The Blank Theory was a five-piece rock group from Chicago, Illinois.
The Blank Theory self-released two albums, Blinding Process in 1998 and Catalyst in 2000. Catalyst included the track "Nevermind" which was featured in a segment of MTV Road Rules. While the first two independent releases were hard edged indie rock, they moved more toward metal when writing for the third release. The Blank Theory released Beyond the Calm of the Corridor on September 24, 2002 via independent label, New Line Records.
Their cover of Portishead's Sour Times was one of two singles from Beyond the Calm of the Corridor and can be heard in the movie trailer to Wicker Park. The other single titled "Middle of Nowhere" was featured on the Freddy VS Jason soundtrack and in Final Destination 2. Founding member and guitarist, Michael Foderaro, left the band in May 2003 to pursue other music projects. He was eventually replaced by guitarist Mateo Camargo from the band Reforma. In mid 2004, drummer James Knight and keyboardist Shawn Currie also left the band to pursue other music projects.
Eventually, vocalist Nathan Leone and bassist Matthew Leone, along with two members from Reforma formed Madina Lake.