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Wage War’s Acoustic Album “The Stripped Sessions” Due In December, Music Video Launched For New Version Of “Never Said Goodbye”


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With an acoustic tour alongside A Day To Remember on deck, melodic metalcore outfit Wage War will soon be issuing an acoustic album to accompany the run. Titled “The Stripped Sessions“, that 11-song set will compile a number of their already released reworked tracks along with some yet unheard acoustic takes.

Sessions for the album took place at The Audio Compound in Orlando, FL with the band’s guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad co-producing alongside Andrew Wade (The Ghost Inside, Motionless In White).

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The stripped down version of “Never Said Goodbye” is the latest single to be issued from the effort, the band said of it:

“‘Never Said Goodbye‘ is a song about losing someone you love, without the relief of closure. You’re left wanting another year, another day, one last chance to say the things you wish you had before it’s too late. This was a track originally written on acoustic and was an easy pick for the Stripped record.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve dealt with a lot of loss within our Wage War family and we know many others have felt the same. Grief is one of the hardest emotions to control and understand. We hope this track is a chance to find peace with loss and remember to hold those closest to you… closer.”

As for the decision to craft this acoustic record, Quistad described it as “a time capsule of our years so far.” He continued:

“We obviously love to get rowdy and play super-energetic hard music, but just as important to me— and I think to people in general — is having that outlet to listen to something that’s a different speed. And how cool is it if a listener has songs they love in the high-energy realm, but it’s the same band, and those songs now offer a different take?”

He also added:

“It’s been a hard couple years for everybody. There are songs on this record that I think and hope will be helpful to people who might be going through a rough time. It sounds weird, but I listen to my own music, and this record certainly helped me. It just feels like super special and plus I can finally play our music for my grandparents!”

The Stripped Sessions” will be out through Fearless Records on December 02nd and is set to run as follows:

01 – “Prison” (Stripped)
02 – “Slowburn” (Stripped)
03 – “Godspeed” (Stripped)
04 – “Me Against Myself” (Stripped)
05 – “Hurt” (Stripped)
06 – “Circle The Drain” (Stripped)
07 – “Never Said Goodbye” (Stripped)
08 – “Gravity” (Stripped)
09 – “Grave” (Stripped)
10 – “Johnny Cash” (Stripped)
11 – “Folsom Prison Blues” (Johnny Cash cover)

Pre-orders are available here. The group’s acoustic tour with A Day To Remember will run as follows:

11/28 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/29 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
12/01 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
12/02 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
12/05 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
12/07 Rochester, NY – Kodak Theatre
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
12/09 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
12/12 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
12/13 Memphis, TN – Cannon Center
12/14 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
12/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
12/17 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
12/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
12/19 Orlando, FL – Dr. Philips Center

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