Abbath ex Per Valla unveils solo project

Per Valla has launched his black metal solo project Valla with the digital release of track Oceans.

The former Vredehammer vocalist and guitarist began writing his own material after he quit his session guitarist role in Abbath due to personal reasons late last year – days after the departure of drummer Kevin Foley.

He says he will release more songs periodically throughout the coming days.

Valla says: “The plan is to do this project a little against the current. The music business is just so messed up today and because of that I will record at home and release this on YouTube.

“If anyone wants to buy the music, they can download it directly from me for one euro per song. This way I don’t have to give 99% of everything to Spotify or other services. It’s just not fair.”

Meanwhile Abbath, fronted by ex-Immortal frontman Olve Eikemo have made their track Ashes Of The Damned available to stream.

The band are currently touring Europe and North America to promote their self-titled debut.

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