Wage War have released their sophomore album, Deadweight, and alongside their release, they’ve teamed up with Alternative Press to debut an exclusive look at the meaning behind their song, “Witness,” as well as a play through of the track.

Plus, watch a new music video for the song below!

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Their second LP was produced by A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon and Andrew Wade.

Last Week, Fearless Records shared that Deadweight was currently #3 on iTunes overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on both the Rock and Metal Charts.  

And in addition to today’s exciting album release, the band are exclusively releasing an interview that explains the meaning behind the song “Witness,” as well as a play through to show you just how epic this song really is.

“I feel like lyrically, the song is about going through hard times and learning from it,” Wage War's Cody Quistad says. “It's realizing there's still room to grow, even when you might be down.”

Hear the explanation behind the song here:

And watch a play through of “Witness” now:

Plus, to celebrate the album's release, the band premiered a new music video for the track. Give it a watch below!

Wage War are currently on the road with Gideon and will soon be hitting the road with A Day To Remember. Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Aug. 8 – St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
Aug. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Events Center*
Aug 11 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock**
Aug 12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen**
Aug 13 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry**
Aug 14 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon**
Aug 16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**
Aug 17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground**
Aug 18 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution**
Aug 19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's**
Aug 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre**
Sept. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
Sept. 13 – Indianapolis, IN Old National Center*
Oct. 3 – Houston, TX Revention Music Center*
Oct. 4 – Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!*
Oct. 6 – Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center*
Oct. 8 – Buffalo, NY Riverworks*
Oct. 10 – Montreal, QC Metropolis*
Oct. 11 –  Toronton, ON Rebel*
Oct. 13: Columbus, OH Express Live!*
Oct. 15: Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works*
Oct. 16: Tulsa, OK Brady Theater*
Oct. 17: Wichita, KS The Cotillion*
Oct. 19: Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre*

* w/ A Day To Remember 

** w/ Gideon & Varials

What are your thoughts on Wage War's new album—paricularly “Don't Let Me Fade Away”? Let us know in the comments below!

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