UPDATE: December 12, 2012
Subscribe to Warface Guitarist's YouTube channel where you can check out some of her latest solos.
Including her solo on Memorain's new Album featuring guest appearances by Dave, Ellefson, Steve DeGiorgio,
Tim "Ripper" Owens, Ralph Santolla and many more. www.youtube.com/laurachristinemusic
UPDATE: August 4, 2012
Testament Drummer, Gene Hoglan rocks WARFACE Tshirt mainstage at WACKEN 2012.
UPDATE: January 1, 2012
YouTube footage posted of Warface Guitarist, Laura Christine, playing Dimebash at the Key Club, December 14, 2011 alongside Doug Pinnick,
John 5, Joey Vera, Ginger Fish & Nick Bowcott. Laura Christine, "It was a tremendous honor to be at let alone play
Dimebash and pay homage and celebrate Metal's finest; Dimebag Darrell, my all time number one guitar hero, as well as
the incredible late great Godly Ronnie James Dio."
Check out the video here.
UPDATE: September 9, 2011
Warface Guitarist, Laura Christine recently did a guest appearance and solo on the new Memorain album featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens, Dave Ellefson, Steve DiGiorgio,
Ralph Santolla, Gene Hoglan and bunch of other cool cats. More info here.
UPDATE: May 30, 2011
Warface guitarist Laura Christine has been invited to join Zimmer's Hole in upcoming live performances as well as
make guest appearance on the next Zimmer's Hole record. Members of Zimmer's Hole include Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad),
Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Fear Factory, Testament, etc) and Chris Valagao (Mechanism).
UPDATE: MAY 8, 2009
Catch WARFACE guitarist Laura Christine performing guitar duties for MELDRUM on May 26, 2009 for a very special benefit concert held for Michelle Meldrum's son and family at the Whisky. More details below:
Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), Rocky George (FISHBONE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Nick Oliveri (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONDO GENERATOR) are among the artists who are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for the family of MELDRUM/PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, who passed away last year.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Whisky A-Go Go
8901 W. Sunset Blvd,
More details here.
UPDATE: MARCH 10, 2009
WARFACE drummer, Tyson Jupin, records the drums for new up and coming VILE album. Check out some
video footage on YouTube here. Also checkout: www.myspace.com/vile
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2009
Get private guitar lessons with WARFACE guitarist, Laura Christine! All styles. To schedule an appointment or get
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
Find out what's happening with WARFACE in their most recent interview in Brutallica Magazine!! On stands now! Picture of cover click here
UPDATE: JUNE 26, 2008
A New WARFACE Album & Free Poster Giveaway!!
WARFACE has begun writing on a new album! This album is a follow up to their debut album, "Insanity of the Obsessed"
currently available everywhere online including:
» DEATHQUAKE RECORDS
Get a limited WARFACE collector's item FREE!! A Full Color 18"X24" High Quality WARFACE Poster
has been made available for FREE for a limited time only! Poster features artwork from the band's latest release
"Insanity of the Obsessed." Album artwork created by world reknown artist, Bill Kieffer! Send your mailing address and $3.50
USD for shipping & handling to:
P.O. Box 152
San Marcos, CA 92079 USA
Send $3.50 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your mailing address in the notes section.)
UPDATE: MAY 23, 2008
In Loving Memory of Michelle Meldrum: "I lost my my new buddy and bandmate! One of the most amazing and inspiring people I've ever known and had the honor and pleasure of working with!
I've never had so much fun and joy working in a band as I did with Michelle in Meldrum. She had a way of making everything fun, easy and exciting!
Michelle was one of the most patient, caring, easy going, genuine people I've ever known. It has been one of the greatest gifts in my life to know
Michelle. For me, she was truly an all time Great musician and Guitar Hero! I am a better person for having known her.
I miss her terribly. I take a little peace in believing she is still shredding on the other side with the other Greats
that passed before her! I love you, Michelle! Until we meet again!" Laura Christine
Official Meldrum MySpace
Official Meldrum Website
A memorial fund has been set up through Paypal for donations to her family and son to help offset expenses at
UPDATE: APRIL 22, 2008
Catch the latest interview and updates with WARFACE in METAL PAGES Magazine on stands now!
Check out the cover here.
UPDATE: MARCH 15, 2008
Get a limited WARFACE collector's item FREE!! A Full Color 18"X24" High Quality WARFACE Poster has been made available for FREE for a
limited time only! Poster features artwork from the band's latest release "Insanity of the Obsessed."
