Vale of Pnath
The Vale of Pnath is a vast pit in the underworld, filled with a mountain-sized heap of bones and is the spot into which all the ghouls of the waking world cast the refuse of their feastings. Enormous worm-like creatures burrow through the Vale and often carry with them helpless victims, where they are left to die.
Vale Of Pnath is a five-piece extreme metal band from Denver, CO originally formed in 2006 by guitarist Vance Valenzuela, bassist Alan Paredes, drummer Jeremy Portz and vocalist David Lercher. Guitar virtuoso Mikey Reeves-Juarez joined the lineup and two years later the band recorded a blistering 4-track EP with Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon) where upon it’s self-release was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews within the technical and melodic death metal community.
In 2009, Tribunal Records reached out to the band and re-released the self-titled EP.
In 2010, Ken Sarafin (Sarafin Concepts) takes over on vocal duties and the band signs with Willowtip Records. “The Prodigal Empire” was released worldwide in 2011 with massive outpouring of support from the tech death community. The band began to develop a following as they regularly gigged locally and regionally before Ken had to step down, unable to commit to touring as he was focused on his career in art & graphic design.
Enter longtime friend of the band Stevie Boiser (Calculating Genocide, Dissonance In Design) and new full-time drummer Eric W. Brown (Inferi, Destroyx3, Swashbuckle). The band embarks on several tours throughout the US supporting acts such as Vital Remains, Gorod, Abiotic and Enfold Darkness.
Mikey left the band in 2014 and was replaced briefly by the prodigious Harrison Patuto (Dissonance In Design), before Harrison needed to leave the band world to concentrate on other efforts. Stevie also said good-bye to shift his focus elsewhere, leaving a void in the Pnath and open positions for both guitar and vocals.
Eloy Montes (Flub) fills the spot on guitar, and fresh blood Reece Deeter (Apotheon) shows up in the nick of time to offer his vocal talents and willingness to adapt to new surroundings.
In December 2015, Vale Of Pnath heads back over to Flatline Audio to record the second-full length effort with Dave Otero. “Vale Of Pnath II” is the band’s most melodic and technical effort yet, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, will be released on June 2016 via Willowtip Records.