Hailing from the Romanian shores of the Black Sea, the progressive metal outfit White Walls plays a mix of darkness and light, relentless riffs and melancholy chords, explosion and restrain. Their music bears influences from many different genres of metal, and has been compared to diverse acts such as The Postman Syndrome, Textures, The Ocean, Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, Tool, Karnivool and Extol.
White Walls were born out of the ashes of Protest Urban, once pioneers of Romanian metalcore/hardcore. The band has been together since the 25th of April 2009, hard at work on their debut LP, “Mad Man Circus”, released as a free download on the highly appreciated underground netlabel Asiluum.com on the 1st of October 2010. In a relatively short life span, the group has built up an outstanding reputation in Romania’s burgeoning rock/metal scene, a reputation based not only on their highly acclaimed debut LP, “Mad Man Circus”, but also their intense live shows.
Their reputation has been further cemented by them winning The Battle of Rocksin, an underground competition for upcoming Romanian rock/metal bands, as a result of their very first live performances, in April 2010, winning first place at Stufstock Newcomers (a contest for Romanian bands of all genres, hosted by Stufstock, one of Romania’s oldest and most important music festivals), 3rd place in Maximum Rock - Suport Pentru Underground (a prestigious contest for young underground Romanian rock/metal bands) and 1st place in the Romanian Global Battle of The Bands Finals, thus receiving the distinction of representing Romania at the GBOB World Finals in Kuala Lumpur on the 26th of February 2011.