Warish premiere video from full length debut Down In Flames, tour w/ Acid King starts tomorrow
Watch “Bleed Me Free” video (YouTube) (Revolver Magazine)
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Down In Flames album (YouTube) (Metal Injection)
Photo: Greg Bojourquez 
“Remember when indie rock sounded all grimy, corroded and metal-sludgy — the last thing you’d hear in a commercial or being played at an arena show? Warish do. It’s music to the ears of anyone who wants to damage their ears.” — Rolling Stone
“Warish totally rules… An awesome mixture of punk energy, biker rock fuzz, and grunge growl.” — Kerrang!
“Sludgy and punk-y at the same time, with an Iggy and the Stooges meets Misfits vibe, plus a bit of stoner rock and metal mixed in, as well.” — Consequence of Sound
Southern California trio Warish premiere the first official video from their just-released full length debut Down In Flames today via Revolver Magazine. Watch and share the video, shot entirely on Super 8 film, “Bleed Me Free” HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
Rolling Stone previously hailed Warish as a Song You Need To Know feature HEREMetal Injectionshared the full album stream HERE (Direct YouTube.)
Warish hit the road this week in support of the album with San Francisco stoner rock progenitors Acid King, who reissued their legendary Busse Woods album on RidingEasy on August 30th. Please see all dates below.
Imagine if early, weird Aberdeen Nirvana were crossed with low budget horror-obsessed garage-punks. You’d have sinister vibes with a visceral, twisted weirdness and bludgeoning riffs. Some might call it nightmarish, we call it Warish.
Warish is a very newly minted SoCal trio formed in early 2018 that has wasted no time making its presence known. The band formed when guitarist/vocalist and pro-skater Riley Hawk (son of skating legend Tony Hawk) and drummer Nick (Broose) McDonnell decided they wanted to try their hand at something more distinct than they’d done previously.
“We wanted to do simpler riffs and a fun live show,” Riley explains. “A little more punk, a little bit of grunge… a little evil-ish.”
Their sound takes cues from a variety of cool underground sounds and twists it all into an energetic and exciting fist to the face of dark fury. Hawk’s effect-laden vocals hearken to 90s industrial monsters Ministry and David Yow‘s tortured caterwaul in Scratch Acid. The guitars are heavy and powerful, though decidedly not straightforward cookie cutter punk; more like Cobain‘s and Buzz Osbourne‘s wiry contortions. The rhythms bash and pummel right through it all with aggressive force ensuring that nothing gets overly complicated and the horrors keep coming throughout the band’s uh, warlike assault.
Down In Flames is available on LP, CD and download, released on September 13th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. Available to order in all formats HERE.
WARISH LIVE 2019:
09/20 Portland, OR @ Star Theater – Hesh Fest *
09/21 Seattle, WA @ Highline *
09/23 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
09/24 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
09/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggies *
09/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle *
09/27 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
09/28 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *
09/29 Boston, MA @ Sonia *
09/30 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory *
10/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
10/02 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall *
10/03 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/04 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
10/05 Atlanta, GA @ The 529 *
10/06 New Orleans, LA @ One Eye Jack’s *
10/07 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *
10/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
10/10 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red *
10/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite *
10/12 San Francisco, CA @ Chapel *
11/09 Austin, TX @ Levitation Fest
* w/ Acid King

Artist: Warish
Album: Down In Flames
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: September 13th, 2019
01. Healter Skelter
02. You’ll Abide
03. Big Time Spender
04. Bleed Me Free
05. In a Hole
06. Bones
07. Voices
08. Fight
09. Shivers
10. Run-in’ Scared
11. Their Demise
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