WALLS OF JERICHO were formed following the demise of Detroit based bands EARTHMOVER, featuring members Mike Hasty (guitar) and Wes Keely (drums), and UNIVERSAL STOMP which Aaron Ruby (bass) played in. They added Candace Kucsulain (APATHEMY) as lead singer and Chris Rawson as second guitarist. With the line-up complete the five piece began touring the local Detroit hardcore scene. Soon after in April 1999 the band released their first EP on 7″ through label Underestimated. After continuous touring the band signed with Trustkill which resulted in the December 1999 release of their debut full-length album ‘The Bound Feed the Gagged’. The band hit the touring and hardcore festival circuit the following year. After another spate of touring in 2001, drummer Wes Keely announced he would be leaving the band.
After unsuccessful auditions to fill the vacant drummer position the band, feeling that none of the applicants met their criteria, the band was forced into a hiatus. After a 2-year silence period, the band would eventually see the vacant drummer slot filled by ex-CATHARSIS member Alexei Rodriguez. In April 2003 the band began touring again, playing major hardcore events such as Hellfest in Syracuse, New York. Complete with their new drummer, the band began writing new material and had completed recording in September 2003. ‘All Hail the Dead’ was released in February 2004. The next two years would see WALLS OF JERICHO touring extensively across the United States and Europe gaining more and more support and a very loyal following along the way.
WALLS OF JERICHO toured as part of the Family Values Tour before releasing their new album in August 2006 titled ‘With Devils Amongst Us All’. The band went on to play a few dates in the U.S. supporting BURY YOUR DEAD as well as a few dates in Brazil before flying to Europe to headline their own UK tour as well as support SICK OF IT ALL, MADBALL, TERROR, COMEBACK KID and others on an 11-date European tour called Persistence 2006. Early 2007 saw the band tour a few dates around Mexico before embarking on an extensive US tour. In the summer of 2007 they toured Europe again, playing many of the big European summer festivals, including Hellfest in France, as well as Pressure Festival, With Full Force Festival and Summer Blast Festival in Germany. Their EP entitled ‘Redemption’ was released on April 29, 2008 via Trustkill.
On July 29, 2008 the band released their fourth full-length studio album ‘The American Dream’. The band toured in support of ‘The American Dream’ on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2008, with bands like DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, and MACHINE HEAD. Between 2009 and 2012 WALLS OF JERICHO were on a break for personal reasons. In 2012, WALLS OF JERICHO have been part of the European Persistence Tour, joining TERROR, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, BIOHAZARD and others. On August 24, 2012, Candace confirmed that the band was working on new material. They released the album No One Can Save You From Yourself on March 25 via Napalm Records. Subsequent to the release the band toured North America and Europe.
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