Album artwork created by world reknown artist, Bill Kieffer! Click here for details!
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 15, 2008
WARFACE's latest CD "Insanity of the Obsessed" on sale!! Special promotion! For a limited time: $9.99 at DEATHQUAKERECORDS.COM.
UPDATE: JANUARY 10, 2008
Catch WARFACE LIVE on Friday February 29th in San Marcos, California. For show details click here.
UPDATE: DECEMBER 12, 2007
WARFACE Custom embroidered Patches are now available! Click here to view and order yours today!
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 12, 2007
Support Extreme Music and WARFACE on XM RADIO!
Request WARFACE on XM Radio on Channel 42 Liquid Metal. Call 1.866.466.XMLM (9656)
UPDATE: OCTOBER 10, 2007
Guitar tablature is now available!! Tabs for WARFACE's "Suppression of Heresy" can be viewed online or downloaded here.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2007
A new page of addable WARFACE banners (including a Warface musicplayer) has been added to the website.
Click here to view this new page and add Warface to your profile and/or webpage today!
UPDATE: AUGUST 14, 2007
WARFACE nominated for a San Diego Music Award! The San Diego Music Awards
have nominated Warface's latest release Insanity of the Obsessed for Best
Hard Rock Album. More info here.
UPDATE: JULY 7, 2007
See Warface LIVE on Saturday, August 11th at SOMA in San Diego with Under The Stone, Brick Bath, Narsil, & Dying Regret.
More info here.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2007
New Video containing live clips of WARFACE opening for DEICIDE in San Diego is now up.
Click here to view.
UPDATE: MAY 21, 2007
Check out the latest WARFACE interview with guitarist Laura Christine at METALINJECTION.NET
"When done right, the death metal power trio can be quite special; Krisiun, Hate Eternal, and Incantation have all found magic in threes.
On its newest album, Insanity of the Obsessed, San Diego's Warface joins these ranks of evil triads.
If blastbeats and death growls are the backs and receivers, Laura Christine is the band's quarterback, firing serrated riffs and fluid leads out of
shotgun formation. The guitarist took some time to answer Metal Injection's questions..."
To read the whole interview click here or go to www.metalinjection.net
UPDATE: APRIL 20, 2007
WARFACE's scheduled show on Wednesday May 9th with Dutch Death Metal Act,
SINISTER and special guests has been cancelled due to SINISTER cancelling their US tour. We apologize for any inconvenience.
UPDATE: MARCH 28, 2007
WARFACE's new album "Insanity of the Obsessed" is now also available on Century Media Records.
Click here to order your copy now.
UPDATE: MARCH 2, 2007
KxK WARFACE V Guitars are now ON SALE!! The new line of
KxK Warface V Guitars that were debuted this year at NAMM in January are NOW AVAILABLE!!
High Quality, Neckthru Instruments, Hand made in the USA ONLY! Custom fit Coffin 200VX Case Included! Goto KXKGUITARS.COM to order yours now!
Winter NAMM Update: Tyson placed 3rd in the World's Fastest Drummer Event.
More WFD stats and info here.
WARFACE NAMM pics posted here.
Laura Christine featured with the Ladies of EMG Pickups. EMG NAMM Pics posted here.
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2007
Crave Magazine interviews Warface. You can check it out
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2007
WARFACE will be appearing Live on Monday, February 5, on the Hard Beyond Driven
Radio show out of Toronto, Ontario CANADA on 89.9 FM at 9:15PM EST/6:15PM PT.
You can also tune in Live to listen to the show via the internet at 8-11PM EST/5-8PM PST at
UPDATE: JANUARY 11, 2007
WARFACE at NAMM 2007
KxK Guitars will be revealing and debuting the newest version of the KxK WARFACE V Guitar at
NAMM held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 18th-24th in Anaheim, California.
Laura Christine will be signing at the
EMG Booth at NAMM on Friday, January 19th at 2:30 PM.
Tyson Jupin will be participating in NAMM's annual 'World's Fastest Drummer' Event on Saturday, January 20th & 21st.
Check out the most recent interview with WARFACE online now at
UPDATE: DECEMBER 12, 2006
Check out WARFACE in the new issue of METAL MANIACS. METAL MANIACS Magazine has given WARFACE a
full page feature and spotlight in their upcoming February issue, citing WARFACE's new album
'Insanity of the Obsessed' as, "One of the genre's most talked about releases of the year!
