The new full-length album titled “The Revenge of Rock” from our American hard rock heroes KICKIN VALENTINA is finally in site. Set to release in mid-January, the album was once again produced by Andy Reilly (Praying Mantis, UFO, FM), and recorded at Muse Productions in Atlanta.
“We’re really excited about the new album, and can’t wait for fans to hear it”, bassist Chris Taylor states. “I think it’s our most diverse album so far. There are some pretty heavy songs like “War,” and we did stuff with more harmonies than we’ve done in the past. Bringing DK in as the new singer definitely brought a new dynamic to the songwriting, and new energy to the band“.
In between, Kickin Valentina announced a new series of live dates, including an European tour in February. Full list:
Feb 11 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Bannermans (W/City Kids and Sweet Teaze)
Feb 13 – Carlisle, England- Rockmantic – Brickyard
Feb 14 – Newcastle, England – Trillians (W/Massive)
Feb 16 – Cardiff, Wales – Fuel (W/Massive)
Feb 17 – London, England – Blackheart (W/ Massive)
Feb 19 – Copenhagen, Denmark- High Voltage
Feb 20 – Helsingborg, Sweden – Charles Dickens Bar
Aug 28/29 – Sheffield, England – Hard Rock Hell Fest – O2 Academy
KICKIN VALENTINA plays loud unapologetic rock n roll. The band is quickly gaining attention while growing a solid fan base across the US and abroad. On August 11, KICKIN VALENTINA released their second full length album “Imaginary Creatures” on Mighty Music, which debuted on 5 different Billboard charts (Heatseeker Albums #16, Heatseekers South Atlantic #5, Independent Albums #30, Hard Rock Album Sales #11, and Rock Album Sales #42). The band once again chose to work with renowned Producer/Engineer Andy Reilly (Bruce Dickinson, UFO, Asia, The Quireboys) at Muse Productions in Atlanta. In September 2017, KICKIN VALENTINA will support the German band Nitrogods on the “BBQ Roadkill” tour with 9 shows in Germany, and then set out on their own headline tour of Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. Powerplay Magazine (UK) states, “It’s hard to name a recently-released album in this genre that rivals this. Highly recommended.”
KICKIN VALENTINA was formed in 2013 by guitarist Heber Pampillon and drummer Jimmy Berdine. After meeting vocalist Joe Edwards (whose distinctive style has been described as a “diamond in the dirt”), they began writing and rehearsing, then recruited bassist Chris Taylor to round out the lineup. The band was quickly picked up by Atlanta based indie label Highway 9 Records and released their debut self-titled EP in October 2013. In August 2015 KICKIN VALENTINA signed with Danish hard rock/metal label Mighty Music/Target Group and released their first full length album “Super Atomic” to rave reviews around the world. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Mighty Music/Target Group for the release of our second full length album “Imaginary Creatures.” In 2016 we completed successful tours of the U.S. and Europe in support of our debut album “Super Atomic.” We can’t wait to play new places and meet our diehard fans around the world in 2017″ states bassist Chris Taylor.
KICKIN VALENTINA has been busy touring America and opening for artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel, Sebastian Bach, Doro, Eve to Adam, Faster Pussycat, Nonpoint, Kix, and LA Guns to name a few. In May 2016 KICKIN VALENTINA embarked on their first European tour performing in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark (Nordic Noise Festival). In addition to their own headlining shows, they are also actively playing a variety of music festivals including Rock Fest (WI), Monsters of Rock Cruise, Lario Music Festival (Italy), Farm Rock (IL, TN & GA), Soundwave (MD), Rock n Skull (IL), Wolf Fest (CO), Skull Fest (NE), Summer Rock Party (IL), and Outskirts 53 Music & Bike Fest (GA).
KICKIN VALENTINA has received press in major publications throughout Europe and Japan such as Burrn, Young Guitar, Classic Rock, Sweden Rock, Legacy, Fireworks, Metalized, Aardshok, Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Rock Hard, Rock It, Powerplay, and countless online magazines around the world. They were nominated for – and won – the prestigious 2014 GA Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year,” and in 2015 they won the GA Music Award for “Video of the Year” for their single “Wrong Way.” Their song “Get Ready” is being used by the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Team for promotional commercials and played during home games, and is also on the soundtrack for the new movie “Hair I Go Again” directed by Steve McClure and produced by Kyle Kruger. Both “Get Ready” and the standout track “Alone” will be featured in the new action horror movie and soundtrack “Altered” from award winning film director Kely McClung.
Joe Edwards – Vocals
Heber Pampillon – Guitars
Chris Taylor – Bass
Jimmy Berdine – Drums
Super Atomic, 2015
Imaginary Creatures, 2017
Chaos In Copenhagen, 2019