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Wage War
2 days ago
Three years in the making. STIGMA was the most fun we’ve ever had creating music together as a band. The entire process from beginning to end has brought us closer creatimore
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Official Merch

"STIGMA" Onyx Vinyl
$26.0 USD
"STIGMA" Lemon Pepper Vinyl
$26.0 USD
"STIGMA" CD + Autographed Booklet
$12.0 USD
"STIGMA" CD
$10.0 USD
"STIGMA" Digital Album
$9.0 USD
"MAGNETIC" T-Shirt
$25.0 USD
"Flower Waffle" T-Shirt
$25.0 USD
"NAIL5" Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$35.0 USD
"NAIL5" Hoodie
$45.0 USD
Wage War "Manic" Pink / Red Blend Vinyl
$24.0 USD
Wage War's tour

Live Photos of Wage War

Wage War at Daytona Beach, FL in Daytona International Speedway 2024
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Fan Reviews

Scott
May 6th 2024
What an amazing show, sleep theory opened up the show and was killing it. Then came veil of Maya. What a strong set... You could feel the energy in the air, Then the band that I came to see, nothing more took the stage. This was the first time I was seeing them, and I was very excited to see them, and they did not disappoint. Every song was explosive. All the energy from the past two bands,exploded at that point when nothing more was playing. And then,,,,wage war came on. Killed it. Really that's all I can say about wage war... They definitely gained a fan that night. The stage set was awesome, and the players were all over the stage interacting with the crowd. It was a great show overall. One of the best that I've seen, that all the bands are in perfect sync. So I give that show an 8 out of 10, which is very good. The best show I seen before this was only rated at 6. So right on to the guys in the bands. Y'all did an amazing job each and every one of you. Never stop 🤘🤘🤘🤘
East Moline, IL@
The Rust Belt
Ken
May 5th 2024
Wage war was astounding. Could not be happier with their performance. Nothing more was perfect. Wish they could have been headlining but it was still an amazing show. Sleep Theory has real potential to be a heavy hitter in the metal world. I can't wait to watch the rise of that band.
Green Bay, WI@
EPIC Event Center
David
April 22nd 2024
The band was great, always. I’m going to see them the next time they come near to Austin or SA. But the decision to move the show a couple of hours earlier because of weather screwed a lot of people out of seeing the show. My friends missed most the show because of the last minute announcement
Austin, TX@
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
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About Wage War

