Florida metalcore champs Wage War pull no punches on fierce new track “Low.” It’s a sweltering sample of what fans can expect on the band’s upcoming third album, the follow-up to 2017’s Deadweight, of which Wage War just entered the studio to begin recording. Below, watch the music video for the new jammer, and see the group’s tour dates after it.
The tune comes on the heels of the band’s New Year’s tease, a video displaying some cryptic text that had fans getting out their decoder rings. But Wage War’s frontman clears the air regarding the outfit’s renewed activity in a press release.
‘”Low’ is one of the first full songs we completed after Deadweight,” singer/guitarist Cody Quistad explains. “It started as most songs do with the main riff. We recorded the first demo of it on our bus on Warped Tour this past year. We went back to Andrew Wade and Jeremy McKinnon for the production and engineering side of things and were honored to have metal legend, Mark Lewis, mix it! The song went through many structure changes before landing on what it is today. ‘Low’ represents everything you’ve come to expect from Wage War, but in its most refined state.”
The musician adds, “Lyrically, the song is centered around experiences with depression and anxiety. I think it’s a conversation that is finally being brought to light and deserves to be so. I’ve always found solace in listening to dark songs that find me exactly where I’m at. There’s something comforting about knowing that someone has been through exactly what you’re feeling, and hopefully that’s what ‘Low’ is for someone.”
05/04 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
05/11 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival