This week Wells Valley will be grinding the road with three new live presentations of their debut full length «Matter As Regent». If you're in the neighbourhood, be sure to be there!

Meanwhile you can read the latest reviews to their astonishing debut in the following links:

VS Webzine Fr
"Matter as regent" est un vrai labyrinthe truffé d'indices retors, de fausses pistes et de frénésies rythmiques. Un puzzle à l'apparente simplicité rythmique mais aux structures tortueuses dont le but avoué est de faire régner la confusion. Une confusion savamment entretenue par l'imposante production, réalisée de main de maître par le batteur Mau qui sculpte pour lui et ses acolytes un son organique, profond et dense. Où chaque coup de baguette infligée sur les peaux résonne comme une claque, sourde et punitive. Où les guitares acérées renvoient en permanence d'inquiétants échos à une basse dantesque.
Aliénant. Urgent. Matter as regent."

Metal Hammer It
"Il loro sound è sferragliante post-metal dai toni dark e feroci, condito dallo screaming urticante di Filipe Correia e da una vibrazione sperimentale che attraversa tutto l’album."

Aux Portes Du Metal Fr
"Je reconnais au groupe portugais cette bonne intention d'essayer des accords assez atypiques en septième et neuvième et de ne pas se contenter de ressasser des power chords en long et en large. Le moment le plus exceptionnel est l'intro de Ghost Of You, totalement inattendue et hypnotisante avec sa guitare remplie de delay et sa basse bien grasse."



Rorcal never cease to amaze us, this time they surprised us all with a doooooom track to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Here's the official statement:

"La Femme sans Tête” (the headless woman) is our 10 years anniversary celebration track and it was written and recorded in two days in the humid basement we use as a rehearsal room. Track features electronic and drone intrusions by Alexandre Rottoli. It was edited by Alexandre Rottoli, then mixed by Jean-Philippe Schopfer (Yellow Recordings) and mastered by Stéphane Kroug at Electric Room mastering. Being a Digital release only (Pay what you want on our Bandcamp), the Download includes a guideline for you to make your own album cover. 
Now: download it all, check the “How to” file, go grab some drinks and press play. Follow the instructions and send us your own creations to management[at]rorcal.com. We’ll be posting it on our Facebook and through our pages. The winner will get our new album which will be out in 2016.
With Love,"

Meanwhile, you can still get the latest Rorcal releases - «Világvége» and the «split with Process of Guilt» - at our webstore! We only have a few items left, so, be quick or....

Also, in the Wells Valley front this week we'll have the chance to witness two live renditions of «Matter As Regent»: today at the XVIII edition of the legendary SWR Barroselas Metal Fest and saturday at Cafe Estudantino/Viseu.



We're still stunned by the awesome live presentation of «Matter as Regent» by our postprogressivetechsludgesters Wells Valley at LOUD!/Arte Sonora ROCK SESSIONS.
A big thank you goes to the 80 attendees that supported Wells Valley and Katabatic on this successful evening.

Live photos by Pedro Granada:

Meanwhile, here's a brief reminder that we're also present at Soundcloud with the following releases. Please visit us and share it at will!



April 4th is coming and Arte Sonora Magazine just made available a teaser featuring Wells Valley playing some tricky chords while promoting their next gig. Just hit play on the video below!
In the same topic, over the last couple of weeks, our desks were struck by a few more ravishing reviews to «Matter as Regent». Be sure to check them out on the following lines.
As a related matter to the next Process of Guilt live performance, today a few more names were announced for Reverence Valada Festival 2015. Keep on checking the updates on this amazing bill!

Deepground DE 
"(... ) Wells Valley sind derbe fies. Vom Songwriting und vom Sound her. Die Mischung aus derbem Post Rock mit starkem Drang zum Metal in Verbindung mit “mastodonen” Songstrukturen macht die Band sehr interessant und hörenswert. Fans von Cult of Luna, The Ocean oder besagten Mastodon sowie Ulcerate sollten hier pflichtmäßig reinhören und sich in die Jungs verlieben." 5/5
By Marcus

Lords of Metal NL  
"Portugal, a kind of blind spot when it comes to metal for a lot of people. Moonspell is the best know Portuguese band and the last couple of years Process Of Guilt has gained a little fame outside of Portugal, but mainly in doom and post metal circles. Wells Valley operates more or less in the same area Process Of Guilt operates in nowadays. All the big post metal names pop into your head when listening to ‘Matter As Regent’, but somehow the band has managed to give it a little twist of their own. That twist is probably due to the Voi Vod influences which are clearly there, that angular sound that characterized Voi Vod at the time of ‘Dimension Hätröss’ is something I clearly hear here as well. The forty minutes are up before one even notices it. ‘Matter Of Regent’ is a good debut and makes me long for more." 78/100
By Marcel H.

Ave Noctum UK 
"(...)  As things rise and the vocals get coarser and more angry I’m nodding head along and looking to see if someone such as Albini or Plotkin had mixed and mastered and although not this has the sort of sound I would expect from them and it is the sort of album that I reckon could fit quite easily on the Relapse roster.(...)7/10
By Pete Woods 

Metal Blast US  
"(...) the band manages to give the record more of a unique identity with the hugely-diverse palette of influences, flaunting the grimey, bassy dirge of classic industrial, the primal fury of hardcore, the enchanting rhythm of British post-punk and the oppressive mood of doom metal, all synthesising together to create a grim, sordid aberration of a record.4/5
By Sunny 

Metal Temple GR  
"(...) Delivering "Matter As Regent," an ethereal, six-track album, this semi-experimental band tap into a dark, slow sound that can mesmerize the listener. In their February 2015 release, they stick to that sonic theme and build on the fundamentals, incorporating haunting, screaming vocals to complete the effectual sense of impending doom."
by Matt "Wolverine" Johnson

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