Chad Vallier |

Chad Vallier

Chad Vallier

Riot City

Chad Vallier is a 29 year old native of Kingston, Ontario, Canada who has had a passion for drumming since his infancy. His first introduction to the drums came when he was 3 years old and at the age of 11 he received his first kit. The drummer had a love for Heavy Metal and hammered out songs by Judas Priest, Guns n Roses, Rush, ACDC and Iron Maiden. At 13 he joined his school band and was placed in the percussion section, he soon lost interest due to its lack of complexity.

During his teenage years his influences expanded to include Arch Enemy, and Dream Theater. At the age of 18, after his relocation to Calgary, Alberta, Canada he became a part of "Fall of Eden" his first band. Soon after, he became a member of band titled "Stinger". This 4 member metal band hit the live stage in 2009 and went on to write and record their debut album Manic Depressor. Stinger would complete a cross Canada tour before personal differences caused the band to part ways in September 2011. In November of 2011 Chad engaged in a temporary project that would become known as "Pearl Reckless". This 5 member power metal band quickly gained popularity. In the short time they were together the bands achievements would include winning the R-Clash award for best performance and recording the album they called Penilizer. Pearl Reckless also toured before the lead vocalist relocated to Japan. Chad remains excited about the musical accomplishments the band made in such a short period of time.

Currently, Chad is a full-time member of the hard hitting traditional heavy metal band "Riot City." The band has completed their debut Full-Length, Burn the Night, which will be released on No Remorse Records in late 2018. "Riot City" has garnered notable success over the past year, playing along side bands such as Raven, Cirith Ungol, Glacier, Venom Inc, Jaguar and Diamond Head, as well as being featured at such festivals as Frost and Fire III, NW Metalfest, Vancouver Island Metalfest, and Ragnarok (Legions of Metal).

Upcoming Shows:
June 2, 2018 Vantopia Music Festival Equity, AB
July 28, 2018 The Palomino Calgary, AB
August 16, 2018 TBD Kelowna, BC
August 17, 2018 Pub 340 Vancouver, BC
August 19, 2018 V.I. Metalfest Victoria, BC
Sept 13, 2018 Captiol Music Club Saskatoon, SK
Sept 14, 2018 Rendezvous Edmonton, AB
Sept 15, 2018 Distortion Calgary, AB

My Soultone Set: 

21" Extreme Ride
19" Extreme Crash
18" Extreme Crash
17" Extreme Crash
17" Extreme China
14" Extreme Hi Hat