Warbringer Premiere “Power Unsurpassed” Lyric Video

Warbringer have premiered a lyric video for their new single “Power Unsurpassed.” That track is available in digital outlets now, along with a live version of “Descending Blade.” A limited editon 7″ featuring the tracks will be released on September 9 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

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Warbringer To Release New Single “Power Unsurpassed”

Warbringer have announced that they will be releasing a new single, titled “Power Unsurpassed,” in digital outlets on Friday (August 17). The track will also be released as a 7″, along with a live version of “Descending Blade,” on September 9. Pre-orders for that can be found HERE.

Vocalist John Kevill commented:

“We are putting out a single, ‘Power Unsurpassed‘, so we have some new material for you all this summer, as we gear up to write and record our 6th record. It’s designed as a total neck-breaker, with hammering riffs and a shredding solo. It is about people who want to take orders from no one, and to make their will reality — at any price.

We’ll be playing this along with many others when we return to Europe this August, alongside Sepultura. It has been a good year since we invaded European shores, and as always we look forward to delivering completely savage live thrash metal to all in attendance. We will play a mix of material from Woe to the Vanquished, the previous 4 albums, as well as the new single “Power Unsurpassed,” which we expect will completely crush in the pit.

There’s a mixture of club dates and festival appearances, but as fans know, Warbringer will bring total aggression to any stage, anytime, anywhere. Europe — You’re Next!”

Tour Dates:

08/14 Pagney, FRA – Chez Paulette
08/15 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/16 Munich, GER – Backstage
08/17 Graz, AUT – Metal On The Hill
08/18 Falun, SWE – Sabaton Open
08/19 Theix, FRA – Motorcultor Festival
08/21 Tubingen, GER – Waldbuhne
08/22 Burglengenfeld, GER – Vaz
08/23 Marburg, GER – KFZ
08/24 Worrstadt, GER – NOAF Open Air
08/25 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club
08/26 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
08/27 Oberhausen, GER – Helvete
08/28 Schramberg, GER – Kulturladen
08/29 Kufstein, AUT – Kulturfabrik
08/30 Klagenfurt, AUT – Stereo Club
08/31 Wels, AUT – Schlachthof

Warbringer To Play “Waking Into Nightmares” Album In Full At April Shows

Warbringer will perform their 2009 album “Waking Into Nightmares” in full at three special shows in April. Here’s the dates:

04/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
04/28 Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s
04/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

John Kevill commented:

“This year we will be writing new material, but that doesn’t mean the live war machine will stop rolling… in addition to our Japanese ‘Thrash Domination‘ festivals with Testament and Exodus, we are pleased to announce a small run of West coast shows in April of 2018. Since we have been playing ‘Woe to the Vanquished‘ in its entirety this last year, to great response, we decided we liked the full album format live.

It is really cool being able to deliver the whole of a record, front to back, in a live setting, and so on these limited April dates we will be doing that with a fan favorite from our back catalogue… ‘Waking into Nightmares‘.”

“We will play the full record live as both a treat for fans as well as a tribute to Nic Ritter, who passed away in 2017. That record pushed the boundaries forward for Warbringer and we look forward to punishing everyone with it live this coming April. See you in the pit.”

Ex-Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Passes Away

Ex-Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter has passed away. Vocalist John Kevill confirmed the sad news in the below Instagram post. R.I.P.

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A couple days ago we got some tragic news. Our former drummer, Nic Ritter, is dead. He passed either Wednesday or Thursday and I got the word Thursday night. I know few details of how he died. I had not seen Nic in many years, though I had spoken to him a few times fairly recently. I always will to regret that I never saw him again, and we never really caught up on all our old times traveling the world. Nic played approximately 400-450 shows with Warbringer between June 2008 through January 2011, the period where we were never off the road. His drum performance on "Waking into Nightmares" pushed the standard of technicality and musicianship in Warbringer to a new level and helped to shape the identity of the band to what it is today. He was an absolutely stellar player who in my opinion is a true innovator in thrash metal drumming. Sadly, "Waking into Nightmares" is, to the best of my knowledge, his sole recorded musical legacy. Shame that he never played on another record, at least I know he was very proud of our work on that one. Rest easy, old buddy -Kevill

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