War of Ages – Return to Life

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Jan 202013
 

WOA - Return To Life 2012Some bands who have been around for a long time arguably manage to not change their sound and yet still remain relevant and fresh sounding release after release, while other bands feel a need to update their sound after a few albums. Sometimes this works, sometimes not. War of Ages latest album, Return to Life, is their fifth full-length album on Facedown Records and seventh release overall since 2004 and brings in some new elements to their trademark sound.

Ever since their first release on Strike First Records in 2005, War of Ages have reminded me of Hatebreed. Maybe it’s Leroy Hamp’s guttural screaming vocals, maybe it’s the fact that they have remained true to their style and sound while others change with the times. War of Ages to me have always presented a blend of old-school hardcore with some metal guitars, truly metalcore. Alex Hamp’s drumming and Steve Brown’s guitar work has always worked to bring together the metal and the hardcore. Chugging riffs, rough, screaming vocals, double bass thumping along, and guitar solos…what more could one want in an album? Continue reading »

May 052012
 

Christian metalcore band War of Ages [WOA] have released their new album Return to Life on April 24 via Facedown Records. Yesterday the band posted their new music video for the song Silent Night, which comes from their latest album. The video can be seen below:

Return To Life was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios [Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed], and is the band’s finest accomplishment to date. Return To Life features some of War of Ages‘ most personal material, and continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous. Continue reading »

Mar 312012
 

War of Ages has posted another preview from their upcoming album Return to Life. The album wil be released April 24 via Facedown Records. The video can be seen below:

Return To Life was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios [Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed], and is the band’s finest accomplishment to date. Return To Life features some of War of Ages‘ most personal material, and continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous. Continue reading »

Mar 232012
 

War of Ages has just released the first full song from their upcoming album Return to Life. The album wil be released April 24 via Facedown Records. You can see the lyric video for Redeemer below:

Return To Life was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios [Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed], and is the band’s finest accomplishment to date. Return To Life features some of War of Ages‘ most personal material, and continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous. Continue reading »

Mar 092012
 

Facedown Records announced earlier this week,  the title and release date for the new War of Ages album, Return To Life. You can now pre-order the brand new WOA album in their online store. And check out the video below with a preview from the first 5 songs from the album.

Multiple pre-order bundles are available for you to choose from, and they have a very limited amount of white vinyl for this release [only 500 made!]. Each order also comes with a free 18″ x 24″ poster of the amazing album artwork [view a large version of the album artwork here ].

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