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WoR to debut album 'Prisoners' at sold out Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Updated: Sep 19

WoR is a groove metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina consisting of vocalist Bobby Demoss, guitarists Ben Kaiser and David Nisoff, bassist Phillip Funderburk, and drummer Dylan Jenkins. WoR was founded in 2018 by guitarist Ben Kaiser who at the time was finishing his college football career playing offensive line at NC State. WoR’s music combines aggressive riffs, harmonic leads, and tasteful breakdowns with infectious anti-authoritarian lyics. Demoss’ unique screaming style combined with aggressive guitar work and a dynamic rhythm section shape WoR’s definitive sound.

By the spring of 2019, WoR had begun to debut their music at live shows throughout the southeast region of the United States playing with the likes of Upon A Burning Body, Atilla, and Warbringer just to name a few. In August of 2020, WoR released their debut album “Prisoners” via Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group.

With their music focusing on various current events, the theme of the debut full-length speaks to the idea that people are prisoners in a system that is failing them. Throwing in elements of thrash, metal core, and even hardcore punk, everyone in WoR has taken a different musical path and the variety of influences shows through in the unique and original sound. “Prisoners” is a little bit melodic and a little bit old school, and completely energetic. The record is an extreme journey from start to finish, a metal album through and through. There are no clean guitars on the whole album, just heavy and groovy riffs. WoR shares their excitement for the release: “This album has been in the works for several years and we finally get to show you what we have been working on nonstop for the last year.”

The metal quintet is anticipating performing at multiple concerts and festivals this fall including the SOLD OUT Blue Ridge Rock Fest on September 9th which will be expecting 160,000 fans in attendance. For more information on their upcoming shows, please visit https://www.worband.com/tour.