Wage War’s debut Blueprints gives the band a solid foundation as it heads out on tour, supporting August Burns Red, Every Time I Die and Stick To Your Guns and playing Atlanta Dec. 15.
The band called its single, “Youngblood,” more of a message than a song.
“Even in life’s lowest times, there are still people that care for you and a future ahead of you,” Wage War said of its single. “Go on with a hope that things will get better. You are worth far more than what you may feel in a moment.”
With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of the five Florida musicians’ effort is ready to be unleashed, the band said in a press release.
Blueprints, which is co-produced by A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon along with Andrew Wade, resounds with all of the tension and ingenuity of its creation. The band delivers 11 tracks of uncompromising multi-dimensional hardcore, filled with high-intensity rhythms, battering drums and blazing guitars, tempered with tuneful vocal passages.
Crushing breakdowns alongside a combination of roaring and melodic vocals prove powerful enough to level a small village. Yet, Wage War aren’t focused solely on destruction.
“The goal of Blueprints was to establish a foundation,” guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad said. “It’s our first record and our first chance to show people what we’re about. So we really went all out to deliver the best songs we could possibly write and play them to the best of our ability. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised.”