Modern Progressive Metal Concept Album Experiment One: Asylum Out February 2016
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Modern progressive metal group VALLEYS are set to release their debut full-length conceptalbum, Experiment One: Asylum, on February 12, 2016. The album illustrates the main character, Asylum, in his tumultuous fight with Multiple-Personality Disorder. Each track depicts Asylum’s returning struggle with a different personality.
Last month, VALLEYS introduced Asylum to the world via their track “Finding Solace”, which depicted the character’s struggle with overcoming his disorder. But how does the story begin?
Today, VALLEYS have revealed their brand new short film/music video for the track “The Death of Me”, which details the beginning of Asylum’s decent into madness – with the tragic death of his wife and unborn child by the hand of a home intruder. Watch the music video now here: https://youtu.be/EtnJ1EFO0b4
“This track acts like a prequel to the entire story of this record, which is pretty ironic since this is the last song on the album,” states guitarist Brandon Scurlark. “The instrumentals follow the rise and fall of Asylum throughout the track. The more melodic parts represent the ups and the good times, where the heavier chaotic parts and as well as the breakdown represent the fall of Asylum and his succumbing to the disease.”
Vocalist Jayson Mitchell adds, “We focused the video around the Asylum family and kept the camera away from us in the band. With us staying in the background, it gave the image of us being the different personalities, waiting to take over almost like a foreshadowing or a dream.”
The entire video was filmed by Jaiden Frost of Jaiden Frost Presents over the course of just 15 hours.
Experiment One: Asylum was recorded during the summer and fall of 2015 and is produced by Paul Barton of 415 Recording, with mixing and mastering duties handled by Todd Borland of Borland Studios.
“We wrote this album as a concept on Multiple Personality Disorder because we understand how devastating this disease can be on the individual and his/her family. We wrote these lyrics and music as a way of hope for the people diagnosed with this disease. We want them to hear the record and hear the story of Asylum, the main character, and see that if he can fight the disease, anyone can,” adds Mitchell.
VALLEYS are currently planning a tour for spring 2016, set to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more details on Experiment One: Asylumand the upcoming VALLEYS tour.
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Formed in 2013 in Raleigh, NC, VALLEYS has quickly grown into a dominate force in the genre of progressive metal with countless tours and a 2014 release, the Reborn EP, under their belts (Reborn digi | physical). Walking in the footsteps of bands such as Periphery, Veil of Maya, and Tesseract, VALLEYS triumphed over their local and regional scenes while expanding their national recognition with each passing day. In fact, VALLEYS are officialwinners of the 2015 Headbang For The Highway Battle of the bands for Summer Slaughter Tour, endorsed by COLDCOCK Whiskey. To date, VALLEYS has performed with bands such as Motionless In White, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, and more.
With 2016 fast approaching, VALLEYS are showing no signs of slowing down.
Jayson Mitchell- Vocals
Mikey Clement- Vocals
R.J. Riggle- Guitar
Brandon Scurlark- Guitar
Robert Meikle- Drums