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Sweden's Valkyrja will begin recording the follow-up to "Contamination" (reviewed here) later this month, and the band has now issued the following statement about the upcoming release:
"It has been over three years since the completion of the second album. Since then, no words have been said concerning audio to follow.
"As always - determined to reach further, ascending higher and descending even deeper.
As always - prepared to announce the discontinuation of Valkyrja if all past deeds could not be exceeded.
"A discontinuation did however not seem to be the action to follow. The silence that has covered the question whether a sequel to 'Contamination' would ever surface or not has been far from present in our hearts, as a work of monstrous proportions has been going on since the second album was named and announced. Three years of overwhelming work whose entity has grown into a sick and twisted piece of violence, now finally ready to be put onto tape.
"The manifestation of the third album will begin during the last days of October, once again delivered by the hands of Tore Stjerna in his Necromorbus Studio.
"These lines are the first, last and only ones to be written concerning the third weapon until we reveal its final form with all relevant information.
"Spread the word..."
Swedish act Valkyrja has been confirmed for the upcoming Huginns Awakening Fest IV, which is set to take place on April 14th, 2012 in Belgium. Valkyrja also recently posted footage online of the band's performing at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting performance, which can be viewed below. For more on the band's recent touring, check out the group's latest road report at this location.
Valkyrja has checked in with the following road report and statement about canceling the band's Rites of Darkness festival appearance:
"Since the 5th of December, Valkyrja no longer shares space with Vader, Gorgoroth and the Massive Music crew. The gig in Athens marked our last date under this flag and we salute our new allies as well as our old brothers in arms. D.G. and Thelberg for peerless executions, Massive Music and all their unmatched associates, devoted ones from the many crowds, whose immense energies fed the many fires, and all who drank with us from the grail of the nightside during our venture. Only one gig remains of 'The Final Contamination,' this being the attendance at Eindhoven Metal Meeting. The last nail is about to taste the hammer...
"As the live gallery is about to be expanded with visuals from the past assaults, we ask for your participation. If you have media, in any form, contact us for your contribution.
"As several other bands, Valkyrja has been forced to cancel the Rites of Darkness Festival in Texas. Thanks to Dani and all the other involved parts, we refused 10 additional European shows of the VADER/GORGOROTH/VALKYRJA tour in order to make it to their - so called - event. We've heard excuse after excuse, but there are no longer any possibilities for us to make our arrangements in time. Let it be known: this is ONLY their fault and we hold them responsible in every single way!
"The 'Contamination' vinyl will be delayed due to a fire at the printing factory. Only a handful of surviving copies remain. More details to follow... More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Sweden's Valkyrja performing the song "Welcoming Worms" at the band's November 19th, 2011 show. You can check out the footage below. "Welcoming Worms" is off the band's "Contamination" album (reviewed here).
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Swedish act Valkyrja performing a live show in Manchester last week. You can check out the footage below. Valkyrja also recently announced recruiting live guitarists for the band's current crop of tour dates, with a full statement available here.
Sweden's Valkyrja has issued the following announcement about the live guitarists to perform with the band on upcoming tour dates:
"The first assault of the 'Under the Sign of Hell Tour 2011' is only a few days and the knives has been sharpened to carve deep! As we won't participate each night - the 4th of December at Atheens being our last contribute, the Valkyrja part of the tour has been titled 'The Final Contamination' to, for the last time, highlight the 'Contamination' album and later put all focus on the future.
"We are proud to announce the live guitarists for this tour: D.G. (Frostmoon Eclipse, ex-Glorior Belli / 1st - 16th of November) and Thelberg (Spazmosity, 17th of November - 4th of December).
"New items from Ketzer Records are added to the web store. However, the store will be closed until mid-December. We refer to responsible labels and official distributors in the meantime.
"The 'Contamination' vinyl will be available in mid-November. Expect nothing but another high quality release from W.T.C Productions."