After building a name for themselves in the metalcore-happy SoCal region, expect this band to emerge in the North American extreme music sweepstakes."
UPDATE: DECEMBER 08, 2006
Demonstealer Records re-releases Warface's EP on a four album split CD, 'Defaced And Split'
This Extremely Rare Import, features 21 tracks (65 minutes) of 'pure unadulterated Death Metal' delivered by WARFACE and International new comers: EXHUMATION, NARSIL, & REPTILIAN DEATH. This CD also features a kick ass 12 page inlay with individual artwork from each band.
The Cover artwork has been done by Pratik Kamat. There are a limited number of copies for sale, so
GET YOURS TODAY! More info
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 04, 2006
PIT Magazine features and interviews WARFACE in their latest issue (#56) on stands now. PIT states "(WARFACE) offers up some of the finest
Death Metal America has to offer with their debut disc "Insanity of the Obsessed." (read the whole interview on stands now)
OUTBURN Magazine (Issue #36) commends WARFACE's new album, "Pantera has a song on Cowboys from Hell called "The Art of Shredding," and it is difficult not to think of that phrase in the context of the fiery guitar hero riffs and solos of Warface's Laura Christine. Christine's guitar tone makes neck hairs stand at attention, and her soloing is as much about feeling as it is accomplished musicianship."
UPDATE: OCTOBER 11, 2006
EXPLICITLY INTENSE MAGAZINE/
(Issue #24/2006) commends WARFACE's new album, "Insanity of the Obsessed":
"Fellow headbangers...(Insanity of the Obsessed) will level an entire city block with its lethal hurricane force sonic winds.
This band certainly stand next to some of Death Metal's sickest names, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Cattle Decapitation.
Warface is surely capable of some of the most punishing Death Metal known to the human ear as "Insanity of the Obsessed" will bring you to your knees..." (read more on stands now)
UPDATE: OCTOBER 5, 2006
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine
puts a spotlight on WARFACE and has featured them in their current (Issue #99) on stands now.
Check it out! Also, you can hear more WARFACE on their enclosed KnuckleTracks99 CD.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
WARFACE Drummer Tyson Jupin is currently being featured on www.sickdrummer.com alongside some Metal's greatest drummers:
Pete Sandoval, Gene Hoglan, Derek Roddy, &
Flo Mounier to name only a few of so many.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2006
The Warface CD Release party on September 15th at the Soma was a great success, with an amazing packed turnout!
Special thanks to Norm Leggio, ROCK 105.3, SOMA, Deathquake Records, Inc., Joel, Patty, Ron, Steve and the killer bands,
BROKEN FOUNDATION, DOWNSPELL, MOTHER MAE I and UNDER THE STONE as well as to all the metalheads and fans that rolled out in support.
Live Pics of Warface here.
UPDATE: AUGUST 15, 2006
WARFACE's New Album Insanity of the Obsessed is OUT NOW!!! Get yours TODAY!
AVAILABLE IN STORES AS WELL AS ONLINE:
"Easily the most imaginative and musically ambitious Death Metal release of the year..." -Blasting-Zone.com
"As far as Death Metal goes, this is top notch. Really stunning in its macabre, guttural, ten-ton sledgehammer quality." - MetalWarrant.com
"Death Metal done right..." -MetalReview.com
UPDATE: AUGUST 14, 2006
Check out a new track off of the WARFACE album Insanity of the Obsessed!
WARFACE E-CARD now available featuring the song "Fatal Inequity."
Click HERE to view E-CARD
UPDATE: JULY 26, 2006
NEW WARFACE BAND PICS! Check out the new Warface band pictures here.
UPDATE: JULY 10, 2006
Warface is pleased to announce and welcome Tyson Jupin as the new Warface drummer. For months Warface has been
searching for their new drummer and that search quickly came to an end when Tyson entered the Warface
studio and took a seat behind the kit. The power, raw emotion, intensity, and precision playing of Tyson behind
the Warface kit was undeniable. Musically and personally, Tyson is a perfect addition to Warface. Tyson is best
known for his work in VILE (Unique Leader, Listenable Records) on Albums "Depopulate" (2002) and "The New
Age of Chaos." (2005).
UPDATE: JULY 2, 2006
WARFACE CD Release party scheduled for Friday September 15th at the
Soma in San Diego.
Pre-order the new WARFACE CD and save!! All preorders include free T-shirt and free shipping.
India's Demonstealer Records to re-release Warface EP on 4 split CD.
