War of Ages
From: Erie, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete War of Ages 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.
The gaming public's love/obsession for music games has unquestionably died down in the last couple of years, and the output on the Rock Band Network has been steadily decreasing over the previous months.
For those out there who still can't wait for Friday night to take shots and badly scream into a microphone, you've got a few new tracks coming your way (although Xbox players will be disappointed to learn they actually get less new music than PS3 gamers for once). Xbox 360 fans now have access to this new track:
War of Ages - “Silent Night” (80 MSP)
PS3 players instead will get these songs on 1/29/2013 (North America) and 1/30/2013 (Europe):
The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Gold Teeth on a Bum" ($1.99)
Taproot - "No Surrender" ($1.99)
God Forbid - "Don't Tell Me What to Dream" ($1.99)
Facedown Records has checked in with the following statement about the upcoming Facedown Festival:
"We are very excited to announce that Facedown Fest 2013 will take place on April 12 & 13 at the Stronghold in Chino, CA. The entire active Facedown roster will be playing the event and tickets are just $10 each night! We also have a limited amount of deluxe ticket packages available which include a limited edition screen printed poster, Facedown Fest 2013 root beer, Facedown Fest T-Shirt, Facedown backpack, sunglasses and more!"
Facedown founder Jason Dunn had the following to say about this year’s fest: “Facedown Fest began in 2000 at an amazing venue called the Showcase Theatre. Over the years the fest grew and unfortunately the Showcase theatre had to shut its doors. I loved the energy of those early years from both the bands and the crowd and I am excited to have that again as Facedown Fest returns to a more intimate venue. The people at the Stronghold have been so supportive of our bands and label over the years so it just made sense to do this there. Plus, with the lower overhead we can offer $10 tickets to the people who are responsible for keeping Facedown alive for all of these years. This is one way for us to say thanks and give back to our incredible Family of supporters.”
It's officially time to start annoying the shit out of your neighbors with drunken 2 A.M. screaming and a whole lotta headbanging, as the Rock Band Network again has a load of new metal tracks for your downloading pleasure. This week, the following tracks have been made available for the Xbox 360 edition:
Buried in Black – “One By One” (80 MSP)
Buried in Black – “One By One (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Internal Corrosion – “Legacy of Blood” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “Hate Turns Black (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Revocation – “Chaos of Forms” (160 MSP)
Soma Dark – “Resolute (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Closer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Strikken – “Re-Live” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer” (80 MSP)
War of Ages – “Redeemer (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Pickings are a bit slimmer for the PS3 players, but you still get the following two songs on October 2nd (October 3rd in Europe):
ETHS – “Adonaï” ($1.99) [This stellar female-fronted act unfortunately split with its vocalist last week]
Blackguard – “This Round’s On Me” ($1.99)
Facedown Records is currently offering a Summer sampler for free download featuring eight bands from the label's roster. You can download the sampler by clicking here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Your Memorial "Redirect"
2. Gideon "Prodigal Son"
3. War Of Ages "Redeemer"
4. Altars "Scum"
5. Letter To The Exiles "Retribution"
6. The Burial "Pearls; The Frailty Of Matter"
7. Leaders "Conviction"
8. xLooking Forwardx "Down With The Ship" More...
A lyric video is available online now for the new War Of Ages song "Redeemer," from the band's upcoming album "Return To Life," due out April 24th, 2012. Check out the lyric clip below. You can also find a previously posted teaser trailer for the "Return to Life" album at this location.
The new War of Ages album "Return To Life" will be released on April 24th, 2012 via Facedown Records. Pre-orders for the album are now available at this location. The band has also now posted a teaser trailer online for the release, which can be found below.
Facedown Records has announced the title and release date for the new War of Ages album will be "Return To Life."
"Return To Life" was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios (Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed) and is set for release on April 24th. "Return To Life" features some of War of Ages' most personal material, and according to Facedown Records, "continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous."
War of Ages has toured with As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Soilwork, Norma Jean, Between the Buried and Me, and more, and will be headlining this year's Facedown Fest on April 7 in Pomona, Ca. More...
