Hailing from Charlottetown (Canada), the five-piece DEATH VALLEY DRIVER -formed in 2008 – mixes the classic hard rock of KISS and AC/DC, the sludge of Black Sabbath and the urgency of Motorhead into a Molotov cocktail of amps, gravelly vocals and swampy rhythms. Their debut album “Choke The River” got rave reviews and had charted nationally on several Loud charts on university radio, peaking at number 3. Their song “Sleeping All December” is being used as the entrance music for Ring of Honor tag team The Briscoes.
The album was also nominated for an East Coast Music Award and was the winner of Music PEI’s Loud Recording of the year. Their follow-up, “Graveyard Dead” took home the 2014 East Coast Music Award’s Loud Recording of the year, as well as being nominated for rock album of the year by Music PEI. Their latest EP “Carnivore’s Oath” was produced by Paper Lions guitarist Colin Buchanan and mastered by Juno nominee Dan Weston (City & Colour, Classified, The Reason). DEATH VALLEY DRIVER has shared the stage with Metallica, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, 3 Inches of Blood, Goatwhore, Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, August Burns Red, Lagwagon, Protest The Hero, Misery Index, Obscura and many others. The band is currently writing the follow up to their EP, “Carnivores Oath”.
Comments Ryan P Gallant, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER drummer: “We are beyond thrilled to sign with Alpha Omega Management. Being from the smallest province in Canada (Prince Edward Island), it’s amazing to be part of an international roster with an amazing team behind us. AO has a presence all over the world and we can’t wait to show everyone that we’re ready to crush some skulls. We can’t wait to unleash some death n roll in 2017.”
ALPHA OMEGA Management adds: “We are thrilled to welcome these furious hard and heavy death’n roll metallers in DEATH VALLEY DRIVER to our roster family! Their outstanding sound is a blasting mix of hard rock, sludge and deathly heavy metal which surely pleases their audience and gives vibes for the fans of Down, High on Fire, Entombed and Black Sabbath. So stay tuned for next announcements!”
Photo Cred – Photo Ninja – Alicia Montague
DEATH VALLEY DRIVER Line up: *Ryan Gallant – Drums, *Dan Hodgson – Vocals, *Ray Blacquiere – Guitar, *Nick Doucette – Guitar, *Jeremey Heisler – Bass