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VALIENT THORR ARE ABOUT TO GET “DOUBLECROSSED” BY MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME AND BARONESSValient Thorr are one of those bands you’ve got to see live to truly understand. Sure, their breed of trad metal and fiery blues rock is appealing enough on its own, but it’s not until you see these guys perform that really get what they’re all about. And it’s not their fault; it’s just really hard to convey the combination of humor and ferocity that makes Valient Thorr be Valient Thorr in any studio recording.

All this is relevant because Valient Thorr just released the new track “Doublecrossed” for free download on their official website. The track is classic Thorr with all the aforementioned qualities, but I’m sure it’d be that much more kick-ass to see the band play it live. Lucky for you, VT are about to head out on a bonerific tour with Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me and Baroness. Will they play this track? Who knows, but whether they do or they don’t Valient Thorr are always a fun time. You’d be a sucker if you didn’t arrive early to see them play.

“Doublecrossed” comes from an untitled record the band just finished recording with producer Jack Endino, due for release this Fall. Download it here. Tour dates after the jump.


Apr 16 2010 Charleston, SC – Music Farm *

Apr 17 2010 Raleigh, NC, CA – Lincoln Theater *

Apr 18 2010 Richmond, VA – The National *

Apr 20 2010 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head

Apr 21 2010 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Apr 22 2010 Hartford, CT – Webster

Apr 23 2010 Worcester, MA – Palladium / New Eng Metal Fest

Apr 24 2010 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

Apr 26 2010 Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater

Apr 27 2010 Rochester, NY – Water Street

Apr 29 2010 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room

Apr 30 2010 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue

May 1 2010 Columbia, MO – Blue Note

May 3 2010 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

May 4 2010 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater

May 5 2010 San Diego, Ca – House Of Blues

May 7 2010 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre

May 8 2010 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre #

May 9 2010 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

May 10 2010 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater

May 11 2010 Spokane, Wa – Knitting Factory

May 13 2010 Billing, MT – The Shrine

May 14 2010 Fargo, ND – The Venue

May 15 2010 Omaha, NE – Sokol Hall

May 16 2010 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

May 18 2010 Madison, WI – Orpheum

May 19 2010 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

May 20 2010 Memphis, TN – Minglewood

May 21 2010 Knoxville, TN – Valarium

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