Vader has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "The Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth and Valkyrja:
"The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011 with Gorgoroth, Vader, and Valkyrja and their guests is getting closer! We start the tour with a show in Berlin on November 1st and visit Rostock the on next day. The following shows go as previously announced. There was a change of club in Goteborg - we will play in Parken instead of Musiken Hus.
"There are also some new shows added to the schedule - we give a show in Plymouth (UK) and Hengelo (the Netherlands). We will also visit Prague (the Czech Republic), Kosice (Slovakia), Skopje (Macedonia) and Novi Sad (Serbia).
"Unfortunately, we won't play in Budapest and Grenoble. Soon we will provide you with the names of bands supporting the main line-up of our tour. During 'The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011' the bands will promote their newest albums: Gorgoroth's 'Under The Sign Of Hell,' Vader's great received 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich' (Nuclear Blast) and Valkyrja's 'Contamination' (Metal Blade)!"
Gorgoroth will be embarking on the European "The Sign of Hell" tour with Vader and Valkyrja this coming November, and the band has now added on even more dates. The currently confirmed itinerary is as follows:
01.11.2011 - Germany, Berlin @ SO36
02.11.2011 - Germany, Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
03.11.2011 - Denmark, Copenhagen @ The Rock
04.11.2011 - Denmark, Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Festival, Stadthalle
05.11.2011 - Sweden, Gothenburg @ Parken
06.11.2011 - Sweden, Stockholm @ Klubben
09.11.2011 - UK/England, Manchester @ Moho Live
10.11.2011 - UK/England, Liverpool @ The Masque
11.11.2011 - UK/Northern Ireland, Belfast @ Spring & Airbrake
12.11.2011 - Ireland, Dublin @ The Village
13.11.2011 - UK/Scotland, Glasgow @ Classic Grand
14.11.2011 - UK/England, London @ Camden Underworld
15.11.2011 - UK/England, Bristol @ The Fleece
16.11.2011 - UK/England, Plymouth @ White Rabbit
17.11.2011 - Holland, Amersfoort @ De Kelder
18.11.2011 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
19.11.2011 - Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Festival, La Ferme du Biéreau
20.11.2011 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
22.11.2011 - Holland, Hengelo @ Metropool
24.11.2011 - France, Savigny-le-Temple @ L'Empreinte
25.11.2011 - Switzerland, Solothurn @ Kofmehl
26.11.2011 - Germany, Lichtenfels @ Christmas Metal Festival, Stadthalle
27.11.2011 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Rock Café
29.11.2011 - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.11.2011 - Slovakia, Kosice @ Collosseum
01.12.2011 - Romania, Cluj-Napoca @ Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 - Bulgaria, Sofia @ Yubileina Hall
03.12.2011 - Greece, Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
04.12.2011 - Greece, Athens @ Gagarin 205
06.12.2011 - Macedonia, Skopje @ Havana
07.12.2011 - Serbia, Novi Sad @ Route 66
08.12.2011 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 - Italy, Rome @ Init Club
10.12.2011 - Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet
11.12.2011 - France, Montpellier @ Secret Place
13.12.2011 - Portugal, Porto @ Hard Club
14.12.2011 - Portugal, Lisbon @ Cine-Teatro de Corroios
15.12.2011 - Spain, Seville @ Fanatic
16.12.2011 - Spain, Valencia @ Durango
17.12.2011 - Spain, Barcelona @ Mephisto
Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:
Heaven Shall Burn
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease
The first batch of dates for the "Under the Sign of Hell Tour 2011" have now been announced, and can be viewed below. The tour features Gorgoroth, Vader, Valkyrja and currently unnamed guests on select dates. More shows for the tour are expected to be revealed soon.
