Our Story

Formed in late 2013, Valafar is a death metal band from Bradford, West Yorkshire. Taking influence from artists such as Amon Amarth, Obituary and Entombed, Valafar released their first Demo EP 'Ritual of the Diabolical' in February 2013. Following this, 'Helheim', the first full length offering from Valafar was independently released in August 2015 and met with critical acclaim.

Valafar have toured the UK extensively to promote their music.  Valafar are currently writing and rehearsing their second full length album to be released mid/late 2017. This year also brings multiple live and festival appearances UK wide including Warhorns, Yorkshire Riffer and Manor Fest. 

'This is wading through blood and guts stuff. Huge meaty riffs and ripping vocals driven on by a thunderous rhythm section. They never fail to raise the energy levels and frontman Wayne’s rabble rousing skills are superb. If you’ve never heard them think early Enslaved and Amon Amarth with that rhythmic Entombed sensibility amidst the feral attack. Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Bloody Spoils Of War and The Ballad Of Plainfield round things out before the brilliant Born Of The Nine finishes us of. It’s like running full tilt into a shield wall. Truly excellent.' Ave Noctum (2017)

'This Bradford five piece have been making real waves in the metal underground with their impressive live performances, and based upon today’s performance this growing reputation is fully deserved with tracks such as ‘The Deviant’ laying waste to an ever growing crowd.' (Ave Noctum) 2017

Wayne Jackson - Vocals
Neil Blanchett - Guitars 

Kyle Moon - Guitars
Nige Mason - Bass
Ben Cook - Drums