Exmortus Begin Recording New Album With Members Of Warbringer

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Exmortus are back in the studio! Recording the upcoming new album with producer Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.

Warbringer’s drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist Chase Becker will be joining vocalist/guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez and bassist Cody Nunez for the recording sessions.

“We’re all stoked to record the new album with Zack, it’s the third time we’ve worked together and we feel very comfortable with him,” states Conan. “He is a great engineer and always gets the best performances from the band. It’s unfortunate that [drummer] Mario Moreno and [guitarist] David Rivera will be stepping out for this session, but nonetheless we’re very excited to record with good friends and awesome. Can’t wait to release these heavy tunes.”

New video of EXMORTUS feat. members of WARBRINGER live in Sacramento, California

In the video streaming below Exmortus rage @ Blue Lamp Sacramento, December 4th, 2017 with their brothers in Warbringer, Solanum Thrash & Blessed Curse…via TMI Collaborations & Capital Chaos TV

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The Southern California quartet EXMORTUS — whose invigorating twin-guitar mix of neoclassical shred, Bay Area thrash, progressive death and traditional heavy metal has earned the group a devoted following.
Co-founded a decade ago by then-teenage cousins Conan (vocals/guitar) and Mario Moreno (drums), EXMORTUS self-released several demos and EPs before signing with Heavy Artillery Records in 2007. The group’s 2008 debut “In Hatred’s Flame” and 2011 follow-up “Beyond The Fall Of Time” earned praise for their “frighteningly aggressive thrash blended with both death metal and NWOBHM bluster” (Blabbermouth), and their exuberant, shred-heavy live performances can convert even the most jaded heshers into enthusiastic headbangers. Catch Exmortus on their remaining dates with Darkest Hour & Warbringer.

12/6 – The Shredder – Boise, ID*
12/7 – The Pin – Spokane, WA
12/8 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/9 – The Venue – Vancouver, BC
12/10 – Analog Theatre – Portland, OR
12/11 – Sound Lounge – Grants Pass, OR*
12/12 – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
12/13 – The Garage – Ventura, CA*
12/14 – 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
12/15 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
*Warbringer/Exmortus only

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WARBRINGER Kick Off West Coast Run With Darkest Hour and Exmortus Tonight!

WARBRINGER released their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album, Woe to the Vanquished, earlier this year via Napalm Records. Following the release of the album, WARBRINGER have been on the road across the globe causing global devastation.

Tonight WARBRINGER return to the road for a string of West Coast dates supporting Darkest Hour. Opening the shows will be Exmortus. In addition to the dates supporting Darkest Hour, WARBRINGER will also be playing select headline dates. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Order your copy of Woe to the Vanquished at the Napalm Records Webstore HERE!

Warbringer W/Darkest Hour and Exmortus
12/1: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
12/2: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
12/3: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/4: Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp*
12/5: S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Rojo’s*
12/6: Boise, ID @ The Shredder*
12/7: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
12/8: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
12/9: Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
12/10: Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
12/11: Grant’s Pass, OR @ Sound Lounge*
12/12: Fresno, CA @ Strummers
12/13: Ventura, CA @ The Garage*
12/14: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
12/15: Upland, CA @ Gideon’s Hall

*Warbringer Headline Show

WARBRINGER Line-up:
John Kevill – Vocals,
Adam Carroll – Guitar
Carlos Cruz – Drums
Jessie Sanchez – Bass
Chase Becker – Guitar

Frontman John Kevill of Warbringer Interviewed In Oakland, California

The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Warbringer album, Woe to the Vanquished, was released March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records. Warbringer have been on the road since the album’s release and have no plans to stop anytime soon. Front man John Kevill of Warbringer had the pleasure of sharing his thoughts and feelings with Iron Serbian during the first stop of their North American tour with Destruction & Jungle Rot  at Oakland Metro Opera House.

