V▲LH▲LL — Grimoire (Feb 9, 2018) ▲•▲ V▲LH▲LL was initiated early 2012 as a creative outlet for this male/female duo. ▲•▲ They decided to keep the project and not the people in focus and keep their identities unrevealed. V▲LH▲LL mixes genres but has a focus on Witch House, Wave, Neofolk and Dark Electronic.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Album release: Feb 9, 2018
Record Label: Artoffact Records
1. Bonetrees 4:40
2. Dead Waves 4:45
3. Lilies For Belial 4:49
4. Ormens Offer 5:38
5. Grimoire 4:27
6. Ruins of Vanaland 4:13
7. The Hunt 3:53
8. Aeons Unveiled 3:28
9. Niðingrdans 3:36
▲•▲ Swedish duo VALHALL returns with its second album, Grimoire, available in February on Artoffact Records.
▲•▲ A grimoire is a book of magical knowledge. Such a book may contain lists of angels and demons, directions on casting charms and spells, on mixing medicines, summoning unearthly entities, and making talismans. Grimoires contain secret knowledge and have been in use since ancient times.
▲•▲ The grimoire of VALHALL is inspired by, but not limited to, such knowledge. It draws its power from the ancient and the current, from the arcane and the technological. It serves to give the listener excerpts of fantasies and folklore, myths and truths, dreams and nightmares. Grimoire is a collection of electronic darkwave songs, wrapped in a coat of witchhouse and neofolk, that VALHALL is known for.
▲•▲ Features guest violin contributions by Jessica Pimentel (Maria Ruiz in Orange is the New Black), lead singer of the Brooklyn~based metal band Alekhine’s Gun. ▲•▲ Pimentel also recently contributed violins to Origin’s Nuclear Blast release Unparalleled Universe and has said that Valhall is one of her favourite bands.
▲•▲ The project V▲LH▲LL was initiated early 2012 as a creative outlet for this male/female duo. They decided to keep the project and not the people in focus and keep their identities unrevealed. V▲LH▲LL mixes genres but has a focus on Witch House, Neofolk and Dark Electronic.
▲•▲ Various original tracks and remixes were released online at Soundcloud and Youtube during the first half of 2012. Then followed a couple of years of diy releases, remixes and collaborations before V▲LH▲LL got picked up by Artoffact Records and released their debut album “Leaning On Shadows” in November 2014 which were praised by critics and fans and earned them several top positions on album of the year lists. The album were followed by the remix album “Shadow Tales” and the limited cassette and digital dark ambient EP “Shadows”.
▲•▲ During the following years V▲LH▲LL worked on their follow up album but also released the digital EPs “Vi††ΞЯS†ЯåK” and “STΞNDHΛL” as well as doing a lot of remixes for other artists and exclusive tracks for compilations.
▲•▲ In February 2018 the new V▲LH▲LL album (again released on Artoffact Records) “Grimoire” crawled up from the depths of the abyss. This album featured a guest contribution by Jessica Pimentel (Alekhine’s Gun and Maria Ruiz on OITNB) who plays the violin on the track “Ormens Offer”. The album comes as digital download, ltd alt artwork CD and ultra ltd green colored vinyl.
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