There is a smoldering hotbed of Rock and Roll in the most unlikely of places; Ohio. Some time ago, the Devil came to sew his seed throughout the state leaving every city with it’s own High Priests of Hellish Riffs. The congregation of Cincinnati’s Church of Rock and Roll is watched over by Valley of the Sun, and a well tended flock they are. Riff after righteous riff is thrown from the pulpit with the fury of fire and brimstone, so come out to the Rock and Roll Revival , bring your offering and prepare to be anointed!
"Back in November of 2010 I wrote up a feature on a band called Valley of the Sun from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since that time the band has garnered some serious recognition around the world. The band was most recently chosen as an opening band for select dates on Sweden's Truckfighters first ever U.S. tour.
The band has recently released a new EP "The Sayings of the Seers" on their Bandcamp site. This is one of the most fierce releases I have heard in a while."
"I will first off start out by saying that I believe this to be at the top of my list of best releases of the year even though it is only an EP. Valley of the Sun seemlessly blends blistering stoner grooves, stellar musicianship, and high energy low and high dynamics to their amazing sound. Oh, and did I mention that Ryan Ferrier may quite possibly be the best vocalist I've heard since Miles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. From the unmatched soaring vocal harmonies of opener "Hearts Aflame" , the epicness of "Mariner's Tales" to the steam rolling groove of "Deep Light Burns", Cincinnati's Valley of the Sun is a well-polished band that is ready to be singed into your brain. "