Florida hard rock quintet WAGE WAR — Briton Bond [lead vocals], Cody Quistad [rhythm guitar, clean vocals], Seth Blake [lead guitar], Chris Gaylord [bass], and Stephen Kluesener [drums]— have shared their video for “Godspeed.” Watch it below.
The video is comprised of footage from the road and offers a bird’s eye view into WAGE WAR‘s world — backstage, onstage, and interacting with the fans. The fast-paced clips will transport you to the last WAGE WAR show you attended — or will give you a glimpse of what to expect if you’ve not yet experienced the band live and in the flesh.
“‘Godspeed’ is about finally reaching the last straw and ultimately cutting toxic people out of your life,” the band says. “It’s three minutes and six seconds of all gas, and no brakes. It’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s energetic. It’s everything you’ve ever come to know about WAGE WAR, cranked all the way up.”
The song lives on the band’s most recent album “Manic,“ out now on Fearless Records.
WAGE WAR will be touring this summer with Three Days Grace and Zero 9:36. All dates are below.
7/18 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
7/19 — East Moline, IL — The Rust Belt
7/21 — Clive, IA — Horizon Events Center
7/22 — Chesterfield, MO — The Factory
7/23 — Green Bay, WI — Capital Credit Union Park
7/25 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
7/27 — Wallingford, CT — The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
7/28 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
8/03 — Reading, PA — Theatre at Santander Arena
8/05 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
8/06 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
8/07 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
8/09 — Houston, TX — 713 Music Hall
8/11 — Austin, TX — Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
8/15 — Denver, CO — The Mission Ballroom
8/18 — Hollywood, CA — Hollywood Palladium
8/19 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee Theatre
On “Manic,“ WAGE WAR masterfully strike a delicate and well-crafted balance of grooves, riffs, melodies, and electronic flourishes. After amassing nearly 300 million streams and receiving widespread acclaim from Billboard, Loudwire, Modern Drummer, American Songwriter, Alternative Press, and more, the group delivered 11 anthems meant to connect through turbulence. Ultimately, “Manic“ is a triumph and a definitive artistic statement for WAGE WAR. It represents the apex of an intense creative journey. They built a diehard audience with “Blueprints”  and “Deadweight”  and through incessant touring. 2019’s “Pressure” exploded right out of the gate. “Low” piled on 24.9 million Spotify streams with “Who I Am” at 10.7 million Spotify streams and “Me Against Myself” at 8.4 million Spotify streams. Beyond bringing their total stream tally past a-quarter-of-a-billion, it landed on Loudwire‘s “50 Best Metal Albums of 2019,” while Billboard praised the album’s levity. American Songwriter called attention to the evolution of the band’s songwriting and sound, while New Noise Magazine awarded it 4-out-of-5 stars. Elsewhere, Alternative Press raved, “Wage War are unapologetically changing the game on all fronts on Pressure.”