Relapse Records has announced the signing of Virginia hard rock riff worshippers VALKYRIE. The band's first full-length album in over seven years was recorded at Earth Analog Studios in Champaign, Illinoia with producer Sanford Parker (NACHTMYSTIUM, PELICAN). An early 2015 release is expected.Formed in 2002, VALKYRIE consists of brothers Jake and Pete Adams (BARONESS, SAMHAIN) on guitar and vocals, Alan Fary (EARTHLING) on bass and Warren Hawkins on drums. Drawing heavily from the classic eras of hard rock and heavy metal, VALKYRIE plays guitar-driven rock 'n' roll replete with infectious solos and catchy, powerful vocals. The band has drawn numerous comparisons to greats like THIN LIZZY, SCORPIONS, BLACK SABBATH, early IRON MAIDEN and DEEP PURPLE.
The quartet has released two full-length albums along with a series of EPs and singles. Comments guitarist/vocalist Jake Adams: "We are really excited about this new record. Some of these songs we have been working on for many years and we are glad to see them have a proper release on an excellent label. "This new record will be a step up in terms of song dynamics and musicianship from the previous albums. We think our fans will dig the fresh approach to the classic VALKYRIE sound."