The Finnish progressive rock act, The Vale, released their debut music video “Terra Fulgur“ as the first single from their upcoming album, “Seasons in the Valley.”
The band said about the album theme: “Seasons in the Valley is a concept album, about the four seasons in this fictional place called “The Valley”. One can find a theme song for each season on the album. The original idea is an EP about each season among this actual album – the first EP was The Vale’s latest release before this “Autumn in the Valley”. One can note that the EP includes songs which are not on this album, among the couple songs which appear on the album (the album versions have a different mixing).”
The band went a lot of changes while recording this album.
“About the recording process of the album, it was a major pain in the ass. It started back in the fall of 2015 and included:
-two demo sessions
-two different studios
-five rehearsal places (three “permanent”, two temporary)
-five lineup changes
-two times mixing/mastering (the first versions sucked so we had to take a re-round)
-aaaaaand we also changed the band’s name during this process
So, one can say that The Vale is pretty relieved to be finally able to put this record out and move on. The final recordings and mixing/mastering (which of result can be heard on the album) was executed at Saarni Studios in the southern part of Finland.”
The band clarified more about the song theme saying: “Terra Fulgur is the theme song for summer – or actually more like for a summer thunder storm. It is about these critters who control the thunder and the electric currents of nature and they worship the great on the hill. The video heeds the concept pretty closely, as the pine cones mimic these critters.”
The Vale is a three piece unit hailing from Tampere, Finland. The band was formerly known as Ovenizer since 2014 and finally morphed into it´s present form – The Vale – in 2017. The Vale is lyrically a theme band. Everything happens in the Valley – always has and always will. Lyrics for each song are available at the Lyrics -section.
The Vale is lyrically a theme band. Everything happens in the Valley – always has and always will. Lyrics for each song are available at the Lyrics -section. “Autumn in the Valley” -EP is the first recording of the band.
Members of The Vale do not have any interesting band names to drop out from their past, they just simply are The Vale. Same goes with band pictures, they look horrible so they choose to be pine cones until they gather a funding for a plastic surgeon who can fix their faces to suit better this visual world of ours.