Valient Thorr - Old Salt (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
VALIENT THORR is a wild ass rock'n'roll band said to hail from inside of the planet Venus and planning to destroy all of Earth's cities. And just so you don't think we're blowing smoke, check it out! For fans of Motörhead, Clutch, Fu Manchu and Mastodon.
Valkyrie - Shadows (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Includes free download code.
Harkening back to both the sludgy beginnings of Black Sabbath and the double-tracked guitar days of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, Virginia classic metal enthusiasts Valkyrie have made one of the year's more enjoyable hard-rock records with third album Shadows. Full of majestic shredding and thunderous drums — and even some "Crazy Train"-esque vibraslap on opener "Mountain Stomp" -- the set is driven by the dueling axes of brothers Jake and Pete Adams, the latter also a member of the similarly righteous progressive metal act Baroness. It's an album worthy of its obvious touchstones, and one that at seven tracks wisely keeps to single-LP brevity.
Valley of the Sun - Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk (IMPORT) (LP)
Valley of the Sun are from Cincinnati, which helps to explain the energetic edge in this excellent collection of songs in the key of head rush, Signed to the Truckfighters personal label, Bassist Ryan McAllister, Guitarist Ryan Ferrier and drummer Aaron Boyer, power trio their way through 10 tracks with a case of Stage 4 Kyuss - Monster Magnet infectiousness.
Valley of the Sun - Sayings of the Seers (Red) (LP)
Limited edition of only 350 copies on red colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Four years after its original (private) release, 2011's 'Sayings Of The Seers' sees a welcome reissue, expanded with two exclusive bonus cuts and presented in a heavy gatefold sleeve with renewed artwork. The music represents Valley Of The Sun in top shape, with heavy riffing, thundering drums and dusty vocals dripping out of every groove. This is first quality stoner rock, suitable for fans of Truckfighters, Unida and Sloburn.
Valley Of The Sun - Volume Rock (Gold) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on gold colored vinyl.
Volume Rock. Of all the words in the English language that could be drawn upon to illustrate the sheer sound and substance of Cincinnati’s Valley Of The Sun, you’d be hard pressed to find two better. Picking up directly where they left off on last year’s Electric Talons Of The Thunderhawk, the Queen City rockers are back in 2016 with a brand new album on Sweden’s formidable Fuzzorama Records.
Volume Rock is the culmination of the band’s determination and ability to not only write and record great rock songs, but also their drive and ambition to become one of the best bands to emerge from the underground. As The Obelisk proclaimed as early as 2011, “There’s no question that Valley Of The Sun are placing themselves at the forefront of the new generation of American heavy rock.”
Valley, The - Self Titled (Color) (10 inch)
Limited edition of only 500 copies in black splatter on purple vinyl!!
This Seattle trio brings upbeat and bombastic energy to the table they call rock. This is good pop sensibility with the love of a Big Muff pedal. The Valley is most influenced by early Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Mudhoney. I really cannot stress enough the energy this release exudes. It just never lets up and there is this perfect marriage of sing along melodies and fuzzy riffs. The production is great too, with a very live feeling. The bass sound is pretty mean, with some great fuzz as well. If you’re looking for soaring melodies with some warm fuzz, then look no further. The Valley is full of energy and never gives you time to take a breath. You’ve come to the right place to rock.
The band’s heavy distortion, heavy guitars and heavy drums are balanced by melodic songs and catchy vocals. With equal parts grunge and pop punk, the Valley blend two styles I love, but rarely find together.
Their fuzz-heavy sound hits a couple early ’90s cornerstones, from the atmospheric dips and swells of bands like Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to the lighter sludge of the early Sub Pop catalog. The band places pop overtones in otherwise heavily textured rock.
Vaporizer - Sea Full of Eyes (Color) (7 inch)
Limited edition of only 200 copies with multi color splatter on dark purplish grey colored vinyl.
Mix of NOLA drug-adled sludge, vicious Neur-Isis metalgaze, and tasteful and scholarly muscianship.
Vardlokk - Skraelingjahlaut (Color) (7 inch)
Featuring members of Witch, Enslaved, Draugar and Dusty Skull. Limited edition on white vinyl.
Featuring Grutle Kjellson of the Enslaved on vocals, Dave Sweetapple from Witch on bass, Tim Lehi from Draugar on guitar, Terri Christopher from 27/Dusty Skull on drums, and Ivor Sandoy from Enslaved/Jazkamer adding effects and moog.
Driving doom riffs, laden with layers of guitar, bass fuzz and Norwegian growled choruses, Vardlokk tells the story of Vikings landing in Vinland (Newfoundland) in the year 1000 A.D.
Various Artists - Best of James Marshall Hendrix (Orange) (LP)
Limited edition on transparent orange colored vinyl. This is a special low price from the label especially for All That is Heavy customers.
A 7-track compilation, The Best of James Marshall Hendrix, with covers of the best known songs by Jimi, with contributions from Child, Elephant Tree, Geezer, Rosy Finch, Stubb, and Wo Fat.
All-in-all, a beautiful tribute to the legacy of a highly influential figure in the development, heart and soul of psychedelic, stoner rock. A must-have for fans of Hendrix.
Various Artists - Brown Acid: The First Trip (Black) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
A solid set of unknown hits! Hearing this LP you won't believe this material failed to make an impression back in the psychedelic era. But now, in 2015, 'Brown Acid: The First Trip' gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine.