Celebrating 10 Years!

 

This week, Valley of Steel officially celebrates the milestone of TEN YEARS since first emerging from the ether of cyberspace.

It has been a bumpy ride and the publishing schedule has certainly been irregular and unpredictable much of the time, but inconceivably the site is still puttering along.

A huge THANK YOU to every person reading these words on this page, or who has ever read any of the words that have been published here; I sincerely hope you have found at least one thing you’ve enjoyed, and hope that you continue to do so. To anyone who has ever submitted anything that has been written about (even time has not allowed said writing to take place yet). And most of all to the musicians, thank you — please keep doing what you do, and I’ll keep doing what I do.

Immortal Bird – Live at Migration (2018), Thrive on Neglect (2019)

These Chicagoan blackened-death-grinders are setting out for a trip across the northeastern USA throughout the rest of this week — see more details below, as well as a brief overview of the band’s latest releases over the past couple of years!

 

Immortal BirdLive at Migration (self-released, 21 August 2018)

 

Immortal BirdThrive on Neglect (20 Buck Spin, 05 July 2019)

 

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Natalie Zina Walschots – Hench: A Novel (2020/21)

Hello out there! Time once again for a quick excursion outside the music world and into the realm of the written word.

That’s right, we’re doing another book report…

 

 

Natalie Zina WalschotsHench: A Novel (William Morrow / Harper Collins; hardcover and digital 22 September 2020; paperback 09 November 2021)

 

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LLNN – Unmaker (2021)

It’s been about three and a half years since the last time we checked in on these Danes, shall we see what they’ve been up to lately?

 

LLNNUnmaker (Pelagic Records, 24 September 2021)

 

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Wolven Daughter / Molten Dagger – Split; Vinterdracul – Necrotethical Prelude (2021)

Good afternoon and Happy Monday, readers. Just one quick question: do you — in the words of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his groundbreaking 1995 album Return to the 36 Chambers — “like it raw“?

If so, I’ve got two brand-new releases that just may be right up your alley, both of which came out on Bandcamp just a few days ago, and both of which represent black metal of the RAW variety…

 

Wolven Daughter / Molten DaggerSplit (self-released, 05 November 2021)

 

VinterdraculNecrotethical Prelude (self-released, 05 November 2021)

 

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Mors Verum – The Living (2021)

Hey gang — it’s Bandcamp Friday! Let’s talk about death metal! Again!

Mors VerumThe Living (Total Dissonance Worship, 05 November 2021)

 

 

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Creeping Death – The Edge of Existence (2021)

Death metal week (unofficial) continues here at Valley of Steel HQ with this EP that dropped last month from a band out of DFW, Texas, that’s been garnering some attention lately…

 

Creeping DeathThe Edge of Existence (MNRK Heavy, 08 October 2021)

 

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Barbarian Prophecies – Origin (2018-19), Horizon (2021)

Hey folks, today let’s talk about death metal.

 

Barbarian PropheciesOrigin (digital: 19 April 2018; vinyl: Base Record Production / Hecatombe Records / Iron Matron Records, 21 June 2019)

 

Barbarian PropheciesHorizon (digital: 06 July 2021; physical: Base Record Production / Hecatombe Records / Violence in the Veins, Iron Matron Records, 01 November 2021)

 

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Breaking News: Faith No More Announce Tour Cancellation

Breaking News: Faith No More Announce Tour Cancellation

 

Some disappointing news just emerged today for fans and for the band itself — all of whom were certainly looking forward to a return of live music after a six-year absence, which included worldwide dates throughout 2020 and early 2021, and a European tour this summer, all of which had to be canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Finally this week Faith No More was slated to head back out on the road across America for a handful of dates through September and October, only to experience a heartbreaking setback yet again…

 

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