UPDATE: JUNE 6, 2006
Pre-order the new Warface CD, Insanity of the Obsessed, now at deathquakerecords.com
and get a free t-shirt!! It will be shipped to you on or close to August 14.
UPDATE: MAY 22, 2006
Official release date has been set for the new album. Insanity of the Obsessed will be available in stores August 15, 2006.
UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2006
More info, artwork and audio samples of the new Warface Album, Insanity of the Obsessed are now available.
Click here for album details.
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2006
WARFACE has finished their new album. It will be sent out for reviews and promoting in the upcoming weeks.
The release is expected in August. We are really excited about it!
UPDATE: DECEMBER 1, 2005
The rumors about Scott Ellis leaving the band are true. He informed WARFACE that he is interested in going to school
in January and pursuing a professional career. As of January 1st WARFACE will be trying out serious,
professional drummers for touring and collaboration on future albums.
Click here to apply.
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2005
The new album is in the process being mastered. The new artwork has been received and will be previewed
in the upcoming weeks.
Warface currently has free shipping on all T-shirts, Longsleeves and other merch. Click here.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
WARFACE has recently finished recording and mixing their new full length album.
All artwork for this album is being handled by Bill Kieffer.
More info on the new album and its release coming soon.
UPDATE: JULY 30, 2005
WARFACE's debut full length album is nearly finnished and is
scheduled for completion in August. The band is currently working
with engineer/producer Alan Sanderson
and has been recording at
Strate Sound Recording Studios
in San Diego, California.
UPDATE: JUNE 10, 2005
WARFACE are currently in the studio working on their new full length album.
See WARFACE in Spring/Summer 2005 issue of Brutallica Magazine on stands now.
Join our mailing list! Click here!
UPDATE: MAY 5, 2005
Deathquake Records, Inc. takes WARFACE into the studio this month to record their new full length album.
UPDATE: APRIL 27, 2005
Warface bassist Dave Smith is now endorsed by KxK Guitars alongside Warface guitarist Laura Christine,
Steve Swanson of Six Feet Under, Carl Sanders of NILE and others. Click here to see the new KxK WAR BASS.
UPDATE: MARCH 22, 2005
Scott Ellis is now being showcased and featured as one of the world's most extreme drummers alongside Mike Smith of SUFFOCATION, George Kollias of NILE, Flo Mounier of CRYPTOPSY, Max Kolesne of KRISIUN, Dennis the Menace of MACABRE, Chris Adler of LAMB OF GOD and others at
To view a HalfmanHalfmachine.net drum video of Scott playing new WARFACE material click
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2005
A new line of WARFACE merch is out now. Including new T-shirts and Longsleeves (with new artwork), Flexfit hats, Skull caps and more. There is Free Shipping on all merch orders! All orders are processed and shipped within 24 hrs.
Click here to view new merch.
UPDATE: JANUARY 7, 2005
Warface has signed with Deathquake Records, Inc. Deathquake Records, Inc. will take WARFACE back into the studio to record a full-length album due out in stores SUMMER 2005.
Warface frontman/bassist Dave Smith and guitarist Smoke will be at the NAMM show this year at the KxK Guitars Booth on Saturday January 22nd.
Warface has new merch coming out soon. Chronic Tattoo's amazing artist Bill Kieffer is handling the artwork for our new T-shirts and upcoming CD.
For more art by Bill goto www.billshead.com.
UPDATE: DECEMBER 9, 2004
We are devastated by the loss of Dimebag Darrell. Words can not begin to express the sorrow we feel
or the impact he had made. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to the DAMAGE PLAN camp and
The Abbot Family as well as to the others that lost their lives in this tragic event.
UPDATE: OCTOBER 18, 2004
See WARFACE in issue #48 of Pit Magazine on stands now.
WARFACE's live performance at CATTLE DECAPITATION's CD release show gets reviewed in October issue of SDMM Magazine on stands now: "[WARFACE] immediately tore into their music and exposed the core of their sound - supreme instrumental proficiency and musicianship."
Click here to read more.
UPDATE: OCTOBER 5, 2004
WARFACE fills in on the DEICIDE/CATTLE DECAPITATION/GOATWHORE/JUNGLE ROT tour.
WARFACE played with CATTLE DECAPITATION last night on their San Diego tour date after
DEICIDE and others were forced to cancel in San Diego.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2004
WARFACE is currently the "featured band" in SDMM. Special thank you to SDMUSICMATTERS.COM
for their continued support.
