 2017 release. More...

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Valleys Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Modern progressive/experimental metal group Valleys is gearing up to head out on an upcoming 17-date U.S. headline trek, dubbed the "Experiment One: Asylum Tour," fueled by Coldcock Whiskey.

The tour kicks off this week, April 1st in Chesapeake, VA and features support from Of Tyrants and Rumours. The tour will end on April 20th with Valleys supporting The Contortionist in Greensboro, NC (this date will not include Of Tyrants and Rumours). Full details are as follows:

4.1 - Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Live
4.2 - Carrollton, GA @ Alley Cat
4.4 - Orlando, FL @ Bombshell's Tavern
4.5 - Melbourne, FL @ Boondock's Live
4.6- Mobile, AL @ The Alchemy Tavern
4.7 - Bryant, AR @ M.F. Metal Music
4.8 - Evansville, IN @ Sorties Arts and Music
4.9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Rake's End
4.10 - Warren, MI @ The Ritz
4.11 - New Haven, IN @ Carl's Tavern
4.12 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
4.13 - Providence, RI @ DUSK
4.14 - Bridgeport, CT @ Murphy's Law
4.15 - Woodbridge, CT @ Amity Teen Center
4.16 - Allentown, PA @ Jabber Jaws
4.17 - Washington, DC @ The Pinch
4.18- Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's Live (Of Tyrants only, Supporting The Black Dahlia Murder)
4.20 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. Club (VALLEYS only, supporting The Contortionist) More...

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Valleys Announces Headlining Tour

Modern progressive/experimental metal group Valleys recently released debut full-length concept album, "Experiment One: Asylum." In celebration of the album release, Valleys is pleased to announce an upcoming 17-date U.S. headline tour, fueled by Coldcock Whiskey.

The tour kicks off April 1st in Chesapeake, VA and features support from Of Tyrants and Rumours. The trek will end on April 20th with Valleys supporting The Contortionist in Greensboro, NC (this date will not include Of Tyrants and Rumours).

In addition, Valleys will perform at the Greensboro, NC date of the Sumerian Records 10 Year Anniversary tour on February 29th,, A full listing of dates is available below. More...

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Valleys Streaming Full New Album

Valleys is pleased to unleash debut full-length concept album, "Experiment One: Asylum," to the masses today! In celebration of the release, the entire album can be heard below.

"Experiment One: Asylum" tells the story of main character Asylum, who battles with multiple-personality disorder stemming from a dark personal tragedy. Each track on the album explores a different personality, weaving the listener through a mind of severe mental illness with a dynamic, heavy soundtrack.

While excited for the release of their debut album, the men of Valleys are still mourning the recent loss of their vocalist, 23-year-old Mikey Clement, who tragically passed away on February 5th in a car accident. More...

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Valleys Vocalist Dies In Car Accident

Raleigh, NC group Valleys has been gearing up to release debut full-length concept album "Experiment One: Asylum" on February 12th.

Unfortunately on February 5th, just a week prior to the scheduled release, the band received a phone call from the local fire department that a vehicle matching the description of 23-year-old vocalist Mikey Clement had been found wrecked.

It wasn't long after that they received the news that Mikey had passed away from injuries sustained in the accident. An article about the accident from local media can also be read here.

As a group, Valleys made the decision that while they could put a halt on the entire album release, that is not what Mikey would have wanted them to do. He would have wanted the show to go on and for them to release the music that he and the band worked so hard on.

A launch of the track "Choices" takes place today, dedicated to the memory of Mikey Clement. The track was one of Mikey's favorite songs on the album - resonating, soaring and heartfelt - a perfect tribute. More...

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Valleys Reveals New Album Details

Modern metal group Valleys is set to release debut full-length concept album, "Experiment One: Asylum," on February 12th, 2016 with the album following main character Asylum in a battle against multiple personality disorder.

"Experiment One: Asylum" was recorded during the summer and fall of 2015 and is produced by Paul Barton of 415 Recording, with mixing and mastering duties handled by Todd Borland of Borland Studios.

Vocalist Jayson Mitchell comments: “We wrote this album as a concept on Multiple Personality Disorder because we understand how devastating this disease can be on the individual and his/her family. We wrote these lyrics and music as a way of hope for the people diagnosed with this disease. We want them to hear the record and hear the story of Asylum, the main character, and see that if he can fight the disease, anyone can."

The full cover artwork and track listing is available below, while you can also check out a video for "The Death Of Me" here and the song "Finding Solace" here. More...

