VALLENFYRE has unleashed their new album, Splinters, today in North America! Already available in Europe, Splinters can now be purchased worldwide via CM Distro, iTunes, and your local retailer; the album can also be streamed via Spotify and other similar services.
For a preview of Splinters, head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream:
The video for the crushing title track can also be viewed here: http://youtu.be/4RRshh1ieLU
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.
Read on for a few international reviews of the critically acclaimed Splinters:
"The writhing guitar melody, the truly titanic chugging, the cavernous vocals, the obliterating drumwork - it all combines to exert a powerful, primal appeal, and an atmosphere drenched in bleakness." -- NO CLEAN SINGING.com
"...a crushing, vitriolic thing full of grief and rage." -- STEREOGUM.com
"...absolutely ruthless." -- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com
"Its masterful melding of HELLHAMMER / CELTIC FROST, NIHILIST / ENTOMBED, AUTOPSY, DISCHARGE and various other influences deliver a rare treat for lovers of old-school Death Metal and Crust Punk." -- METAL HAMMER UK
"VALLENFYRE squelch their way through fetid piles of deathly riffs and growls with more genuine morbidity than most of the young pups who weren't born when Gregor was first hacking up these sorts of riffs." -- KERRANG
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