Review: Valkyrie – Shadows

Review: Valkyrie – Shadows

It’s been seven years since the last album from Virginia doom purveyors Valkyrie, a delay likely attributable to the fact that Pete Adams (who shares vocal and guitar duties with his brother Jake) has also been playing with Baroness since 2009. But Shadows, the band’s third full-length, was clearly worth the wait, with the band reaching new heights in songwriting and instrumental dynamics on tracks like the onomatopoetic “Mountain Stomp,” the rampaging “Temple” and the spacy epic “Wintry Plains.” There’s plenty of Thin Lizzy-style badass twin-guitar action in these grooves, as well as flashes of St. Vitus, early Danzig and ‘Sad Wings’-era Judas Priest — in other words, a whole lotta awesomeness. DAN EPSTEIN

Check out “Mountain Stomp” from ‘Shadows’ below.

Review: Valkyrie – Shadows

Review: Valkyrie – Shadows

It’s been seven years since the last album from Virginia doom purveyors Valkyrie, a delay likely attributable to the fact that Pete Adams (who shares vocal and guitar duties with his brother Jake) has also been playing with Baroness since 2009. But Shadows, the band’s third full-length, was clearly worth the wait, with the band reaching new heights in songwriting and instrumental dynamics on tracks like the onomatopoetic “Mountain Stomp,” the rampaging “Temple” and the spacy epic “Wintry Plains.” There’s plenty of Thin Lizzy-style badass twin-guitar action in these grooves, as well as flashes of St. Vitus, early Danzig and ‘Sad Wings’-era Judas Priest — in other words, a whole lotta awesomeness. DAN EPSTEIN

Check out “Mountain Stomp” from ‘Shadows’ below.

Brad Paisley on Opening for Rolling Stones

Brad Paisley on Opening for Rolling Stones
You’re probably excited about Brad Paisley opening the Rolling Stones‘ June 17 gig at Nashville’s LP Field, but nobody is as stoked about it as Paisley himself. During a Wednesday afternoon (May 21) visit with Nashville-based media, he talked with some about the upcoming show. Here are some of his remarks and humblebrags: On needing… Read more »

Brad Paisley on Opening for Rolling Stones

Brad Paisley on Opening for Rolling Stones
You’re probably excited about Brad Paisley opening the Rolling Stones‘ June 17 gig at Nashville’s LP Field, but nobody is as stoked about it as Paisley himself. During a Wednesday afternoon (May 21) visit with Nashville-based media, he talked with some about the upcoming show. Here are some of his remarks and humblebrags: On needing… Read more »

Boston Calling reveals lineup for fall 2015 festival

Boston Calling reveals lineup for fall 2015 festival

This weekend brings the spring installment of Boston Calling. However, festival organizers are already making plans for its fall edition.

Set for September 25th – 27th at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, the lineup promises The Avett Brothers, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, CHVRCHES, Chromeo, Father John Misty, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Twin Shadow, and Daughter.

Also playing are Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Ben Howard, Nate Ruess, Sturgill Simpson, The Staves, FIDLAR, Doomtree, Bully, MisterWives, and Walk the Moon.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 26th with a general on-sale following the next day.

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