According to frontman Valient Himself, hard-rocking metal outfit Valient Thorr were birthed on the planet Venus several millennia ago, hopscotching across the space-time continuum before finally arriving on Earth in 1957.
Upon crashing in North Carolina, their time-travel machine was stolen by Walt Disney, and so the group (guitarists Eidan Thorr and Odinn Thorr, bassist Dr. Professor Nitewolf Strangees, and drummer Lucian Thorr) remains here to rock while seeking the means to return home. Valient Thorr issued their debut LP, Total Universe Man, in 2005. Legend of the World followed one Earth year later. Odinn Thorr was replaced by Voiden Thorr, and the band released Immortalizer in 2008. The Stranger followed in 2010, before the band returned with its beastly sixth album, Our Own Masters, in 2013. They returned three years later with the rollicking Old Salt, which featured the punk-inflected single "Mirakuru." ~ Jason Ankeny