“The roots of Valor can be traced back to 1983 when a band named Golgatha was founded. The guys were bathing in classic heavy metal glory and their enthusiasm reflected in one demo (“Prisoner”) before they split into two factions: Crossforce and the band Valor. Alvarez retained vocalist Michael Brueck and former Saint drummer Jim Maxwell and together they searched for a guitarist after their guitarist Todd Price left. Chris Price was called in for an audition and was subsequently hired. Price brought with him the speed metal genre that Valor became known for. The combination of the hard driving, fast paced music and Brueck’s classic rock vocals differentiated Valor from other acts of their time. Vic Sardon was hired as the second guitarist and the band recorded their demo tape ‘Masquerade’. Because Golgotha had gained some fame, the newly formed Valor was able to hit the ground running with an existing fanbase. Despite their short stretch, Valor continues to carry a unique relevance and a long-existing fanbase. This is the very first time the Masquerade demo is available on both remastered CD and vinyl! Elite music for fans of early Slayer, Iron Maiden and the power/speed metal tradition of the Wild West as Masquerade follows in the steps of Jag Panzer, Omen, Helstar and Savage Grace.” -Retroactive Records
Vinyl limited to only 150 units!
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