Valient Thorr brought their other-worldly stage performance and musical offerings to Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie last Monday for a show that was fitting of their galactic awesomeness. Our Assistant Editor, Andy McNeil, summed it up best in our Valient Thorr Interview when he stated, “Over the past decade..Valient Thorr has preached messages of unity, peace and partying from the pulpit of rock ‘n’ roll. The group claims to have traveled to Earth from the city of Burlatia located inside of the planet Venus. Although the motives of their extraterrestrial mission aren’t fully clear – it’s quite evident that their blistering sound is here to stay. Their new album Stranger (Volcom Entertainment) is a full-throttle follow-up to 2008’s Immortalizor. The guitar work is incredible – oftentimes sounding as if guitarists Eidan and Sadat Thorr have evolved extra digits to keep up with the mind-bending physics of their atomic hammer-ons and pull-offs.” Philly rock outfits Thee Nosebleeds and American Speedway got things rolling as, Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was there to capture the show in pictures, so without further ado..