This Means War!...the war on punk RAGES ON .... SHORT BIO!
While we are all celebrating 40 years of punk, these guys hooked up to form a brand new band with one common love ... punk rock! Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as Discipline, Hidden Guns, Superhero Status, and Convict. A simple ad on the worldwide web brought them together and now they are now more determined than ever to conquer the world with their hard hitting melodic punk rock anthems.
Not always an easy task, This Means War! strives to combine Rock 'n Roll melodies with punk riffs and lyrics.
EP 2017 and Sailing The Waves Of Anarchy
Together with Igor Wouters (Backfire!, Gold) This Means War! started recording the first EP at Amsterdam Recording Studio. Jay Maas (Defeater) took it to another level mixing the songs at Getaway Studios in Boston. Mike Kalajian and Stephen Kondracki gave the EP the soul of punk at Rogue Planet Mastering (Machine Head, Saosin, Bouncing Souls).
With bands like Street Dogs, Noi!se, Old Firm Casuals, Cock Sparrer, The Interrupters and Rancid, the label Pirates Press Records (San Francisco, USA) is the perfect home for This Means War! On August 25th 2017 the self-titled EP was released, preceded by their highly anticipated single and video's 'Sailing Anarchy' and 'Use It Up', produced by Chris Curtis (Green Day, Dropkick Murphys). Their live performance
In 2017 and 2018 they shared the stage with bands like, Street Dogs, Lion's Law, Dropkick Murphy's, Cock Sparrer, Flogging Molly. Also they made their appearance at festivals like, Sound of Revolution Holland, Punk & Disorderly Berlin, Rebellion Amsterdam and Groezrock indoor. They joined Cock Sparrer on their latest 'back to club' tour through Germany this fall.
Heartstrings - 11 punk anthems
In august of 2018 This Means War! camped in the High Lake Hill Studio in Brecht (B) to record their first full length album 'Heartstrings'. On the album are 11 straightforward punk anthems that will make you ears bleed. Expect melodic, catchy punkrock tunes that will blast right through your speakers. Again the album was mastered at Rogue Planet Mastering by Mike Kalajian. This time Demons Run Amok will release the album in Europe and Pirates Press Records is ready to spread This Means War! in the US.
So lace up those boots, grease up that mohican, and make sure you prepare yourself for this punk rage that is coming your way!
“Punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings. Fuck being an arsehole which is what some of you pricks thought is was years ago.”
— Joe Strummer