Montreal’s melodic black/folk metal band Valfreya unveils a music video for “Warlords” from their latest album “Promised Land”. Watch it below.
In 2009, vocalist Corinne Cardinal wanted to create a band that mixes the symphonic and orchestral parts of classical music, the festive and authentic parts of folk and celtic music with the aggressive and energic parts of death / black metal. Valfreya has released four well-received albums and performed more than 200 shows through Canada and USA.
Back in 2017, Valfreya released the critically acclaimed “Promised Land”, sending a rush of vicious folk metal around the world. Taking all the jolly melodies from the genre, but then making it faster and more aggressive, Valfreya has been weaving Norse mythology into a familiar, yet original tapestry since 2009.
Now, there is a new music video from the band, for the song “Warlords” off the 2017 release. The video channels all the energy that Valfreya brings to the stage, impactful growling, soaring clean vocals, imaginative solos, and of course, plenty of catchy verses to sing along to. The track “Warlords” is an excerpt from the tale that spans the entire concept album, the journey of Eric The Red.
Valfreya goes into detail about the album: “The album is a journey through a lot of emotions and situations, giving life to a host of varied songs, each with a different sound and personality. The story behind the album is about Eric The Red discovering America and how he defies the Gods, but pays a hefty price for that defiance. It’s a step-up in sound quality and has more intricate guitar parts and better-written music that with every listen you can discover parts you hadn’t noticed before. On top of that, we have an original sound and songs! We want to give more to people that enjoy good riffs!”
Valfreya is presently working on a new full-length metal album that might be released in late 2021 or at the beginning of 2022. Stay tuned!