Wage War will release its next album this fall.
The band made the announcement through a news release distributed Wednesday. The document states the album, titled Manic, is scheduled for release Oct.1 through Fearless Records. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘High Horse‘ and its video Aug. 6.
The band followed up the debut of that song and its video with the release of the album’s second single, ‘Circle The Drain‘ Wednesday.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Circle The Drain’ is a stark contrast to that of ‘High Horse.’ Where ‘High Horse’ is an intense, high-energy composition that is comparable to works from the likes of Slipknot, Lamb of God, and even Whitechapel, the arrangement featured in ‘Circle The Drain’ is a more deeply emotional style composition. There is a certain heaviness in the arrangement as the song reaches its breakdown/bridge section, but overall, this arrangement comes across more as an emocore type presentation.
The emotional approach to the song’s musical arrangement works well with the song’s lyrical theme, which the band talked about in a prepared statement.
“‘Circle the Drain’ is a song about learning from past mistakes and accepting responsibility in a world that needs change,” the statement reads. “It starts with us deciding to be a part of the solution.”
In other news, Wage War launched its tour in support of Manic Aug. 14. Beartooth and Dragged Under are serving as support. The tour is scheduled to run through Sept. 25 in Gran Rapids, MI. The tour additionally features performances in cities nationwide, such as Denver, CO; Seattle, WA and New Haven, CT.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
WAGE WAR ON TOUR:
WITH BEARTOOTH + DRAGGED UNDER:
8/26 — Fargo, ND — Fargo Brewing Company
8/27 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
8/28 — Kansas City, MO — Truman
8/29 — Denver, CO — Summit
8/31 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
9/1 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
9/3 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
9/4 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
9/7 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
9/8 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Landing
9/9 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
9/11 — Appomattox, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/12 — Mansfield, OH — Inkcarceration Festival
9/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Fillmore
9/15 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
9/17 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
9/18 — Baltimore, MD — Sound Stage
9/19 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
9/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
9/22 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
9/24 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrews Hall
9/25 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
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