We are proud to announce we WON the Independent Music Award for our song "The Reckoning" off our EP Laser Baron in the Best Song category in the Metal/Hardcore genre. We want to thank all the judges and fans who believe in us! More music to come!
We're excited to report that we were selected to join in the festivities this year's North By Northeast festival in Toronto, Canada! We are kicking off the festival on June 17th at The Coalition in Toronto. Should be a week to remember! So if you're feeling adventurous, grab your passport and join us.
We are very excited to announce that Valence is going to be included on Indie Anthems volume 10, a compilation CD of artists hand picked by the team over at Wifi PR. We're very excited to have "Laser Baron" included in the latest edition, which is being distributed for free at South By Southwest in Austin. If you're down there for the conference, keep an eye out for it, and if you aren't, check out their bandcamp page here.
Us here in Valence are happy to get out of the rehearsal studio and back on stage after a month spent working on new material, and we're very lucky to have such a diverse array of shows ahead of us. We'll be playing New York City, Boston, Vermont, Connecticut, Westchester, and upstate New York, and we get to share the stage with some great bands like You Bred Raptors? and Fall of the Albatross all within the next few months. Check out the details in the tour dates section and make sure to come out to a show!
Valence is an up and coming instrumental band from New York that exists to push the boundaries of rock. Fusing metal, progressive rock, and jam, Valence creates a unique sound that is intelligent and energetic, yet still accessible. Their focus is on expressiveness: their music can be at times aggressive or intense, at other times contemplative and introspective. Their compositions traverse different styles while their live show has left audiences in awe all across the northeastern US. They've been dubbed "one of the most intelligent and compelling heavy progressive bands out there" (Prog Metal Zone), and are currently nominated for an Independent Music Award for their song "The Reckoning".