VALKYRIE, the Virginia-based band that “specialize in heavy Southern rock kissed with a touch of grunge and a glint of metal” (Revolver), unveil “Evil Eye” (https://youtu.be/ofkzFotHbTY), a third single from the heavy rockers’ forthcoming album, Fear (July 24, Relapse Records).
“’Evil Eye” is the song that came together more quickly than the others,” explains guitar player Pete Adams. “With all of the melody, guitar bits, and tempo, it’s a lot of fun to play. We also saw an opportunity to fade out on a doubled up lead and sung chorus and jumped on it. You don’t get that chance every day.”
Fear is available as a collectible, limited edition on white, silver and black splatter vinyl. A gold and black splatter iteration is now sold out. Pre-orders can be found via Relapse.com (http://bit.ly/valkyriefear). VALKYRIE have previously released a pair of singles from the forthcoming, eight-song album: “Feeling So Low” (https://youtu.be/7tr83PAJVxA) and “The Choice” (https://youtu.be/jzrRaPghFtw). Digital album pre-orders include immediate downloads of the trio of singles (https://orcd.co/valkyriefear).
VALKYRIE is Jake Adams (guitar/vocals), Pete Adams (guitar/vocals), Alan Fary (bass) and Warren Hawkins (drums). The Virginia-based band has released three albums: Valkyrie (2006), Man of Two Visions (2008) and Shadows (2015). Shadows, the band’s Relapse Records’ debut, was met with widespread praise. Treble Zine said of the seven-track album: “The Adams brothers haven’t lost their taste for straight forward southern metal, with heavy blues riffs and jagged vocals. A refreshing throwback to bands like Deep Purple, and even Skynyrd at their most acrobatic.”
Artwork by Jeremy Hush
Photo Credit: Savo Raouf
Recorded at Earth Analog in Illinois, Fear showcases the tone-rich, organic songwriting process VALKYRIE has honed in on over the course of their career. A warm analog sound permeates each of the album’s 8 tracks, as blistering twin leads, soaring guitar harmonies by Pete and Jake Adams, poignant lyrics, and a relentless rhythm section results in a highly textured and timeless collection of heavy rock. With Fear, VALKYRIE takes the next step in their evolution as one of the most creative and dynamic forces in the hard rock scene today. Tracks such as “Feeling so Low,” “The Choice,” and “Evil Eye” showcase VALKYRIE expanding their sound, infusing their take on classic hard rock with a penchant for remarkable melodies and creative hooks.
Jake Adams – Guitar/Vocals
Pete Adams – Guitar/Vocals
Alan Fary – Bass Guitar
Warren Hawkins – Drums/Percussion