If you think that you've already heard it all when it comes to heavy music, you just haven't heard Wage War. The group -- which is composed of vocalist Briton Bond, guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad, guitarist Seth Blake, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener -- formed in Ocala, Florida, in 2013 and instantly started playing all over the area, quickly getting signed to Fearless Records the old fashioned way: By sending a song to the label. From there the group linked up with the production team of Andrew Wade (Neck Deep, Motionless In White) and A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon who produced their 2015 debut Blueprints together and returned to produce the sophomore full-length Deadweight, which the band started writing immediately after they finished their debut. "I'm very proud of Blueprints but a lot of those songs were written seven years ago so who we are as people and musicians these days is drastically different," Quistad explains -- and a listen to Deadweight confirms that statement. "I think a big strength of this new record is the continuity of sitting in a room together and playing instead of trying to send files back and forth," he continues. "We were truly grinding out songs and I think this album still sounds like Wage War but at the same it has some of our most melodic moments as well as some of the heaviest." The latter is evidenced on songs like "Stitch" which is certain to incite frenzied mosh pits for years to come and displays an aggression that the band have only hinted at in the past. "We really tried to not overthink things on this record and just do whatever worked for the song, even if it was something that people might not necessarily expect," Quistad says. For this reason the band decided it made sense to enlist the aforementioned producers who truly understood Wage War on a deep level. "There were so many early mornings and late nights making this record and it was such a pleasure to work with Andrew and Jeremy again because you could tell that they really cared about it and would go to any ends to make it the best that it could be." From the explosive production to the alternately screamed and sung vocals of "Don't Let Me Fade Away," all seven of the people involved in the making of TBA worked as one unit in working toward the same collective goal. Lyrically, Deadweight sees the band exploring both personal to political issues in a way that's as raw and honest as the music that supports them. "This record is very much a snapshot of the past year; we are all very positive people but in 2016 we went through so much from seeing the world for the first time to scraping the bottom at some point emotionally or with relationships," Quistad admits. From 3 a.m. run-ins with refugees in Europe to flying home only to be confronted with the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, there was no shortage of content to draw from this time around. "We didn't hold anything back when it came to this record, so hopefully it's as therapeutic for listeners as it was for us." In a heavy music scene that's increasingly formulaic, Wage War pride themselves on the fact that they listen to a diverse range of music. "I'm a big fan of country music which surprises a lot of people and other guitarist Seth is really into pop music," Quistad explains. "We have an appreciation for all kinds of stuff and I think that all of it bleeds into the album in some way even if it's not always blatant." Take the song "Johnny Cash" which recalls the country tradition of paying homage to a pioneer of a genre while still retaining the heaviness of the act. "We get called metalcore a lot but we've never pledged allegiance to any genre because we always want to do something beyond that in the sense that we just listen to what we love and try to incorporate that into Wage War." More than anything though, the band can't wait to get back on the road and start playing the songs from Deadweight live. "We played three hometown shows at the end of last year where we would include a new song and it was so cool to see the crowd react to the new material," Quistad says – and it's obvious that palpable excitement goes both ways. "This album is the truest representation of Wage War in the sense that we wanted to put every part of us under the microscope and come up with something that we're not only proud of but also encompasses what we want to be as a band and the kind of musical statement we want to lay down," he summarizes. "I would say this is a defining album for our band." Second album Deadweight featuring 'Witness' available now on Fearless Records​. Watch the new 'Witness' music video and listen to the album at wagewarband.com!
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Genres:
Metal, Metalcore
Band Members:
Cody Quistad - Guitar Vocals @codyquistad, Chris Gaylord - Bass @chriswarreng, Stephen Kluesener - Drums @SJ_Kluesener, Briton Bond - Vocals @briton_bond, Seth Blake - Guitar @sethwagewar
Hometown:
Ocala, Florida

Latest Posts

Wage War
2 days ago
Three years in the making. STIGMA was the most fun we’ve ever had creating music together as a band. The entire process from beginning to end has brought us closer creatimore
View More Posts
No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Wage War to play in your city
Request a Show

concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of Wage War

Wage War at Daytona Beach, FL in Daytona International Speedway 2024
View All Photos

Official Merch

"STIGMA" Onyx Vinyl
$26.0 USD
"STIGMA" Lemon Pepper Vinyl
$26.0 USD
"STIGMA" CD + Autographed Booklet
$12.0 USD
"STIGMA" CD
$10.0 USD
"STIGMA" Digital Album
$9.0 USD
"MAGNETIC" T-Shirt
$25.0 USD
"Flower Waffle" T-Shirt
$25.0 USD
"NAIL5" Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$35.0 USD
"NAIL5" Hoodie
$45.0 USD
Wage War "Manic" Pink / Red Blend Vinyl
$24.0 USD
Wage War's tour

Fan Reviews

Scott
May 6th 2024
What an amazing show, sleep theory opened up the show and was killing it. Then came veil of Maya. What a strong set... You could feel the energy in the air, Then the band that I came to see, nothing more took the stage. This was the first time I was seeing them, and I was very excited to see them, and they did not disappoint. Every song was explosive. All the energy from the past two bands,exploded at that point when nothing more was playing. And then,,,,wage war came on. Killed it. Really that's all I can say about wage war... They definitely gained a fan that night. The stage set was awesome, and the players were all over the stage interacting with the crowd. It was a great show overall. One of the best that I've seen, that all the bands are in perfect sync. So I give that show an 8 out of 10, which is very good. The best show I seen before this was only rated at 6. So right on to the guys in the bands. Y'all did an amazing job each and every one of you. Never stop 🤘🤘🤘🤘
East Moline, IL@
The Rust Belt
Ken
May 5th 2024
Wage war was astounding. Could not be happier with their performance. Nothing more was perfect. Wish they could have been headlining but it was still an amazing show. Sleep Theory has real potential to be a heavy hitter in the metal world. I can't wait to watch the rise of that band.
Green Bay, WI@
EPIC Event Center
David
April 22nd 2024
The band was great, always. I’m going to see them the next time they come near to Austin or SA. But the decision to move the show a couple of hours earlier because of weather screwed a lot of people out of seeing the show. My friends missed most the show because of the last minute announcement
Austin, TX@
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
View More Fan Reviews

About Wage War

If you think that you've already heard it all when it comes to heavy music, you just haven't heard Wage War. The group -- which is composed of vocalist Briton Bond, guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad, guitarist Seth Blake, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener -- formed in Ocala, Florida, in 2013 and instantly started playing all over the area, quickly getting signed to Fearless Records the old fashioned way: By sending a song to the label. From there the group linked up with the production team of Andrew Wade (Neck Deep, Motionless In White) and A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon who produced their 2015 debut Blueprints together and returned to produce the sophomore full-length Deadweight, which the band started writing immediately after they finished their debut. "I'm very proud of Blueprints but a lot of those songs were written seven years ago so who we are as people and musicians these days is drastically different," Quistad explains -- and a listen to Deadweight confirms that statement. "I think a big strength of this new record is the continuity of sitting in a room together and playing instead of trying to send files back and forth," he continues. "We were truly grinding out songs and I think this album still sounds like Wage War but at the same it has some of our most melodic moments as well as some of the heaviest." The latter is evidenced on songs like "Stitch" which is certain to incite frenzied mosh pits for years to come and displays an aggression that the band have only hinted at in the past. "We really tried to not overthink things on this record and just do whatever worked for the song, even if it was something that people might not necessarily expect," Quistad says. For this reason the band decided it made sense to enlist the aforementioned producers who truly understood Wage War on a deep level. "There were so many early mornings and late nights making this record and it was such a pleasure to work with Andrew and Jeremy again because you could tell that they really cared about it and would go to any ends to make it the best that it could be." From the explosive production to the alternately screamed and sung vocals of "Don't Let Me Fade Away," all seven of the people involved in the making of TBA worked as one unit in working toward the same collective goal. Lyrically, Deadweight sees the band exploring both personal to political issues in a way that's as raw and honest as the music that supports them. "This record is very much a snapshot of the past year; we are all very positive people but in 2016 we went through so much from seeing the world for the first time to scraping the bottom at some point emotionally or with relationships," Quistad admits. From 3 a.m. run-ins with refugees in Europe to flying home only to be confronted with the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, there was no shortage of content to draw from this time around. "We didn't hold anything back when it came to this record, so hopefully it's as therapeutic for listeners as it was for us." In a heavy music scene that's increasingly formulaic, Wage War pride themselves on the fact that they listen to a diverse range of music. "I'm a big fan of country music which surprises a lot of people and other guitarist Seth is really into pop music," Quistad explains. "We have an appreciation for all kinds of stuff and I think that all of it bleeds into the album in some way even if it's not always blatant." Take the song "Johnny Cash" which recalls the country tradition of paying homage to a pioneer of a genre while still retaining the heaviness of the act. "We get called metalcore a lot but we've never pledged allegiance to any genre because we always want to do something beyond that in the sense that we just listen to what we love and try to incorporate that into Wage War." More than anything though, the band can't wait to get back on the road and start playing the songs from Deadweight live. "We played three hometown shows at the end of last year where we would include a new song and it was so cool to see the crowd react to the new material," Quistad says – and it's obvious that palpable excitement goes both ways. "This album is the truest representation of Wage War in the sense that we wanted to put every part of us under the microscope and come up with something that we're not only proud of but also encompasses what we want to be as a band and the kind of musical statement we want to lay down," he summarizes. "I would say this is a defining album for our band." Second album Deadweight featuring 'Witness' available now on Fearless Records​. Watch the new 'Witness' music video and listen to the album at wagewarband.com!
Show More
Genres:
Metal, Metalcore
Band Members:
Cody Quistad - Guitar Vocals @codyquistad, Chris Gaylord - Bass @chriswarreng, Stephen Kluesener - Drums @SJ_Kluesener, Briton Bond - Vocals @briton_bond, Seth Blake - Guitar @sethwagewar
Hometown:
Ocala, Florida

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