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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. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, VALKYRIE sound like the perfect blend of American style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple. Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, VALKYRIE looks to proto-metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), 'Shadows' is the perfect summer heavy rock record!


released May 17, 2015

Relapse Records 2015



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Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, Valkyrie draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy heavy rock sound.


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Track Name: Mountain Stomp
You know how hard I try

To remove this cage from my mind

The secret to living well

Is to break through your mortal shell

The world is nothing but a show

Empty, vain and so cold

The secret to living life

Is freeing yourself from desire
Track Name: Golden Age
High-born sage brought forth from the heavens

Came with signs to mark his birth

Golden age – of wisdom and virtue

Time of justice for the earth

The Day arrived- foretold by the ancients

Healing hatred with his pen

Claim denied – and facing rejection

Forced to leave his countrymen

Golden Age – Sacred Way

Another Day – Slow Decay

Third eye darkened - a clouded vision

Sun obscured by worldly dust

Misled masses – misguided leaders

Cherished wisdom turns to rust

Quest for knowledge - a thirst for power

Words perverted to control

Progress stifled – the souls left searching

Years of darkness take their toll

Golden Age – Sacred Way

Another Day – Slow Decay
Track Name: Temple
Into this form we’re born – a temple raised

O, moving form of dust! Rise through the haze

As above so below, without within

Temple of man stand tall- and transcend

The vessel for the soul- it seeks its ground

Absorbing rays and waves – embracing sound

The noble frame that’s attuned to the higher Mind

Temple of man will stand through space and time
Track Name: Shadow of Reality
Don’t put your trust in anything you see

This world’s a shadow of true reality

They’ll take your body – don’t let them take your mind

Don’t join the ranks of the blind leading the blind

A passing wave – a mirage not long to be

It will confuse those without their eyes to see

Just look beyond the shadows and the lies

And come to know that the truth has no disguise
Track Name: Wintry Plains
Wolves’ howls crying in moonlight

Snow blinds my eyes

Leading the herd to solid ground

Through starry skies

My legs ache from running now

My body’s drained

Shrugging off memories of my old self

I so remain

On Wintry Plains

I will remain

On Wintry Plains

Numb to the bone - frozen memories

Sun clears my mind

Skies break - the rays are falling down

My path defined

Approach the gates melt before me

I feel the pain

Awakened by the wolves drawing nearer

I so remain

On Wintry Plains

I will remain

On Wintry Plains
Track Name: Echoes (Of The Ways We Lived)
Echoes of the ways we lived

We are drawn to the place where all life begins

Era will come to its end

Roots destroy what they paved

And a new day is dawning again

Survival causes structures to change

We are now unified and no longer estranged

Earth must be tilled and the soil renewed

The land bearing fruit and no longer abused

No time is better than now
Track Name: Carry On
Into the realm beyond the veil

Our spirits linger on

And though your earthly time has come to its end

You know your voice will carry on

Carry on!

And when the silver cord is cut

Leave all the world behind

Becoming stars and shining lights in the sky

You know your voice will carry on

Carry on!