Valerie Release Self-Titled Debut Album
July 1, 2012
The upcoming, young Norwegian melodic hard rock/glam metal band Valerie just released their self-titled debut album (courtesy of Hellish Records) on June 23 through various Norwegian retailers. The disc is currently available for purchase at www.hellishrecords.no and www.valerie.no. The official release date through online retailers such as Amazon.com and iTunes is still to be determined.
The album, written and performed by Valerie and produced by Bard Torstensen, truly shows Valerie’s distinct, but diverse sound. From AOR driven pop-melodies like “When Two Hearts Collide” and “Love Is Like A Heart Attack” to fist-pumping hard rock anthems such as “Tear Down The Walls” and “It’s Not Love – It’s Not War”, the record is full-out 35 minutes of catchy melodic hard rock.
Valerie is a young and ambitious hard rock/glam metal band from Arendal; a small town in southern Norway. Known for their big, sing-along choruses and guitar riffs, along with blistering guitar solos and harmonies — their music is often referred to as a cross between great 80s acts like Dokken, Ratt, Europe and a more modern rock sound. It’s melodic, catchy, in your face hard rock. Valerie is 1987 in 2012.
During their short career (2 years and counting), Valerie has grown a strong reputation in their home county, but also made their mark on the national glam/sleaze scene. In June 2011 they released their first 2-track demo (“Taste The Bullet”, “Love Is Like A Heart Attack) and both songs reached the number one spot on NRK Urort, a national site for underground music owned and promoted by the national state television channel NRK.
‘Valerie’ track listing:
01. It’s Not Love – It’s Not War
02. Heat Of The Night
03. When Two Hearts Collide
05. Tear Down The Walls
06. Love Is Like A Heart Attack
07. Taste The Bullet
08. Love Is Not Enough
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