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.
Having quickly risen through the ranks, Valis released ‘Insularity’, the first EP in their new direction and produced by Metal Hammer Golden God winner, Drewsif Stalin, in January 2017.
This saw them added to many bills in the prog-metal world, including supports with Tesseract, Sikth, The Contortionist, Monuments, Dead Letter Circus, Vola and a set at UK Tech Fest. As well as multiple headline tours, predominantly self booked and marketed.
Not only did they pick up a legion of fans along the way, but progressive minded label Long Branch Records saw the huge potential and snapped them up for their debut album.
Although wearing their influences clearly on their sleeves, Valis 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 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’ is out worldwide on Long Branch Records on 06.04.18