Wovenwar – “Honor Is Dead”

 Posted by on December 26, 2017 at 02:01  No Responses »
Dec 262017
 

Honor Is Dead brings light in the dark with sheer pounding rifts and epic solos. Wovenwar hit you for six with their adrenaline pumped sound and thrash their way into pure brilliance.

Spawning out of San Diego USA, Wovenwar were formed from some original members of As I Lay Dying plus a new frontman. Honor Is Dead is their second released album following on from their original self titled album released back in 2014, which had widespread critical acclaim with the album reaching No. 36 on the US Billboard charts, pretty impressive.

Wovenwar’s musical style has been described as hard rock, alternative metal, melodic metalcore and modern heavy metal. Honor Is Dead is quite diverse in its style between songs which is interesting, along with faster and slower paced songs, so great variation across the album. HID feels quite experimental at times, a band still finding themselves. The artwork of the album is gothic, industrial. Continue reading »

Jun 282017
 

‘Cascade’, the new video from Wovenwar — the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper — can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Hipa.

‘Cascade’ is taken from Wovenwar‘s sophomore album, “Honor Is Dead”, which came out last October via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, “Honor Is Dead” was written with contributions from all members, while the music for “Wovenwar” was mostly written before Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

For “Honor Is Dead”Wovenwar chose not to converge at the same studio to lay down the record, taking advantage of modern technology instead by recording their individual parts in convenient locales across California, Alabama and Texas. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

wovenwar-2016Wovenwar the band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper, launches concept video for new track, ‘Censorship’ online! On October 21st, Wovenwar will release their sophomore album, “Honor Is Dead”, via Metal Blade Records. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, “Honor Is Dead” was written with contributions from all members, while the music for “Wovenwar” was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry.

For a first preview of “Honor Is Dead”, a concept video — created by Hipa — for the first single, ‘Censorship’, can be viewed below. Continue reading »

Apr 082016
 

Wovenwar logoAfter releasing their self-titled debut in 2014, Wovenwar has now entered the studio to record the follow-up to this highly successful album, for a late summer/early fall release via Metal Blade Records.

Wovenwar comments:

“Recording for the second Wovenwar album is officially underway with the drum tracking being completed and the process moving into the guitar tracking phase. Several months’ worth of demos have been condensed into eleven new songs we are very proud of. The process found us expanding upon our melodic sound with a darker and more aggressive approach – utilizing elements restrained on our debut but familiar to our cumulative history. Nolly Getgood (Periphery) is onboard to handle mixing duties. We look forward to hearing how his versatile talents elevate our sound and direction. We’re looking to have the recording process wrapped up in the next couple months and hope to have the album out sometime late summer/early fall. Until then please keep up with us on all band socials for updates.” Continue reading »

‘Wovenwar’ ‘Archers’ Video Released

 Posted by on August 11, 2015 at 15:57  No Responses »
Aug 112015
 

wovenwarband2014‘Archers’, the new video from Wovenwar, the new band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act As I Lay Dying and vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh Sleeper)  can be seen below. The clip was shot by Josh Knoff and directed/edited by Nick Hipa. The song is taken from Wovenwar‘s self-titled debut album, which was released in August 2014 via Metal Blade. The CD was produced byBill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and mixed byColin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium).

Says Hipa: “Our video for ‘Archers’ is cut from live footage — filmed by Josh Knoff — from our recent hometown show at Brick By Brick. The lyrics (below) heavily reference specific themes and songs from Shane‘s previous band (Oh, Sleeper) as a sentimental nod to how that chapter in his life was unforgettably formidable. With that in mind, it felt appropriate to create a visual edit captured from our venue in a room filled with quite a bit of family and friends… it kinda just completes the whole vibe as positively nostalgic.” Continue reading »