Genre: Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Valtari is a melodic death/melodic black metal entity from the mind of one musician, Marty Warren. Blending a unique mix of Scandinavian and Australian influences to create a powerful, emotion driven sound that can sooth and inspire the listener while remaining brutally fast and heavy.
‘Valtari’ began as a nameless project in mid 2010. The style that Marty would eventually pursue began to take shape after years of defining what it was that made up the best parts of extreme metal from around the globe. Drawing on influences such as Insomnium, Ensiferum, Dimmu Borgir, Lord Belial, Be’Lakor and early In Flames, 2011 bought serious song writing to a head with the project becoming a tangible entity; ‘Valtari’ was born.
This culminated in the debut album ‘Fragments Of A Nightmare’ being written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Marty and released in February 2012.
Around August of 2012 Marty welcomed the newest member to Valtari - Simon Holmes. Simon has all the shredding ability of the true guitarist. Having played in bands with Marty previously (Kania), Simon will add a new and even more extreme element to Valtari for the upcoming release due in early 2013