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Below is our complete Warbringer 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.
Warbringer has posted another video report online from the band's time recording an upcoming third full-length album. You can check out the clip below, or watch the previously posted video update at this location.
Thrash metallers Warbringer have posted a new clip from the studio online. You can check out the band's recording of its forthcoming new album in the player below.
Southern California thrashers Bonded By Blood have announced the friendly departure of Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass). Brandon Gullin (Avenger of Blood) and Ben Bennet (Warbringer) will fill in the vacated spots on the band's upcoming North American tour supporting Sepultura.
Carlos Regalado, Juan Juarez and Mauro Gonzalez, Bonded By Blood's remaining members, have released the following statement:
"Bonded By Blood has gone through so many changes in the last couple of years while playing amazing festivals, touring the entire United States, Europe and Canada dozens of times, and enjoying the time with new and old friends and fans all over the world who mean the most to us. We first lost our original bass player, Ruben Dominguez back in 2009, then singer Jose Barrales left the band in 2010, but each was replaced with new members and the group marched on. Now, we regret to announce that Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass) are also stepping away from BBB. We will miss them just as much as we miss Ruben and Jose, and this band will not be the same without them, but the three of us that are left in Bonded By Blood hope that everyone who enjoys this band can understand that changes are inevitable. As much as we want to keep an 'original line-up', things happen that you just can't control.
"We hope all our friends, fans and fellow musicians can still give us the warm welcome we always received and still support us in these hard times while we rebuild the band as we all need all the support we can get. Thankfully, some new friends stepped up and are working hard to help us do the Sepultura tour, so big thanks to Ben Bennet (from Smog and formerly Warbringer) and Brandon Gulling (of Malus Rex and the recently reformed Avenger of Blood), who will be filling in on bass and rhythm guitar respectively while we keep together what is left of Bonded By Blood. We hope to see you all on the road again; it's not going to be the same without our old friends up there with us... But shit happens."
Alex Lee comments on leaving Bonded By Blood:
"With Jose leaving the band followed by my own parting, I want to assure you all that it is not a coincidence, nor is it a fluke. Being a guitarist, I have always been interested in playing other styles of music and not only thrash. Don't get me wrong, I love my thrash music, but I honestly see myself being suited better with another band or type of music than what I have been doing with Bonded By Blood. It has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, due to the fact that this was the first band that I was in or established, but now I feel that it's my time to move on and to continue my progress on a new path. I wish Bonded the best of luck and I know they can succeed. As for the fans, I know they won't truly understand, they can either hate me or follow me, but I hope they will continue listening to and seeing Bonded live, for I believe that they will hold strong for years to come. You guys were the best and thanks for the great years!"
Jerry Garcia reflects on his time with Bonded By Blood and his exit:
"Being part of Bonded By Blood for almost two years now has been the best experience of my life. I've seen and done things that I could have only dreamed of. I had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the most talented musicians in the world, including the ones in my band. Everything I experienced will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. However, as time goes by and life begins to unfold, certain things begin to become very evident and downright inevitable. Bonded By Blood is more than just a band, it's a spirit and it transcends any single individual person or band member.
"I want to thank each and every single one of you that ever supported me and the guys in doing what we do best in life, and that is music. There is no better feeling in the world than to bring happiness to someone through music. It is an incredibly humbling experience that I never took for granted. I am not sad, nor am I disappointed in my departure from the band. I see it as a fresh start to another chapter in my random life. As for me... Well, I'll be around - music is something that is essential to my life. I cherished the good, learned from the bad and realized that in life, 'the only constant is change'.
"One last thank you to everyone that showed me kindness on and off the road, so thanks to Juan, Carlos, Alex, Mauro, Marco, Talita and the rest of the Earache gang including Anthony, every band I toured with, and most of all the fans! See ya!"
Bonded By Blood recently finished a co-headlining European tour with Lazarus A.D. Go to this location to view Sepultura, Hate, Keep of Kelessin and Bonded By Blood tour dates.
Warbringer has been working on new material since coming off the road in late November and will be entering the recording studio on Monday, April 18th. Producing this time will be Steve Evetts, who has worked with bands as diverse as Dillinger Escape Plan and Symphony X to Sepultura and Hatebreed.
"Our goal with this record is to make something beyond a run-of-the-mill metal CD," explains guitarist John Laux, "The most difficult challenge is always finding just the right balance between a raw, aggressive sound and modern production standards. We chose Evetts to produce, aside from his extensive resume, because he aims for very organic and bold sounds. His experience in bringing the best out from a wide variety from musicians across different genres of music can be seen in his credits and this speaks for itself."
The new album sees the band welcome drummer Carlos Cruz, who's had a lot of input into the new material. Footage of Carlos discussing the album can be found here.
"Musically and thematically I feel confident that this will be respected as our most mature offering to date," states John Laux. "I am really proud of all the elements of extreme metal we have been able to incorporate into the songs. There is weight and purpose behind the lyrics and most importantly we have had time to put a lot of thought and care into the music."
"Stay tuned everyone," closes John Laux before adding, "We'll be laying out a 'stone cold stunner' on you with our riffs soon enough!"
