For this installment of "Six Pack" with Bro, I caught up with, Seth, from the band, Wage War. This band has a BIG future ahead of them so jump on board now, they are going to be everywhere. We are big fans and I have no doubt you will be too! Enjoy my "six pack" with Wage War.
Bro: Metal comes in many different forms. How would you describe your style of metal
Wage War (Seth): Well, if I had to put a name our genre, I'd say we are a "Metalcore" band. Our music is definitely very heavy, but we also like to keep it melodic and as catchy as possible in the choruses, as well as, other areas in our songs. We also have a lot of super technical riffs and guitar solos. It's hard to explain what we do. I'd just say we try to excel in all areas of our music.
Bro: How did you get started as a band
Wage War: Cody and I first started playing together in another band when we were both 16 years old. His band was in need of a new guitarist, and I was really itching to start playing with a band after taking guitar lessons for a few years. We had a lot of fun playing together in that band, and after that band broke up, we started a new band and really just began to take things more seriously. I definitely think we have come a very long way and learned a lot over the years, which has taken us to the point we are at right now.
Bro: Love your new single and video for “Aftermath”. Are there any plans to release more music?
Wage War: So glad you like it! And, YES, we definitely have more plans to release more music. I don’t have any dates to give out yet, but we will be recording a record with Tom Denney (ex-guitarist of A Day To Remember) and we are so excited for our followers to hear what we’ve been working on this past year.
Bro: All metal fans love hearing stories from the road. What is your touring schedule like? Any crazy stories from the road you want to share?
Wage War: We have played a LOT of shows, but we haven’t really “toured” out of state yet. Our first big tour is with The Welcome Mat Tour this July. It’s a nationwide tour that goes all the way from Florida to California. So we are super stoked for that – However, I do have a pretty funny story from the road. We played a gig up at the Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach earlier this year. On our way up there, Stephen (our drummer), got in a wreck and actually totaled his car. He called me and told me about it, and I just said “Dude that is horrible. I’ll call the venue and let them know we have to drop out.” He called me about 3 minutes later and said, “Hey, I still want to play the show.” Hahaha. So he got his Dad to stay with the tow truck, while he packed all of his gear into a friend’s car and drove 3 hours to Jacksonville to play the show!
Bro: Cheesy question for each of you: Who are your musical influences?
Wage War: As a band, I think we could agree that our main influences come from bands like: A Day To Remember, As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel, Architects, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, and several others. I personally love all of those bands, and if I were to add one more musician who has really influenced me and inspired me to get better at guitar I would have to say, Jeff Loomis. He is an incredible guitarist and it just just so humbling to watch him do what he does.
Bro: Final question, what does have in store for 2014 and beyond?
Wage War: 2014 has so much more in store than I ever thought I would be able to accomplish in music. I can’t say too much, but I will say that we are going to reach some milestones as a band before this year is over. And even though it feels like our work is starting to “pay off” I know that we will actually just be starting to work harder than ever by the time this year is over. We are all so thrilled to see where 2014 takes us as well as 2015, 2016, 2017, etc…