Progressive metal band VALENCE have revealed their brand new track "He Tried To Kill Me With A Forklift" at Metal Underground.
Stream the song here: HERE!
The track can be purchased HERE!
Frequently cited as "the bee's knees" and "the cat's meow," Valence takes instrumental prog to new heights through their flirtations with modern metal and eclectic compositions. They're a breath of fresh air for anyone tired of music formulated to fit into a box, and longs for an unadulterated form of sonic expression. The band won an Independent Music Award for "The Reckoning," off of their 2014 EP, Laser Baron, the follow up to their debut Sleepwalker. Sea of Tranquility wrote, "If you love some of the acrobatic, complex, and heavy material of current acts like Scale the Summit, Between the Buried & Me, and Animals as Leaders, this is a band you need to check out." Metal Injection included Valence in their end of 2015 list "10 MORE Awesome Underground Bands You Need In Your Life!"
Between the awards and rave reviews, the band has developed a reputation as a crushing force in the north east, tri-state and the southern New York music scenes, playing the official after-parties for Dream Theater, Clutch and The Sword as well as opening for acts such as Consider the Source, Stu Hamm, Felix Martin, The Fine Constant, and Angel Vivaldi.
Bassist WilHelmus.! joined the band in Spring 2016, adding new elements as the band finishes writing and pre-production for their next epic full-length album. In the meantime, Valence is set to release a new single, "He Tried To Kill Me With a Forklift," in Spring 2017. Valence is Michael Buonanno (gtr), Geoffrey Schaefer (gtr), Chris Romano (drms) and WilHelmus.! (bass).
Mixed and engineered by Rodney Walsh
Mastered by Jamie King
Artwork by Michael S. Bracco