|Oakland shredders WAR CLOUD unveil a thrash-laden second single taken from their thunderous new album ‘Earhammer Sessions’, coming out this May 22nd on Ripple Music. Stream “Striker” exclusively via Riff Relevant now!
This new live-in-studio record ‘Earhammer Sessions’ was recorded at Earhammer Studios in California by Greg Wilkinson and mastered by Alan Douches (Motörhead, High On Fire, Gwar). This a special, boiling treat from the West Coast foursome, who captured the thunderous live energy of their most revered songs!
Says frontman Alex Wein: “We wanted to capture the live energy of our set and it was a no brainer to record with Oakland’s Earhammer Studios. The recordings capture the evolution of the band and how we have progressed as a group. What you hear is the setlist we performed every night of our most recent European tour. It’s a raw, honest, take no prisoners vibe that the band exudes. We chose Earhammer Studios because it has recorded bands that we are fans of (Saviours, Lecherous Gaze, Necrot) and it’s the epitome of the Oakland metal sound. Greg Wilkinson (engineer/mixer) understood our vision and helped recreate the live set.”
WAR CLOUD previously unveiled a hectic video for the song “Give’r”, which you can watch at this location. The song is taken from the ‘Earhammer Sessions’ live album, and was first released on 2017’s self-titled debut ‘War Cloud’.
1. Vulture City
3. Chopper Wired
4. White Lightning
5. Divide and Conquer
7. Speed Demon
With a 2014 ignition in Oakland, California, WAR CLOUD has left a smoking path across much of the USA and Europe. Formed and led by Alex Wein (vocals, guitars) after planting his amps in the Bay Area, he unified a crew with Nick Burks on guitar, Sam Harman on Bass and Joaquin Ridgell on drums. In 2020, the band moved its headquarters to Austin, Texas.
Taking a classic 70s heavy rock and 80s power metal approach and then aggressively dousing it in modern metal sophistication, embracing their recognizable dual guitar harmonies, proto-metal licks, hard charging rhythms, adding heavy surges of British and Southern metal to inspire the fire. WAR CLOUD has released two albums, both on Ripple Music: ‘War Cloud’ (2017) and ‘State Of Shock’ (2019). Electrifying audiences for six years, they take no prisoners with their own style of high energy heavy metal.
WAR CLOUD are
Alex Wein – Vocals/Guitar
Nick Burks – Guitar
Sam Harman – Bass
Joaquin Ridgell – Drums
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