Asphalt Valentine singer Joe Flynt and bassist Scott Clark speak with Rock On The Rise contributor Justin Smulison about the styles and subgenres that influence their stellar new album, Twisted Road.
Based in Atlanta, GA Asphalt Valentine got its start in the early 2000’s. signing with Chavis Records now HighVolMusic and released their debut Strip Rock Roll in 2008. The band toured the U.S. with Mama Kin from Sweden on the ‘Summer of Sin Tour’. The album received high praise as one of rock’s new bands to watch. In 2013 the band self-released their ‘Into the Red’ E.P. as well as released a video for the track ‘Living Dreams’.
In 2015 the band began working on new material for what is now ‘Twisted Road’ and released a video for the track ‘The Only’ before going on hiatus. ‘The Only’ was originally conceived when the band was approached by author/film maker/adventurist Joey Shonka to write some music for one of his documentary-style films about his years long journey across the entire Andes Mountains range in South America – a journey he did alone. The video contains footage of the recording sessions as well as clips from Shonka’s latest self-shot movie ‘The Shonkadventure’.
Asphalt Valentine is: Joe Flynt (vocals), Scott Clark (bass), Brett Ciaramella (guitar), Brian Jung (drums), and Darrell Floyd (guitar). Learn more about Asphalt Valentine here: www.asphaltvalentine.com