VALLENFYRE has officially entered the studio to record their second full-length album and follow-up to 2011’s A Fragile King entitled Splinters.
Gregor Mackintosh (vocals and lead guitars) comments: “We have now arrived in a very cold Salem, MA and are currently holed up in Godcity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou tracking drums for our second album, ‘Splinters’. We are really digging Kurt’s honest, old-fashioned approach to recording. No triggers or samples. Just a good drum kit, good mics and a good drummer.”
In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, VALLENFYRE. The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar - MY DYING BRIDE), Scoot (bass - DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND), Adrian Erlandsson (drums - AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) - and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career!). Their debut, A Fragile King, was a reference to Gregor’s father’s (lost) battle with cancer.
Check out the music video for “Cathedrals of Dread” from their debut: