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Grief of War

Formed: 2002
From: Tokyo, Japan
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grief of War News

Below is our complete Grief of War 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.

Grief Of War Streaming Entire New Album Online

Japanese thrashers Grief of War have released their new album "Worship" today via Prosthetic Records. The band is also streaming the entire album online at their MySpace page.

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Grief Of War Streaming New Song "Disorder" Online

Grief of War has announced that their new album "Worship" will be released on July 7th via Prosthetic Records. A new track from the album titled "Disorder" can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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Grief of War's New Album Available For Pre-Order

GRIEF OF WAR's Prosthetic Records debut, A Mounting Crisis..., is now available for pre-order. Go to this location for details.

According to the label, "if you think you like thrash, then this is your band! Bringing to mind the sounds of KREATOR, SODOM, SLAYER and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, Grief Of War are Japan's thrash metal kings!"

A Mounting Crisis... will be released on February 19th.

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Grief of War Signs To Prosthetic Records

Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the addition of Japan's GRIEF OF WAR to the label's roster. Having formed - in their own words - for the purpose of being the true heir of real heavy metal, GRIEF OF WAR was started from humble beginnings in 2002 based out of Tokyo, and almost immediately after forming, the band quickly started rehearsing to develop and refine their sound through a series pre-productions recordings. Releasing the self-titled 'Grief of WAR' demo in 2003, the band began receiving positive reaction about the release from a handful of CD shops and fanzines inside their native Japan, prompting the quartet to being energetically playing live in June 2004. Through this, the band began gaining an increasing fan base throughout Tokyo through uncountable tours and live dates, including playing together with Danish metal band Mnemic in March of 2005. GRIEF OF WAR finally unleashed the band’s debut full-length, 'A Mounting Crisis...As Their Fury Got Released’ through hometown label Yggr Drasill Records in May 2005.

Self-described as "Samurai Crunch," GRIEF OF WAR aims to capture the title as the heir of real traditional metal in the golden 80s, through a deal with Prosthetic Records set to begin with the release "A Mounting Crisis..." outside Japan on February 19, 2008. You can preview some music from the effort on the band's MySpace page.

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