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Valleys Releases New Music Video

Valleys is set to release debut full-length concept album, "Experiment One: Asylum," on February 12th, 2016.

The album illustrates the main character, Asylum, in his tumultuous fight with multiple personality disorder. Each track depicts Asylum's returning struggle with a different personality.

Last month, Valleys introduced Asylum to the world via the rack "Finding Solace" (still streaming here), which depicted the character's struggle with overcoming his disorder. But how does the story begin?

Today Valleys reveals a new short film/music video for the track "The Death of Me," which details the beginning of Asylum's decent into madness with the tragic death of his wife and unborn child by the hand of a home intruder.

"This track acts like a prequel to the entire story of this record, which is pretty ironic since this is the last song on the album," states guitarist Brandon Scurlark. "The instrumentals follow the rise and fall of Asylum throughout the track. The more melodic parts represent the ups and the good times, where the heavier chaotic parts and as well as the breakdown represent the fall of Asylum and his succumbing to the disease."

Vocalist Jayson Mitchell adds, "We focused the video around the Asylum family and kept the camera away from us in the band. With us staying in the background, it gave the image of us being the different personalities, waiting to take over almost like a foreshadowing or a dream."

The entire video was filmed by Jaiden Frost of Jaiden Frost Presents over the course of just 15 hours. More...

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Valleys Streams "Finding Solace"

Valleys is set to release debut full-length concept album, "Experiment One: Asylum," on February 12th, 2016. The album illustrates the main character, Asylum, in his tumultuous fight with Multiple-Personality Disorder. Each track depicts Asylum's returning struggle with a different personality.

In anticipation of the upcoming release, the band is revealing the first single from the album, entitled "Finding Solace." Listen in below. Vocalist Jayson Mitchell comments:

""Finding Solace" is one of my favorite tracks on the record. The song speaks for itself - it paints a perfect picture of triumph and struggle for the character. This track is about Asylum fighting to overcome his disease. It's a track that we as a band feel to be one of the strongest songs we have in our discography."

"Experiment One: Asylum" was recorded during the summer and fall of 2015 and is produced by Paul Barton of 415 Recording, with mixing and mastering duties handled by Todd Borland of Borland Studios. More...

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Valleys Headed Out On "Netflix & Chill" Tour

Following last month's "After The Slaughter" tour, North Carolina metalcore band Valleys has announced a co-headline U.S. tour with Revision, Revised called "The Netflix & Chill Tour."

The two week long trek will start on October 10 in South Point, Ohio and will proceed covering parts of the east coast ending in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 22. Check the dates below for a city near you.

Guitarist Rj Riggle had this to say: "We are beyond excited to be touring with our friends in Revision, Revised. Come on out to a show and support the underground scene."

10/9 – South Point, OH @ South Pt. Comm. Center
10/10 – Kittanning, PA @ Club Radioactive
10/11 – Alexandria, VA @ House Show
10/12 – Chesapeake, VA @ RiffHouse Pub
10/13 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
10/14 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/16 – Melbourne, FL @ The Boondocks
10/17 – Charleston, SC @ House Show
10/18 – Greenville, NC @ Players Retreat
10/19 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. Club
10/22 – Reading, PA @ Reverb More...

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Valleys Announces "After The Slaughter" Tour

North Carolina metalcore group Valleys has announced the After The Slaughter tour in support of the band's upcoming debut full length, "Experiment One: Asylum," which is due out early next year.

The week long tour will start on August 13th in Maryland for the Summer Slaughter showcase and will proceed covering parts of the east coast ending in North Carolina on August 19th. Check the dates below for a city near you.

8/13 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live, Summer Slaughter Showcase
8/14 Atlantic City, NJ - Le Grand Fromage
8/15 Stafford, VA - The Grog & Tankard
8/16 Greenville, NC - The Wiso House
8/17 Norfolk, VA - Pancho n Liugi's
8/18 Fayetteville, NC - The Rock Shop More...

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Valleys Working On New Album

Valleys - the North Carolina progressive metal outfit and winners of the 2015 Headbang for The Highways Battle for Summer Slaughter Tour - just joined The Monarch Agency.

Valleys is currently working on a new album entitled "Experiment One: Asylum," which has an expected release date of early August. For for those who cant wait, the sextet will release a music video for the first single off the album entitled "Death of Me" in mid-July.

Until then you can listen to a full stream of the previous "Reborn" EP in the YouTube player provided below. More...

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