HOLY WARS -Unveils Powerful Music Video for “Tension//Release”


Unveils Powerful Music Video for  “Tension//Release”

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Taken From Their Acclaimed 2023
‘Cult Classic’ EP


Sonic shapeshifters, Holy Wars , have released a poignant new music video directed by Arden Fisher for “TENSION//RELEASE” today. The brand new visual accompanies the powerfully visceral final track from their late 2023 EP, ‘Cult Classic’ and provides a visual embodiment of the suffocating emotional push and pull of coping with grief.

Watch the video for “TENSION//RELEASE” HERE or by clicking the thumbnail below and stream the full ‘ Cult Classic’ EP HERE. Catch the band speaking about the new track and the ‘Cult Classic’ EP on the ‘Getting To Know You’ segment of this week’s Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter HERE.

TENSION//RELEASE” highlights the band’s versatility and dynamism when it comes to shifting sonic gears. Nick Perez’s riff lays the soundscape for frontwoman Kat Leon ‘s deeply personal, evocative lyrics and ferocious, powerhouse vocal delivery that perfectly encapsulates the song’s theme. Speaking on it’s creation, Kat shares

“This song is a special one to me. I wanted to close the EP with a slower feel to add some weight and depth to this wild ride of ‘Cult Classic’. “TENSION//RELEASE” brings it back to the beginning of our band when I wrote about grief and life after the death of my parents. It is a representation of where I am now and how grief never goes away but transforms. Mine has been the source of my momentum, keeping me running on a hamster wheel to distract from looking at this void. It puts a spotlight on the push and pull of depression and anxiety.“

“Sonically this song came together pretty fast, the vocal recordings were from the first day we wrote it. There was a rawness to it that we felt we could never match if we were to re-record it, so we kept it honest and raw.”

WATCH: Official Video for “TENSION//RELEASE”

The ‘Cult Classic’ EP has already made waves for its innovative approach and the fearless way in which Holy Wars blends sounds and themes. “TENSION//RELEASE” and its accompanying music video is the perfect finale to the eclectic and impactful collection of songs.

Watch the music video for “ TENSION//RELEASE now and dive into the profound world that Holy Wars has crafted in their ‘Cult Classic‘ EP.

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Los Angeles based duo Holy Wars, comprised 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. Following their signing to Pale Chord via Rise Records in 2023, Holy Wars ushered 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 impressive 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 and 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 last 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.