Happy New Year Folks! We all had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas here at the WOA camp but now done with merriment we are putting our heads down and working harder than ever to push the band forward for 2024. The year opened with a bang for us with our first gig Saturday last, taking part in Bloodstock: Metal 2 the Masses competition in Fibbers, Dublin, where we leveled the venue and took home the crowd vote securing a spot in the semi-finals alongside our good friends Pain in Vain who took the judges vote.
The competition was fierce as always. Opening the night was the Power Rock group SixTooLate who delivered on onslaught of catchy, headbanging anthemic rock numbers and set the bar high for the night.Next up was our hi-vis wearing friends in Vahedi, who’s feel-good thrash metal always leads to a mosh-pit. These guys are tight as all hell and it’s hard not to feel happy listening to such high energy, upbeat thrash ruffs. Playing in the middle slot of the night was perhaps the most unusual and disturbing act we have ever seen live. Craven. who’s macabre musical theater was something to behold, from 80s Horror synth, to rock guitar, to cutting his own tongue off on stage we certainly hope to see him again and not just in our nightmares.
We played 4th on the bill and armed with some new tech delivered a 4 track set of our most crushing tunes including our newest and never before played in Dublin Number, ‘Universe 25’. Our track list for the night.BPD (Bad Personality Disorder)Universe 25I am DevastationThe Weeper
Our set was a lot of fun and saw maybe some of the most stage diving we’ve ever received in Dublin as well as Ocean hopping off stage and taking a walk through the crowd to cheekily hand Oran a ‘War of Attrition’ T-shirt, during the solo of ‘I am Devastation’.
The night was closed up by metal-core Pain in Vain who tore the place a new one and mustered an intense Wall of Death. The lads dropped their new track ‘Blasfemia’ which was easily their top song of the night. Check it out below
We would like to thank everyone who came and voted from the bottom of our hearts, making it through has given us a huge burst of energy. We would like to thank Oran from Overdrive, Steve from Down the Barrel Photography and everyone else who accommodated us on the night. We shall be seeing you all sometime in April. For any of our fans that may be in the east of the country next month we will be travelling to Enniscorthy on February 10th, to support the lads in Death Can Wait for their EP launch alongside 12 Gauge Outrage and Dead Memories as part of Outrage Entertainments huge efforts to accommodate a thriving Wexford metal scene. Expect a dedicated blog on that one to follow. Until then….Keep it Heavy War of Attrition IE
Until thenKeep it Heavy War of Attrition IE