VALLEY OF THE SUN ‘Old Gods’ Album Due In May; Single & Tour w/ BELLRINGER

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

One of the stand out, stellar bands from the wide scope of globally established stoner and desert rock acts, Ohio’s VALLEY OF THE SUN, break the news of an imminent new album release.

Old Gods‘ is set to arrive May 24th via Fuzzorama Records, and with today’s revelation comes the first single from this highly anticipated offering, the solidly matter-of-fact “Means The Same“. The song is unmistakably VALLEY OF THE SUN at its deepest core, with the band’s molten riffs propelling the new tune’s advance while inescapable hooks are embedded. Holding the listener tight as a gamut of groove-based rhythms, fiery energy, and the signature vocals of singer Ryan Ferrier mercilessly rock the body.

The band offered the following insights to the new song and the album from which it hails with Ferrier offering the following:

To me, Old Gods is a meditation on who I once was, who I am now, and who I’d like to become…

And drummer Aaron Boyer adding:

We try to evolve with each album. On Old Gods we added some heavier elements, darker tones, and a touch of psychedelia. We tried some things on this record that we’ve never done before and that made it a lot of fun to make.

VALLEY OF THE SUN are rounded out by members Josh Pilot (guitar) and Chris Sweeney (bass, keys) who will join alongside Ferrier and Boyer when the band tours the U.S. and Canada beginning next month. Joining them as support for the trek will be Bellringer featuring former (the) Melvins bassist Mark Deutrom. The tour’s full itinerary is provided below.

Old Gods‘ will arrive in a variety of formats, including CD digipak, colored vinyl LP (gatefold transparent green, gatefold black), as well as gatefold splatter vinyl that will be sold only at live shows and directly through Fuzzorama Records. Find pre-order active now at this LINK.

 

Track list:

01. Old Gods
02. All We Are
03. Gaia Creates
04. Dim Vision
05. Shiva Destroys
06. Firewalker
07. Into The Abyss
08. Faith Is For Suckers
09. Buddha Transcends
10. Means The Same
11. Dreams Of Sands

– VALLEY OF THE SUN North American Tour 2019 –

(w/ BELLRINGER)

Apr. 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Apr. 14 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
Apr. 15 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs
Apr. 16 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Apr. 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel
Apr. 18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
Apr. 19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
Apr. 20 – Calgary, AB @ 420 Music & Arts Fest [info]
Apr. 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
Apr. 24 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Apr. 25 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr. 27 – Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
Apr. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Apr. 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
May 02 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
May 03 – Ft Worth, TX @ Lolas
May 04 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
May 05 – St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 06 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 07 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies

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