03.11.2011 (DK) Copenhagen / The Rock
04.11.2011 (DK) Aalborg / Aalborg Metal Festival
05.11.2011 (SWE) Goteborg / Musikens Hus
06.11.2011 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
09.11.2011 (UK) Manchester /Moho Live
10.11.2011 (UK) Liverpool / The Masque
11.11.2011 (IRE) Belfast / Buttom Factory
12.11.2011 (IRE) Dublin / The Village
13.11.2011 (UK) Glasgow / The Classic Grand
14.11.2011 (UK) London / Underworld
15.11.2011 (UK) Bristol / Fleece
17.11.2011 (HOL) Amersfoort / De Kelder
18.11.2011 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
19.11.2011 (BEL) Louvain-la-Neuve / La Ferme du Biereau
20.11.2011 (GER) Essen / Turock
24.11.2011 (FR) Savigny le Temple / Empreinte
25.11.2011 (CH) Dietikon / Sounddock21
26.11.2011 (GER) Lichtenfels / Stadthalle
29.11.2011 (A) Wien / Szene
01.12.2011 (ROM) Cluj Napoca / Euphoria Music Hall
02.12.2011 (BUL) Sofia / Jubileina Hall
03.12.2011 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
04.12.2011 (GRE) Atheens / Gagarin 205 More...
Sweden's Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates with Gorgoroth and Vader:
"'The Sign of Hell Tour 2011' will be the tour to keep your eyes upon when the current season of light and warmth has withdrawn.
"Fronted by two of the titans of their kind, Gorgoroth and Vader will - alongside Valkyrja as support - set course toward a crusade with over 45 stops of mayhemic violence upon the European soil. This collection of utter carnage can be experienced between the end of October and the end of December.
"It is decided, in celebration of this unity, to make the first stop on the tour the official release date for the vinyl edition of the album 'Contamination.'
"An update will follow within the near future including specifics for both the tour and the vinyl edition, we advice you to stay vigilant and await this glorious commemoration of darkness with eager hearts!"
Sweden's Valkyrja has issued the following update about the band's activity and announcement about recruiting a second guitar player:
"As there has been a noticed decreased activity on Myspace, a Facebook page has been established which will act as a mirror of information at this location.
"An event in Stockholm including Valkyrja will take place after the summer. This event will be presented here in its whole when all details has been affirmed. For updates and alike regarding the evening, see this link.
"The gallery section will be updated Within a near future, presenting both visuals from the Ragnarök Festival and promotional footage with the 2011 line-up.
"The second guitar will be performed live by Björn Thelberg, who made his first appearance with us at the Gahlen Mosht Festival. Media from this festival are sought after. Contact us if you have any in possession."
Swedish metal act Valkyrja has issued the following statement about playing the Ragnarok Festival and seeking photos and videos from fans who attended:
"A salutation to the hungry ones at Ragnarök Festival whose grand support will not be forgotten, and to Carl Stjärnlöv who joined us on second guitar for the evening.
"Two new shirts are, after unfortunate delays, at last available at the merchandise section alongside details concerning sizes. Additional items to surface soon as well.
"We are requesting media from Ragnarök Festival, all formats are welcome."
Additional details on the band are available through the Valkyrja MySpace profile.
Swedish metal act Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Rites of Darkness 3 festival:
"Valkyrja have been confirmed for Rites of Darkness 3 (U.S.). The festival is held 09.12.2011 - 11.12.2011 and will mark the first Valkyrja appearance in the United States."
Other confirmed bands include Tribulation, Mortuary Drape, Antaeus, and Adorior. Additional details on the Rites of Darkness festival, which takes place in San Antonio Texas, can be found at this location.
Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Path Of Golconda
Twilight Of The Gods
Sweden's Valkyrja has issued the following update about upcoming festival appearances:
"Two additional festival appearances in Germany are confirmed. Beside - the already announced Ragnarok Festival (29-30 of April), the fires shall shine in hungry frenzy at Gahlen Moscht Metal Open Air (09-12 of June), and Barther Metal Open Air (19-20 of August).
"Ketzer Records has received all necessary layouts for upcoming merchandise. Some self financed merchandise should surface about the same time, closer details to follow shortly. Expect some anticipated additions in the nowadays quite slim merchandise section.
