One fantastic band. Why because every one who knows me will tell you how much im into Symphonic/metal etc and these guys are no exception to the rule of being bloody awesome indeed. All the highs and lows in the right places along with the perfect power music that blows me away. The vocals are spot on and id put them along side the greats such as Within Temptation or Nightwish any day. Vocally supreme, Lyrically superb and the music is a touch of heaven. A must have for any collection.
VALKYRE was formed at the end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005 by Kris Scheerlinck after leaving his former band SENGIR. The band consists of different well-trained musicians coming from different styles of music but with the same common interest : melodic atmospherical metal.
VALKYRE’s style can be described as a mixture from gothic-metal, classical music, folkmusic and melodic metal. Influenced by bands as Therion, In Extremo, Nightwish and Kamelot this band provides you with a nice blend of atmosphere and metal heaviness.
Only a few months after the first gigs the band decided in the autumn of 2005 to record a demo at the Excess studio in The Netherlands with Hans Pieters known from After Forever, Epica and Gorefest. This demo resulted in excellent sales worldwide and successful concerts through Benelux, France and Italy.
In September 2007 the band recorded its second demo “Consolamentum”, again at the Excess studio. The demo was first released at Metal Female Voices Fest in October 2007 and was immediately sold out.
In the autumn of 2010 ,after a break of more than 2 years Valkyre is back to rock .A new line-up has been forged and new material is being written. Valkyre Mark II starts now:
– 2012 played at Metal Female Voices Fest X
-Dec., 13th, 2013 worldwide digital release of the single ‘Call of the Valkyrie’
-Febr., 14th, 2014 release of album ‘Our Glorious Demise’ in Belgium
-Febr., 17th, 2014 album out in the Netherlands
-April, 25th, 2014 worldwide release of the special digital edition of the album
-May, 2nd, 2014 album out in Switzerland
-Nov., 7th, 2014 worldwide digital release of 2-track-single ‘Consolamentum’
-January 2015: ‘Our Glorious Demise’ Album of the year 2014 (voted by the listeners of ‘The Female Fronted Symphonic Rock and Metal Show’ on AiiRadio.com)
-April, 20th, 2015 special digital album edition out on CD Baby
-April, 27th, 2015 digital release of 1-track-single ‘Consolamentum’ on CD Baby and bandcamp
-April, 27th, 2015 digital release of 1-track-single ‘Don’t be Sad’ on CD Baby and bandcamp
-July, 31st, 2015 digital release of 1-track-single ‘Stories’ exclusive on bandcamp