Spinefarm Records, the hard rockin' heart of the Universal Music Group, is excited to announce the worldwide signing of UK five-piece wars. The band will release its Spinefarm debut We Are Islands, After All on January 27, 2017.
This young group, from the northern town of Rugby, released independent EP, And So The Sea Will Claim Us All, back in 2015. It was a potent exercise in furious metallic hardcore, featuring the video track "Weathered Eyes." This initial outing saw the musicians grabbing the attention of fans and media alike, including the Radio One Rock Show, supported by live shows with artists such as Bury Tomorrow, Hacktivist, Creeper and, more recently, SHVPES.
The album is a 10-strong body of work, housed in the striking artwork of Romanian graphic artist Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media, who has previously provided visuals for acts such as At the Gates, Darkthrone and Mayhem.
The record successfully mixes alt rock and melodic hardcore, matching power and passion to rising choruses, with vocalist Colin Doran, of Hundred Reasons repute, guesting on lead single 'That By Discord Things Increase."
2017 will be a busy year for wars, with more singles and videos being released and a full touring schedule being pursued.