Florida hard rock quintet WAGE WAR — Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums] — have shared the video for the title track from their new album Manic, out today, October 1 on Fearless Records. The album is available here.
“‘Manic’ is probably the most ‘think outside the box’ Wage War song to date,” the band says. “It’s an answer to what happens when you throw the rules and standards out the window and just create to portray a feeling. We really took it to the limit, as it has some of our most heavy and experimental parts in it.”
On Manic, the band masterfully strikes a delicate and well-crafted balance of grooves, riffs, melodies, and electronic flourishes. After amassing nearly 300 million streams and receiving widespread acclaim from Billboard, Loudwire, Modern Drummer,American Songwriter, Alternative Press, and more, the group delivered 11 anthems meant to connect through turbulence.
Ultimately, Manic is a triumph and a definitive artistic statement for Wage War. It represents the apex of an intense creative journey. They built a diehard audience with Blueprints  and Deadweight  and through incessant touring. 2019’s Pressure exploded right out of the gate. “Low” piled on 24.9 million Spotify streams with “Who I Am” at 10.7 million Spotify streams and “Me Against Myself” at 8.4 million Spotify streams. Beyond bringing their total stream tally past a-quarter-of-a-billion, it landed on Loudwire’s “50 Best Metal Albums of 2019,”while Billboard praised the album’s levity. American Songwriter called attention to the evolution of the band’s songwriting and sound, while New Noise Magazine awarded it 4-out-of-5 stars. Elsewhere, Alternative Press raved, “Wage War are unapologetically changing the game on all fronts on Pressure.”
Wage War recently wrapped a successful stint supporting Beartooth on their summer tour. Stay tuned for more information on Wage War’s forthcoming plans!
MANIC TRACK LISTING:
“Circle the Drain”
“Never Said Goodbye”
“If Tomorrow Never Comes”