HOLY WARS – Release Highly Anticipated “CULT CLASSIC EP”


Release Highly Anticipated “CULT CLASSIC EP”

Out Now on Palechord via Rise Records

Listen Now HERE

Release Provocative Music Video For Eponymous Title Track

Watch HERE


Friday, November 10th, 2023 – HOLY WARS have today unveiled their latest sonic assault via their brand new EP ‘Cult Classic’. The six-track juggernaut is a daring escapade that weaves through the realms of sound and psyche, marrying the gritty essence of modern rock and cyberpunk with a touch of nu-metal and pop. The release is their first via new label, Pale Chord via Rise Records and is available on all streaming platforms now HERE.

To celebrate the release, the LA-based duo, have also released a provocative music video for the EP’s eponymous title track. Watch the music video for “Cult Classic” HERE or by clicking the image below.

The “Cult Classic” EP builds on HOLY WARS’ growing legacy of esoteric sonic shape-shifting and marks another defiant stride in the band’s march towards domination of the alternative soundscape. The record furthers the themes established by previously released singles “Deus Ex Machina” and “BODY//TEMPLE” – paying homage to the cult horror classics but with a twist: the true terror resides not in external monsters, but within—the God of the machine, the mind itself. Meticulously stitched together by Kat Leon’s razor sharp vocal prowess, her bitingly confrontational-yet-thought provoking lyrics and Nick Perez’s genius production and genre-transcending guitar work, the EP plunges the listener into a narrative that is as much a critique of contemporary culture, the ego and the mind as it is a celebration of rebellious musical innovation.

Holy Wars Track Listing
Deus Ex Machina

Speaking on her vision and experience making the EP, Kat Leon shares:

“Making this EP was a fun and intrusive experience. I wanted to pose the question of what if the horror aka ‘the monster’ was actually inside us? In most thrillers, the monster is an external enemy but in this body of music, I really wanted to lean into the internal enemy but also acknowledging how this internal enemy is influenced by our external world and what we are made to feel about ourselves and about others. ‘Cult Classic’ is the climax track revealing the true enemy – the unattainable ideology of what it takes to thrive in a society that is holding each individual under its thumb. I hope this EP and every song displaying the internal struggle of the self, empowers the listener and allows them to have the freedom to unplug and let go of the ever-powerful ego.”

On the EP’s eponymous title track and accompanying music video, she continues

 “Cult Classic is an uptempo ripper with visual lyrics revealing a horror lying underneath our society. Where the need for fame, influence, and the ‘American Dream’ changes us in ways with moral shapeshifting and greed is insatiable. In the lyric ‘Suited up cannibals… we came to feed,’ this highlights the dog-eat-dog survivalism of capitalism and the justifications we tell ourselves in order to sleep at night. Sonically we really enjoyed taking turns with this track with a drum and bass intro straight into a heavy riff. This one raises the heart rate with twists and turns and doesn’t let go until the last second,”

With the release of the “Cult Classic” EP, HOLY WARS take another defiant step in their crusade against the mundane. This is not just the release of a collection of tracks, but an anarchic musical rebellion. Empowering the listener to free their mind from the constructs of ego and the insidious societal decay we have come to accept as reality.

Unplug, revolt, and embrace the sonic insurrection.


​​Los Angeles based duo HOLY WARS, composed of Kat Leon (Vocals) and Nick Perez (Guitars/Production), have a unique and constantly evolving sound that fuses an infectious medley of genres, packed with attitude and lyrical finesse. Newly signed to Pale Chord via Rise Records, HOLY WARS are excited to usher in a new era of ambitious music, starting with the release of their ‘Cult Classic’ EP (out now). The duo’s boundary-breaking, DIY approach has already yielded an impresive 10 million global streams and 700,000 YouTube views across their total catalogue.

Recorded music aside, HOLY WARS’ live shows are an electrifying breeding ground that converts any first timer to a lifelong fan. HOLY WARS take every opportunity to feed off the energy of the crowd and use it to amplify Leon’s charismatic and fearless stage presence which has since allowed them to win over a wide range of audiences. It is no surprise that the band’s high-intensity live performances have led the group to share the stage alongside legendary groups such as Coheed and Cambria, Alkaline Trio, and Papa Roach, to the next generation of up and coming rock artists including The Warning and Scene Queen.

HOLY WARS hit the festival circuit for the first time this year, gracing the main stages at Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life, laying waste to the DWP Presents stage at Aftershock and gaining hordes of new fans at So What?! and Furnace Fest.