Valkyrie Kiss

Bay Area, CA
Rock / Pop / Metal
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Hi ! (^_^)/  Thanks for subscribing to the official Valkyrie Kiss e-newsletter!  This is our very first issue; every month, we'll be sending out an online newsletter with exclusive stuff, such as band news, photos, Q&A, sneak peeks of new music, and more!
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So, what have we been up to?

The July - August period has been busy for us!  While on the road for shows at the San Jose Rock Shop, Newark's Kinyoobi-Con, and Fresno Ani-Jam, we've been auditioning full-time guitarists and writing brand new music in between.  For the last few shows, we've had the honor of playing with our dear friends Michael of Kurenai and Reiji of Minor SetbacK, as well as the guitar mercenary Dennis, as support guitarists!  We couldn't have done it without them. ^__^

Fresno Ani-Jam was incredibly fun!  We had a great time playing two shows and getting to meet new fans.  Fresno rocks!


We did a little acoustic performance in the Ani-Jam courtyard!



Acoustic performance photo by Krissy Warren.
Concert photos by Wolf Scythe Photography.

Sneak Peek at a new song!

Here's a secret teaser video
--- Darrell playing the piano part of a new song that's currently in the works.  You heard it here first!  Click here to watch it on YouTube.

 
WHO LIKES BANANAS?!

Bananas are high in potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6, and are a fulfilling snack.  But more importantly, REIJI WANTS YOU TO EAT HIS BANANAS!  Did you get a banana at our Ani-Jam concert?

Watch this video of the epic banana moment at Ani-Jam! http://youtu.be/92UHB-_3lRA
 
Valkyrie Kiss answers your questions!

We got quite a few fan-questions from you guys and gals!  We can only fit a few of them here, but don't worry; if your question didn't get answered, we'll try to answer them in future issues~

How did you come up with your band name?
Pete: Valkyrie Kiss was a project I started  up a couple years ago, but it never really went anywhere.  After that, I decided to reserve the name for my next project, so after consideration I proposed it as a name for our current band and it was implemented from there!

How long have Reiji and Michael been support members?
Michael: I don't know, Darrell probably drugged me beforehand, so my memory is fuzzy.
Darrell: I…  I did not!!! Dx
Reiji: It was my first time to have a show as a support guitar (and support banana) for VK!!!

What do you like about the band?
Dean: We're all awesome friends! It's like a family! :DD
Reiji: I like how we are all like a big family, including friends and fans!!!!!
Michael: EVERY SONG GETS STUCK IN MY HEAD ALL THE TIME.
Darrell: We get along and have lots of freedom to play what we want.  And also, the fans!  Valkyrie Kiss fans are the best ever! <3
Pete: The songs are THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST (of you).

How old are all of you guys?
Reiji: I’m turning 23 next month!
Michael: 18, turning 19 next month!
Dean: Legal.
Darrell: I’m a 600 year old vampire.  My birthday is next month as well. ^o^
Pete: I’m 12 and what is this.

What is one weird talent that you have?
Darrell: Hmm.  I can do a really good Jigglypuff impression! ♪
Reiji: I used to be able to do back flip when I was in high school!!!! I don’t think I can do now though lol
Dean: Playing music. That's weird, right?
Michael: I sacrifice puppies and kittens in order to summon demons into this world so that they may tear the world asunder. I also pick up musical instruments really fast.
Pete: I’m fairly decent with yoyos!

Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Darrell: I write most of the music and lyrics, but we work together so that everyone gets to play what they want to play.  And Pete writes lyrics too!

When are you guys coming back to Fresno?
Reiji: I’m sooo hoping to come back next year at ani-jam again! You guys help us out pleaseee!!!
Darrell: I want to come back to Fresno to play a show as soon as possible.  I promise we’ll come back. ♥
 
What now???

Hopefully we'll get in the studio and start recording our EP soon.  And when we do, we'll be sending out songs from the album on this newsletter before we even release it to the public --- it's our way of saying "thank you" to you guys for supporting us and joining our mailing list.

♥ Until next time, ~

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