Warbringer, which recently recruited new drummer Carlos Cruz, has posted a video of John Kevill and Carlos Cruz discussing the band's upcoming album. You can check out the clip below.
Despite practicing and writing together the last two months, WARBRINGER has official announced that Carlos Cruz (Hexen) is their new drummer. The delay in announcement was out of respect to their old drummer and Carlos' former band mates and there was no question about Carlos' playing, songwriting or personality as the band ironically offered Carlos the spot in 2008.
"After years of putting forth nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into my tireless ambitions for playing music, I have finally found an outlet where no more time is wasted. It was flattering to have been approached by Warbringer the first time they made a personnel change in 2008, but this time around it couldn't have felt more like perfect timing," states Carlos. "They're a collective group of humble, open-minded, down-to-earth guys who share the same fanaticism for music as I do and are the tightest musicians I have ever played with. I've never felt so welcomed and inspired to move forward. Even past members of the band have congratulated me and it feels very much like family, not just another band. From some recent serious downfalls in my personal life came this beautiful opportunity and I couldn't be happier. We'll be seeing all YOU Warbringers out on the road soon!"
Carlos will be making his live debut in Mexico City on March 5th at the Eyescream Festival alongside Asesino, Anvil, Toxic Holocaust and Abigail Williams. WARBRINGER plan to record their third album in April with more live shows in May and June.
American thrashers Warbringer have announced the departure of drummer Nic Ritter from the group. Nic Ritter played his final show with the band on Friday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood alongside Sepultura and Angra. Warbringer guitarist John Laux commented on the departure by saying:
"Nic Ritter is an incredible drummer and we wish him the best of luck! I know he made a lot of friends around the world and I just want everyone to understand that our decision to part ways was mutual and necessary. Nic has worked very hard with us over the last two years and we are grateful for his contributions musically and his commitment personally on the road."
Nick Ritter added:
"I felt like it was time for a change both musically and personally. All is good between the guys and myself as this was a mutual decision. I wish them the best in the future and with the next album."
A new video interview has been posted online between Warbringer vocalist John Kevill and Aniruddh Bansal of Metal Assualt. The interview was conducted during the band's December 17, 2010 performance in Los Angeles. You can view the video interview below:
It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...
Warbringer is set to kick off a three date trek supporting Halford, which serves as Halford’s follow up to his recent tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Warbringer's John Laux had the following to say:
"Seasons Slayings and Greetings everyone! It's been quite a turbulent sleigh ride since we released Waking Into Nightmares last year. We are very excited to wrap up the year with 3 killer Halford gigs in Southern California! Judas Priest has long been a staple of our late night tour van mp3 selection, so we are very excited and honored to share the stage with the the Metal God and Painkiller himself!
"These shows will also mark the end of 2 years of touring in support of the album. We had a great time visiting many countries and meeting a lot of great fans and bands. Some highlights include 3 great European/UK tours including Testament and co-headline runs with our friends in Evile and Skeletonwitch; an unforgettable time with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust in Japan followed by a killer headlining tour in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and The Philippines; and naturally lots of trips through the States and Canada kicking off right after the album was released with Soilwork, Darkane, Exodus, Kreator, Obituary, Megadeth, and some the heaviest and meanest this year with Overkill, Vader, Pestilence and finally supporting Nevermore; one tour we will never forget! Thanks to everyone! Cheers and Humbugs."
The dates are as follows:
12/17 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/18 4th & B - San Diego, CA
12/19 The Grove - Anaheim, CA
California thrash metal act Warbringer has been announced as the headline act at this year's "Thrashgiving" charity event. The benefit concert to feed the needy is set to take place on Saturday, November 20 at Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support on the bill will come from Hatchet, Hexen, Vektor, Malus Rex and Control the Chaos.
Event organizers commented by saying:
"Two years ago we debuted the concept of Thrashgiving bringing together out-of-state and local artists performing thrash metal music for the benefit of the needy and we're doing it again. Even bigger and better this year in an attempt to make this an event held annually in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the show will go to the Rescue Mission and Boys Town. So attend a good show and know that your charitable ticket price will be donated to these organizations to help the less fortunate have a nice holiday.
Blackguard has now been added to the upcoming Nevermore North American tour after the Kamelot tour fell through. The Nevermore tour also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.
Here are the tour dates: More...
A video blog from the European Bangover tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Skeletonwitch also commented on the video:
"The European Bangover Tour w/ Warbringer and Angelus Apatrida is in full force! Our buddy 'Mustache' Derek Ashbaugh is in tow, camera in hand, documenting the insanity! Check out the first video blog here. We hope you enjoy it. More coming soon."
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida have recently started their "European Bangover Tour" as support of Skeletonwitch and label-mates Warbringer to present their latest release "Clockwork." which came out via Century Media Records in Europe on June 21st, 2010.
Drummer Victor Varela checks in from Austria: "Everything is doing really great. Warbringer and Skeletonwitch are true hell raisers, the shows so far have been devastating and this is being the most threatening and fun tour of all time." A full report with daily updates of the tour can be found on the band’s official Facebook page.
