Shadows (2015 Relapse Records)
5-13-2015 by Andrew Unterberger
Ride High With Valkyrie’s New LP ‘Shadows’
Baroness guitarist Pete Adams’ other group harkens back to ’70s proto-metal
Harkening back to both the sludgy beginnings of Black Sabbath and the double-tracked guitar days of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, Virginia classic metal enthusiasts Valkyrie have made one of the year’s more enjoyable hard-rock records with third album Shadows. Full of majestic shredding and thunderous drums — and even some “Crazy Train”-esque vibraslap on opener “Mountain Stomp” — the set is driven by the dueling axes of brothers Jake and Pete Adams, the latter also a member of the similarly righteous progressive metal act Baroness. It’s an album worthy of its obvious touchstones, and one that at seven tracks wisely keeps to single-LP brevity.
Stream the album below, officially OUT NOW on Relapse Records.
Valkyrie is playing Gwar-BQ this August!
The entire new record, “Shadows” is streaming right now over at Spin.com!
Photo by Nicole Butler.
Listen to “Mountain Stomp” on Metal Injection’s Relapse Records podcast!
Calling all Valkyrie fans! ‘Shadows’ has been nominated for Loudwire’s “Most Anticipated Release for May 2015″.
Help get this album to the top of the list by showing your support and clicking on the link below to vote!
From Brotherhood to Baroness: An Interview with Pete Adams of Valkyrie | NOISEY
The Baroness guitarist opens up about his new album with the long-running Valkyrie. Stream a new track while you’re here.
We are very pleased to announce the first wave of confirmed acts:
– Thrash legends Whiplash
– Virginia’s Valkyrie (new album due out this year on Relapse Records!)
– Metal Blade Records newest signing Secrets of the Sky from Oakland, CA
– Pennsylvania sludge masters Secret Cutter
– Arizona’s Godhunter
– Austin, Texas’ Destroyer of Light
More band announcements coming in the next few days. Advance tickets go on sale May 1!
Head to Guitar World to hear ‘Mountain Stomp’, the first new single from ‘Shadows’!
The new album arrives May 19th. Pre-order your CDs, LPs, and merch from Relapse Records here: http://bit.ly/ValkyrieShadows
The new album ‘Shadows’ is now available for pre-order via Relapse Records! Grab your CDs, LPs, and merch here: bit.ly/ValkyrieShadows
Hear the first sample of new music here: youtu.be/7fCKgh_37ZE?list=PLq6NULtuhFunOaZEK29bJHDwciTkMlDJR
Pre-order on Bandcamp: thevalkyrierides.bandcamp.com
Stay tuned for more music and info!
Welcome to the new Valkyrie website VALKYRIEBAND.COM!
VALKYRIE RECORDS NEW ALBUM!!!
We are so happy and excited to announce that we have just finished recording our third full-length album. Sanford Parker, who has worked with tons of awesome bands, and plays in many sweet bands himself, worked as an engineer and producer. We tracked everything at Earth Analog Studios, outside of Champaign, Illinois. It the best recording experience we have had yet- and working with Sanford, as well as Matt and Bryan from Earth Analog was a true pleasure! Very soon we will have an announcement about what label will be handling the release.
PETE PLAYING WITH SAMHAIN!WEBSITE UPDATED!
Legendary horror-punk and gothic death rock group led by Glenn Danzig has asked Pete to play guitar for a limited run of exclusive fly-in dates for a short run of reunion dates this September and October. More info is HERE on Danzig’s website!! Crazy stuff huh?
RECENT VALKYRIE LIVE PHOTOSETS!!
Linked here are three different photo sessions taken during recent live appearances. Thanks to these photographers!!