War Of Ages
Onward to Olympas, The Overseer, Leaders, Letters to the Exiles
1652 W. Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA, 92801
Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM
This event is all ages
War Of Ages
War of Ages' fourth studio album Eternal continues the warrior theme for which the band has become very well known. The writing process for the new record was "perfectly timed and provided release on a personal level," says vocalist Leroy Hamp. With lyrics as heart wrenching as ever, Eternal solidifies the band's consistent message of victory over pain.
Hamp and his brother, drummer Alex, certainly know about rising from pain. In their life experience, they have dealt with kidnapping, abuse both physical and mental, and the violence that surrounded their family and their backward beliefs. Through their faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer and savior, the brothers soldiered on and have forged a life of their own choosing.
War of Ages' convictions are as deeply rooted in strength through spirit as their music is based in intensely heavy but melodic and catchy metal and hardcore. War of Ages' spirit of ministry is solidly in place on Eternal, with songs ranging from pure fun 80s inspired metal, to the more therapeutic "Your Betrayal" about Hamp's father.
War of Ages can easily be pegged as a highly motivated and driven band. Nothing provides more irrefutable proof of their dogged determination than their impressive and extensive touring history which includes playing alongside Terror, As I Lay Dying, Living Sacrifice, Demon Hunter, Underoath, Hatebreed, Sick of It All, Throwdown, Earth Crisis, and many others. The band has also had music videos from previous albums featured on Mtv's Headbangers Ball, a feat which has spurred them on to continue making intriguing, visually exciting videos.
The band chose to stick with Lambesis Studios and Daniel Castleman for the recording of Eternal, but opted to produce the album themselves this time around. Hamp is confident that the song structure and musical flow of Eternal far exceeds that of War of Ages' previous releases. "Our songs are both dark and light, we dance on both sides and write to release what we have built up inside. This is therapy for us."
Onward to Olympas
Hollister, California-based metal/hardcore crossover Leaders has signed to Facedown Records. Leaders shared the stage with Flyleaf, Blindside, and Brian "Head" Welch as ALLORNOTHING. Leaders are storming onto the hardcore and metal scenes with their powerful debut album Now We Are Free. Comprised of 10 tracks engineered by Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios (As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish, In the Midst of Lions), "Now We Are Free" blends metal and hardcore influences seamlessly and is a must have album for fans of Hatebreed and Living Sacrifice.
The band describes their live shows as "powerful, intimate, and real. With enough character and groove to the rhythm that it makes you want to move." Now, they look forward to touring with a solid line-up and new music. "We love to give it our all when we play shows so that everyone can see the passion we have."
Leaders will release "Now We Are Free", their debut full length with Facedown Records on March 27, 2012.
Letters to the Exiles
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