War Curse

War Curse


The Cincinnati based thrash metal band War Curse has announced Fall plans that include 7 high profile shows throughout Mexico in support of international metal stars Rata Blanca. The tour will begin October 1st in Leon and finish October 10th in Monterrey. Also included on the tour are Inculter of Norway and Mexico’s own Transmetal. 

War Curse had this to say:

“After the cancellation of our European tour we were very reluctant to make this announcement, but the promoter and venues are confident that this tour will happen, and all plans are moving forward. Of course we understand that these are very turbulent times. We hope precautionary measures will be taken by all involved to ensure public safety.

That said, War Curse is very excited to debut in Mexico. The passion and enthusiasm of the Mexican metal fans is known far and wide. Mexico is a market that we’ve looked forward to breaking into for years so when this opportunity presented its self we gladly accepted. We’ve already begun putting together a high energy, extremely fun set for this tour unlike anything we’ve done prior.”

War Curse released their second album titled “Eradication” in 2019 (available on Svart Records) to much acclaim. This will be the band’s first tour since headlining the Evolution’s Failure Tour across the US in support of that release. Catch War Curse with Rata Blanca on the following dates:

October 1 – Leon – Foro del Lago
October 2 – SLP – Cineteca Alameda
October 3 – Guadalajara – Teatro Diana
October 4 – CDMX – Pab Oeste Pal de los Deportes
October 8 – Zacatecas – Multiforo de la Feria
October 9 – Torreon – Metropoli
October 10 – Monterrey – Escena

Ohio thrashers WAR CURSE are now streaming the entirety of their album Eradication via Metalsucks. The album is set to be released this Friday via Svart Records and features guest appearances from Forbidden’s Glen Alvelais and Exhorder’s Kyle Thomas.

Listen to the album here:

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The Bay comes to Ohio! Thrash soldiers War Curse channel that iconic thrash sound on their second album, Eradication. But this isn’t a bunch of upstarts in someone’s garage worshipping their heroes – this is a group of seasoned vets whose callused hands and chords are a testament to their dedication to the craft.

Each tune is jam-packed with heavy metal riffing, backed with a steel structure of thrash rhythms. Blaine Gordon’s vocals straddle that boundary between harsh and melodic that Uncle Chuck does so well, while Joshua Murphy and Justin Roth showcase excellent guitar chemistry whether trading solos or riffing from opposite ends of the stereo system. The rhythm section are no slouches either, whether setting a frenetic pace on “Possession” or barreling through groove on the title track.

As mentioned earlier, the line-up is star-studded, even without getting into the guest performances. James Goetz made his mark drumming for 90s power metallers Division, while Jason Vie Brooks is currently holding down bass for cult heroes Heathen and Exhorder. He invites the legendary Kyle Thomas from the latter to lay down vocals on the penultimate “Deadly Silence”, where his harsh rasp duels with Gordon’s more melodic touch. Further familiar faces crop up on the opening track with Forbidden’s Glen Alvelais, who lays down a ripping solo, and Kragen Lum ( Heathen / Exodus ) lives up to the ‘Serpent’ song title with his weaving contribution.

Whether a battle-hardened veteran who knows their thrash inside out, or a fresher face getting to grips with the genre, War Curse will not steer you wrong, and Eradication proves that heavy metal still has plenty of life in 2019.

Watch the video for the album’s first single here:

War Curse are: 

Blaine Gordon- vocals
Justin Roth- guitar
Joshua Murphy- guitar
James Goetz- drums
Jason Vie Brooks- bass
(Johnnie Wallace- touring bass)

 01. Asylum (feat. Glen Alvelais)
02. Sands of Fate
03. Possession
04. Serpent (feat. Kragen Lum)
05. Iron Veil
06. Eradication
07. Deadly Silence (feat. Kyle Thomas)
08. Polluted Minds


War Curse – Sands Of Fate

War Curse – Serpent

War Curse – Final Days

War Curse – Severed Crosses

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