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Premonitions of War Pro


Genres: Hardcore / Death Metal

Location: Toledo, OH

Stats: 1,105 fans / 78,384 plays / 24 plays today






Members: Nate, Mike, Patrick, Nick, Dustin

Envision a brick wall charging at you at 100 miles per hour. Premonitions Of War is so much more than a band. They are a force. They are the ominous black cloud sitting above your head. With their take on metallic hardcore - more merciless, unbridled and infuriated than anything else in the genre, they are a humbling beast, battering you with a mess of low-end-heavy hardcore, grind and utter dirge that blasts right through you, caves in your face and stomps your remains to bits. Premonitions of War has a thunderous sound that brings to mind bands like Unsane, Soilent Green, Neurosis and Superjoint Ritual mixed with hardcore breakdowns and Allman-esque southern rock. They are a sonic paroxysm comprised of an unadulterated vocal uproar and a colossal wall of sound. Not since the demise of Carcass has the heavy music world seen a band as forceful in its ability to translate hostility and aggression into musical compositions - you are not prepared for this.

Formed in September of 2000, Premonitions Of War was manifested by three close friends, M. Gaytan (guitar), P. Meyers (guitar) and D. Schoenhofer (drums) who had been playing in bands together for close to four years. Their overall dissatisfaction with the hardcore scene and the world in general inspired them to create music that would incorporate all of their influences - from metal to rock to electronic and more- while keeping their feet planted firmly in hardcore. "Were not a metal band - we dont have long hair and we dont wear bullet belts. We want to make music that will combine different types of heavy music without expressing the shortcomings of any of them. We like to keep people on their toes and bring in elements from music scenes generally geared towards older audiences while still keeping it interesting to us," said Gaytan. Premonitions oO War added two more members, T. Amstutz on vocals and A. Amstutz on bass to solidify their assemblage and started writing music. They released a self-titled EP in 2000 and started playing shows throughout the U.S. Next, they wrote and recorded the notable The True Face of Panic released by Goodfellow Records in November of 2002, touring in support of it with bands like The Red Chord, Between the Buried and Me and The Black Dahlia Murder.

In 2003 Premonitions Of War would see a lineup change that added B. Wharton on vocals and N. Hale on bass and the band now had a solid touring arrangement. They began garnering interest from various record labels and were approached by Victory Records in February of 2003, signing a deal with the label shortly thereafter. Premonitions Of War had already received outstanding press from the likes of Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer, MTV News and Outburn. The buzz on this band was building with unrelenting force.

Premonitions Of War headed south to Tampa, FL to record their Victory Records premiere, "Left In Kowloon", in October of 2003 at Mana Recording Studios with Shawn Ohtani and Erik Rutan of Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal fame. M. Gaytan said, "Recording Kowloon included a lot of late nights fueled by coffee and Cuban guava pastries. We worked through evenings and mornings for 3 weeks straight, which definitely added to the genuine bitterness and the emphatic bleakness of the recording. It was amazing to record with [Erik] Rutan as weve all looked up to the bands hes been in and the recordings that were done in this studio like Hate Eternal and Krisiun".

Unsurpassingly volatile and irascible, Premonitions of War is a monstrosity that is ready to storm the front lines of the heavy music scene and "Left In Kowloon" is a paradigm that will go unmatched by todays standards of angst-ridden hardcore. Premonitions Of War truly captures vehemence and catharsis and are the burgeoning band in extreme music for 2004. Look for Premonitions Of War on the road to support "Left In Kowloon" throughout the year and beyond.


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  • FahrieXcore said:
    yeah \m/ Mar 15
  • Rufus Ben said:
    hell yeah Sep 23
  • Dita said:
    hi! listen to our band at http://www.purevolume.com/DarkShow, and download our single "Nuestro Amor (Our Love)" Jan 12
  • Enic diaz said:
    weewit? ahhhhh? rock my world? yeahhh? Dec 20
  • Lucky said:
    hell yeah!!!!!! Nov 27
  • RoSiE said:
    fuckin' right show them other bands how we get down in the 419 Sep 03
  • Pyramids Of Monsbiza said:
    you guys are fucken brutal XD: i love it Aug 04
  • $!#?/% said:
    brutal :) Jul 11
  • The Skyline Surrender said:
    You guys are sick!!! If you have a minute, please check out The Skyline Surrender at purevolume.com/theskylinesurrender They have FREE downloads too!!!!! Thanks Mar 06
  • Justin a.k.a Sunshine! said:
    Hey, my name is Justin R. and some ppl call me sunshine and I'm lead guitarist for the band Auditory Abuse. We're from mid-central indiana and as of yet we don't have music or a pic of the band up yet because I dont have internet service, so i use the lirbrary computers, but we'll get music up ASAP. If you're interested at all in bands like Bring Me the Horizon, EMMURE (fuck yes!!! ), Suicide Silence (another FUCK YES!!! )or JOB FOR A COWBOY (nuff said motherfuckers! that band rules!!! )then hit us up! here's the link. check it out man!!!(or woman. especially if your hot as hell, by all means check us out and we'll do the same to you! lol www.purevolume.com/auditoryabuse LISTEN TO HEAVY METAL OR DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! you will perish in flames! Nov 24
  • manny boi said:
    brute & beef!! as it should always be Oct 22
  • Tim said:
    REP OHIO!!! Jul 31
  • nanta said:
    cool.. should come to indonesia!! Apr 07
  • P8 said:
    chevere x) Jun 14
  • xsharonx said:
    HARDCORE PRIDE !! Feb 19

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