Valhalla were a heavy metal band formed at Hillcrest High School which gained some notoriety, featuring Glyn Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), James Campkin (lead vocals, drums), Chris Baillie (lead guitar, vocals) and Gareth Pemberton (bass, vocals)). The band played briefly as a three piece after Chris moved on before recruiting Ben Thomas to join as frontman.
After placing second at the Waikato Smokefree Rockquest in 1991, they came fourth in the national competition (gaining some television exposure). Three tracks were recorded, The Sun, Real Me, and Tommyknockers, all of which received airplay on Contact 89FM. They went on to win the 1992 Regional Rockquest.
Chris Baillie went on to join the Tim Armstrong band for a brief time, and has been a solo artist since 1995. Gareth Pemberton now records as Terrorball. Glyn and James joined up with Bill Wallnutt to form Dirty Spider. James, Bill and Gareth then teamed up to create Leithe with Campbell Elliott
- Valhalla interview, Zone Issue 2, September/October 1992, P21-22