War Curse are a vicious and over the top thrash metal band, from Cincinnati, Ohio, devout in their worship of the old masters. Having opened for Exhorder all around the country, and even shared a bassist on their upcoming record, this is a band apart.
The first single off their new album, "Serpent" speaks to the bands inherent skill and their desire to push things to a whole new level. With an intense video filmed in the midst of the infamous Polar Vortex – you can literally see the guys breath – their dedication is obvious. Toss in a killer solo from thrash legend Kragen Lum (Heathen, Exodus) and it's hard not to be stoked on their upcoming full length, Eradication, due out May 10th!
Guitarist Justin Roth had this to say:
Agreeing on the first single was tough. There were 5 or 6 songs on the album that the band and our management felt really passionate about. When everyone was asked to pick two songs 'Serpent' was the one that made everyone’s list, and we feel that it’s a great song to introduce fans new and old to War Curse 2.0.
Aside from introducing the new line up, there are some awesome guests on Eradication. One of them is Kragen Lum. Sometime between touring with Exodus and working on the new Heathen album Kragen was cool enough to lay down a beautiful guitar solo to close out Serpent. Being a huge Heathen fan it was pretty awesome to have Kragen and Jason on a track together.
Although it’s new to most, Serpent has been a staple in our live set for a while. It’s a perfect representation of our no frills, no bullshit brand of metal, and it’s one of those songs that’s damn fun to play live. Making the video on the other hand, not so fun. We ransacked our rehearsal space and ripped boards off of windows during the polar vortex and froze our asses off for 6 hours. Props to Immortal. You fools are crazy. We’re filming the next one in Florida or something.
Be sure to catch the band on tour with Tyrant, promoting the new record!
May 17 St Louis, MO – The Way Out Club
May 19 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
May 20 Houston, TX – Dan Electros
May 21 San Antonio, TX – The Guillotine
May 23 El Paso, TX – B-17 Bar
May 26 Denver, CO – Your Mom’s House
May 27 Kearney, NE – Gillies
May 28 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
May 30 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldis
May 31 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
June 1 Cincinnati, OH – MVP