VALIENT THORR To Release 'Stranger' In September

Chapel Hill, North Carolina rockers VALIENT THORR will release their fifth album, "Stranger", on September 14 via long-time co-conspirators, Volcom Entertainment. The CD was produced, recorded and mixed by Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY, DWARVES, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, and VALIENT THORR's prior album, "Immortalizer") at the Soundhouse Recording studios in Seattle, Washington. The first single off the album, "Doublecrossed", can be downloaded here.

"Doublecrossed" audio stream:

"Stranger" is VALIENT THORR's fifth album in seven years — a considerable feat since the band has been averaging close to 250 shows a year for most of this time with acts as varied as MOTÖRHEAD, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACK HEARTS, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, MASTODON, BARONESS, GOGOL BORDELLO, FU MANCHU, EARLY MAN and SKELETONWITCH.

If one were to imagine hearing a palpable buzz so engaging that it has its own gravitational pull, something so strong that as one is pulled closer, the buzz becomes a throb that seemingly doubles over on itself into infinity. This is the furious sound of VALIENT THORR, a band whose entire being is founded and powered on the force of one huge, mass, communal headbang that has the power to deliver a unifying moment of clarity. To get right down to it, "Stranger" fuses together the roots-rock, no-bullshit beginnings of "Stranded on Earth" and "Total Universe Man" with the laser-guided immediacy of "Legend Of The World" and the total metal shredding of "Immortalizer" into one supernova burst.

Touring relentlessly since 2001 after crash-landing in the North Carolina Triangle area, a place the band now calls home, VALIENT THORR has this year already criss-crossed the U.S. on the Volcom Tour with MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and BARONESS and is currently in the midst of a European tour that will keep them abroad through the end of July, before returning Stateside for a massive U.S. headline tour set to kick off in September.

VALIENT THORR U.S. tour dates:

Sep. 08 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade *
Sep. 09 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox *
Sep. 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Milestone *
Sep. 11 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club *
Sep. 12 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick *
Sep. 13 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
Sep. 14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
Sep. 15 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House *
Sep. 16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Rock Lobster *
Sep. 17 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit *
Sep. 18 - Erie, PA @ The Crooked I *
Sep. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Sep. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *
Sep. 21 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage *
Sep. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar *
Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw *
Sep. 25 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell *
Sep. 26 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs) *
Sep. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques *
Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's *
Sep. 29 - Detroit, MI @ Smalls *
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door *
Oct. 01 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
Oct. 02 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
Oct. 03 - Kansas, MO @ Record Bar *
Oct. 04 - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern -
Oct. 05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge -
Oct. 06 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux -
Oct. 07 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon +
Oct. 08 - Portland, OR @ Dante's +
Oct. 09 - Bend, OR @ The Domino Room +
Oct. 10 - Reno, NV @ The Alley +
Oct. 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill +
Oct. 13 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones +
Oct. 14 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar +
Oct. 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon +
Oct. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland +
Oct. 17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah +
Oct. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room +
Oct. 19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad +
Oct. 22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock +
Oct. 23 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide +
Oct. 24 - Houston, TX @ Rudyards +
Oct. 25 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks %
Oct. 27 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's %
Oct. 31 - Greensboro, NC @ Green Street %

* with JUNIUS and HOWL
- with HOWL
+ with RED FANG
% with CALTROP


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