RUNINNG THE GAUNTLET
Dutch hardrocking metal band HVALROSS is back, with their brand new single ‘RUNINNG THE GAUNTLET’, a hardrocking song combining classic heavy metal with a modern touch to it.
Hvalross is a four piece hard rocking band, not from Norway as the name would suggest, but from the South of the Netherlands. The band saw first light in the spring of 2018, but the members have been rocking since they were teenagers in the late eighties. Hvalross wants to honour these times. The hard rock and heavy metal from the seventies and the eighties therefore has a strong base in their sound and lyrics, supplemented with influences from contemporary stoner and heavy rock music. It is said that you can hear influences from Mastodon, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Expect the classic compact four-piece rock band, in a set up just like our heroes Black Sabbath, with melodic classic hard rock vocals over a rhythmic band. Heavy and monstrous like a walrus combined with an energetic stage performance.
In October 2020 Hvalross released their debut album ‘Cold Dark Rain’ on the regular streaming platforms. Because of the bands sentiments for the good old eighties, it is also released on ‘cold rain’ coloured vinyl. The album was well received and Hvalross got representation by Hard Life Promotion regarding all press matters. Sadly, Covid did not make it possible to promote the album live and made original drummer Tristan decide to quit the band in 2021. Hvalross quickly got back in battle formation with our good friend and drummer Marc. Now it is time to unleash new music on the world, starting with the new single “RUNNING THE GAUNTLET”!!!
Gerben van Oosterhout – Vocals
Barry Veeke – Guitar
Maarten Vermeulen – Bass and backing vocals
Tristan de Rijk – Drums