Valkyrja announce first-ever North American tour; new vocalist

Official press release:

Today, Swedish black metal cult Valkyrja announce two pieces of momentous news: the full dates for their first North American tour, alongside Finnish legends Archgoat, and their brand-new vocalist, RSDX. A statement from founding guitarist S.W. reads:

“We have worked together for over a decade. We moved in the shadows and set ablaze what is to us known as Valkyrja. A journey fed by the passion for the forbidden, towards a horizon yet unknown, a strive constantly distracted by worldly matters. A creation that exceeds any individual value. With grief, I hereby announce that the now-former vocalist A.L will no longer participate in Valkyrja as you know it. As his presence and our creations go beyond any outer circumstances, he will, though, always have his part. Despite that, nothing can stop the wild fire we once started. We have now prepared under the surface, and we are finally ready to reveal the news. We hereby welcome our new singer RSDX, who is willing to burn and feed the hungry flames with utter dedication!”

Following on from their last full-length, The Antagonist’s Fire – released in November 2013 by W.T.C. Productions to international critical acclaim – Valkyrja are now prepared to spread their gospel across North America. As direct support to Archgoat, Valkyrja’s first North American tour will span March and early April and spread disease through 17 cities. S.W. continues:

“With hunger, we prepare a journey to territories yet untouched. Twelve years have passed since this constellation was born, and it is now time to hit USA and Canada. These will be the first appearances of Valkyrja in 2016. Come closer – embrace the flames of perdition.”

The full list of confirmed dates/venues for The Grand Luciferian March tour are as follows:

3/18 – Philadelphia, PA | Millcreek Tavern
3/19 – Somerville, MA | ONCE Ballroom
3/20 – Brooklyn, NY | Saint Vitus
3/21 – Montreal, QC | Piranha Bar
3/22 – Ottawa ON, | Mavericks
3/23 – Toronto, ON | Coalition
3/24 – Rochester, NY | Bug Jar
3/25 – Pontiac, MI | Pike Room
3/26 – Rock Island, IL | Rock Island Brewing Co
3/27 – Chicago, IL | Cobra Lounge
3/28 – Nashville, TN | East Room
3/29 – Atlanta, GA | Masquerade
3/30 – Richmond, VA | Strange Matter
3/31 – Baltimore, MD | Otto Bar
4/01 – Pittsburgh, PA | Altar Bar
4/02 – Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
4/03 – Las Vegas, NV | Divebar