Vale Of Amonition


Vale Of Amonition

Vale Of Amonition

Metal, Progressive
From: Kampala, Uganda

About Band

Vale of Amonition is a Progressive Metal band from Kampla, Uganda that infuses a lot of Doom along the way.
The band first came into being in 2009 playing metal that drew from the blues in the vein of Led Zeppelin, Cream and Hendrix. As the band matured, the sound gravitated towards a more complex and layered wall of sound that was influenced nevertheless by the classic tonnage of the heavy metal riff in the vein of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin (again!), Budgie and Pentagram.
Pentagram and Black Sabbath make up the cream of the band's Doom metal influences as well as Candlemass, Saint Vitus, My Dying Bride, Solitude Aeturnus and Pagan Altar.
The band recorded and released a demo entitled "Curtain Of Doom and The Broken Shield" whose basic doom and dirge elements were pushed a world further with Progressive layering.
The band further explored their Progressive tastes on the self-released single "Ammunition Of The Gods" which also included a cover of Mercyful Fate's "Come To The Sabbath".
Mercyful Fate laid down the basic precepts of "progressive creation" as far as metal for Vale of Amonition is concerned. Primordial, Dark Quarterer, Manilla Road, and Root are other Epic bands Vale Of Amonition greatly looks up to.
The band has gone through a few changes but the stable line up so far is a three piece made up of;
Vickonomy (vocals/guitar)
Japh Horns (bass)
Jon "DD" Xarg (drums)
The band is a pioneering Extreme metal band in the East African scene and quite proud to inspire a metal awakening in their region also lit aflame by the Kenyan bands Absence of Light (http://www.facebook.com/absenceoflightkenya) and Last Year's Tragedy (http://www.facebook.com/LastYearsTragedy) to mention only two.

More currently, Vale of Amonition released a single, their "epic-in-three-parts" titled "Black Cathedral".

Vickonomy cites Rob Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus/Candlemass), Freddie Mercury and Ronnie James Dio as his favorite vocalists and Tony Iommi and John Petrucci as the guitarists he admires the most.;
Japh Horns treasures Geezer Butler as his favorite bassist as well as Al Cisneros of  Shrinebuilder and Sleep.
Jon "DD" Xarg loves Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Jason Rullo and Matt Halpern.

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