Valis Ablaze set out to provide an intriguing alternative to the progressive metal norm; 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. And with the band being spread out all across the UK, playing together is not only cathartic but coalescent too.
After the success of the January 2017, self released ‘Insularity’ EP produced by Drewsif Stalin, Valis Ablaze self booked and toured the UK to much acclaim, gathering the attention of German label Long Branch Records, while also honing their conceptual sound with their April 2018 debut album, ‘Boundless’, produced by Justin Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Bury Tomorrow).
Touring Boundless material around Europe as well as shows with bands such as Monuments, The Contortionist, Dead Letter Circus, Tesseract, Sikth and Vola had only further inspired the band who began writing their follow up to Spring 2018’s Boundless, taking into consideration their favourite elements of ‘Boundless’ live.
The band say their second album will please long standing fans with their hook-laden grooves but also reach a new audience that appreciates the more modern and consistent elements of alternative, heavy music.
Their sophomore album, ‘Render’, produced by James Wisner (Paramore, Hands Like Houses, Underoath) is set for worldwide release on 19th of July, 2019 through Long Branch Records.