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American metalcore warriors Wage War have released their latest single, Who I Am.
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The track will feature on their third full length LP Pressure, set to drop on Friday 30th August in Australia and New Zealand through Fearless Records/Caroline Australia.
“There’s always pressure to make a great album, but we felt it even more so this time around,”says clean vocalist Cody Quistad. “We pushed ourselves to keep this thing moving and growing. The theme was to be as catchy and as heavy as possible. We knew we had to do something people would notice. Ultimately, we tried to deliver a benchmark that says, ‘This is Wage War. This is what we can do.’”
Wage War teamed up with producer Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Lil Peep, IDKHOW) to create Pressure. They also recorded in Los Angeles for the first time.
“When you listen to the album, you hopefully get Wage War turned up to ten,” says Quistad. “Lyrically, everything is from the heart. Maybe, it gets you through a tough time, pushes you into another day, or gives you the strength to talk to somebody. There’s nothing better.”
It’s been a whirlwind four years for the group. Their 2015 debut record, Blueprints yielded multiple fan favourites, with singles Alive and The River collectively racking up 20 million streams to date. 2017’s single Stitch (off their record Deadweight) has also been a huge streaming success, with 14 million hits on Spotify alone. The band has also toured with some of the biggest names in the scene, including I Prevail, Of Mice & Men, Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember.
Pre-Orders for Pressure are available now. Who I Am is available now on all digital platforms and streaming outlets.