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Valient Thorr

Valient Thorr started in 2001. They released two demos, "Raw" and "We Come From The Morning Star". Following the demos,Valient Thorr self-released their first album on July 1, 2003 (only pressing 1000 copies which were sold at shows), Strandedon Earth, which had the same musical setup as present, but one of the guitarist, Jjinn Thorr, used a keyboard, which helpedto bring dance elements into their music. They packed hometown shows all over North Carolina and at their local favoritevenue Kings Barcade. They did their first major tour of the United States and Canada shortly afterward, doing ...read more

Valient Thorr started in 2001. They released two demos, "Raw" and "We Come From The Morning Star". Following the demos,Valient Thorr self-released their first album on July 1, 2003 (only pressing 1000 copies which were sold at shows), Strandedon Earth, which had the same musical setup as present, but one of the guitarist, Jjinn Thorr, used a keyboard, which helpedto bring dance elements into their music. They packed hometown shows all over North Carolina and at their local favoritevenue Kings Barcade. They did their first major tour of the United States and Canada shortly afterward, doing 47 shows in 52days.

After replacing original drummer Donn Thorr with current drummer Lucian Thorr and ditching the keyboard entirely live and onrelease, they were soon signed to Volcom Entertainment, where their full-length album Total Universe Man was released onJune 7, 2005. At that point, upon completion of several master's degrees, the group members gave up their regular jobs andset out on the road. They performed on the Volcom stage on the Warped Tour 2005, for the entire tour, except for a fewshows where they played the main stage. They continued touring, taking only six days off for Thanksgiving and ten forChristmas. Along the way, they lost their original rhythm guitarist, Jjinn Thorr, and replaced him with Bjorn Thorr to finish offthe end of the year. They played in Hawaii with Andrew WK and then began 2006 by going on tour with Hot Rod Circuit andPiebald. After his departure, Eiden Thorr took Jjinn's old position at shows, moving from Stage Right (the position he heldsince the band's inception) to Stage Left.

In February 2006, they stopped briefly in Costa Mesa, California to write the follow-up to Total Universe Man.

After Bjorn Thorr's brief stint, he was replaced by guitarist Odinn Thorr. On July 11, 2006 they released their follow up album,Legend of the World. They toured the entire Warped Tour again for the summer of 2006 playing the Volcom Stage, with theexception of a few main stage slots, including the hometown stop in Raleigh, where they closed out the night after NOFX andAFI on one of the two mainstages to a packed crowd. They continued to tour throughout 2006, including a tour with JoanJett and the Black Hearts, Eagles of Death Metal, and ending the year touring with Gogol Bordello. Valient Thorr played 272shows in 2006. Taking no time off for Thanksgiving in 2006, and only 2 days for Christmas, they drove back to California toplay New Years Eve at the Viper Room in Hollywood. In January 2007 Odinn Thorr was replaced by Voiden Thorr(guitarist forTexas metal duo Golden Axe). Valient Thorr continued to tour right through 2007, beginning with a four month tour with FuManchu. They did two months in the US, and then traveled overseas for the first time, playing Europe, the UK, andScandinavia. They returned home, and co-headlined the very first Volcom Tour with labelmates the Riverboat Gamblers. Theyended the year by returning to Germany to tour with Motörhead for three weeks, and then returned home without a day offto do three weeks with the Sword. Valient Thorr wrote the follow-up to "Legend of the World" in Costa Mesa, California,which was produced by Jack Endino. It was named "Immortalizer", and is the follow-up to "Legend of the World" and ValientThorr's fourth album in five years. It was released on June 17th, 2008.

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