Wage War Premiere “Surrounded” Music Video

Wage War have premiered a new video for their new song “Surrounded.“ This track is from the fifth anniversary vinyl edition of the band’s debut album, “Blueprints,“ which will be released on December 4. The group commented:

“To celebrate the five-year anniversary of its release, we’re excited to put out an unreleased track from our debut album ‘Blueprints‘. ‘Surrounded‘ is a song that easily could have made the record, but never found its place. Over the last five years we’ve grown together — as musicians and individuals. The release of ‘Surrounded‘ has been a great time to reflect on where our careers started and a chance for some perspective.”

Wage War Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates

Wage War have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place in June 2021:

06/02-05 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/06 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/08 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
06/09 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
06/14 Berlin, GER – Lido
06/15 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
06/16 Prague, CZE – Futurum Music Bar

Wage War Share Stripped Version Of “Grave”

Wage War have shared a stripped version of their song “Grave.” The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Pressure.“ Wage War commented:

“This is a wild time for everyone, but we decided we would make the most of it and make a music video showing y’all what we’ve been doing to pass the time in quarantine. Enjoy our stripped down version of ‘Grave‘.”

Wage War Postpone European/UK Tour

Wage War have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“As you may have seen, our scheduled European festivals are getting cancelled due to COVID-19. Because of this and the uncertainty with when this pandemic will subside and when touring will be safe again, we will be postponing the dates and are doing our best to reschedule them. If you have already purchased a ticket, please hold on to them if you can, as they will still be valid for the rescheduled dates. We hate that we have to do this and hope to have news and be back playing shows with you as soon as possible. Stay safe.”

Wage War Announce June European Tour

Wage War have announced a June European tour. Here’s the dates:

06/05 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/07 Nuremburg, GER – Rock im park
06/09 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
06/10 Prague, CZE – Futurum Music Bar
06/12 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/14 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
06/16 Berlin, GER – Lido
06/17 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall (feat. Disturbed)

Wage War Premiere “Grave” Music Video

Wage War have premiered a new video for their song “Grave” via Billboard. This track is from the band’s new album “Pressure,” which was released today (August 30).

Cody Quistad commented:

“It’s a song where we decided to step out of our normal boundaries. We’re a notoriously heavy band, but we made a song that still harnesses the heavier elements, yet has this chanty chorus — and musically it’s got more electronic elements to it as well. We really just tried to make something different, and in the end of the recording process, we listened back to the songs and felt really good about that one, so we decided to give it some special attention.”

“Obviously it’s an extreme, but it’s about being caught up in a toxic cycle with people, and eventually, you just have to let them out of your life. That’s kind of what the song is about, that rest-in-peace of that friendship, relationship or whatever that toxic thing is. It’s just part of growing up. Your friends are fewer, but they’re better.”

Wage War Premiere New Song “Prison”

Wage War have premiered a new song titled “Prison.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pressure,” which will be released on August 30. The group commented:

“‘Prison‘ is one of the first looks at us stepping out of the box on this record. It harbors all the aggression our band is known for — but with some new twists. We had a blast writing it.”

Wage War Premiere New Song “Me Against Myself”

Wage War have premiered a new song titled “Me Against Myself.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pressure,” which will be released on August 30. Cody Quistad commented:

“‘Me Against Myself’ is probably our farthest journey into the melodic world. 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.”

[via Loudwire]

Wage War Premiere “Who I Am” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Pressure”

Wage War have premiered a new video for their new song “Who I Am.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pressure,” which will be released on August 30.

The group commented:

“We’ve spent countless hours, days, and months over the first half of this year perfecting every detail of this album, and it’s been so hard to keep under wraps. We are glad it’s finally here. We pushed every boundary we could think of to make this record. Picking songs to release ahead of an album is always a difficult task but we chose ‘Who I Am‘ to be the frontrunner. It’s ‘Wage War on 11.’ Lyrically, the song dives into the reality of the people who inevitably look down on you or talk down to the things you invest yourself in or who you try to be. We sometimes forget that we’re all human beings and we all feel and hurt.”

They also added:

“Anytime you go into make a record, there’s pressure. What you do in that studio, with those people, affects the next however many years of your career, and if you play your cards right, it can change your life. It really felt like a make or break situation. The ‘Pressure’ to make the perfect Wage War album, one that harvests what people have come to love about our band yet still grow and explore new territory and push ourselves harder than ever before.

However, that’s not the only pressure this album talks about. There are songs on the album that deal with mental health, and the pressure to act ‘ok’ even when things aren’t. There are songs on the album that speak of not succumbing to pressure and being just another face in the crowd, but more so making a change in yourself and the world around you. Being in a band, making music, playing shows in one way or another all comes with a ‘Pressure,’ and how you deal with it is what determines who you are. This record is our response.”

“Pressure” Track Listing:

01. “Who I Am”
02. “Prison”
03. “Grave”
04. “Ghost”
05. “Me Against Myself”
06. “Hurt”
07. “Low”
08. “The Line”
09. “Fury”
10. “Forget My Name”
11. “Take The Fight”
12. “Will We Ever Learn”

In other news, the band have also announced a fall tour with Like Moths To Flames, Polaris, and Dayseeker:

09/27 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
09/28 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
09/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel Music Hall
10/02 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
10/03 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
10/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/05 Lakewood, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/10 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/11 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
10/12 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/14 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
10/15 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/16 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/25 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
10/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
10/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/29 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/01 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues