Valley of Lead

by Northless



"What's it like to be huge? I'm talkin' woolly-mammoth-riding-a-humpback-whale-through-Stonehenge huge. I'm talkin' the kind of mass that overwhelms in the nearly literal sense: to "defeat completely." The Milwaukee sludge-metal band Northless comes about damn close to this hugeness.."
- Lars Gotrich, NPR

"This band is undeniably sincere. DIY to the core and pissed off at all of the right things."
- DIY Milwaukee

Spanning noise rock, prog metal and sludge, VALLEY OF LEAD, which will be released byHALO OF FLIES RECORDS on November 27, is NORTHLESS' most genre-defying album to date. The Milwaukee-based outfit deals in volume: great, shudding washes of sound and texture; pummeling rhythms and intense guitars.

"Valley of Lead is another clear step forward for the sound we've worked so hard to expand upon since our inception. I think it shows that we can produce something distinct and fresh sounding, without ignoring our commitment to harsh and heavy sounds. VoL is a great reflection of where we're at now in terms of melody and dynamics within our songwriting."

Valley of Lead's title track features vocals by drummer John Gleisner, marking a radical departure from the previous five years of Northless. A flawless Jesus Lizard cover, sure to surprise and delight fans, hardly feels out of place.


released November 27, 2012


Nicholas Elert- guitars
John Gleisner- drums, clean vocals on "Valley of Lead"
Jerry Hauppa- bass
Erik Stenglein- guitars, harsh vocals



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