Canadian Viking/folk metal band VALFREYA announce they have inked a worldwide deal with Maple Metal Records of Toronto, Canada.
VALFREYA’s debut album “Path to Eternity” will have its official release in late May of this year, with the exact release date yet to be confirmed.
Formed in February of 2009, VALFREYA is a 6 member, band from Montreal, Canada. The band’s frontwoman, Crook, has a vocal range of symphonic clean vocals to that of guttural growls, and she is the main composer of ‘Path to Eternity’ with key contributions from guitar player Graz’zt, drummer Mawhjey, and all the band members.
A press release by the band for the album “Path to Eternity” reads as follows:
“The frontwoman of the band had written several songs that she wanted to perform with a full band. Having a preference for an aggressive, glorious and energetic kind of music, the viking metal style was a perfect match.
Valfreya’s music tells a story inspired from Norse mythology. Each song represents a different ambiance, a new tale with the same protagonists. The band basically becomes story tellers.
Influenced by bands like Moonsorrow, Equilibrium and Wintersun, VALFREYA takes on a more aggressive and energetic intake on the folk metal genre.”
‘Path to Eternity’ was produced by the band, and was recorded, mixed and mastered in the Fall of 2011 at Silver Wings Studio in Montreal, QC, Canada.
VALFREYA are known for their dynamic, crowd pleasing, theatrical stage shows and have headlined many events in the province of Quebec. They have shared the stage boards with such acts as Despised Icon, Arkona, Unexpect, Cancer Bats, Nordheim, and many other bands.
The Band will perform at HELLFEST Lanaudiere 2012, a three day Metalfest north of Montreal, QC. The full details of this Event are yet to be announced, but VALFREYA will be co-headlining the ‘Folkloric Metal Night’ on July 20th. VALFREYA is also one of the bands auditioning for a spot at HEAVY MTL 2012, and may be asked to perform in the final round of the “Battle of the Bands Competition” in June. Two Canadian bands from the final round will be selected by a panel of judges to play at Heavy MTL 2012.
You can see the photos of this event ‘Enroute to Heavy MTL 2012’ on VALFRYA’s facebook page at this location: http://www.facebook.com/
The track listing for ‘Path to Eternity’ is:
- Path to Eternity
- Deity’s Grace
- Beyond Illusions
- Ocean’s Assault
- Confront Immensity
- Condemned the World
- My Everlasting Scar
- Glorious Death
Crook – Lead Vocals
Graz’zt – Guitars, Vocals
Karhu – Guitars
Pinch – Bass
Shark – Keyboards
Mawhjey – Drums, Vocals
The official video for their song ‘Inferno’ can be viewed at this location: http://youtu.be/Ypu2t9yDmEU