The only constant is change.
And Valis have had their fair share of changes.
But it hasn’t taken away from what the founding members set out to achieve in early 2013.
The first few incarnations of the band toured the UK numerous times and released an EP and four extra singles over the years.
Line up changes and new member input proved inspiring and with an unexplored dynamic now existing, this lead to the scrapping of ‘Old Valis’ and the album that no longer felt representative of their ability, right before its release.
In June 2016, the band began revealing their latest aural and visual direction, in the shape of quality audio and video production all round. This lead to them scoring shows with Monuments, Area 11, Dead Letter Circus, Disperse and Destiny Potato and eventually releasing the critically acclaimed EP, ‘Insularity’ on January the 30th, 2017.
Valis had already established a reputation for chunky, modern metal riffing that flirted around the edges of the thriving UK tech/prog scene. Whilst this is still evident in the DNA of Insularity, they have also transformed into a much sleeker, shinier, song-focused proposition, for which the band are still receiving praise for, long after the release.
Scoring more shows with Tesseract, Bad Sign, The Contortionist, Vola, Drewsif Stalin, Uneven Structure and multiple festival appearances, the band work hard to capitalise on their ability to mix the metal yet, atmospheric side of contemporary prog.
The band have just finished recording their first full length album – produced by Justin Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Bury Tomorrow) due out in early 2018, with a number of shows and festival performances already confirmed as far as summer 2018.
A new single, marking further advancements in sound awaits your aural and visual pleasure before the end of 2017.