Sunday, July 14, 2019

NEWS: upcoming in September: WAR OF AGES

NEWS: The long-running melodic extreme metal band War of Ages (U.S.A.) will have its new album Void out on September 13th, 2019 on Facedown Records. Check out their new video called "Miles Apart" for an idea of where the music is heading. Below is some information about the band, just in case you are new to them. As always, the band presents a message of faith, which you can see below in the lyrics to the video, and fans can expect them to continue on their path regarding both the music and the positivity of the lyrics.
DISCOGRAPHY: The band's self-titled debut album War of Ages was released in July 2005 on Strike First Records and in February 2006, they were moved to the Facedown Records roster and recorded their second full-length album, Pride of the Wicked, released in September 2006. Arise and Conquer was released in 2008. The band's fourth offering Eternal, was released April 13, 2010, produced by cc from As I Lay Dying. In a Radio U interview with Jaddeus, Leroy revealed that the Eternal album would feature guest vocals from Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. Their seventh studio album Supreme Chaos was released on July 22, 2014. Their eighth studio album Alpha was released on December 8, 2017. On May 31, 2019, they released a single entitled "Sulphur and Salt". On June 28, they released a second single entitled "Miles Apart" along with pre-orders for their new album titled Void.
BIO (not updated): War of Ages has a long standing tradition of delivering relatable metal music for fans of all ages. They’ve been releasing heavy music with raw power since the band’s conception. Their impressive discography includes six studio albums equating to over 100,000 album sales with the 3 latest albums hitting the top 200 billboards. War of ages has toured extensively with bands such as As I Lay Dying, Soilwork, Throwdown, Demon Hunter, Underoath, Unearth, Between The Buried And Me, and many more.
Leroy Hamp and Steve Brown began War of Ages in 2003, adding drummer Alex Hamp soon after. They have continued to be the backbone of War of Ages for the past 10 plus years. Since then the band has toured rigorously all over the world and stayed consistently busy. After adding guitarist Jack Daniels (Hope for the Dying) into the mix in 2013, the band re-emerged with a vengeance and an improved writing stye.
War of Ages’ latest release “Supreme Chaos” (2014) has succeeded in impressing old fans and acquiring more by venturing into a new style of writing while incorporating some of their tried and true elements. Recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios (Norma Jean, EISM) and mixed by Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today), it would seem that "Supreme Chaos" got the royal treatment from some of the finest sound engineers in the business. Steve delivered his ever impressive guitar solos, and Jack succeeded in bringing even more texture, dynamics and shredding than ever before. Thus resulting in a blend of technical, engaging melodies you can’t help but move your head to.
Leroy used his traditional method of writing each song the day before it was recorded by which he was able to create a real flow of lyrics in relation to the music written by the other band members. The lyrics found on Supreme Chaos are often raw, taken from real life experiences. With themes such as family, role models, and self worth, “Supreme Chaos” gives War of Ages the ability to meet their fans where they are, making them a much- needed relatable band.
Singer Leroy and his brother Alex (drummer) certainly know about rising from pain. In their life experience, they have dealt with kidnapping, abuse both physical and mental, and the confusion that surrounded their family and their backward beliefs. Instead of following the same path, the brothers along with guitarists Jack and Steve have created a life around reaching those who are hurt and broken. War of Ages is in the unique position to be able to tour with a variety of bands, play a variety of festivals, and become friends with people from many walks of life while bringing with them an element of grace and truth.
The theme of what it means to be a warrior and a hero is ever present throughout War of Ages six albums. Integrity is something that the band as a whole strives for daily. War of Ages has proven that they can stand strong and confident as a band and as a staple in the music scene “You want to survive in this world? Accountability. Especially in a band environment.” said Leroy in a recent interview with HM Magazine. This knowledge and drive has kept War of Ages afloat in an industry where a majority of artists sink amidst a sea of ego’s and unfortunate choices.
Above all, War of Ages has developed a huge appreciation and sense of humility for the career they are blessed to have. Whether playing for a crowd of ten thousand or a crowd of one hundred, they deliver the same solid show with the same high energy. They strive to maintain their sense of real-ness with their fans while at the same time providing for and being a role model for their families. With future albums, fans can expect more creative growth and hard hitting music. A forced to be reckoned with, War of Ages expects to remain a solid fixture in the metal music spotlight.
War of Ages - "Miles Apart" OFFICIAL VIDEO
Miles Apart
This life is hell without you
My world is fading faster now
If you would search the bounds of time
To have me back for a moment
If I would turn away from the fire
Your strength would carry my soul
Drowning in my sweat
If I live one more day without you
The shadows are more than I can bare
Take me from this nightmare
This life is hell without you
I would trade it all to feel you
My world is fading faster now
Find strength
Through the suffering
Skies turn black
But the sun will rise
Find strength
Through the suffering
Lord reign down let your power fall
Biting on my tongue
Holding my breath
I will die and my heart will follow
Your death on the cross
Showed me true love
Set us on fire
If you would turn away from the fire
Your strength would consume my soul

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