Extreme Indie label, DEATHQUAKE RECORDS, INC. is now providing worldwide distribution of WARFACE Music.
UPDATE: AUGUST 9, 2004
Our condolences and thoughts go out to THE ABUSE and to those closest to THE ABUSE vocalist,
Paulette Valenzuela, who was killed early Saturday morning.
We are devastated by the loss of Paulette and will deeply miss her.
We will never forget her incredibly massive and powerful presence that she emanated on and off stage and throughout the music scene inspiring us and so many others!!
Her Support and contributions to our music scene were tremendous and will continue to have everlasting impact on us all.
Thank you for everything, Paulette! R.I.P.
UPDATE: AUGUST 6, 2004
See WARFACE in issue #47 of Pit Magazine on stands now (also this issue PIT features
a FREE KxK Guitar Giveaway!!)
Catch WARFACE performing Friday August 27th presented by SDMM, in San Diego at BRICK BY BRICK with
DOWNSPELL, DAEMOS & KLEPTIK. Click here for details.
UPDATE: July 7, 2004
Catch WARFACE performing live at CATTLE DECAPITATION's CD release party at the SOMA in San Diego on Friday July 16th.
Click here for details.
WARFACE is currently featured on a 16-track compilation of Southern California and Tijuana (Mexico) metal bands, titled "SDMetal.org Compilation Vol. 1"
which is now available as a free MP3 Download at this location.
UPDATE: June 5, 2004
WARFACE is currently featured in
Metal Maniacs Magazine (August Issue) on sale in stands now.
UPDATE: May 1, 2004
Enter to Win Free WARFACE Merch Package (includes T-shirt, CD & Stickers) by
joining the WARFACE Yahoo group during the month of MAY.
Click here to join.
UPDATE: April 11, 2004
Catch WARFACE performing with VIII FRAUD
and Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL in San Diego at BRICK BY BRICK, Saturday May 15th.
Tickets: $15 at the door. To get Discount Tix available for $10. Contact: email@example.com
UPDATE: March 15, 2004
WARFACE in (issue #34) of Metal Maidens Magazine rating WARFACE as a "10" and reviewing the EP as "Superb!!!"
Special Thanks to KxK Guitars for debuting the new line of KxK WARFACE V Guitars
at the NAMM show in January!
Currently, WARFACE is working on their new album due out this year.
The self titled WARFACE EP is now also available through
UPDATE: January 15, 2004
WARFACE is currently featured in Pit Magazine (#45) in their "The Underground Connection" feature in stands now.
PLUS, a special 2004 edition of the KxK WARFACE V Guitar series will be debuted at this year's NAMM show.
WARFACE will be present at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California - Jan 16th-17th at the Kaufman Electric Guitars Booth #1178 Hall E. Stop in and see us and
the latest KxK Guitars (including the latest model of the KxK WARFACE V Guitar).
UPDATE: November 25, 2003
The latest interview with WARFACE can be found in New York's Endemoniada Zine (issue #19)
Check out the latest review of WARFACE by SDMUSICMATTERS.com here.
UPDATE: October 17, 2003
WARFACE Winamp 3 Skins are available for download at XWARP.
is now providing additional distribution of WARFACE Music.
Future Impact Magazine
is running a contest this month (through 10/25/03) offering free WARFACE Merch. For details click on link.
UPDATE: October 3, 2003
WARFACE in October Issue of BW & BK (Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles) in stands now:
"[WARFACE]...are brutally heavy three-piece...Pounding, chunky death metal comparable to Morbid Angel and Dying Fetus...armed with a bevy of tecnical riffs and intricate solos..."
Aaron Small, BW & BK Magazine
UPDATE: September 18, 2003
DarkSoul7.com of Las Vegas has featured WARFACE as the "Band of the Week" citing the following,
"[WARFACE] have single handedly reached success as an underground band that some signed artists have yet to achieve.
Inspired by such bands as CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL and SEPULTURA, WARFACE has forged a sound as brutal as the bands they have drawn from."
You can also catch the latest review of WARFACE here.
UPDATE: September 5, 2003
The latest interview with WARFACE can be found in the current issue of Indonesia's Never Ending Hate Zine. Click
here for link.
UPDATE: August 25, 2003
Future Impact Magazine is running a contest this month offering many prizes including a free WARFACE CD and Sticker.
Click here for details and to enter.
UPDATE: July 30, 2003
WARFACE will be performing with INCANTATION, FUNERUS, DISGORGE, & MORTUUS TERROR on Tuesday August 5th.
