2004 - Valkyrja was founded with the earnest intention of channelling violence, deprivation and loathing through means of extraordinarily potent audio emissions. Their ideals were permeated by passionate and boundless perversion –a sickly urge festering ever so vibrantly in the essence of its members. A will to cast off the manacles of societal enslavement and leave a dying world behind. While the brotherhood took shape, opposition and defiance surfaced from the deepest recesses of the mind; a fierce hostility towards the laws and morals of their surroundings, notions which felt entirely alien to the band's core.

As part of their philosophy of ridding themselves from limitations, no specific genre was ever chosen since it would only serve to establish a framework of useless expectation. The artistic output created under the flag of Valkyrja defies all earthly shackles, including those of commercial categorisation.

With ideology as lodestar, venturinginto darkness without a backwards glance, they took their first fledgling steps on a road staked out by the night itself, Valkyrja’s debut album, The Invocation of Demise, was recorded in Necromorbus Studio during March 2007and then released in physical form by Northern Silence Productions six months later.

Valkyrja quickly gained their reputation as a ferocious live act; a display of carnal lust leaving each stage with the foul scent of death. Drawn to the stench of putridbereavement, Metal Blade Records contracted the band in 2009. "The Invocation of Demise" was treated to a re-release by their new ally, thus spreading the curse even further.

The same year also saw a return to Necromorbus Studio for the recording of their second album, the most aptly named 2010 Contamination. The new tracks would prove to be a crucial part of the band's live setlistas they, the following autumn, embarked on their first European campaign.Forged and conceived to reflect blood and fire-the third album, The Antagonist's Fire, set the world aflame on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 2013.

During the past decade, facilitated by Massive Music and accompanied by titans of extreme metal, over 100 different European cities has been forced to swallow the bitter wine of sonic violence.Furthermore, 2016 and 2017 saw twoextensiveNorth American tours with Valkyrja as co-headliner, during which 22 different states were soaked in rotten blood.Five years removed from the third opus, Valkyrja return under new guise. The past few years have seen the band subjected to several crucial line-up changes, igniting aperiod of utter despair that would sow the seeds for what has now come to pass: Throne Ablaze is set for worldwide release on November 26, 2018. The album reflects the passion and dedication of everyone involved, those who face every storm –past and future -with weapon in hand.

It will forever stand as a monument of continuous struggles–so right there, in the core of this strife to conquer every obstacle, kneel and obey the fires of the blazing throne!Discography:The Invocation of Demise2007Contamination 2010 The Antagonist's Fire 2013Throne Ablaze2018

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