With 5th album due in September, Valient Thorr gives away 'Double Crossed' mp3

There are situations in which brawny hard rock is the right answer, and Friday afternoon with the weekend in sight is one of them. Fortunately, Valient Thorr is providing you the soundtrack for this particular Friday afternoon.

The North Carolina band has just finished recording its fifth album, “Stranger,” and it’s a blast of high-energy guitar rock, packed with rugged riffs and leathery vocals from Viking-like front man Valient Himself (easily one of the greatest metal names of all time).

The album doesn’t hit the streets until Sept. 14, but you can get a taste now via “Double Crossed,” a fast, lean tune perfect for all your fist-pumping needs. And you know you have fist-pumping needs.

The band is in Europe now, but comes back to the U.S. for a massive road trip that starts Sept. 8 in Raleigh, N.C., and goes basically everywhere before wrapping up on Halloween in Greensboro. Check here for a stop near you.

Double Crossed mp3

Photo by Gary Copeland

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