Debut album from the Dutch hardrock/metal/stoner band Hvalross
Hvalross is a hard rocking band from the South of the Netherlands. The members have been rocking since they were teenagers (and believe us, that is a while ago) in punk, metal, and (prog)rock bands like The Lower Lifeforms, Positive Hate, Oker and The Astral Travellers. In the spring of 2018, the four decided that it was time to pick up their instruments again after a three year musical break and re-join efforts to make great hard rocking music.
Renewed arisen energy quickly led to new songs which blend a heavy cocktail of stoner, hard rock and metal. The band demo’d a couple of songs so they could hit the stage to enjoy, release and share their hard rocking energy. As a result, the following year 2019, was a year of some serious gigging for a band without an album. They crossed all over the Netherlands and even made some stops in Belgium. It gave the band the opportunity to create and shape their songs, sound and performance.
By the end of the year 2019 the band started recording their first album, “Cold Dark Rain” which is now available for streaming on your favourite platform! A vinyl version of the album was released around Christmas 2020 on limited “cold rain” coloured vinyl!
It is said that you can hear influences from Mastodon, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, but in the end it’s just hard rocking Hvalross!
Gerben van Oosterhout – Vocals
Barry Veeke – Guitar
Maarten Vermeulen – Bass and backing vocals
Tristan de Rijk – Drums
01. Death From Above
03. Finally Repent
04. I Shot My Best Friend
06. The Owl
07. As I Am
08. Playing The Big Game
Album title: ‘Cold Dark Rain’
Releasedate: October 16, 2020
Presscontact worldwide: Mike de Coene at Hard Life Promotion