Oakland hard rock revelers WAR CLOUD announce the release of their thunderous live album 'Earhammer Sessions' this May 22nd on Ripple Music. The band will be on the road this spring for an extensive tour across Europe and the US.
This new live-in-studio record 'Earhammer Sessions' was recording Earhammer Studios in California by Greg Wilkinson, and showcases a wild array of songs taken from their two albums for an overall live feel.
Says frontman Alex Wein: "We wanted to capture the live energy of our set and it was a no brainer to record with Oakland’s Earhammer Studios. The recordings capture the evolution of the band and how we have progressed as a group. What you hear is the setlist we performed every night of our most recent European tour. It’s a raw, honest, take no prisoners vibe that the band exudes. We chose Earhammer Studios because it has recorded bands that we are fans of (Saviours, Lecherous Gaze, Necrot) and it’s the epitome of the Oakland metal sound. Greg Wilkinson (engineer/mixer) understood our vision and helped recreate the live set. The Earhammer Sessions were mastered by Alan Douches (Motörhead, High On Fire, Gwar)".
WAR CLOUD also recently unveiled a hectic video for the song "Give'r", which you can watch at this location. The song is taken from the 'Earhammer Sessions' live album, and was first released on 2017's self-titled debut 'War Cloud'.
WAR CLOUD 'Earhammer Sessions'
Out May 22nd on Ripple Music
Preorder via Ripple webstore and Bandcamp
1. Vulture City
3. Chopper Wired
4. White Lightning
5. Divide and Conquer
7. Speed Demon
With a 2014 ignition in Oakland, California, WAR CLOUD has left a smoking path across much of the USA and Europe. Formed and led by Alex Wein (vocals, guitars) after planting his amps in the Bay Area, he unified a crew with Nick Burks on guitar, Sam Harman on Bass and Joaquin Ridgell on drums. In 2020, the band moved its headquarters to Austin, Texas.
Taking a classic 70s heavy rock and 80s power metal approach and then aggressively dousing it in modern metal sophistication, embracing their recognizable dual guitar harmonies, proto-metal licks, hard charging rhythms, adding heavy surges of British and Southern metal to inspire the fire. WAR CLOUD has released two albums, both on Ripple Music: ‘War Cloud’ (2017) and ‘State Of Shock’ (2019). Electrifying audiences for six years, they take no prisoners with their own style of high energy heavy metal.
WAR CLOUD will be touring extensively this spring in support of their last album 'State Of Shock', released on September 2019 through Ripple Music:
A Fast Ride Through Texas
17/04/20 Houston. Secret Group (Hell's Heroes Pre-Party)
18/04/20 San Antonio. Faust Tavern
19/04/20 Dallas. Wits End
20/04/20 Austin. Lost Well (Dankfest)
Wings of Steel Tour
13/05/20 Oklahoma City, OK. Blue Note
14/05/20 Lawrence, KS. Replay Lounge
15/05/20 Chicago, IL. Reggie's (Legions of Metal Festival)
16/05/20 Milwaukee, WS. Cactus Club
17/05/20 Ft. Wayne, IN. Brass Rail
18/05/20 Louisville, KY. Highland Taproom
22/05/20 Herten, DE. Kustom Kulture Forever
23/05/20 Roskilde, DK. Gimle
26/05/20 Cologne, DE. Museum
27/05/20 Dresden, DE. Ostpol
28/05/20 Berlin, DE. Toast Hawaii
29/05/20 Erfurt, DE. Cafe Tikolor
30/05/20 Munster, DE. Rare Guitar
31/05/20 Leipzig, DE. Black Label
4/06/20 Copenhagen, DK. Byhaven Pumpehuset
5/06/20 Hagen, DE. Kultopia
6/06/20 Kaiserslautern, DE. Irish House
WAR CLOUD are
Alex Wein – Vocals/Guitar
Nick Burks – Guitar
Sam Harman - Bass
Joaquin Ridgell – Drums