"After leaving several mails unanswered due to uncertainties, we can finally announce the coming of 'Contamination' as a 12" DLP vinyl edition, released through one of the most vicious labels to date; namely World Terror Committee. More info will follow within a near future as more specific details unfold, but rest assure - it'll have been worth the wait."
Sweden's Valkyrja has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent European tour:
"The European tour has reached its end and the eleven countries stand dormant in the ashes of once devouring flames. Our regards and recognition goes out to Massive Music and crew, Ragnar Sverrison (brother in arms!), Marduk, Ragnarok, Ondksapt, Fides Inversa and the hungry audience who shared our grail of victory. Send us your visuals and alike, everything is of highest interest.
"Valkyrja is now officially in alliance with Massive Music. Our putrid glory shall again shadow the future; let this warning stand loud and clear! New merchandise is to expect in the near future. Some will be financed by own means, some will be released under the banner of Ketzer Records. More info to follow..."
Sweden's Valkyrja has issued the following comment about the band's upcoming European tour:
"Seven days remain until the first venue is ablaze of the European tour. We expect to see nothing but carnage, ye predators and carnivores who shall spread this wildfire into your usually peaceful midst. Let us share the chalice of conquest after each venue is but ashes and dust... On drums you'll find Ragnar Sverrisson. New blood, new hunger..."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Sweden's Valkyrja has issued the following statement about updating the "Great Northern War 2010" tour:
"Some changes has been made, - some shows added, some removed - but below is the finalized tour schedule of the September mayhem to sweep across your pointless soil. Attend, armed to the teeth and burning in frenzy!"
The details are as follows:
01.09.2010 (POL) Poznan / Blue Note
02.09.2010 (POL) Wroclaw / Madness
03.09.2010 (GER) Crispendorf / Wolfszeit Festival
04.09.2010 (GER) Essen / Turock
05.09.2010 (BEL) Brugge / Het Entrepot
06.09.2010 (HOL) Tilburg / o13
07.09.2010 (DEN) Aarhus / Voxhall
08.09.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
09.09.2010 (NOR) Oslo / Betong
10.09.2010 (SWE) Goteborg / Parken
11.09.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / Klubben
12.09.2010 (SWE) Ostersund / Tingshuset
14.09.2010 (FIN) Oulu / Nuclear
15.09.2010 (FIN) Jyvaskyla / Lutakko
16.09.2010 (FIN) Helsinki / Dante's Highlight
17.09.2010 (LAT) Liepaja / Fontaine Palace
18.09.2010 (LIT) Vilnius / Mulen Ruzas
Sweden's Valkyrja has confirmed two upcoming Italian shows with support from Ondskapt and Fides Inversa, in addition to the band's upcoming European tour with Marduk. The complete list of upcoming Valkyrja tour dates is as follows:
7/16 2010 Devilstone Open Air Festival Anykšciai, LITHUANIA
7/31 2010 Stonehenge Festival Steenwijk, Overijssel, NETHERLANDS
9/1 2010 Blue Note Poznan, POLAND
9/2 2010 Madness Wroclaw, POLAND
9/3 2010 Wolfszeit Festival Crispendorf, GERMANY
9/4 2010 Metal Feast Festival Adelsheim, GERMANY
9/5 2010 Het Entrepot Brugge, BELGIUM
9/6 2010 o13 Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
9/7 2010 Voxhall Aarhus, DENMARK
9/8 2010 The Rock Copenhagen, DENMARK
9/9 2010 Betong Oslo, NORWAY
9/10 2010 Parken Göteborg, SWEDEN
9/11 2010 Klubben Stockholm, SWEDEN
9/12 2010 Tingshuset Östersund, SWEDEN
9/14 2010 Nuclear Oulu, FINLAND
9/16 2010 Dante's Highlight Helsinki, FINLAND
10/1 2010 Ronchi Dei Legionary Ronchi Dei Legionary, ITALY
10/2 2010 Carlisto's Way Retorbido, Pavia, ITALY
11/26 2010 Forlorn Fest MMX Umeå, SWEDEN
4/29 2011 Ragnarök Festival GERMANY