Valkyrie (band)

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Origin Harrisonburg, Virginia
Genres Doom metal
Years active 2002 – present
Labels Meteorcity Records
Kreation Records
Associated acts Spirit Caravan
Iron Man
Members Jake Adams
Pete Adams
Will Barry-Rec
Warren Hawkins
Past members Eric Seaman
Luke Shafer
Mike Hoke
Nick Crabill
Nic McInturff
Gary Isom

Valkyrie is a doom metal band from Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, Valkyrie draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy stoner metal sound. They formed in summer 2002 as a three-piece consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jake Adams, bassist Eric Seaman, and drummer Luke Shafer.[1] In 2004 Jake's brother Pete was introduced on second guitar and a five song demo was recorded at a local college radio station.[1] Shafer soon departed and was replaced by Mike Hoke on drums and a new demo, Sunlight Shines, and a split 7" with VOG were recorded. Seaman and Hoke parted ways with the band at the end of 2004 and were replaced by bassist Nick Crabill and drummer Nic McInturff.[1] This line-up recorded the eponymous debut album, which was released by Twin Earth Records. In early 2006 Valkyrie again parted ways with its rhythm section and recruited current bassist Will Barry-Rec and drummer Gary Isom (Spirit Caravan, Pentagram). Isom and Valkyrie parted ways in mid-2007 and Valkyrie recruited drummer Warren Hawkins. Pete Adams is now also a guitarist for the band Baroness.


Current members
  • Jake Adams - guitar, vocals (2002–present)
  • Pete Adams - guitar, vocals (2004–present)
  • Alan Fary - bass (2012–present)
  • Warren Hawkins - drums (2007–present)
Former members
  • Eric Seaman - bass (2002-2004)
  • Luke Shafer - drums (2002-2004)
  • Mike Hoke - drums (2004)
  • Nick Crabill - bass (2004-2006)
  • Nic McInturff - drums (2004-2006)
  • Gary Isom - drums (2006-2007)
  • Will Barry-Rec - bass (2006-2012)


  • split 7" with VOG (2005 self-released)
  • Valkyrie (2006 Twin Earth Records)
  • split 7" with Bible of the Devil (2008 Heavy Birth)- red and blue vinyl
  • Man Of Two Visions (2010 Noble Origin)
  • Valkyrie/Earthling split 7" (2012 Tension Head Records)


  1. ^ a b c Valkyrie at MusicMight

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