Scream The Prayer is a touring metal and hardcore festival of sorts, already in its fourth year, that packs the stage with bands that specialize in redefining what counts as a Christian worship service. The bands associated with the tour this year are as follows: Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, and Sovereign Strength. From beginning to end, each band worked towards bringing the word of God to the masses in the form of relentless heavy metal.
Regardless of your stance on religion, you have to commend these bands for their drive. On July 1st, I was on hand to catch the first date of this 2011 tour. More...
The line-up for the fourth annual Scream The Prayer tour features Norma Jean headlining alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Atlanta progressive metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been revealed as the headline act on the forthcoming 2011 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The touring festival, which features a lineup made up entirely of christian bands, will run throughout the entire month of July. You can view the festival lineup in the list below.
War Of Ages
Close Your Eyes
Texas In July
I The Breather
The Great Commission
As Hell Retreats
Christian metalcore act War of Ages has announced that they have reached a deal with Facedown Records. The band commented on the signing by saying:
"We are honored and excited to continue our career with Facedown records! In 2005 Facedown looked to the north western tip of PA to find 5 passionate guys who loved to play music with a purpose. We promised to work hard and do so with honor and integrity, holding onto every value God has given us.
"With 6 years of album writing, touring, ups and downs, bumps and busies, Facedown stood behind us pushing War Of Ages every step of the way. As we grow as men every album gets better and better due to the strong foundation Facedown has built. We are blessed to not only call them our label, but FAMILY!"
Details have been announced for the forthcoming edition of Facedown Fest. The 2011 edition of the festival will be taking place at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on April 8th and 9th, 2011 with the following artists set to perform:
War Of Ages
A Plea For Purging
Onward To Olympas
Hope For They Dying
In The Midst Of Lions
Call To Preserve
A Hope For Home
Take It Back!
As Hell Retreats
Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist has made several changes to the band's upcoming fall touring season. The Contortionist will hit the road with War of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, and Legend from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with The Acacia Strain, Terror, The Red Chord, and Gaza from October 29th through November 20th. The complete list of tour dates is as follows:
10/08 - Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
10/09 - Kettering, OH @ The Attic
10/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/13 – La Crosse, WI @ WAREHOUSE
10/14 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/15 - South Bend, IN @ Church of The Heartland
10/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/17 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
10/19 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
10/20 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
10/21 - Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint Venue
10/22 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
W/ only THE GREAT COMMISSION, LEGEND
10/23 – Crofton, MD @ MACC
10/24 – Holyoke, MA @ Water Front Tavern
10/25 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
10/27 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
10/28 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock More...
The Color Morale has issued the following update about a string of U.S. tour dates with War of Ages and The Great Commission:
"Hey guys! We're stoked to announce that we'll be doing a short little midwest/east coast run with friends on The Project AK-47 Tour. In preparation for recording our second album in November, we'll be playing new songs and have some very limited merchandise available. More dates will be added shortly so please check back!"
The Color Morale's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
9/11 2010 The Egyptian Theatre Dekalb, IL
10/10 2010 Peabody's Pirate Cove Cleveland, OH
10/10 2010 The Attic Club Kettering, OH
10/11 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
10/12 2010 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
10/14 2010 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
10/15 2010 Church of Heartland South Bend, IN
10/16 2010 FUBAR St. Louis, MO
10/19 2010 THE 7 VENUE Douglasville, GA
10/21 2010 CrossPoint Venue Lynchburg, VA
10/22 2010 The Refuge Fredricksburg, VA
I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.
This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.
While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.
Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
Zia Records in Chandler, Arizona, will be hosting a Meet and Greet on July 30, 2010. Starting at 2:30 PM, The Acacia Strain, Between the Buried and Me, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages will all be there to sign autographs and chat with fans. The event is free and more information, including the exact street address, can be found at ziarecords.com.
Christian metallers War Of Ages have posted a new music video online for the song "Collapse," which is off their latest album "Eternal." The video clip can be viewed below.
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.
“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”
“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield