Black Valentine is a Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal Band based out of Los Angeles.
Reminiscent of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest (or maybe if Pantera played Soundgarden Songs), Black Valentine brings a directness to their Songs and Delivery that goes for the throat while grabbing the listener with catchy Choruses, Melodies, and Hooks wrapped around thundering Riffs and pounding Rhythms.
Black Valentine brand of Hard Rock comes at a time when it is most needed to fill what's sorely missing in today's Music.
Black Valentine's 2nd Album "Slingshot Rebels" is now available at:
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Who is Black Valentine
But for a few simple twists of fate Black Valentine would not exist.
When singer Jeff Knemeyer sold everything and moved from Washington State to Los Angeles, he met Jesse Wolff by pure chance while walking down the street. The two became fast friends.
During this time guitarist Frank Yanno was looking for a singer for his band, tHe CoNStAnt. After several auditions there was one singer left pacing the outside hallways of the rehearsal studio.
The Music was cued; then Jeff Knemeyer entered the room and proceeded to tear through the songs with such power and presence that the final decision had been made!
Jeff's voice however changed everything. This was a new band. Taking the title of one of their songs, Black Valentine was born. Just when things were back on track their drummer had to leave for personal reasons.
Once again the search was on for a new member- with no success. They were out of options when Jeff's new friend Jesse asked if he could audition. Jeff didn't even know he played drums!!
The result was Black Valentine's debut Album World Gone Wrong "...a collection of Songs drenched in attitude and emotions ranging from aggression and anger to hurt and pain, from frustration and discontent to determination and resolve. Each track literally screams out loud what most of us have only thought all wrapped up in perfectly catchy Songs delivered with exceptional musicianship." ~Xombiewoof Magazine
With the addition of Merle Gregory on Bass, Black Valentine has released their 2nd Album entitled Slingshot Rebels featuring 16 Songs that show the Band's evolution- bringing a Power and Directness to their Music that takes it to the next level. With these 16 Songs, Black Valentine is redefining Today's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.
Black Valentine is not a band to be missed delivering their electrifying Stage Show to those who like smart Music served up HEAVY!!