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Below is our complete Wartorn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Wartorn Kicking Off Mini-Tour

Wartorn today embarks on another mini-tour in support of the band's Southern Lord-released "Iconic Nightmare" full-length.

The Wisconsin crustbrigade will start out with several headlining shows on the way to the 2013 installment of No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas, set to perform alongside Thou, Barghest, Cleric, Sabbath Assembly and a rash of others.

See the band live on these dates:

11/20/2013 The Cold Shot - Appleton WI w/ Gouger, Deathwish
11/22/2013 The East Wing - Kansas City, MO w/ Vomit Assault
11/24/2013 No Thanks Fest - Emory TX
12/10/2013 The Unholy Hole - Ann Arbor, MI w/ Snafu, P.A.W.N More...

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Power Of The Riff Now A Week Away

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.

Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.

In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.

The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.

Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:

Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult

Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising

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Wartorn Gearing Up For Tour

Following a short break after several stateside tours this year, Wisconsin crustbrigade Wartorn will take the caravan back to the highways this week.

After a double-show kickoff in the band's hometown of Appleton this Friday, August 2nd Wartorn will make an eastward trek to Chicago to take part in the three-day Clit Fest alongside twenty or more underground bands, activism/rights workshop, and more.

Wartorn will then plow westward to rendezvous with Opposition Rising and MDC for a West Coast tour, including the two-day The Power Of The Riff in LA. Full dates are available below, and you can also stream all of the band's "Iconic Nightmare" after the jump.

8/02/2013 The Subterranean - Appleton, WI w/ Powerslop, Nü-kle-?r Blast Suntan
8/02/2013 The Maritime - Appleton, WI w/ Old Nails, CYP
8/03/2013 Co-Prosperity Sphere - Chicago, IL @ Clit Fest - matinee show
8/04/2013 West Wing - Omaha, NE
8/06/2013 Red Room PDX - Portland, OR w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, Absinthe Rose
8/07/2013 The Ink Annex - Eureka, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising
8/08/2013 The Metro - Oakland, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, Fucktard, Jedi Scum
8/09/2013 601 Bar & Grill - Fullerton, CA w/ M.D.C., Opposition Rising, SMD, Vindictive
8/10/2013 The Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
8/11/2013 house show - Las Vegas, NV w/ Vihan Rytmi , Nests, Unfair Fight
8/12/2013 Launchpad - Albuquerque NM w/ Howl, Lord Dying, Hanta, Rezin*Tree
8/13/2013 Circle 7 - Denver, CO w/ Cascabel, Of Feather And Bone
8/14/2013 Minibar - Kansas City, MO More...

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Wartorn Adds More Tour Dates

The routing of the previously announced Spring tour with Wisconsin crust brigade Wartorn, including nine dates supporting Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power, has now been expanded, with the full tour twice as extensive as initially declared.

The three-week-long trek now runs through mid-May and hits even more cities throughout the Midwest and will hit the West Coast as well, including a throwdown at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer, and more.

Additional Wartorn live actions are in the works as well, including a spot on the upcoming Anarcho Crust Fest where the band will join Skarp, Dresden, Phobia and more in Santa Ana, California in late June. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. More...

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Wartorn Announces Spring Tour

In support of latest full-length, "Iconic Nightmare," the Appleton, Wisconsin crust brigade Wartorn has announced an upcoming Spring tour with Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power.

Running from April 26th through May 4th, the two acts will invade nine Midwestern American cities on a high-paced warpath, including a show at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer and others.

Blow The Scene is now hosting a stream of the entire "Iconic Nightmare" album now right here.

4/26/2013 Korktown Tavern - Detroit, MI w/ Heresy, The State
4/27/2013 Carabar - Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest [info]
4/28/2013 Belvedere’s - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Submachine
4/29/2013 Ihop - Indianapolis, IN w/ We Must Dismantle All This
4/30/2013 Reggie’s - Chicago, IL
5/01/2013 Hattrix Bar - Kenosha, WI w/ Pistofficer
5/02/2013 Subterranean - Appleton WI w/ Rat Sack
5/03/2013 UW Memorial Union - Madision WI w/ Pyroklast, Panther
5/04/2013 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN w/ Kontrasekt

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Wartorn To Release Album Through Southern Lord

Southern Lord will unleash hell with the new full-length from Midwestern death squad Wartorn. The following press release was issued about the band's coming "Iconic Nightmare" album:

"Since 2004 this Appleton, Wisconsin-based brigade has protested political tyranny and societal injustices with a devastating brew of metallic crustpunk. Wartorn has assaulted live audiences across thirteen countries across North America and Europe in support of releases on renowned crust/punk labels including Profane Existence and Crimes Against Humanity, while its members also take part in other active and notable acts like Dresden, Remission, and Words That Burn.

"Taking their attack to the next level, the energy and production of their newest full-length Iconic Nightmare elevates Warton’s powerful songwriting and execution to new levels, surging with nine crushing anthems in barely twenty-five minutes. Southern Lord will drop Iconic Nightmare on CD this January 22nd; diehards of Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, Tragedy and the like should not pass this one by."

The "Iconic Nightmare" track listing is as follows:

1. The Iconic Nightmare
2. Unfinished Blueprint
3. Permanent Blackout
4. No Sanctuary No Salvation
5. Six Feet Under
6. Knee Deep In Blood
7. All Flags Still Burn
8. Betrayal
9. Burial Ground

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