Vallenfyre Streaming "Desecration" Track Online
Decibel magazine is currently streaming a track online from U.K. act Vallenfyre, titled "Desecration," which can be heard here. "Desecration" will appear on the band's upcoming album "The Fragile King."
Vallenfyre features the following lineup:
Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST): vocals and lead guitar
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE): rhythm and lead guitar
Mully: rhythm guitar
Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND): bass
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST) – drum
In regards to "A Fragile King" and the formation of Vallenfyre, Greg Mackintosh comments, “The album is called A Fragile King which is a reference to my fathers' battle with cancer…In the late summer of 2009, my father John Mackintosh was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Later in the Autumn as his treatment progressed, Paradise Lost embarked on the their European tour to support the latest album [Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us].
"A week into this, I received a call from my mother telling me that the doctors had found cancer in his lungs and it was terminal. He only had weeks to live. I made the decision to leave the tour leaving my very able guitar tech Milly [not be confused with Vallenfyre’s Mully] to take my place. I went and stayed with my parents for the next few weeks. After a very sad and painful time he passed away on the 2nd December early in the morning.
"Over the next few weeks I experienced all the famous stages of grief. It started to become very self destructive so I decided to channel it into creating something. To pay respects to the man that drove us to our very first gigs because none of us could drive. The only Dad I knew that listened to Bolt Thrower’s Peel Sessions on the radio. The guy who gave me my first chord book. I decided that I was going to go right back to the beginning. To my roots in Death, Crust and Doom. It all started very angst ridden. This wasn't originally meant for anyone else to hear. It was a release. After recording some material I realized that I was actually enjoying doing this but I wanted friends involved so it could actually become real fun.”
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