Warbringer set to record new album
Friday, December 19, 2008 6:46 PM PT /
Official press release:
While earning a reputation as road warriors, Warbringer have spent the last two months at home working on new material that will comprise their second album. The five-piece are now prepared to enter the studio in January to record the follow-up to War Without End, voted by Revolver Magazine as one of the best albums of 2008.
In mid-January Warbringer will play four shows in California previewing new material, including a show in Anaheim during this year's NAMM show, before entering Sharkbite Studios (Machine Head, High On Fire) in Oakland on January 19th with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt producing. The album will be mixed by Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish) at Castle Ultimate Studios.
Guitarist John Laux comments, "Since or last tour we've lead a very successful and creative campaign in the jam room collaborating on our next record. While staying true to our identity we have plenty of new tricks up our sleeves, including things we learned on the road, as well as showcasing [newest member] Nic Ritter's explosive drumming. We're thrilled to be tracking in the Bay Area and we couldn't be more confident with Gary Holt as our producer to help us bring our music to life in a recorded format. Besides being a legend in the thrash scene, Exodus have always managed to produce records with a killer punch regardless of dismal musical climates. Also, we think Zack's experience in mixing and mastering will be excellent as he's worked on a number of very LOUD and FAST records."
Meanwhile Gary Holt had to this offer, "I am stoked to be producing the latest Warbringer record. I had a chance to hang out at rehearsal and listen to the new songs and their latest stuff is crushing! People will not be disappointed, that's a fact! The young guns are definitely stepping it up a notch or ten and it promises to be intense!"
Upon completion metal's most lethal live band will immediately hit the road beginning February 10th alongside Soilwork, Darkane and Swallow the Sun through the end of March leading straight into shows with Kreator, Exodus and Belphegor through May. Yes, the band will be playing over 100 North American shows to set up the new release while they continue to support their debut on what they've dubbed The Tour Without End. Warbringer's new untitled affair is expected to be released in late May and the band plan to tour well into 2010.