Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Valkyrian Festival 2015 - Photo Round Up

On Saturday 21st November we headed over to Selby for the very last Valkyrian Festival. This year was particularly special for Femetalism as we were honoured to be sponsoring this final event.

We had a great time with a great selection of bands playing.   As always, we tried to capture all of the bands performing and and we were able to grab shots of most of the bands.  You can see our full album of photos from the event on our photos page or by going to


Heavy metal with a dash of doom from Kingston Upon Hull, Teras performed an epic opening set and for the last time with their drummer Lewis.


Fantastic synchronised fusion metal was brought to us from Synchronix who not only wowed the audience on the night, but also provided us with their new EP, Unboxed to enjoy afterwards!


Yorkshires symphonic power metallers Rugosa put on a great show making it hard to believe that this was only the second time they had performed with their new vocalist Bebe Barnsley.


Blackened melodic death metal oozed from the Valk Fest stage when Scryre stepped up. The band have since released a track from their upcoming EP and will be performing in Sheffield on the 13th December in support of Lacrota.


Leeds based Pulverise brought some rapcore groovy metal to the evening.  Highly energetic, full of fun and incredibly impressive.  This band really have something unique and exciting going on!


Operatic power house Aonia brought the house down with their dual vocal attack on progressive power metal.  The band recently released their EP Sunchaser and are featured on the Femetalism Forged in Stone and Steel compilation series.


Birmingham based progressive power metal band Dakesis, who had been touring with festival headliners Heonia before the festival brought colour, contemporary prog and some killer riffs to Valk Fest.  The band have another tour planned for next year in support of their new album, A New Dawn which is planned for release in 2016.

Outright Resistance

A massive dose of exciting, energetic and noisy metal filled The Riverside when Outright Resistance headlined.  Pulling influences from thrash, melodic and death, the band put on a fantastic energising set, with great tracks and a great message too.  The band recently re-released their EP Poveglia which is definitely worth checking out.


Finally, festival headliners Heonia took to the stage.  The band had been touring the UK with Dakesis ahead of the festival performance and treated us to a great selection of their music.  Their new album Portraits was released in November.

So there you have it.  A wonderful event with loads of great bands and loads of fan support. Although sad to see the end of this festival, I am looking forward to Northern Symphony in April and the other events Northern Wynter Music will be putting on over the next 12 months!

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.