Los Angeles based thrash metal band, Warbringer, has attracted lots of attention and spinning a lot of heads lately. Not only because of their new album Worlds Turn Asunder is one of the most brutal releases of the year so far – you can check out our take on it here – but also because of their current headlining North American tour, which is their first headlining tour in their career.
Warbringer form part of the new wave of thrash metal that has been making a big impact in the metal scene since the last decade. Not only they take their roots on their predecessors (Slayer, Metallica,Exodus, Megadeth) but they have given their own touch to the way of doing thrash metal. which is a more faster, brutal and crisp.
So during their stop here in Tempe, AZ last week. The Age Of Metal had the chance to sit and talk with John Kevill frontman of Warbringer about the tour, the album, and the current state of the band.
How is the tour going so far?
A couple of weeks ago you released your 3rd album Worlds Turn Asunder, what can you tell us about the album?
The album was produced by Steve Evetts (Sepultura, Symphony X & The Misfists) How was the experience of working with him?
What are the major differences between Worlds Turn Asunder and your previous album Waking into Nightmares?
Carlos Cruz (ex-Hexen) is the new member of the band replacing Nic Ritter on drums, how has been the experience of working with him so far?
Last week you released the video clip for the track Shattered Like Glass, the video is quite psychologic, what can you tell us about the concept of the video and the character portrait on it?
You been touring non stop with big names like: Exodus, Napalm Death, Overkill, Soilwork, Kreator and even played Wacken open air back in 2008, what does it feel to accomplished so much in technically a short period?
Warbringer is part of this new wave of american trash metal with bands like SkeletonWitch, Havok, Toxic Holocaust and Municipal Waste, how do you see this new wave in contrast with that one back in the 80’s?
After the North american tour you will be in Europe supporting Arch Enemy, what are your expectations of this tour?