People sometimes automatically look at you up there, not necessarily wanting to NOT like your music, but they sit there with this “OK, you gotta impress me,” thing. The performance seemed to elicit some “whoa, who’s this?” reactions from the crowd, myself included. How do you deal with such sudden, unexpected and unwelcome upheaval? Nicolas Perez: On that tour, we had a slight advantage because of Matt (McJunkins) and Jeff (Friedl), who are in A Perfect Circle, so there was definitely already a curiosity, a familiarity there. Log In. There was an industrial, electronic-tinged element to it, but it wasn’t as thematically serious or bleak, I guess, as Holy Wars. We’re not going to write that fun, Friday night party song, that’s not in us. So that was difficult, but I think we broke through that. That one had some involvement from Hunter Burgen of AFI? All of our music is always personal — sometimes too personal for some people — we sing about a very important subject in my life, losing my parents, and that actually has helped me connect with a lot of people because of that. There’s a communal sense of believing in yourself that probably has helped them keep their fan base as strong as it still is. Kat Leon: Especially a show like that, yeah. And then Kat, your speech at the show about your parents, and about what Holy Wars means as a musical expression, that probably helped in that regard as well. Holy Wars have released a video for their new single "Welcome to My Hell," a guitar-driven, hook-heavy sing-along anthem celebratiing emotional honestly and embracing one's imperfections. The music you guys did with Sad Robot, your band before Holy Wars, was a bit different. Even before I lost my parents I was writing from an angry, sad, or self-awareness place, and I was like, “Well, if I get healed, I’ll have nothing to write about,” and she gave me some great advice. New Abolition 2. Megadeth is an American heavy metal band formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson in Los Angeles, California.Along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer, Megadeth is one of the "big four" of American thrash metal, responsible for its development and popularization.Their music features complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections, and lyrical themes of death, war, politics, personal … Starting over just felt more natural. So at that point we had grown beyond that project, but then mainly because when I lost my parents I was pretty much done with music, period. But at the Papa Roach shows, they’re right there, since the Roxy is so small. Just one glimpse at the lyrics to Holy’s War title track, and there’ll be little doubt as to what grim disturbia the band took influence from. These warheads are Holy. So we had a free pass, in some ways. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1995 CD release of Holy Wars on Discogs. . I mean, that’s mainly the plan, in terms of touring we’ve turned down so many opportunities because we did so much in our last band, that we don’t want to do anything in this band that is going to make us feel burnt out or broken or whatever. What are you talking about?”. Most of the people didn’t know us, since the shows were already sold out before we were added to the bill, so any of our fans who were there had to go through Stubhub or whatever to get there. Label: Neat Metal - NM004 • Format: CD Album • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? The pair has been a creative unit for a few years now, chasing the muse as all artists do … but their latest project takes its inspiration from something very primal and emotional: the loss of Leon’s parents, both of whom passed away in 2015. The Punishment Due"? Kat Leon: Yeah, most definitely. But opening up for somebody else, there’s almost a sense of “just play the songs and let the music speak for itself.” But when I talked about why we do what we do on stage at the Roxy on the first night, I did it again the second night since it felt right, it felt good. I don’t know how far back in the catalog you went, but … we did pop-punk, blues rock, synth-rock, stuff like that. How’s the Los Angeles music scene helped shape Holy Wars’ path so far? There’s also more modern artists like K. Flay, who I really love. When we talk about music and coping, and you mentioned depression, we’ve seen far too much recently the devastating effects it can have on artists and humans in general, with specific examples like Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. Our plan is just to keep releasing songs for the time being. But yeah, it’s very vulnerable, I don’t know how to write or sing any other way. 520 likes. Holy Wars opened two of Papa Roach’s recent shows at the Roxy in Hollywood, and that was my introduction to your music. If you meet me, within the first five minutes you’re going to learn that both my parents passed a couple years ago. I find, myself, often that I’m addicted to pain. Including demos and compilation recordings never before available on 1 album. Waves 5. I’m so aware of death now. We didn’t know most of the people, we were just opening for a band with way more of a pulse on the scene, and that led to one opportunity after the other. Then we played Echo Park Rising, and that gave us another push. Now we’re pulling from different stuff, we’re influenced by cinematic trailer music, lately, incorporating some of those elements in that music. