Cognitive Dissidents

by Valence

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released April 12, 2019

Recorded at Westfall Recording Company in Farmingdale, NY.
Engineered by Anthony Lopardo and Raymond Marte with the assistance of Stephen Murphy.
Drums tracked at Tone House Studios in West Babylon, NY.
Mixed and Masterd by Raymond Marte.

Artwork by the amazing Michael Bracco (aka Spaghetti Kiss)

Valence is:

Michael Buonanno - Guitars, Viola, Violin
Christopher Romano - Drums, Marching Percussion
Will "WilHelmus.!" Sapanaro - Fretted and Fretless Bass, Upright Bass, Cello
Geoffrey Schaefer - 6 and 8 String Guitar, Keyboards

We would like to thank all the people that contributed to our IndieGogo campaign to make this album happen. We literally couldn't have done this without you and your support means the world to us.

"Red Sky at Morning" Battle Chorus:

Bernadette Bauer, William Berger, Michael Buonanno, Elizabeth Byrnes-Romano, Aaron Cloutier, Anthony Lopardo, Christopher Romano, Will Sapanaro, and Geoffrey Schaefer

All music written, performed, and arranged by Valence.
Copyright 2018, all rights reserved.


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Valence New Rochelle, New York

Valence is a four piece band out of Westchester County, NY founded in 2010. Valence exists to rock hard, open minds, and push the boundaries of Progressive Metal. Fusing heavy music with odd meter, classical structure, jazz musings, strong groove and American power, Valence is able to create its own unique sound that transports the listener to a new state of mind that is cerebral and energetic. ... more

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