WAGE WAR DROP NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘WHO I AM’ & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘PRESSURE’ OUT AUGUST 30
NEW ALBUM ‘PRESSURE’ OUT AUGUST 30 THROUGH FEARLESS RECORDS & CAROLINE AUSTRALIA
The right amount of self-applied pressure causes growth. This growth has brought American metalcore outfit Wage War to this moment – announcing their new album ‘Pressure’ – out Friday August 30 in Australia through Fearless Records & Caroline Australia. Pre-order from Artist First on CD, limited edition clear vinyl or bundles and receive a bonus poster at https://lnk.to/wwpressure – and the brand new single Who I Am is available now at all digital platforms and streaming outlets.
Through an unwavering dedication to progression, Wage War sharpen their patented hybrid of heavy pit-starting technicality and hummable hypnotic melodies with each subsequent evolution. Look no further than the aptly titled third full-length from the Florida quintet, Pressure [Fearless Records].
The band—Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums]—drove themselves to fully realize their ambition by personally pushing harder than ever.
“There’s always pressure to make a great album, but we felt it even more so this time around,” explains Cody. “We pushed ourselves to keep this thing moving and growing. The theme was to be as catchy and as heavy as possible. We knew we had to do something people would notice. Ultimately, we tried to deliver a benchmark that says, ‘This is Wage War. This is what we can do.’“
A whirlwind four years set the foundation for such a statement. The group’s 2015 debut, Blueprints, yielded multiple fan favorites with “Alive” cracking 12 million Spotify streams and “The River” exceeding 8 million to date. Meanwhile, 2017’s Deadweight established the boys as a rising force. Totaling nearly 50 million cumulative streams in two years, the single “Stitch” racked up 14 million streams on Spotify as Deadweight received widespread praise from Metal Injection, New Noise, Metal Hammer, and Rock Sound who dubbed it, “a relentless, genre-evolving treat.” Meanwhile, they toured alongside everyone from I Prevail and Of Mice & Men to Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember, logging countless miles on the road.
In order to approach their next evolution from a different angle, Wage War enlisted the talents of producer Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Lil Peep, IDKHOW) and recorded in Los Angeles for the first time. The locale fostered a spirit of evolution.
In the end, Pressure elevates Wage War to the next level. “When you listen to the album, you hopefully get Wage War turned up to ten,” Cody leaves off. “Lyrically, everything is from the heart. Maybe, it gets you through a tough time, pushes you into another day, or gives you the strength to talk to somebody. There’s nothing better.“
Wage War’s new album “Pressure” is out on Friday August 30 in Australia and New Zealand through Fearless Records/Caroline Australia. Pre-Orders can be found at https://lnk.to/wwpressure. Single “Who I Am” is out now on all digital platforms and streaming outlets.
For more information, please go to http://wagewarband.com