Today Wage War have released two new tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Pressure’ – out Friday August 30 through Fearless Records and Caroline Australia! The album can be pre-ordered/pre-saved at https://lnk.to/wwpressure!
The two tracks – the heavy as hell ‘Prison’ and the melodic ‘Me Against Myself’ dropped overnight after being premiered separately at different US blogs and radio stations. Prison was premiered at Loudwire and Me Against Myself on Sirius XM Octane. Prison was then spun on triple j’s The Racket last night! Both tracks are live now for streaming and purchase!
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 them 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.“
New singles Prison and Me Against Myself are out now in Spotify/Apple Music/iTunes and more. 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.
‘Prison’ was given its world premiere with Sirius XM in the US on 26/07,
and you can listen – HERE
‘My Against Myself’ had its premiere with Loudwire on the Monday 29/07,
watch that video – HERE
“‘Me Against Myself’ is probably our farthest journey into the melodic world,” the band told Loudwire. “From the very first demo, we knew it was special. The lyrics are about as transparent as it gets — dealing with the fact that a lot of times, we’re our own worst enemy. We’ve always prided ourselves on being versatile and pushing ourselves to create something new and different, and that’s what this song stands for.”
‘Pressure’ is the bands third album, and the anticipated follow up to 2017’s Jeremy McKinnon
(A Day To Remember) produced ‘Deadweight’.
Pre-order ‘Pressure’ – HERE
A bit about WAGE WAR – The band (Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums]) released their hugely received 2015 debut, Blueprints, which yielded multiple fan favourites with “Alive” cracking 12 million Spotify streams and “The River” exceeding 8 million to date. Then 2017’s Deadweight established the band as a global rising force. Totalling nearly 50 million cumulative streams in two years, the single “Stitch” racked up 14 million streams on Spotify as Deadweightreceived widespread praise from MetalInjection, New Noise, Metal Hammer, and Rock Soundwho 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.
The band have already announced a huge UK and EU tour for early 2020, with a full list of the dates below – on sale now from http://wagewarband.com
UK and EU WAGE WAR headline dates 2020
7 Jan – Bristol, The Fleece (UK)
8 Jan – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (UK)
10Jan – Manchester, Rebellion (UK)
11 Jan – Dublin, Academy Green Room (IE)
12 Jan – Glasgow, G2 (UK)
13 Jan – Newcastle, Think Tank? (UK)
15 Jan – Leeds, The Key Club (UK)
16 Jan – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 (UK)
17 Jan – London, O2 Academy Islington (UK)
18 Jan -Southampton, The Loft (UK)
20 Jan – Amsterdam, Melkweg OZ (NL)
21 Jan – Paris, Backstage by The Mill (FR)
23 Jan – Cologne, Gloria (DE)
24 Jan – Hamburg, Gruenspan (DE)
26 Jan – Munich ,Technikum (DE)
27 Jan – Frankfurt, Batschkapp (DE)
28 Jan – Antwerp, Trix (BE)
‘Pressure’ track listing
1. Who I Am
5. Me Against Myself
8. The Line
10. Forget My Name
11. Take The Fight
12. Will We Ever Learn
WAGE WAR are
Briton Bond – lead vocals
Cody Quistad – rhythm guitar, vocals
Seth Blake – lead guitar
Chris Gaylord – bass
Stephen Kluesener – drums