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VALIENT THORR to Release New Album “Our Own Masters” June 18

| 28 March 2013 | Reply


Chapel Hill, North Carolina hard rock heavyweights VALIENT THORR will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album Our Own Masters on June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey MilkOur Own Masters shines a bright light on VALIENT THORR‘s singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.

Formed in 2000, VALIENT THORR plays loud, fast heavy music — influenced by both metal and punk — that draws creatively from touchstones such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and the MC5 (Motörhead might also be a point of reference here, though more in spirit than in sound). The band has a stranglehold on amped-up hard rock and stripped-down heavy metal, barnstorming stages across the world with its catchy, ass-kicking riffs, unmatched energy, fist-pumping anthems and hyper-agitated live show, led by front man and ringleader Valient Himself, whose highly entertaining, heady lyrics (the singer was once a college professor) become a call to arms for the band’s legions of devoted fans — nicknamed the “Thorriors” — that assemble in chapters and track the band from show to show, town to town. VALIENT THORR is a group that averages between 200 and 250 live shows a year, be it on stage as beloved headliners exposing the world to developing new acts (see Royal ThunderRed Fang) or criss-crossing the globe as special guests of peers such as MastodonMotörhead and Misfits.

Our Own Masters 
is a triumphant display of crescendo-ing riffs, rousing vocals and canyon-wide grooves and a record set to remind the world why VALIENT THORR‘s high voltage

concoction of rock, metal and punk and formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason. The record’s wild, extraterrestrial cover artwork (shown above) is taken from a 1975 painting by John Aylward, father of VALIENT THORR drummer Jason Aylward.

Track listing:

1.) Immaculate Consumption

2.) Master Collider

3.) Manipulation

4.) No Strings Attached

5.) Life Hands You Demons

6.) Torn Apart

7.) Cerberus

8.) Good News Bad News

9.) Insatiable

10.) Crowd Pleaser

11.) Nervous Energy

12.) Call Off the Dogs

In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED. The just-announced dates are as follows:

VALIENT THORR “Our Own Masters” U.S. Headlining Tour 

with special guests Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed

June 12     Charlotte, NC               Tremont Music Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 13     Richmond, VA              Kingdom  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 14     Baltimore, MD              Wind-Up  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 15     West Chester, PA         The Note  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 16     Boston, MA                  Great Scott

June 17     New York, NY               The Studio at Webster Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 18     Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus

June 19     Rochester, NY              Bugjar

June 20     Columbus, OH              Ace Of Cups  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 21     Detroit, MI                    The Shelter

June 22     Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s

June 24     Minneapolis, MN           7th St Entry  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 25     Kansas City, MO           Riot Room  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 26     Tulsa, OK                     Downtown Lounge

June 27     Dallas, TX                     Three Links  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 28     Houston, TX                  Fitzgerald’s  (tickets on sale HERE)

June 29     Austin, TX                     Red 7

June 30     New Orleans, LA           Siberia

July 1        Pensacola, FL              Vinyl Music Hall

July 2        Gainesville, FL              High Dive  (tickets on sale HERE)

July 3        Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum  (tickets on sale HERE)

July 4        Orlando, FL                   Will’s Pub

July 5        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl  (tickets on sale HERE)

July 6        Raleigh, NC                   King’s Barcade

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