Warbringer - Back With New Line-Up, Touring In Asia And US

Thrash metal force Warbringer are back in action with a new line up. Their future seemed in doubt after their drummer Carlos Cruz and founding guitarist John Laux left the band last year but the band continued. After months of intense rehearsal, the five-piece is ready to show the world the new Warbringer. The campaign starts with an Asian Assault because there's nothing better than flying halfway across the world and debuting your new lineup in front of a huge crowd at the Hammersonic Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. This show will be followed by additional headlining dates in the region.

"I really thought that the Empires Collapse record cycle ended prematurely due to the departure of (guitarist) John Laux and (drummer) Carlos Cruz. I figured it would be the end of the band, and the end of my life's work, as I'd really put everything I had into this band," explains singer John Kevill.

"I remember on the last show we played on that US tour (guitarist) Adam Carroll came to me and told me how we had to keep the torch held high and to realize the full potential of the band no matter what. We carried on the following European tour with fill-in members, as we really hate to cancel a gig and let down our fans, but it really seemed like the end for us. Fortunately, though it took a long time, we have been able to find musicians in our area to help carry on the torch of the destructive, intense music this band stands for. So welcome Vicken Hovsepian on drums, Noah Young on guitar, and Alex Malmquist on bass. Our mission since we started rehearsing together was to be the tightest incarnation of the band yet, and to raise the bar and move forward, never back. So far progress has been great and I can't wait to get out there and unleash this new weapon upon the world."

Live 2015:

March 8 - Hammersonic Festival - Jakarta, Indonesia
March 10 - Hidden Agenda - Hong Kong
March 11 - Yu Gong Yi Shan - Beijing, China
March 13 - The Wall - Taipei, Taiwan
April 13 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA + Meshuggah
April 14 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA + Meshuggah
April 30 - Whisky - W. Hollywood, CA
May 1 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
May 2 - Spring Meltdown Fest - Jub Jub's - Reno, NV

Furthermore, the thrashers are already putting together plans for U.S. shows throughout the summer in between writing sessions for a next album and have just announced appearances in April supporting Meshuggah as well as a short touring run beginning with a headliner at the infamous Whisky.

Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Warbringer
Posted: 07.03.2015 by Bad English


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07.03.2015 - 15:43
Interested to hear some new material. Empires Collapse was a letdown for me and it seemed like they were headed in the wrong direction. Hoping that a new line up brings an injection of creativity and brings them back to the level of Waking into Nightmares which imo is one of the best modern era thrash metal albums to date
07.03.2015 - 16:22
Cynic Metalhead
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New line-up, fresh talent, new music and new album soon. It'll be great.
07.03.2015 - 23:02
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Warbringer and Meshuggah. I wish.
07.03.2015 - 23:25
I really liked their latest album though most people didn't.. this band has built a character during the years having awesome bridges and outbreaks during their songs.. it was their trademark... i just hope they keep on evolving even if they sound kinda different now..
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
08.03.2015 - 04:06
LeChron James
Fuck yeah, dude's wearing an Immortal Technique shirt!

Also, good news about Warbringer!
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08.03.2015 - 08:03
It is so weird seeing someone I know in a band like Wargringer. Met Noah Young at the Big 4 show in Indio and remember he was trapped in the front row of GA for all of slayer because he couldn't get out. I think his hair was caught in the barricade. Also a pussy flash of some girl when the security guards were getting her out of the of the front row and "accidentally" moved her shorts and thong out of the way.

We said thanks to the security guard for that.

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