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VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album

VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album
November 27, 2013, 09:20:11 AM
VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album

In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, VALLENFYRE. The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar; MY DYING BRIDE), Scoot (bass; DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND), Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) local friend Mully (second guitar) - and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career!). Their debut, A Fragile King, was a reference to Gregor's father's (lost) battle with cancer; the harrowing, crusty death-doom found on the album was hailed as "a beast of a record" (Terrorizer UK) and "a sonic force that bites deep and hard" (Decibel). Simply put, A Fragile King is "old school to the bone" (Rock Hard Germany).


Two years and some exclusive live shows later, VALLENFYRE is pleased to announce that they will begin recording the follow-up to A Fragile King in January 2014 at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. Produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, NAILS), this currently untitled opus will see the crusty death-doom merchants take their sound to new extremes.


Gregor Mackintosh comments: "We were very pleased with our debut album as a dirty mix of all our earliest death, doom and crust influences. On the follow-up, we want to take this much further and develop our own niche. It will be a stench-ridden, grim, face-melter that will separate the men from the boys."


VALLENFYRE's second album is scheduled for a worldwide release in April 2014 via Century Media Records. In case you missed A Fragile King, be sure to check out the music video for "Cathedrals Of Dread": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibetDfGWOFo


Stay tuned for more news coming soon!



Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) - Vocals and Lead Guitars
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) - Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Mully - Rhythm Guitars




Press opportunities for VALLENFYRE are available, so please contact nikki.law@centurymedia.com to schedule!

Nikki Law
Product Manager/Publicist
Century Media Records
2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
P: (323) 418-1400 ext. 141

Re: VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album
November 27, 2013, 05:53:59 PM
I love Mackintosh but Vallenfyre was disappointing. What was initially interesting turned out to be too sparse to be compelling. It looks like it will be more of the same, but at least it wont have the shadow of his personal loss (A Fragile King is a daddy-ded-now album) hanging over it. Just hoping that is what held the album back a little bit rather than providing the compositional impetus.