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This Means War!
This Means War! … the war on punk!
While we are all celebrating 40 years of punk, these guys hooked up to form a brand new band with one common love … punk! Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as: Discipline, Backfire!, Convict and many more. Now these punks are more determined than ever before to conquer the world with their hard hitting melodic punk rock anthems!
EP 2017 – Sailing the waves of anarchy
Hungry like a pack of wolves they started writing together with producer Igor Wouters. They recorded their first E.P. ‘Sailing Anarchy’ in the famous ARC studio in Amsterdam. Jason Maas (Defeater) took it to another level mixing the songs at Getaway studio’s in Boston. Finally the E.P. was mastered at Rogue Planet Mastering. It didn’t take too long before they popped up on Pirate Press Records radar. Eric Mueller (P.P.R.) jumped aboard and saw the potential of these punks . When bands like Street Dogs, Cock Sparrer, Old Firm Casuals, Barstool Preachers are on your roster you know this is the real deal. The release of ‘Sailing Anarchy’ was met with great reviews worldwide . This Means War! hooked up with Chris Curtis (Green Day and Dropkick Murphy’s) for the release of their first two video’s (Sailing Anarchy – Use it up).
LP/CD 2018 – Heartstrings
Since they first set sail This Means War! has had to say farewell to two of their original crew, but that’s when Carlo ( Discipline) and Dave (Backfire!, Discipline) joined ship and they kept on sailing nonetheless . Meanwhile they teamed up with Bart Van Lier @High Lake Hill Studio and put 11 punkrock anthems to tape. What to expect?! … hard hitting melodic punkrock melodies with influences from legends such as Cock Sparrer, the Offspring, Dropkick Murphy’s and Street Dogs. ‘Heartstrings’ is due to be released on December 15th through Demons Run Amok Records in Europe and Pirates Press Records in the U.S.
This Means War! – conquering the stage!
Although only formed in 2017 This Means War! already shared the stage with bands such as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, Booze&Glory, Street Dogs, G.B.H., Sham 69 and many more. They also appeared on festivals such as Sound of Revolution (NL), Punk and Disorderly (GER) and Rebellion (NL). Currently TMW has joined Cock Sparrer on their ‘back to the clubs’ tour this fall through Germany.
TOM AND KOEN JOIN FORCES!
These last two years weighs heavily on everybody, especially those luve making music ... no shows, no recordings only the big empty void .... for us this was no different .... dave, robbie and jelle left the band but we were lucky to find two punks in our own neighbourhood ... Tom (ex colors dead bleed) and koen (radio shotgun) are signing in. let's go!
COVID 19 FCK YOU!
We were in the process of writing new stuff when this fucking covid virus conquered the world ... it are hard times for muscicians, promotors, clubs and fans all over the globe but there is a light at the end of the tunnel ... we're heading back for the studio late april 2021 and gonna record 5 new killer anthems ... we are very sure we gonna see each other later this year or next year on stage and than hell will break loose!
So lace up your boots, grease up that Mohican and make sure you prepare yourself for the punkrock rage that is coming your way! This Means War will make you ears and heart bleed … bleeding punk!