Before hitting the road, the band filmed the video for the song "Blast Off," and recently launched a teaser for the video that can be viewed below. The video, produced by Stuffed & Nonsense Productions, will be released soon. Right after the "European Bangover Tour," the band will embark on a extensive tour around their home country of Spain. More...
Sorry for the late Rock Band update this week metal fans! The weekend may be over, but that doesn't you mean you can't take a little time to rock out with new metal tracks through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more tracks added by Amberian Dawn, Evile, Iwrestledabearonce, and Warbringer. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Kokko - Eagle of Fire"
Ashland Court - "Hell's Sweet Hands"
Evile - "Devoid of Thought"
Evile - "Time No More"
iwrestledabearonce - "You Ain't No Family"
Mystic Syntax - "Flesh Pull"
Texas in July - "Uncivilized"
The Fire Violets - "Fence Jumper"
The Get Up Kids - "Your Petty Pretty Things"
Your Heart - "Spring"
J.A.C.K. - "I Cut Off My Arms"
Chaotrope - "XIV"
You Me and Iowa - "Howling at Summer"
James Silva - "I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1"
Dead By Wednesday - "Pawns"
Warbringer - "Living in a Whirlwind"
The Gracious Few - "Honest Man"
State of Shock - "Money Honey" More...
Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida are set to release their new album "Clockwork" on June 22nd, 2010. The band has now announced a series of European tour dates in support of the album alongside Skeletonwitch and Warbringer. The upcoming Angelus Apatrida tour dates are as follows:
29.08 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
30.08 Switzerland Luzern @ Barn
09.01 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
02.09 Austria Vienna @ Arena
03.09 Bischofswerda Germany @ East Club
09.04 Germany München @ Feierwerk
09.05 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chemlnice
06.09 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
09.07 Denmark Copenhagen @ The Rock
08.09 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
09.09 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
10.09 Germany Essen @ Turock Fest
11.09 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy
12.09 UK Colchester @ Arts Centre
13.09 UK Bristol @ The Croft
14.09 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
15.09 UK Newcastle upon Tyne @ O2 Academy
16.09 UK London @ Underworld
17.09 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
18.09 Netherlands Tilburg @ Extase, Incubate Festival
American heavy metal outfit Nevermore has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining trek across North America this September, in support of their latest studio album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy." Joining them on the tour will be Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Warbringer has issued an update on their Asian tour as well as some videos and a full diary. Here's the update from the band:
"Some of the best and most excited crowds we have played for. For anyone of you reading, it was our pleasure! After the first 3 gigs in Japan with MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST we had no idea what to expect. We couldn't believe how many fans old and young came out to headbang and thrash when we were on our own thousands of miles away from home!
"This was easily the most exhausting tour we have ever done. All the travel and hot humid weather took its toll on us.
"After we finish the next album, coming back to these countries is something we definitely look forward to, although I understand it's rare enough for an American Thrash band to play overseas in the first place.
"This has also been the best documented Warbringer tour. Considering we played in Thailand in the middle of a huge riot with military involvement and civilian casaulities, it has also been one of the most interseting tours we have ever done. For starters I personally edited together 3 Interviews from different legs of the tour with various video clips and
photos for youtube."
Warbringer Tour Report Part 1 - JAPAN
Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA are set to release their Century Media Records debut album, "Clockwork," on June 29th. This release was produced by Daniel Cardoso at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal. The cover artwork for the album was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Krisiun). The band has posted a new track, “Blast Off,” on their MySpace page.
In its limited first edition pressing, "Clockwork" will come with packaged in an O-Card and will include a cover version of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick Or Be Dead” as an exclusive bonus-track. The album’s full track listing is as follows:
01. The Manhattan Project
02. Blast Off
03. Of Men And Tyrants
05. Devil Take The Hindmost
06. The Misanthropist
07. Legally Brainwashed
08. Get Out Of My Way
09. My Insanity
10. One Side War
11. Into The Storm
12. National Disgrace
13. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Bonus Track) More...
Warbringer continue their touring schedule as they wrap up the final week of Overkill’s 25th Anniversary Killfest Tour alongside Vader, God Dethroned, Evile and Woe of Tyrants. Next on the battle plan, after playing the 5th Anniversary Thrasho De Mayo Festival in Los Angeles on May 8th, is to journey for the first of the band’s performances in Asia. Hitting Japan for three shows as part of Extreme the Dojo alongside Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust, before venturing out on their own headline dates in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
John Kevill (vocals) further states: “It'll be our first time ever in that part of the world, and we’re very excited to see these places and are planning on getting some total ragers going for all you headbangers out there!” Upon the group’s return, Warbringer will embark on yet another U.S. tour supporting Pestilence, alongside Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and Sacrificial Slaughter for a few weeks in June completed by the band’s fly-in headline show in Puerto Rico at La Respuesta Club in Santurce, PR.
The upcoming Asian tour dates are as follows:
5/12 – Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan
5/13 – Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan
5/14 – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
5/16 – Overtone RCA – Bangkok, Thailand
5/18 – Fame Station – Bandung, Indonesia
5/19 – Substation Theatre – Singapore
5/21 – Number One Café – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5/22 – Center for Arts – Manila, Philippines