Valient Himself is a busy man. Not only does he front Valient Thorr, but he also sings in Brief Lives and produces the excellent Thrash Hits-sponsored Rocknowledgy podcast. It’s the first two of those three things that we’re concerning ourselves with today, as both of Valient Himself’s bands are about to start touring the bejesus out of the USA.
Valient Thorr is a band whose Venusian spacecraft landed in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, forming in 2001. Soon after they relocated to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA so they could fix their spaceship quicker.
On July 1, 2003 Valient Thorr self-released their first album (only pressing 1000 copies which were sold at shows), Stranded on Earth, which had the same musical setup as present, but one of their guitarists (Djinn Thorr) used a keyboard, which helped to bring dance elements into their music. Read more on Last.fm
Valient Thorr on Thrash Hits
July 11th, 2014
May 19th, 2014
We’ve got a lot of time for Valient Thorr. That’s one of the reasons why we sponsor Rocknowledgy, the excellent music-mix podcast put out by the band’s frontman, the mighty Valient Himself. Right now, Valient Thorr are on a bit of a break as they gear up for their forthcoming European tour, leaving Valient Himself at a bit of a temporary loose end. What do musicians do when they’ve got a surplus of creative energy? They go and join even more bands, which is what Valient Himself has done with Richmond-based band Brief Lives, who hit the road this week for their first US tour with him on board.
April 27th, 2014
Brent Hinds of Mastodon guests on the new episode of Valient Himself’s (Thrash Hits sponsored) Rocknowledgy
February 8th, 2014
December 4th, 2013
November 3rd, 2013
About 18 months ago we posted about Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy – the quite frankly brilliant music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman. Rocknowledgy is a (now) monthly show where Valient Himself takes a John Peel-esque approach to music, playing music from across the spectrum – you’re as likely to hear old soul jams on an episode as you are hardcore punk. We bloody love it – and that’s why we’re sponsoring Rocknowledgy for the next 12 months.
October 8th, 2012
Valient Himself is a man of many talents. Obviously, as the frontman of Valient Thorr, he’s a kick-ass musician. If you’re a subscriber to his awesome Rocknowledgy podcast (which we’ve told you about before), then you’ll be aware the man used to (and indeed, still is!) a damn good radio DJ. And it also turns out that’s he’s a dab hand when it comes of wielding a pen and paintbrush.
May 20th, 2012
April 8th, 2012
With all the brouhaha regarding summer outdoor festivals, we somewhat neglected a springtime indoor one that’s taking place on our very doorstep – DesertFest. Today is the third and final day of the first London incarnation of the festival, where more than 50 stoner, doom, spacerock and sludge bands have been giving the foundations of Camden Town a solid shake-up. If – like us – you had to miss this year’s festival, you can at least console yourself with the Spotify Slaylist we’ve made in the festival’s honour.