Kickin Valentina – Friday 2nd June 2023
KICKIN VALENTINA plays loud unapologetic rock n roll. In January 2021 they released their 3rd full length album “The Revenge of Rock” worldwide on Mighty Music/Target Group. The album was once again produced by Andy Reilly (UFO, Bruce Dickinson, Cradle of Filth) at Muse Productions in Atlanta, and Mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Sabaton, Halford) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in CA. “We are really proud and excited to introduce this full length album. It’s the most diverse KV album so far.” states guitarist Heber Pampillon.
Formed in 2013, the band quickly gained attention in the U.S. and abroad. They were immediately picked up by Atlanta based indie label Highway 9 Records and released their debut self-titled EP in October 2013. In August 2015 KICKIN VALENTINA signed with Danish hard rock/metal label Mighty Music/Target Group, and have released 3 successful full length albums “Super Atomic,” “Imaginary Creatures,” “The Revenge of Rock,” and an EP “Chaos in Copenhagen” to rave reviews around the world. Their latest album “The Revenge of Rock” debuted at #6 on the top 40 vinyl chart in Denmark. The album “Imaginary Creatures” debuted on 5 different Billboard charts (Heatseeker Albums #16, Heatseekers South Atlantic #5, Independent Albums #30, Hard Rock Album Sales #11, and Rock Album Sales #42), and the single “Crazy” reached #15 on the Danish iTunes rock charts. “Chaos in Copenhagen” debuted at # 27 on Denmark’s top 100 album sales chart.
They have been busy touring America and Europe opening for artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Nitrogods, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel, Sebastian Bach, Doro, Eve to Adam, Faster Pussycat, Nonpoint, Kix, and LA Guns to name a few. In addition to their own headlining shows, they are also actively playing a variety of music festivals including Bang Your Head (Germany), Call of the Wild (England), Rock Fest (WI), Nordic Noise (Denmark), Wildfest (Belgium), Rhon Rock Open Air (Germany), Hard Rock Hell Sleaze (England), Monsters of Rock Cruise, Lario Music Festival (Italy), Rocklanta (GA), Farm Rock (IL, TN & GA), Rock Fest 80s (FL), Soundwave (MD), Rock n Skull (IL), Wolf Fest (CO), Skull Fest (NE), Summer Rock Party (IL), Daytona Bike Week (FL), and Outskirts 53 Music & Bike Fest (GA).
The band has received press in major publications throughout Europe and Japan such as Burrn, Young Guitar, Classic Rock, Sweden Rock, Legacy, Fireworks, Metalized, Aardshok, Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Rock Hard, Rock It, Powerplay, and countless online magazines around the world. They were nominated for – and won – the prestigious 2014 GA Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year,” and in 2015 they won the GA Music Award for “Video of the Year” for their single “Wrong Way.” Their song “Get Ready” has been used by the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Team for promotional commercials and played during home games, and is also on the soundtrack for the movie “Hair I Go Again.”
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