The Skinny: Valkyrie will release Shadows on May 19th via Relapse Records, and the band just announced a set of dates and unveiled a new track from the their upcoming LP – listen to “Wintry Plains” just above!
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. Valkyrie’s twin harmonized guitar leads and clean dual vocal assault matched with a strong nod to classic doom and heavy metal creates a psychedelic and heavy sound that pays homage to classic heavy rock bands like Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy while bringing to mind the pastoral and organic sounds of Pagan Altar and Jethro Tull. With no regard to current trends, or retro-rock posturing, Valkyrie rides on with a true, classic, heavy metal assault that has turned many heads with its impressive live shows and soul-stirring conviction.
05/22 – Harrisonburg, VA – Golden Pony
05/23 – Charlottesville, VA – Main Street Annex
05/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
05/30 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/27 – Frederick, MD – Maryland Doom Fest
08/14 – Hamden, CT – Death to False Metal Fest