Warbringer’s John Kevill is no stranger to Talking Rock or Talking Metal.  He has appeared on the podcast several times over the years.  Last appearing on episode 756 of Talking Metal from Heavy Montreal.  The band will be releasing their new album Weapons Of Tomorrow on April 24th.  We previously posted the track “Firepower Kills”, which is also featured on the album.  They are now releasing a video for the album closer “Glorious End”.

You can check the video out here:

Here’s what Kevill had to say about the “Glorious End”:

“‘Glorious End’ is the grand finale of Weapons of Tomorrow, and a first-person narrative war epic. The verse is done as a father-son dialogue, in which the son promises the father that he will live up to his ancestor’s legacy of courage, honor, and duty. The song and title have a cruel twist of irony, as the protagonist’s bravery is rendered useless by the horrific new weapons of his time, and he questions the virtues of his father as he dies.

This kind of narrative storytelling element is something we feel is pretty unique to Warbringer among thrash metal bands. The music is hard-charging and aggressive, but also somber, grandiose, and well, glorious. The epic side of Warbringer is something we haven’t shared in a single yet, and we thought it was long overdue. Now onwards, brave sons.”


Here’s some additional information about Weapons Of Tomorrow:

Weapons of Tomorrow was recorded with acclaimed producer Mike Plotnikoff – producer on Woe To The Vanquished and for artists such as In Flames and Fear Factory – and mixed by Zack Ohren, who is credited for the mix on WARBRINGER’s sophomore album,Waking Into Nightmares, as well as his work with artists like Machine Head and Immolation.

Weapons of Tomorrow contains a variety of themes, presenting a self-contained concept with each track, but ultimately focuses on the over-arching notion of modern technology endangering society rather than advancing it.

John Kevill says about the lyrical content of Weapons of Tomorrow:

“I put a lot of thought and detail into the lyrical content of this album.There’s often a ‘storytelling’ component, in which the song’s lyrics develop or turn along with the music and structure of the song. All in all, Weapons of Tomorrow contains elements of our previous album, Woe to the Vanquished, but takes them further and in new and exciting directions.”

Regarding the band’s advancing sound, Kevill adds:

“While containing speed-driven burners like “Firepower Kills” and “Unraveling” and crushing stomps like “The Black Hand Reaches Out” and “Crushed Beneath the Tracks,” Weapons of Tomorrow goes really big on the epic tracks, containing not one but four. Each has its own character. The forlorn and semi-ballad “Defiance of Fate” breaks serious musical ground for us and is like no song in our catalogue. “Heart of Darkness” and “Notre Dame (King of Fools)” offer different takes on a dark, black metal-oriented sound, and “Glorious End” is a tragic war epic with a unique lyrical component.”


WARBRINGER have just announced upcoming EU/UK tour dates supporting headliners Destruction, set to kick off on November 28, 2020 in Belgium! Additional support will come from Crisix and Domination Inc. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.


November 28 – Waregemse Metal Day – Waregem, Belgium (Destruction and WARBRINGER ONLY)

November 29 – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands

November 30 – Kesselhaus – Wiesbaden, Germany

December 2 – The Dome – London, UK

December 3 – Academy 3 – Manchester, UK

December 4 – Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick, Ireland

December 5 – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, Ireland

December 6 – Slay – Glasgow, Scotland

December 8 – Petit Bain – Paris, France

December 9 – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain

December 10 – RCA Club – Lisbon, Portugal

December 11 – Sala But – Madrid, Spain

December 12 – Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain

December 13 – Le Grillen – Colmar, France

December 14 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

December 16 – U Bazyla – Poznan, Poland

December 17 – Vaudeville – Lindau, Germany

December 18 – Legend Club – Milan, Italy

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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