On listening to and playing metal.
When people ask me whats my favorite metal album, Ive answered that question so many times, I still like it, i still care about it and I’m never gonna be one of those people that plays heavy metal and is like I don’t like heavy metal like that dude from Mastodon, don’t fuckin play heavy metal if you don’t like it, its really artistically dishonest, isn’t it. He’s not the only dude, but there’s this attitude, within certain parts of the metal community, metal musicians, that to be too cool for this kind of stuff….if you are the owner of the cheesecake factory, you just have to deal with it, because that’s your fuckin business.

On reading reviews
I put so much of myself and my life into this album, I cant not look (at reviews). If you want to say on our first record, Warbringer is copying the 80’s and offering nothing new, well we were 19 and there probably some truth to that. But i think we realized that, and very quickly addressed that, we were a very young and new band with no experience basically. And I think we had an extremely rapid and distinctive evolution, people to this day still treat us as if we are making our first album over and over again and we really haven’t been. That’s what bothers me most about reviews, that perception.

On dealing with depression
I started weight lifting, I had a year or so where Id do heavy weight lifting and that actually helped a lot…..I also met my fiance, in a month will be my wife, that helped a lot having another person love you helps you love yourself

 Warbringer perform their smash hits “Shellfire/Descending Blade” @ Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, California 05/22/17
Following an extremely successful European run, Warbringer have returned to North America and will kick off their tour tonight in Oakland, CA providing direct support to Destruction with Jungle Rot.  The tour runs through June 11th in Los Angeles, CA
Warbringer
w/ Destruction, Jungle Rot, Hellbender and Demons Within:
5/22: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/24: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/26: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/27: Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
5/28: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/30: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/31: Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
6/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
6/2: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
6/4: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/5: Orlando, FL @ Haven Lounge
6/7: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
6/8: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/9: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
6/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
*Hellbender on 5/22 – 5/26 and 6/7 – 6/11
#Demons Within on 5/27 – 6/5
 

Watch Warbringer’s Complete Sacramento Concert

Warbringer performed at The Den Of Sin in Sacramento, CA on March 17th with Havok, Exmortus, Psychosomatic and Thrown Into Exile. Video of their complete set is available below.

Woe To The Vanquished via Napalm Records has been carefully crafted over a period of time, and the album was produced and mixed by Mike Plottnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera) with cover art by the esteemed Andreas Marschall (Sodom, Blind Guardian, Obituary).

Album formats:

– Regular Jewel Case Edition
– 1LP Gatefold Edition (black & other coloured editions)
– Super Deluxe Wooden Box Warchest Edition (CD, exclusive 2 track 7″ single, flag, band logo dog tags) only available via the Napalm Records webstores in the US and Europe – strictly limited to 500 copies

More info on Woe To The Vanquished and the story behind it described by singer John Kevill, who is not only fronting Warbringer, but also studying to be a history professor:

“The title Woe to the Vanquished comes from early Roman history–before they were the huge empire they became. In 390 BC, a host of Gauls led by a warlord called Brennus attacked Rome, and captured all the city except the Capitoline Hill. From this hill the defeated Romans made a bargain, they would pay 1,000 pounds of gold for the Gallic army to leave the city with no further bloodshed. The Romans bring the gold before Brennus, who uses his own scales to measure it. On the Gaul’s scales, the Roman’s thousand pounds of gold measured to be less, which led the Romans to complain that the scale was rigged (it probably was). Responding to this, Brennus speaks “Vae Victis” (Woe to the Vanquished) and throws his sword on the counterweight. Because the Romans lost, they have to pay the rigged sum of gold as well as the weight of the sword, to add insult to injury. The irony here is that vowing this type of humiliation would never happen again, Rome went on to become an ancient war machine conquering and subjugating most of the old world. On the record Woe to the Vanquished is spoken in an ironic, mocking tone–the defeated are trampled and time marches on, uncaring, and forgets they ever existed.”

