Death Valley Driver
Death Valley Driver
|Origin||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Genres||Death 'n' roll, Sludge metal|
|Labels||Diminished Fifth Records (Canada)|
|Members||Dan Hodgson |
Ryan P Gallant
Death Valley Driver is a Canadian heavy metal band from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, consisting of vocalist Dan Hodgson, Ryan P Gallant on drums, guitarists Ray Blacquiere, Nick Doucette and Elliott Carter on bass.
Since 2008, Charlottetown, PEI’s Death Valley Driver has been making the red mud of the Island a little more crimson with their bloody mix of swamp metal.
Death Valley Driver is: Dan Hodgson - Vocals Ryan P Gallant - Drums Elliott Carter - Bass Ray Blaquiere - Guitar Nick Doucette - Guitar
With 10 years under their belt, DVD celebrated by releasing what is their 4th studio record – “Wolf Crown”. The album has already been nominated for a 2019 music PEI award for Rock/Loud recording of the year. The album brings some elements of speed, experimentation and the solid foundation of Death N’ Roll that their fans have grown to expect. The five-piece has shared the stage with Metallica, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, 3 Inches of Blood, Goatwhore, Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, August Burns Red, Lagwagon, Protest The Hero, Misery Index, Obscura and many others. Their 4 album discography is available on all streaming media sites, such as Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play. The discography is as follows and is available on Spotify here –
2011 – Choke The River 2013 – Graveyard Dead 2014 – Carnivores Oath 2018 – Wolf Crown
Death Valley Driver won Music PEI's Loud Recording Of The Year, as well as being nominated for Group Recording of the Year and Best New Artist in 2012. They were also nominated for Loud Recording Of The Year for 2012 by the ECMA. In 2014 they won ECMA Loud Recording Of The Year. In May 2014 the song Choke The River was featured in the movie Tapped Out from LIONSGATE, which stars MMA legends Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, as well as Micheal Beihn of Terminator fame and Martin Kove from The Karate Kid.
Jeremy Heisler - Bass
Adam Praught - Bass
Ric Rumbolt - Bass
Trevor Richards - Guitar
Evan Gallant - Guitar
Alain Joseph Daigle - Drums
Nominations and awards
East Coast Music Awards (ECMA)
- 2011: Loud Recording Of The Year - Nominated
- 2014: Loud Recording Of the Year - Winner
- 2019: Loud Recording Of the Year - Nominated - Winner to be announced.
PEI Music Awards
- 2011: Loud Recording Of The Year - Won
- 2011: Group Recording of the Year - Nominated
- 2011: Best New Artist - Nominated
- 2013: Rock Recording of the Year - Nominated
- 2015: Group Recording of the Year - Nominated
- 2019: Group Recording of the Year - Nominated
- 2019: Rock / Loud Recording of the Year - Nominated
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