“Relentless” – from the band’s upcoming album, is attached to Detroit’s Relentless Foundation, whose mission is to raise money, awareness and support for local Michigan families with children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
“Sometimes in life we lose ourselves, and for me it’s always been music that’s brought me back to who I am and what I love. It’s never too late to rediscover yourself. This experience was a reminder to ‘find what you love and let it kill you!'” states Candace Kucsulain, frontwoman of WALLS OF JERICHO, who has lost her brother in his battle to cancer last year, and being very active in charity.
WALLS OF JERICHO is an American metalcore band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1998. The band was formed following the demise of two Detroit based bands. The first being the influential Earthmover, featuring members Mike Hasty (guitar) and Wes Keely (drums). The second was a band called Universal Stomp which Aaron Ruby (bass) played in. Both bands fizzled out at around the same time prompting the three friends to start a new band. At the same time Candace Kucsulain, 2 year singer for the band Apathemy auditioned with the band. After numerous other auditions for lead singer the band accepted Candace as their new frontwoman in September 1998.
In April 1999 the band released their first EP on 7″ followed shortly thereafter by a CD EP containing that 7″ and demo tracks, called “A Day and a Thousand Years.” After continuous touring in support of their EP releases, the band attracted the attention of several labels and signed with Trustkill Records. In December 1999 they released their debut full-length album “The Bound Feed the Gagged.”
Following the loss of 2 drummers the band was forced into hiatus. After a 2-year silence period, the band would eventually see the vacant drummer slot filled. In April 2003 the band began touring again, playing major hardcore events such as Hellfest in Syracuse, New York and began writing new material, resulting in February 2004 release of “All Hail the Dead.” The album was released to critical acclaim across the hardcore/metal scene and propelled the band to the forefront of the hardcore scene, seeing them fill support slots for bands such as Madball, Hatebreed and Sick of It All as well as headlining tours of their own.
WALLS OF JERICHO continued to record releasing studio albums in 2006 & 2008 and toured in support of multiple major festivals as well as headlining their own tours. In the following years, the band went on break while several members worked on side projects as well as Candace and her husband welcoming their first child. In August 2012 Candace confirmed the band was working on new material.
In 2015, WALLS OF JERICHO began recording a new album, as well as playing shows and festivals. They are scheduled to perform at Hellfest 2016.
18.06.2016 – Saarwellingen / Rockcamp
19.06.2016 – Clisson / Hellfest
21.06.2016 – Aarau / Kiff
22.06.2016 – St Petersburg / Opera Concert Club
23.06.2016 – Moscow – Brooklyn
24.06.2016 – Yekateinburg / Ogni
25.06.2016 – Geneva / Summer Break(Down) Festival
03.07.2016 – Roitzschjora / With Full Force Festival
08.07.2016 – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
09.07.2016 – Viveiro / Resurrection Festival
Walls of Jericho will release the new album, “No One Can Save You From Yourself”, on March 25, 2016.
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