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’, Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Grayson Capps. Record/Vinyl + Digital Album A very limited quantity of the classic album by the cult band which emerged from the San Francisco & New York postpunk scenes, before moving to Europe, capturing the dark, romantic zeitgeist of the 80s and exerting a major influence. Press alt + / to open this menu. Writing any songs at all seems tough from the perspective of somebody who doesn’t write anything, but is it especially tough to channel that grief, those emotions into music, or does it just flow? Subscribe now to receive all the new music Crunchy Frog releases, including 4 back-catalog items, delivered instantly to you via the Bandcamp app for iOS and Android. I’ve said to Nic before, we’ll be onstage, we’ll sing these lyrics, but then when I come home, this is my life. The World Between 6. It’s all new and interesting to us, so doing a single allows us to try something out and see how we feel about it and how it’s received. Tips are welcomed. . Prior to this, Thy Art is Murder was a band that I found good, but not great, with The Adversary being an exception that I hold to a higher regard. Our sound, we’re into so many different kinds of music, we’re still coming up with different things that we haven’t tried before. Live Shows. You hope you get close to it. Kat Leon: And we’ll make six more music videos — just kidding! But I’m sure for some people, they’re like, “I don’t want to think about that,” or whatever. Fans of Tool or Maynard are definitely of a certain type at concerts. I think because we carry out something so vulnerable, we kinda don’t really care? No, I’m going to play like it’s the last night of my life. If this was our last show, how would I want to leave it? When we started this project, then, we were like, “Man, we’re tired of being ignored. Track list: Total runtime: 1 - Absolute Genocide: 4:25: 2 - Light Bearer: 3:55: 3 - Holy War: 4:00: 4 - Coffin Dragger: … So we weren’t really trying any harder, necessarily, at those shows to “win over” Papa Roach fans. 65%) Songs; Lineup; Other versions; Reviews; Additional notes; 1. Working on new music, shows, stuff like that? I think, if I’m in the right state of depression, no, it comes out really easily. “Holy War” ranks near the bottom of my favorite songs from Toto XIV. SAVAGE 1979-1982 . I think when people feel better, when you’re prone to writing more about this sort of subject, you have writer’s block. Music written from grief, it transports you into the beautifully dark and romantic mind of Leon. 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We didn’t do anything differently, and I think it’s because we play every show like it’s our last show. I’m living what I’m singing, but even when I’m singing it, or writing it, it still doesn’t fully capture the depth of what I actually, really feel. One of the elements of your music that comes through is the concept of music as coping, or as healing. It’s the sinking of the Maine. It’s just who I am, you know? Human Target 3. COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public? This is a thrash metal band from Jefferson City Missouri. Videos. Holy Wars artist pic. She said, “You can work on your life and be grateful for what you have and work toward not being depressed and embracing life and still use that as a channel,” but I think it’s harder for artists like Chester, or Chris, or anyone, really, to divide that up because if you’re a real feeler, you’re writing what you feel. Dark Pop/ Rock band from Los Angeles, CA Holy Wars is Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez (Poppy, The Beta Machine) Bass: Matt cohen Drums: Greg Garman Kurt attempted a reunion of sorts in 2005-2008, but without notable vocalist Keith Deen it was a doomed effort seeing as how no Keith Deen meant no Holy Terror. For frontwoman Kat Leon, the music she’s created in dark pop powerhouse Holy Wars was precipitated by a sudden change, but at the same … Holy Wars is the fourth studio album