Formed in 2009 by two school friends Bob “The Metal Man” Schubert (lead guitar) and Russ Hofelzer (rhythm guitar). Rusted Valor’s current five-piece metal outfit began as a brother-like bond, and a passion for music. Amidst the addition of Jarred Blackstone (vocals), David Miller (bass) and Domenic Icaboni (drums), the possibilities of a once “out of reach” dream, became a sober and powerful reality. Scandinavian Metal bands “Kalmah”, “Children of Bodom”, “Wintersun” and the like, motivated the solid musical vision these five would follow, leading to a musical style known as “Melodic Death Metal”. After the bands release of various demos, Rusted Valor ranked #1 on Toxic Radio with over 11,000 votes, were voted 4th in the world for new metal bands in their genre on Ourstage and had been offered record/distribution deals in Japan, Europe and South America. Currently Rusted Valor has been preparing for the release of their debut full-length titled “Forging an Empire”. This highly anticipated album is scheduled to hit stores worldwide summer 2011. “Melodic Death Metal” gone “nuclear’”…this genre is about to get more brutal than you’ve ever experienced it before!