25 April 2014
Vallenfyre: announce exclusive DECIBEL flexi 7" track
VALLENFYRE continues the glorious run of Century Media artists supporting the Decibel magazine with an exclusive flexi 7" track called "The Great Divide" from the "Splinters" album recording session. If you missed the Watain, Dark Tranquillity, Paradise Lost and Napalm Death flexi discs, it's now time to finally subscribe to Decibel by 9amEST on May 6, and your sub starts with the issue containing this exclusive VALLENFYRE flexi disc: store.decibelmagazine.com
Greg Mackintosh about the song: "The Great Divide is a song about corrupt, greedy figureheads sending brainwashed youths to kill and be killed in wars mainly just to further these leaders' clandestine plans. Musically it is quite a dissonant, full on song to reflect the subject matter."
Best known as a founding member of UK gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, Greg Mackintosh transformed the anger and sadness ensuing the loss of his father into VALLENFYRE's death/doom/crust debut, "A Fragile King" (2011). This heartfelt and cathartic release is now followed-up by the even more abrasive and extreme second full-length, "Splinters". Inspired by the likes of HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST, AUTOPSY, ANTISECT, DISCHARGE, NIHILIST, early NAPALM DEATH, early BATHORY, and CONFLICT, VALLENFYRE continues to dig deep into the roots of extreme music-- yet due to Greg's infallible song-writing skills, as well as the crushing sound courtesy of producer Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, BEASTMILK), "Splinters" is far from mere nostalgia.
For a preview of "Splinters", be sure to check out these two songs:
"Odious Bliss": soundcloud.com
VALLENFYRE "Splinters" is out May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America via Century Media Records. To pre-order the album in various formats, head over to CM Distro: www.smarturl.it/vallenfyreCMD
Please note that the colored vinyl is limited and might sell out quickly:
Gatefold golden LP limited to 100 only available at cmdistro.com Europe
Gatefold transp. red LP limited to 200 only available at cmdistro.com Europe and www.omerch.eu/shop/vallenfyre/
Gatefold white LP limited to 100 only available at cmdistro.com US
Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) - Vocals and Lead Guitars
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) - Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) - Drums