Valfreya Discusses Plans Ahead, the Sound of their Music, and Touring Too!

 


Dark epic symphonic metallers VALFREYA have several album's out, with newer music in the works. Some shows have been set, with new member changes as well, with the band just moving forward with creating music as much as possible! The band discusses of their sound, plans for the future, and music creativeness.

 

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Corinne (vocal) started the band in 2009 which Daniel (guitar) joined shortly after. Our first record Path to Eternity was release in 2012. Eventually Jérémy (Drum) joined the band and we release our second album Promised Land in 2017. Shortly after the release the release of Promised Land couple members left and Erik (guitar) and Anis (Bass) joined the band. After two album folk/viking inspire record we wanted to change the sound of Valfreya for a more darker symphonic style so we recruited Maude as a violinist and this lead us to our new album Dawn of Reckoning. Sadly through the process of releasing Dawn of Reckoning Maude and Anis left the band but we are back on our feet we amazing new member Eva (violin) and Julian (Bass).

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Our music especially our first two records are heavily inspire by Norse mythology. So Vafreya is just the combination of Valhalla and Freya.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are Montreal based and the scene in Montreal have always been great. Lots of legendary band come from here such, but the scene had a couple draw back in the last years with a lot of small metal venue closing but it is still going strong with plenty of new band and concert. Sanguine Glacialis, Fall of Stasis and Ulfhednar are bands worth checking out.

4. How would you describe your style?

Dark epic symphonic blend of black metal and death metal with complex and narrative song structure.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have release three albums. Our first is album is pretty black metal with a lot of classy folk/viking metal inspiration. The second is in the same vein but more death metal sounding and for Dawn of Reckoning we went for a darker symphonic sound and we ditch most of the typical folk/viking. On the new record we also explore new sound we have a song with a doom metal influence and this slow pace heavy song contrast with fast pace tremolo picking/blast beat black metal of our first album. For those who want something smoother we also have two acoustic album where we made acoustic cover of our metal songs.
 
6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes but it is to early in the process to call those songs.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have two shows in June we couldn’t tour as much we wanted because of the recent change of member (new violinist, new bassist and new live drummer).

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Keep on making as much music as possible.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our music on all platforms and you can buy our stuff on our bandcamp.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Our aggressive symphonic sound and our intricate arrangement.

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