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Parisian sludge hardcore act VALVE streaming their new LP in full!

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Teased last month, the new recording from VALVE  is available for streaming and pre-order through the player below. The band will be touring Europe starting March 14th. Full list of dates is available below.

Although I really wish they would have explored even more experimental patterns and tricks, I feel that this solid record is a the new beginning for VALVE. Great listen. Listen for yourself.


“Apnée” is a huge collabopration project between Poutrage Records, Dingleberry Records, Opposing Music, Itai Itai Records, Fall Into Void Records, Old Town Bicyclette Records, and Dwyer Records.

VALVE is a sludge/doom/hardcore band from Paris, France, that has been playing for about three years now. The music of the quintet has evolved towards a blend of dark, heavy and oppressing sludge and chaotic, aggressive hardcore, following the enormous footsteps of some of the biggest European bands playing that kind of music – Amenra and Celeste, just to name a couple . The band has been rushing European stages for the last two years delivering a wild and intense show and has no intention to stop.

After releasing their self-titled demo, back in 2012, they now finally deliver their debut full-length album that goes by the name of Apnée. CVLT Nation described it as an album containing “five jams of sludge laced with some raw and uncut hardcore. VALVE are not afraid to fuck with song structures, which only helps to keep their songs interesting. It’s now time for you to press play below so that you can hear this kick-ass band for yourself!”

Tour Dates:

Sat. March 14th – Troyes (Fr) @ Chapeau Rouge w/ death engineVisceral Dissection – TBA
Sun. March 15th – Thionville(Fr) @ No Man’s Land w/Aleska & Après La Chute
Mon. March 16th – Giessen (Germany)@ AK44 Gießen w/ Muncie Girls &The Fairweather Band
Tue. March 17th – Bielefeld (Germany) @ Potemkin Bar w/ Sømerset
Wed. March 18th – Prague (Czech Rep.) @ Café na půl cesty
Thu. March 19th – Krakow (Poland) @ Caryca Dajwór w/ Fleshworld
Fri. March 20th – Budapest (Hungary) @ TBA w/New Dead Project &TORN FROM EARTH
Sat. March 21st – Vienna (Austria) – @ Venster 99 w/ Vague Stories,DefLine (Defensive Line), DENY THIS WORLD
March 22nd – La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) – TBA

GO HERE to download their 2012 DEMO recording for free!

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