wars are a post-hardcore band from Rugby UK, formed in 2015 with the purpose of playing music that encompasses the chaos of the war between the head and the heart. A tumultuous, raging catharsis that soars through sentiment and scrapes savagely through the spirit; a passionate, melodic and noise-fuelled affair that, in all settings, combines outright energy, ferocity and finesse.
Becoming a reality in February 2015, the band kicked off proceedings with their debut EP ‘And So The Sea Will Claim Us All’ released shortly after their inception, in May. The 5-track, which was met with critical acclaim, made it into Metal Hammer’s Top 5 EPs of 2015 and Rock Sound’s ‘Top 50’ releases of the year.
In early 2016, the band secretively put ink to paper with Universal Music Group’s rock imprint Spinefarm Records (Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Rammstein) and set about carefully crafting their first full-length. Recorded with Matt O’Grady (Architects, Deaf Havana, You Me At Six) and mastered in the US by Alan Douche (Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats, Converge), the ten track debut ‘We Are Islands, After All’ hit shelves both digital and physical worldwide on the 27th January.
Expanding on the personal and philosophical themes of the prologue that was the EP, featuring the guest vocal talents of Hundred Reasons’ Colin Doran, and greeted with some favourable words across various music press, WAIAA has set wars up for a busy year ahead. With an inexorable commitment to packing out the tour and festival schedule as well, wars are set to continue the campaign for catharsis in 2017, and beyond.

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