Valkyrie is a doom metal band from Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, Valkyrie draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy stoner metal sound. They formed in summer 2002 as a three-piece consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jake Adams, bassist Eric Seaman, and drummer Luke Shafer. In 2004 Jake's brother Pete was introduced on second guitar and a five song demo was recorded at a local college radio station. Shafer soon departed and was replaced by Mike Hoke on drums and a new demo, Sunlight Shines, and a split 7" with VOG were recorded. Seaman and Hoke parted ways with the band at the end of 2004 and were replaced by bassist Nick Crabill and drummer Nic McInturff. This line-up recorded the eponymous debut album, which was released by Twin Earth Records. In early 2006 Valkyrie again parted ways with its rhythm section and recruited current bassist Will Barry-Rec and drummer Gary Isom (Spirit Caravan, Pentagram). Isom and Valkyrie parted ways in mid-2007 and Valkyrie recruited drummer Warren Hawkins. Pete Adams is now also a guitarist for the band Baroness.
Jake Adams - guitar, vocals (2002-present),
Pete Adams - guitar, vocals (2004-present),
Alan Fary - bass (2012-present),
Warren Hawkins - drums (2007-present),
Eric Seaman - bass (2002-2004),
Luke Shafer - drums (2002-2004),
Mike Hoke - drums (2004),
Nick Crabill - bass (2004-2006),
Nic McInturff - drums (2004-2006),
Gary Isom - drums (2006-2007),
Will Barry-Rec - bass (2006-2012)