Hailing all the way from Clayton, NC, metalcore act VALLEYS have recently released their newest single “Opiate” off of their upcoming record Fearless on Tragic Hero Records! Now, guitarists RJ Riggle and Will Shoe are here in this exclusive dual guitar playthrough of that very track, so prepare to simultaneously headbang and sing along, only right here, on Gear Gods!
About the meaning of the track, the band has made this statement:
“Opiate” is the third single from Fearless. It’s about addiction and the frustrations that come from being stuck in the same cycle. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids alone. These days it feels like we all know someone who has been affected by this crisis. Friends, friends of friends.. some of us have battled with addiction first hand. You are not alone. We can beat this. We can be fearless.”
If you’re a fan of bands like ERRA and August Burns Red, this new single from VALLEYS will be right up your alley. Combining various classic metalcore elements into one punchy banger, “Opiate” hits all the points that fans of metalcore, post-hardcore, and pop-punk will be sure to love.