In 2016, The Valley Ritual was formed as a one-man bedroom project by Manny Rodriguez in Orlando, Florida. The goal was to combine a passion for music and storytelling into an unapologetic blend of heavy musical styles.
After a time of songwriting, endless rerecording, and collaboration with Midnight Oil Recording owner & Crypteria bassist Kevin McCombs, TVR’s first EP was released in March of 2018. ‘Remembrance’ told a Gothic, sword-and-sorcery tale with bludgeoning energy over 6 tracks.
Some months and pirated downloads from Russia later, Manny decided to make it a live act and began meeting with local musicians in Orlando. In early 2019, The Valley Ritual expanded to a full four-piece line-up and is preparing to perform within the year.
Writing has also started on their next release, Luminara. They are releasing and sharing the demo versions of these songs with listeners on Bandcamp and YouTube through The Luminara Drafts. TVR aim to have the full EP completed within the year of 2019.
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