Hvalross is a four piece hard rocking band, not from Norway as the name would suggest (Hvalross means Walrus),
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.

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 was also released on 'cold rain' colored vinyl. The album was well received
and Hvalross got representation by Hard Life Promotions. Sadly Covid did not make it possible to promote the album live
and also 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. The band is back on the road and they are in the process of recording the second album.
The three singles "Running The Gauntlet", "Mercenary Knight" and "Helios" are already released as EP on all streaming patforms.
"Running the Gauntlet" is accompanied bij the first official epic video clip of the band. The three singles also got air time
on Dutch well known streamers "NPO2's Keiharde Podcast" and "Kink Distortions Lijst van Acherman".

Hvalross is, from left to right in the picture ((C) RobinLooy.com):
- Guitars: Barry
- Vocals: Gerben
- Drums: Marc
- Bass and backing vocals: Maarten