Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Warbringer: announces South American dates; new lineup featuring MANTIC RITUAL's Ben Mottsman and Jeff Potts confirmed
This year WARBRINGER has been working on new material but will take a break this weekend for their first trip to South America.
"It's a tremendous feeling to have heavy metal fans in South America continuously ask us to perform in their home countries, let alone have promoters willing to invest in us to finally make this happen," states drummer Carlos Cruz. "This 3-day weekend of performances will hopefully open the door to more opportunities for WARBRINGER to perform in many more countries there for the demanding fans. It's fact that South America upholds a die-hard heavy metal fanbase, and we'll be sure to NOT disappoint!"
Here's a quick video commercial for the shows:
The lineup for these shows will be the same lineup that has been touring together since last summer, which included 6 weeks of European dates and 10 headlining shows in Australia. Despite sharing the road for almost a year, the group never made an official announcement about guitarist Jeff Potts and bassist Ben Mottsman (both formerly of MANTIC RITUAL) joining the hard-working band-- until now.
Cruz explains about this new lineup:
"Nearly 10 years in, over 1000 performances and countless miles traveled worldwide, WARBRINGER has to take whatever measures necessary in order to continue to move forward. More than ever, with the addition of Ben Mottsman on bass and Jeff Potts on guitar, the band has the strongest personal chemistry and musicianship to date. Being long time friends, it was picture perfect to bring them on board with their collective experience as working musicians. It's funny to recall being the first person to accidentally run into them on the street in Hollywood when they first moved out to L.A. with MANTIC RITUAL in 2008, and now it has come full circle to have them join WARBRINGER."
April 5 -- Centro de Convenciones Nera -- Lima, Peru w/ MASSACRE
April 6 -- La Boveda -- Arequipa, Peru w/ MASSACRE
April 7 -- Club Cadillac -- Bogota, Colombia
April 19 -- Circo Volador -- Mexico City, Mexico w/ NILE
April 20 -- Sindicato del Imss -- Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
May 18 -- Hell & Heaven Fest -- Guadalajara, Mexico w/ ANTHRAX, MOTORHEAD, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, EXODUS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SODOM, SUFFOCATION and more
May 24 -- Plea for Peace -- Stockton, CA w/ VEKTOR, HATCHET
May 25 -- Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA w/ VEKTOR, HATCHET **War Without End 5th Anniversary**
May 26 -- The Whisky -- W. Hollywood, CA w/ VEKTOR, WITCHAVEN **War Without End 5th Anniversary**
May 27 -- Alex's Bar -- Long Beach, CA w/ VEKTOR, EXMORTUS
July 6 -- Homeless One Metalfest -- Whittier, CA w/ DECREPIT BIRTH, BONDED BY BLOOD, EXMORTUS, FALLUJAH