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Wage War: “We have the worst name to travel with”

Wage War are channelling the power of positivity with their punishing metalcore

Despite the violent connotations of their moniker, Floridian metalcore mob Wage War come in peace. “It’s the worst band name ever to travel with,” laughs guitarist and clean vocalist Cody Quistad. “We’re like: ‘Hey, we’re Wage War, can we play in your country?’ But it’s not political or army related – our band name alludes to being the change you want to see.”

At the tail end of last year, the band embarked on a UK tour supporting Stray From The Path, Northlane and metalcore heavyweights Amity Affliction, taking to venues like London’s fabulous Roundhouse to pummel unsuspecting Amity fans into oblivion with crushing beatdowns and dynamic choruses. Sonically, the five-piece stir up a brutal cacophony in the vein of The Ghost Inside and The Devil Wears Prada, but bubbling underneath is a message of empowerment, optimism and a desire to inspire change.

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