by American post-punk band Tuxedomoon, released in 1985 by Cramboy. Toto Tuesdays is a multi-writer song-by-song feature that explores the band’s rich musical history. And then we can keep releasing music like that. It comes off as you either love us or hate us, but you’re going to listen to me for the 40 minutes that I’m up there talking about something that is in my DNA now. Beyond Authority 8. Learn more. 1.5K likes. Am I going to phone it in? The next song is the low point on the album for me, but a Toto low point still is compelling compared to what’s on rock radio today. With an EP out last year and a series of singles in the plans for 2019 and beyond (and an opening set ahead of Reignwolf’s sold-out show in Los Angeles on March 4), let this be your introduction to Holy Wars and what the project is all about. How are you “supposed” to feel? SUBSCRIBE NOW!Official Theme of WWE Hell In a Cell 2020Official Music video for the song 'Welcome to my Hell' WARNING: this video contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for photo sensitive viewers. Especially after Mother Father, it was difficult for us to write after that album, especially writing “Born Dark” and the other new songs we’ve been working on, because for a period there we were like, “what could we say next that’s as important?” I can’t keep saying, “hey everybody, my parents are gone,” I can’t keep writing the same stuff over and over, but what is just as important now? Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. Generation In Crosshairs 11. He shared some AFI stories where they had to deal with some stuff, or whatever, but he’s right. It’s the archduke’s assassination. Accessibility Help. I call it the Wall of Indifference that you have to penetrate through. Pretty much every time we play, there are people in the crowd who haven’t heard of us, or haven’t seen us before. We had six of them, but it was like as soon as one of them was finished, we’d start getting the next song mixed, then go make another video, and so on. They expressed their emotions through their music for years, but in the end they just weren’t able to overcome those demons. The show is free. I loved that song and found it … Kat Leon: Yeah, he produced that one and our next single coming up. Specific Gravity 9. Kat Leon: He’s become like family to us, so he was only speaking from like a position of love and personal experience. Break In Case Of Emergency 4. Tips are welcomed. Kat Leon: When you said that, it reminded me of when I went to a therapist in 2015, I wasn’t even writing music at the time. Subscribe to our channel for more music!Subscribe for more music from Holy Wars http://bit.ly/2KIMkGXListen to more of Holy Wars music!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2dTOWcCL0cYviin0Uz1lj4?si=k43mjFvDTqqjaJq7sJfrEwLyrics: 6ft high my I float above my bodyI’m half alive ain’t nobody gonna save meI dig up holes and bury all my soulsI’m exposed whatcha wanna know?Come in close but I don’t think you’re readyIt won’t be prettyFollow into the deepthe Hell beneath your feetFresh from the fireOh you don’t look so wellWelcome to, Welcome toCome inside and see my HellAh ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome toWelcome to my Hell Ah ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome tocome inside and see my hellPacing my cage I’m a raging motherfuckerTongue like a bullet with my finger on the triggerI’m in swimming pools of fakes and all the foolscome inside whatcha got to lose?I’m too deep swimming in your shallow waterI’ll take you underFollow into the deepwhat haunts you in your sleep?Fresh from the firecut your tongues so you can’t tell…Welcome to Welcome toWelcome to my HellAh ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome toWelcome to my Hell Ah ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome tocome inside and see my hellWell I broke you downnow you’re sick like meand I’m haunted now you’re hauntedI am the creature under your beddance with the demons inside your headchoking on sickness you’re being feddance with the demons, dance with the deadWelcome to my HellCome inside and see my HellAh ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome toWelcome to my Hell Ah ah ah ah Welcome to Welcome tocome inside and see my hellSongwriters:Katherine Pawlak(ASCAP)/Nicolas Perez(ASCAP)Licensing inquiries jessica@lyrichouseco.com Sarah@lyrichouseco.com CREDITS:Cinematographer : Kevin SchlanserCamera Assist/ Lighting : Erin NaifehProduction Assistant : Fre AngelEditing : Fre AngelHair and Makeup : Erin DaySnake Handler : @beast_modecity / Youtuber, StreetplugsCast:Dancers 1. https://twitter.com/RockCellarMag/status/1088284765894000640. 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