Walkways is an alternative metal band based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Starting off in 2006, the band was formed by Ran Yerushalmi (vocals) and Bar Caspi (guitars) who started playing together. Soon after, Yoni Menner (guitars) joined and a more concrete musical style was formed. Priel Horesh (drums) and Avihai Levy (bass) joined in 2010, finalizing the lineup.
All members of the band started listening and playing music at a fairly young age, and later on some studied at professional music academies. Each of the band members started making music for different reasons, but the passion for creating music was common among everyone.
The band is driven with a goal to keep sane and evolve into more humane and moral people while writing their music - the soundtrack of the highs and falls of their lives.
"We create in order to unload. To deal with feelings - mainly aggressions. No one has the right or legitimacy to let their ego run wild, as sadly, too many people do these days. We believe that the choice is both ours and yours. We choose not to act as the "default version" of ourselves. We choose to stay in control and rise above it. No excuses, no matter what we've been through. Our past is not our future".
We each pick our own paths. Our Walkways.
Walkways' debut album "Safe In Sound" was released in May 2013, receiving striking reviews in various international magazines and music blogs. The album displays a unique combination of heavy riffs and soft parts, emotional melodies and a wide range of vocal styles.
The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork, James LaBrie..) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. It was recorded in different studios in Israel, and was both produced and released independently by the band.
2018 was a very productive year for the band – Walkways was main support for In Flames on their European summer tour, as well as support for Avenged Sevenfold in Israel.
The band has also finished recording and mixing its second full length album, "Bleed Out, Heal Out". The album is expected to be released in 2019.
Vocals - Ran Yerushalmi
Guitars - Bar Caspi
Guitars - Yoni Menner
Bass - Avihai Levy
Drums - Priel Horesh