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Latest Valkyrie News

Below is our complete Valkyrie 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.

Valkyrie Posts Album Trailer

Relapse Records will release a new LP from Valkyrie called "Shadows" on May 19th, and a teaser trailer is now available below. The label comments:

"Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia's Valkyrie return with their third full length Shadows, one of the year's best guitar-driven, heavy rock records.

"Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend ofAmerican style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple.

"Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie looks to proto metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), 'Shadows' is the perfect summer heavy rock record!"

1. Mountain Stomp
2. Golden Age
3. Temple
4. Shadow of Reality
5. Wintry Plains
6. Echoes (Of The Way We Lived)
7. Carry On More...

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Valkyrie Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Virginia hard rock riff worshipers Valkyrie. The label comments:

"Formed in 2002, Valkyrie consists of brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain) on guitar and vocals, Alan Fary (Earthling) on bass and Warren Hawkins on drums. Drawing heavily from the classic eras of hard rock and heavy metal, Valkyrie play guitar driven rock n’ roll replete with infectious solos and catchy, powerful vocals. The band has drawn numerous comparisons to greats like Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, early Iron Maiden, and Deep Purple.

"The quartet has released two full-lengths along with a series of EPs and singles. Valkyrie recently recorded their first full-length in over 7 years at Earth Analog Studios in Champaign, IL with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican) earlier this month. The eight song album will see an early 2015 release via Relapse."

Guitarist / vocalist Jake Adams commented on the signing and new material: "We are really excited about this new record. Some of these songs we have been working on for many years and we are glad to see them have a proper release on an excellent label. This new record will be a step up in terms of song dynamics and musicianship from the previous albums and we think our fans will dig the fresh approach to the classic Valkyrie sound."

Songs from the band’s previous albums can be streamed via Bandcamp here. More...

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Valkyrie Announces New Album Details

Virginia's Valkyrie have set "Man of Two Visions" as the title for their upcoming second studio album to be released on MeteorCity Records. Valkyrie features brothers Jake and Pete Adams from Baroness. "Man of Two Visions" is scheduled for release on July 6th, 2010.

"Man of Two Visions" tracklisting:
1. Running Out
2. Dawntide’s Breeze
3. Green Highlander
4. Apocalypse Unsealed
5. False Dreams
6. The Gorge
7. Man of Two Visions

The songs "Dawntide's Breeze" and "False Dreams" can be heard here.

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Virginia's Heart Of Winter Fest Lineup Finalized

Richmond, Virginia's first Heart of Winter Fest now has a finalized line-up, primarily consisting of black metal, doom, heavy metal and grind bands. The three-day event will run from December 18th - 20th, with the schedule as follows:

Thursday, December 18th @ Nara Japan (1309 W. Main St.) - 9pm - $6
Human Smoke
The Return (Bathory cover band)
+ heavy metal karaoke

Friday, December 19th @ Alley Katz (10 Walnut Alley) - 7pm - $10
Bastard Sapling
Infernal Stronghold

Saturday, December 20th @ Rocks (1814 E. Main St.) - 5:30pm - $12
Inter Arma
Black Anvil

Fest organizers comment: "This fest is going to be a hell of a time (with) a slew of badass Richmond bands and sick as hell out of town bands! This is the first time a fest like this has happened in RVA to my knowledge. One of our biggest goals with this beast of a fest is to keep it DIY. We want to do it yearly and I'm hoping you can all help it grow. If you come and show your support for your friends, the music, the bands, winter, whatever... I'm considering everyone involved in the first year to be the OG's of the fest!"

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Cruz Del Sur Plans Alehorn of Power Festival II

Italian label Cruz Del Sur Music in collaboration with Tone Deaf Touring is pleased to announce its first official US festival, that will take place Saturday the 16th of June 2007 in Chicago, IL at Double Door. The lineup so far is:

SLOUGH FEG (introducing their new album “Hardworlder”)
NOVEMBERS DOOM (The End Records recording Artists )
BIBLE OF THE DEVIL (continuing support of their latest album "The Diabolic Procession”)
CRESCENT SHIELD (continuing support of their latest album "The Last of My Kind”)
WIDOW (introducing their new album “Nightlife”)
VALKYRIE (special guests)

The festival reunites some of the best emerging forces of American heavy metal, and it is intended as a tribute to all the overseas Metal-fans who have been incredibly supportive to Cruz Del Sur Music activities through these years.

The key Heavy Metal Event “Alehorn of Power” taking place every year in Chicago, will give hospitality to the festival as a part of a bigger joint-venture that includes the presence of The End Records’ recording artists Novembers Doom and Virginia’s doom metal outfit Valkyrie.

Tickets will be $13 in advance through the Double Door box office or ticketmaster.com and $15 at the door the night of the event. More details will be announced soon.

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Accursed Dawn Calls It Quits

Metal/death metal outfit Accursed Dawn has officially broken up. Formed in 2002, the band released an album with Pop Faction Records last year. Here's a statement from vocalist Brett Coverdale:

"Well, here we are, exactly 1 year since the last show we played under the Accursed Dawn moniker. To use the term "broken-up" to describe the band's current situation would be sufficient, but there's more to it than that. When things went south last March in Alabama, we all walked away from the fray a little confused, a little angry, and mostly just tired of being around each other everyday. There will certainly not be any finger pointing, no one was or is innocent. These things happen, often to the best of friends & band mates. Last May, Chuck, Will, and myself went out again with our friends J and Alex acting as fill-ins; and we all had such a blast being out with our friends in The Knife Trade again. It was a pinnacle of sorts for the remaining members. More...

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Templars of Doom Festival News

Some exciting news for The Second Crusade of Templars Of Doom. IRON MAN (Brainticket Records) has confirmed to be apart of this celebration of DOOM that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. July 8th and 9th to be exact.

As mentioned before, Templars Of Doom is an all Doom Metal festival that will take place in the Wasteland of the US known to all as Indianapolis IN.

Here is a complete list of bands that will be performing at this years event: More...

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