Chad Vallier |

Chad Vallier

Chad Vallier

Riot City, Traveler

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 traditional heavy metal bands "Riot City," and "Traveler." Both bands have completed their debut Full-Length. Traveler's Self titled is scheduled to be released on Feb 22, 2019 on all formats by Gates of Hell Records, as well as Riot City's Burn the Night, which will be released on No Remorse Records in the spring of 2019. Both bands have garnered notable success over the past year, playing along side bands such as Raven, Cirith Ungol, Glacier, Venom Inc, Jaguar, Diamond Head, and Striker, as well as being featured at such festivals as Keep It True, Frost and Fire III, NW Metalfest, Vancouver Island Metalfest, and Ragnarok (Legions of Metal). Traveler's second single (Betrayer) has also been added to a compilation for showcasing Canadian metal talent. This release is scheduled for Januarty 2019, and is titled "Trapped Under Ice Vol. 1."

Other associated projects:
Trenchfinger 1 (2017)
Trenchfinger 2 (2018)
Kyle Mudge (session work) TBD
Ravenaxe - TBD

Upcoming Shows:
April 5, 2019 Edmonton, AB (Traveler)
April 6, 2019 Calgary, AB (Traveler)
April 18, 2019 Calgary, AB (Riot City)
April 19, 2019 Kelowna, BC (Riot City)
April 20, 2019 Vancouver, BC (Riot City)
April 24, 2019 Hamburg, GE (Traveler)
April 26, 2019 Lauda-Konigshofen, GE (Traveler) Keep It True Festival
May 17, 2019 Chicago, US (Traveler) Legions of Metal Festival

My Soultone Set: 

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