STAGES Premiere "New War" (ft. Steven McCorry of Exotype)
Jacksonville, Florida-based metal newcomers STAGES have dropped their gripping debut single "New War". The song, which comes to listeners in the form of an artistically abrasive lyric video, is undeniably heavy — a powerful debut from a band ready to take the metal and hardcore scene by storm.
"'New War' is about anybody who has left me behind," said front-man Aaron Berkshire on the lyrically transparent track. The song, which was produced by internationally-renowned music producer Joey Sturigs (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria), is the first to come off of the band's debut EP of the same name. The song features a dynamic guest vocal spot from Steven McCorry of Rise Records band Exotype.
Watch "New War":
STAGES frontman Aaron Berkshire on "New War":
"I truly believe there is so much out in the world besides the normal. I have fought a lot of my own demons over my dreams and the heart and knowledge it takes to succeed. "New War" is about anyone who has left me behind...you have only made me want to fight a battle to prove myself. This is "forever our war" to fulfill what we feel we are born to do. It lives and burns inside everyone of us. Forget about the past and remember. It is time to move on. This is a new war."