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Opening with the plodding riffs of "Electric Man,” Great Western Valkyrie is the Rival Sons’ biggest and baddest studio effort, a no-holds-barred assault of ‘70s-influenced rock, swirling psychedelia, and overdriven guitars. Tunes like “Secret” and “Play the Fool” are inspired by the muscular, blues-driven bash of Zeppelin and Sabbath, while more solemn moments (“Rich and the Poor,” “Good Things”) are awash in psychedelic guitars and spacey reverb. Vocalist Jay Buchanan offers inspired songwriting and howling intensity throughout—matched at every turn by the fierce guitar work of Scott Holiday.

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June 10th, eh? That’s how long we have to wait to hear (in its entirety) what appears to be the best album by anyone in about 35 years? So be it..

Gents, it sounds as if you've hit the Jackpot. Slammin grooves, monster tones, great songs, killer vocals. World, take notice.

A Painter, a preacher, a robber and a farmer

Never before did I think that a band could augur my very thoughts of what music should sound like. Every song is perfect in its own unique and simple way. I appreciate what you guys do and hope you continue to make music.

Unreal Rock N Roll !

Zepplin, Stones, Cream, Bad Company, Black Crows, AC/DC, Van Halen, take these groups put them in a blender, add water, put on high and you have Rival Sons ! Unreal, this is the group that America is been waiting for to save Rock N Roll.
So much energy, and power, with maybe the best vocals we’ve heard in 20 years. This group is ready to explode on the national scene! THIS IS ROCK MUSIC


Formed: 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Based in sunny Los Angeles, California, Rival Sons evoke the bluesy rock of bands like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes. Formed in 2008, the quartet of Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums), and Jay Buchanan (vocals) captures that massively huge, guitar-driven classic rock sound, with rock-solid drumming and a riff-oriented approach to songwriting backing up Buchanan's soaring vocals. Shortly after forming, the band self-released its debut, Before the Fire, in 2009, produced...
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