US metallers Warbringer have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Returning from a five-week European tour earlier this month the guys in Warbringer are enjoying their first break in schedule in quite some time due to a relentless touring and recording schedule that has seen the band release two albums and criss-cross the US, Canada and Europe nine times in 18 months.
With three weeks of respite the band has decided to replace bassist Ben Bennett with original bass player Andy Laux. Andy recorded the group's debut, "War Without End", but was unable to join his band mates for any of the touring due to him still being in high school. Now with his studies complete Andy has been focusing on sound engineering and even built his own home garage studio but will rejoin the guys for future touring and recording.
US metallers Warbringer have posted online a new song, entitled "Severed Reality", on their MySpace page.
"Severed Reality" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares", which will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish).
UPDATE (thanks to 28097)
Warbringer have posted another new song, "Living In A Whirlwind", on their MySpace page.
While earning a reputation as road warriors, Warbringer have spent the last two months at home working on new material that will comprise their second album. The five-piece are now prepared to enter the studio in January to record the follow-up to "War Without End", voted by Revolver Magazine as one of the best albums of 2008.
In mid-January Warbringer will play four shows in California previewing new material, including a show in Anaheim during this year's NAMM show, before entering Sharkbite Studios (Machine Head, High On Fire) in Oakland on January 19th with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt producing. The album will be mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish) at Castle Ultimate Studios.
Warbringer just completed a new video for the vicious track, "At The Crack Of Doom," with up-and-coming director Joe Hendrick. The clip is a savage, performance-based video that unleashes a fury of aggression and all-out thrash madness, which further proves how lethal this band is live. Head over to http://www.myspace.com/warbringer now to check it out.
John Laux (guitar) states: "We ended up performing "At The Crack Of Doom" at a very old, evil and torn-up building in the Mojave desert. This video is a performance piece like "Combat Shock," but we also had extras running around in hooded robes carrying torches as part of a post-apocalyptic cult or something. Needless to say, after working on the project we are very excited for its release."
"Upon returning home from their first European tour earlier this summer, in support of Napalm Death and Suffocation, Warbringer found itself one member short. While the group had just made touring bassist Ben Bennett official after six months of live shows together, since original bass player, Andy Laux, was still in high school, they now had to begin to replace then-drummer Ryan Bates after he informed them he wished to leave the band.
Fortunately, after putting a number of potential candidates through the wringer, the very talented Nic Ritter won the band over with his diverse and technical style. Ritter, 27, had been playing with progressive thrash act Prototype, a band whose song "The Way It Ends" was a bonus cut on Guitar Hero III, since relocating to LA from San Diego. He has also been keeping busy with his death/grind side-project, Bodybag Johnny. Warbringer's recent show in Mesa, Arizona was his first with the band and from all reports the group didn't miss a beat. You can catch a glimpse of his capabilities via the video here.
Ventura, California thrash band Warbringer (Century Media Records) has amicably parted ways with drummer Ryan Bates, who has decided to leave the group following their scheduled tour dates. He is leaving on good terms and will fulfill the obligations they have so no shows will be missed. As such, Warbringer is currently looking for a replacement. Interested parties will need to film themselves performing. Candidates should contact the band at http://www.myspace.com/warbringer.