"Valence is rapidly developing into one of the most intelligent and compelling heavy progressive bands out there."
- Prog Metal Zone
Lasor Baron
Sleepwalker

News

Dream Theater After-Show Event

We are super excited to be playing the after-show for one of our favorite progressive bands, Dream Theater! They are playing on Saturday October 22nd at The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY, 10573 at 8PM. Directly after their performance, we will be starting our set on the Garcia's stage, which is attached to the Capitol. Join us for a night of great music. \m/

Connecticut Percussive Arts Society Feature

For the month of May, our drummer Chris, is featured in the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society's "CT Spotlight" series. Learn a little about him.

We have a new bassist!

We would like to welcome Wilhelmus Sapanaro to the Valence lineup. Hailing from New Jersey, Will has been in numerous projects and teaches many bass students both on upright bass and electric. We are super excited to have him on board and look forward to putting out more music with him. Stay tuned for some new Valence!

Metal Injection Feature

We are super stoked to announce that we made it into Metal Injection's '10 MORE Awesome Underground Bands You Need In Your Life' and they featured "The Depths" off of our debut, Sleepwalker. "Ever watch a band enjoy themselves so much while playing live, that their mood becomes infectious? That's pretty much what happened to me when I saw Valence perform a few weeks ago." - Frank Godla

They Like Us, They Really Like Us!

Hey everyone. Months ago we were awarded the best Metal/Hardcore song for the 14th annual competition for The Independent Music Awards. There was also a voting system for the public and we wanted to say THANKS for voting, because we were also awarded the Vox Populi as well, clearing the category.

About

Frequently cited as "the bee's knees" and "the cat's meow," Valence takes instrumental prog to new heights through their flirtations with modern metal and eclectic compositions. They're a breath of fresh air for anyone tired of music formulated to fit into a box, and longs for an unadulterated form of sonic expression. The band won an Independent Music Award for "The Reckoning," off of their 2014 EP, Laser Baron, the follow up to their debut Sleepwalker. Sea of Tranquility wrote, "If you love some of the acrobatic, complex, and heavy material of current acts like Scale the Summit, Between the Buried & Me, and Animals as Leaders, this is a band you need to check out." Metal Injection included Valence in their end of 2015 list "10 MORE Awesome Underground Bands You Need In Your Life!"

Between the awards and rave reviews, the band has developed a reputation as a crushing force in the north east, tri-state and the southern New York music scenes, playing the official after-parties for Dream Theater, Clutch and The Sword as well as opening for acts such as Consider the Source, Stu Hamm, Felix Martin, The Fine Constant, and Angel Vivaldi.

Bassist WilHelmus.! joined the band in Spring 2016, adding new elements as the band finishes writing and preproduction for their next epic full length album. In the meantime, Valence is set to release a new single, "He Tried To Kill Me With a Forklift," in Spring 2017. Valence is Michael Buonanno (gtr), Geoffrey Schaefer (gtr), Chris Romano (drms) and WilHelmus.! (bass).

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Tour Dates

  • June
    13th
    Tompkins Square Park
    New York, NY
  • June
    17th
    NXNE @ Coalition
    Toronto, Can
  • June
    20th
    Seaside Tavern
    Stamford, CT
  • July
    17th
    Blackthorn 51 w/ Angel Vivaldi
    Queens, NY
  • July
    23rd
    Port Chester, NY
  • Sept
    12th
    Psychedelic Zombie BBQ
    The Wherehouse - Newburgh, NY
  • Oct
    23rd
    Bullshooter's Saloon
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov
    12th
    Seaside Tavern
    Stamford, CT
  • Nov
    13th
    Lucky 13's Saloon
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov
    14th
    Tuscan Cafe
    Warwick, NY
  • Dec
    4th
    The Pluckening - Seaside Tavern
    Stamford, CT
  • Dec
    10th
    Bushwick Public House
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Jan
    14th
    Cook's Cafe
    Naugatuck, CT
  • Jan
    30th
    The Acheron
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr
    2nd
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr
    8th
    The Rock Shop
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr
    23rd
    The Acoustic
    Bridgeport, CT
  • May
    7th
    Boland's Cafe
    Seymour, CT
  • Jun
    10th
    Local Legends Festival
    Vernon, NJ
  • Jun
    12th
    O'Briens
    Coram, NY
  • July
    8th
    Dingbatz
    Clifton, NJ
  • Aug
    20th
    Liberty Music Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Sept
    9th
    Local Legends Festival
    Vernon, NJ
  • Sept
    23rd
    Nihil Gallery
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Oct
    1st
    Bavarian BBQ @ Seaside Tavern
    Stamford, CT
  • Oct
    22nd
    Dream Theater Afterparty @ Garcias
    Port Chester, NY
  • Nov
    9th
    Felix Martin & The Fine Constant
    Blackthorn Elmhurst, NY
  • Jan
    7th
    Snug Harbor Bar & Grill
    New Paltz, NY
  • Feb
    10th
    Olive's w/ Stratospheerius
    Nyack, NY
  • Feb
    11th
    Wherehouse
    Newburgh, NY
  • Feb
    24th
    My Place Pizza
    Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Mar
    9th
    The Shrine w/ Stratospheerius
    Harlem, NY
  • Mar
    11th
    Block 6 Studios
    Maspeth, NY
  • Mar
    31st
    WHUS Radio - UCONN
    Storrs, CT
  • May
    13th
    Cherry Street Station
    Wallingford, CT
  • May
    27th
    Lucky 13
    Brooklyn, NY
  • June
    9th
    13th Floor Music Lounge
    Florence, MA
  • June
    15th
    Gold Sounds
    Brooklyn, NY
  • June
    16th
    Seaside Tavern
    Stamford, CT
  • June
    30th
    Out of the Blue Art Gallery
    Cambridge, MA
  • July
    13th
    The Acoustic
    Bridgeport, CT
  • July
    14th
    Cherry Street Station
    Wallingford, CT
  • Aug
    12th
    BoonTunes
    Boonton, NJ
  • Aug
    18th
    Garcia's
    Port Chester, NY
  • Aug
    26th
    Brennan's
    Earlton, NY
  • Sept
    2nd
    Wherehouse
    Newburgh, NY

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