When Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his Vallenfyre side project in 2018, he closed a difficult, but ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, Vallenfyre originally served as a sounding board for Greg's grief, but then delved into his nihilistic take on the world. Vallenfyre's brief existence was intentional - the band always knew they could go no further than the three studio albums that bore their name.

A mere few days after Vallenfyre played its last live show in September 2018, Mackintosh announced the formation of a brand-new band, Strigoi. Freshly signed to Nuclear Blast, the English twosome have released its debut album Abandon All Faith on November 22nd 2019.
Waltteri plays drums on this debutalbum but is not in the band as official member