The Ohio metallers will join the Unholy Rituals tour later this fall with Armed for the Apocalypse.
From the heart of Ohio emerges War Curse with their latest single and video, “The Convoy”, a prelude to their upcoming album Confession launching October 20th through Metal Blade Records/Blacklight Media.
Discussing the inspiration behind “The Convoy”, guitarist Justin Roth mentions, “A number of prominent tyrants surfaced during the pandemic. Power hungry, seething scumbags who allowed their true colors to show. Very few private citizens had the will or the means to stand up to them. ‘The Convoy’ is a modern day battle hymn written for the people who risked their livelihood and reputations for our individual liberties. May every power drunk dictator one day find themselves at the end of a short rope.”
Gaining traction and a loyal following since their 2015 album “Final Days” and continuing the momentum with “Eradication” in 2019, WAR CURSE’s 2023 comeback showcases their evolved sound. Their latest offering, “Confession” steps beyond their comfort zone to blend songwriting, rhythm, dynamics, and melodies without losing their signature strength.
Of the album, Roth continues: “We demo recorded every song two or three times, picked them apart, edited them, and then rehearsed them in a room together. We allowed the process of collaboration and experimentation to take us wherever the wave carried us. Compared to previous releases, we were a lot more critical of ourselves during the writing and recording of this album. We set out to make an album in the truest sense of the word, not just a collection of songs.”
Blaine Gordon’s vocals shine, displaying newfound confidence and versatility. “On Eradication, Blaine replaced our previous vocalist in the studio, on very short notice, and mimicked what was already written. This was the first time he got to add his creative input. He pushed us in a more melodic direction, and [guitarist Joshua] Murphy and I backed him up with guitar parts that felt harmonious with his vision. Likewise, when a part called for heavy or dirty vocals, Blaine returned the favor tenfold.”
Join War Curse as they commemorate Confession‘s release with an 8-show West Coast tour alongside Armed For Apocalypse this November! Tour dates are as follows:
11/01: Cafe Colonial, Sacramento, CA (Supporting act: Rile)
11/02: Naked Lounge, Chico, CA (Supporting act: Rile)
11/04: Baseline, San Bernardino, CA
11/05: Fulton 55, Fresno, CA
11/07: Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
11/08: Your Mom’s House, Salt Lake City, UT
11/09: The Six Below Midnight, Portland, OR
11/10: Ray’s Golden Lion, Kennewick, WA
Confession will be released on October 20th via Metal Blade Records/Blacklight Media. Pre-orders are available HERE.