Based in Montreal, QC WARCALL have toured Europe twice and will be heading out again this October for their third tour (dates listed below) in support of their new album "Invaders" they will be releasing on October 13th via Plan B Music.
Here's their first single / video "Riding With Zombies" here.
The video features stock footage from George A. Romero's "Night of The Living Dead" movie and is a track about the grueling life of touring.
The album "Invaders" features 10 tracks and is a concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, reconquering, but without knowing if it is really over.
Vocalist / guitarists Mathieu Simard comments:
“Everybody who has followed WarCall since our beginnings will be extremely satisfied with 'Invaders'. It is our best sound, best production, best song writing and best musical performances. The new album is a return to the style on the first two albums. On album 'III', we wanted a raw approach so it was recorded live in the studio on analog tape for a truly rock and roll feel. With 'Invaders', it’s a more polished production with more energy and experience.”
October 13 - Petit Cafe Campus - Montreal, QC (CD Release Show)
"Invaders" Europe Tour:
October 19 - L'Excalibur - Reims, FR
October 20 - TBA - Troyes, FR
October 21 - Nordpol - Schwelm, DE
October 22 - La Legia - Liege, BE
October 24 - Le Blogg - Lyon, FR
October 25 - Elastic Bar - Strasbourg, FR
October 27 - Rockberry Bar - Prague, CZ
October 29 - No Man's Land - Volmerange Les-Mines, FR
War has always been an intrinsic part of humanity. Whether it is huge wars involving entire countries, or the small wars we all fight everyday to survive, it is fair to say that war has defined humanity.
One of the definite treatises on war is Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’; a book still in print to this very day. On the use of music in war, Sun Tzu writes: “Gongs and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focussed on one particular point.”
Now, we have WarCall, who not only use drums, but also bass, guitars and vocals to achieve the same end with their growing army of fans.
Inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead, Dissection and Slayer, guitarist Mathieu Simard describes WarCall’s music as “fast, aggressive, melodic, dramatic, aggressive!”.
Now, with three well-received albums under their bullet-belts (‘Demonarchy’, ‘Blood, Guts and Dirt’, ‘III’), this power-trio are about to unleash their fourth ‘Invaders’. The album features 10 tracks and is concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, reconquering, but without knowing if it is really over.
“Everybody who has followed WarCall since our beginnings will be extremely satisfied with ‘Invaders’. It is our best sound, best production, best song writing and best musical performances. The new album is a return to the style on the first two albums. On album ‘’III’’, we wanted a raw approach so it was recorded live in the studio on analog tape for a truly rock and roll feel. With ‘’Invaders’’, it’s a more polished production with more energy and experience.” says Simard.
Live, WarCall truly take their fans to new dimension.
“We want our fans to travel into the universe that we create. For a three-piece, we make a lot of noise. We also include scenic elements that remind the audience of a battlefield so the mood is set up from the beginning of the show. And we dress up military style so there is really no confusion as to who is on stage when we play.”
Warcall’s forthcoming album “Invaders” is due out October 13, 2017 via Plan B Music and will be supported by an October European tour of France, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic.
Track By Track Explanation of “Invaders”:
1. Mission Commando: The start of a war, how can we organize to defend and fight back, all the way, whatever the cost.
2. Riding With Zombies: a song about the grueling life of touring. Plain and simple.
3. Bully Bastard: A song about resistance, standing up for ourselves.
4. Mass Extinction: When things get to a low point, sometimes you have to make difficult decisions.
5. The Man Who Suffers: Men have a tendency to fight their own.
6.Fight Back: Once regrouped, the charge is so strong that everything is possible. Are we willing to go until the end?
7. Black Panther: Special units are a different kind of warriors and it is not for everyone.
8. Through The Dusk: A special mission that has to be completed.
9. Para Belum: Don’t fear to destroy everything to rebuild everything.
10. Alien Forces: The last battle, we prevail, but will they be back?