Warbringer Announce North American Tour With Destruction and Jungle Rot

The highly anticipated WARBRINGER album, Woe to the Vanquished, will be released on March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records.  Currently on tour in N. America co-headlining with Havok, and next across Europe in April,WARBRINGER are pleased to announce their next batch of US and Canadian shows as direct support to Destruction with Jungle Rot.  Hellbender and Demons Within will appear on select dates.  The tour kicks off May 22ndin Oakland, CA and runs through June 11th in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Frontman John Kevil on the upcoming tour:
“We are pleased to announce our second USA tour to date with the thrash-knights of the Teutonic Order, Destruction! Also slaughtering the weak on this extremely heavy tour will be the barbaric death metal of Jungle Rot and of course WARBRINGER is bringing a new, upgraded arsenal of our own, made ever more lethal with the release of our new album, Woe to the Vanquished.
It’s been a long time and we’ve taken many wounds on the way, but the war machine is still rolling, and still destroying all in its path. See you out on the road and prepare for a broken neck.
Vae Victis!”
WARBRINGER On Tour Now!
3/15: Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
3/16: San Francisco, CA @ Dna Lounge
3/17: Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
3/19: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky
3/26: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (headlining with Witchaven, Cultural Warfare)
3/28: Glendale, CA @ The Complex (listening party)

WARBRINGER w/ Destruction, Jungle Rot, Hellbender and Demons Within:
5/22: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/24: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/26: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/28: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
5/30: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/31: Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
6/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
6/2: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
6/4: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/5: Orlando, FL @ Haven Lounge
6/7: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
6/8: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/9: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
6/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

*Hellbender on 5/22 – 5/26 and 6/7 – 6/11
#Demons Within on 5/27 – 6/5

New Warbringer “Woe to the Vanquished” Available March 31st!

The highly anticipated WARBRINGER album Woe to the Vanquished is set to be released on March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records.
After having previously released the first music video for the track Silhouettes, it’s time to fire another shot from their upcoming release!
Singer John Kevill states on the track premiere “Shellfire“:

“As we near the release of our fifth record “Woe to the Vanquished” we want to show you guys something that will blow some heads off. We wrote this song with the intention of it being the fastest Warbringer song to date, which it is. The music, composed by Carlos Cruz, is a ripping bombardment of riffs and rapid-fire fills with a crushing detonation of a middle section. The lyrics, inspired by the seemingly endless battles on the Western Front of World War One, are full of anger, bitterness, and sheer horror, as day after day after day, week after week, the guns never, ever stop. Play it loud and take cover!”

Want to get a look behind the scenes of the recording process of Woe to the Vanquished? The band has released a special extended making-of the album video. Check it out HERE.

Woe to the Vanquished has been carefully crafted over a period of time, the album was produced and mixed by Mike Plottnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera) with cover art by the esteemed Andreas Marschall (Sodom, Blind Guardian, Obituary).

Pre-order your copy of Woe to the Vanquished at the Napalm Records Webstore HERE!

Woe to the Vanquished will be available as
– Regular Jewel Case Edition
– 1LP Gatefold Edition (black and other coloured editions)
– Super Deluxe Wooden Box Warchest Edition (CD, exclusive 2 track 7″ single, flag, band logo dog tags) only available via the Napalm Records webstores in the US and Europe – strictly limited to 500 copies!

WARBRINGER Live:
Mar 08 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA headlining with Witchaven, Cultural Warfare
Mar 13 – Studio Seven, Seattle, WA – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 14 – The Venue, Vancouver, Canada – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 15 – Analog Theater, Portland, OR – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 16 – Dna Lounge, San Francisco, CA – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 17 – Cafe Colonial, Sacramento, CA – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 19 – Whisky, West Hollywood, CA – w/ Havok, Exmortus
Mar 26 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA headlining with Witchaven, Cultural Warfare
Mar 28 – The Complex – Glendale, CA (listening party)