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.
In January 2017, VALIS ABLAZE released Insularity, the first EP in their new direction – produced by Metal Hammer Golden God winner and prolific YouTuber, Drewsif Stalin.
The impact of the singles leading up to the EP release saw them added to many bills in the prog-metal world, including supports with Tesseract, Sikth, The Contortionist, Monuments, Dead Letter Circus, Vola and another, more accepted set at UK Tech-Metal Fest.
Not only did they pick up a legion of fans along the way, progressive minded label Long Branch (SPV) saw the huge potential and snapped them up for their debut album.
Although wearing their influences on their sleeves at times, VALIS ABLAZE provide an intriguing alternative to the progressive metal norm; swells of creative ingenuity shine throughout, as well as thought out details and subtle complexities that will keep the listener returning again and again.
With their debut full-length, VALIS ABLAZE present an even more refined sound, produced by Justin Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Bury Tomorrow): low end grooves juxtaposed with soaring vocal lines, crisp milton-cleans and atmospheric synths, all driven by intricate rhythm work and growling bass. A huge spectrum of energy, emotion, power and beauty.
Boundless was released to critical acclaim on April 6th, worldwide on Long Branch Records.