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11th September 2011


Warbringer are back with their phenomenal third album 'Worlds Torn Asunder' which is being released on Century Media on September 26th in Europe.

In music, there are leaders and there are followers. For every blistering riff there is an imitator, for each impassioned bellow, a sound-alike. It is the challenge of the modern musician to take the finite set of notes upon which all music is built, and make it their own.

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Warbringer did not invent their own vein of Metal. They were preceded by greats like Slayer, Exodus, Testament, Anthrax and the almighty Metallica – but over the course of their previous two albums, they have managed to construct songs that are equal parts ferocity and finesse, and in doing so, created a sound that is distinctly their own.

The music on 'Worlds Torn Asunder' was created in a studio but borne from years of relentless touring. True road warriors, the members of Warbringer have lived their lives in a van together for months on end, playing an average of 300 shows a year since the release of their debut album, 'War Without End', in 2008.

In the process they have built an organic, diehard fanbase, sharing the stage with such Metal stalwarts as Exodus, Nile, Suicide Silence, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, Overkill, Halford, Kreator and Nevermore.

Despite their inclusion in the recent resurgence of thrash and retro-thrash Metal, the breadth of Warbringer's musical output extends well beyond such monikers.

While the band – guitarists John Laux and Adam Carroll, drummer Carlos Cruz, bassist Andy Laux and vocalist John Kevill – are all fans of said genre, their music crosses boundaries and defies simple compartmentalization. The band's sound has become more diverse with each subsequent album, with 'Worlds Torn Asunder' standing as a testament to such growth.


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