Click here for details.
UPDATE: July 12, 2003
Underground Fan Webzine Unholy Scriptures has recently featured and
interviewed WARFACE. Click here for details.
UPDATE: July, 2003
WARFACE will be featured in the JULY issue of Destroy all Monthly as well as
the JULY issue of United Guttural Records catalog.
WARFACE recently had to cancel their Saturday, July 12th performance with VILE, DISGORGE, ANAL BLAST & MORTUUS TERROR.
We apologize for any inconvenience. You can still catch WARFACE live in August with INCANTATION, DISGORGE & MORTUUS TERROR.
See Shows page for details.
UPDATE: June, 2003
WARFACE is featured on Deadtide's "Blood in the Water, Volume II" CD ROM Compilation made
available in stores by Lumberjack Distribution. A list of stores carrying the discs for you may be made
WARFACE was recently featured in the premiere issue of Metal Xtreme Magazine
WARFACE will be performing LIVE with two KICK ASS, Killer Metal Acts, VIII FRAUD (featuring an incredible female frontman/vocalist) & TEN TO NONE (featuring ALEX, an amazing female guitarist) on Wednesday June 25th 2003.
Doors open at 8:00 PM at BRICK BY BRICK, 1130 Buenos Ave. San Diego, CA *TIX-(619) 275-LIVE*
WARFACE will also be performing in July and August. Check our Metal Xtreme Magazine.
UPDATE: April 2, 2003
Custom KXK WARFACE V's are now available.
Click here for details.
UPDATE: March, 2003
WARFACE will be performing LIVE FRIDAY, March 21st 2003 with the following Kick ASS Acts: SEVERED, EPICEDIUM, & NAUSEA. It'll be our most intense Brutal Show yet! Presented by GRAVEROT PROMOTIONS. Show starts at 8:30 PM. (21+) Free Giveaways from Sik World and Real Deal Designs. See shows(link) for more info.
UPDATE: March, 2003
METAL NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE reviewed Warface recently:
"First of all, thanks to WARFACE for doing two things on this demo CD. First, it's a real pressed CD! Not some fucking cheap-ass CDR. That shows
they're in this far more seriously than any bedroom black metal wankers. Second, their logo is one of the more illegible ones that I've seen in years.
UPDATE: February, 2003
WARFACE guitarist announces she is officially supported by KxK Guitars. KXK Guitars has specially designed a customized WARFACE V guitar for
WARFACE Guitarist, Smoke. Special Thank You and Appreciation to KXK Guitars.
KXK WARFACE V's Guitars will be made available for sale in the near future. For
more info contact Warface. Click here for KXK WARFACE V Pics and Specs.
UPDATE: January 3, 2003
WARFACE WILL BE PERFORMING ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, AT BRICK BY BRICK (SAN DIEGO) WITH DAMNATION AND MORTUUS TERROR.
DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 PM.
UPDATE: November 1, 2002
The ITALIAN METAL WEBZINE,
, reviewed Warface recently: "...Looking at the great and professional packaging of this demo and reading the declaration of intents in the bio, I understood how Warface really are a serious and determined group.
And so it is! Warface breaks your bones and kicks your fucking asses!"
UPDATE: October 13, 2002
Xwarp Extreme Promotions
has presented WARFACE with a Yahoo fan group.
Also tune in to Genocide Radio!
A BIG thank you to the Mistress for all her help in setting up the group and the play time on Genocide Radio!
UPDATE: October 11, 2002
WARFACE guitarist announces she is being supported by
KxK Guitars is currently building Smoke a Custom WARFACE V.
Special Thank You and Appreciation to KxK Guitars.
UPDATE: October 1, 2002
WARFACE WILL BE PERFORMING ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, AT THE PLAYHOUSE WITH VIII FRAUD AND UNDER THE STONE. DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM.
UPDATE: September 12, 2002
WARFACE announces the return of Scott Ellis on Drums.
Special Thank You to Michael Gotty of VIII FRAUD
for filling in on Drums and to Joel Marquez (Sadistic Intent, Infinitum Obscure).
Post/Advertise your show, your friend's show or whatever else on the WARFACE Message Board! Stay Brutal!
UPDATE: July 28, 2002
WARFACE guitarist gets featured in the new
BC RICH catalog
distributed worldwide. (Click here for BC RICH photo)
UPDATE: July 20, 2002
Hail Troops! You can now catch WARFACE in the latest issue of
The #19 issue of SOD is featuring a compilation CD (ROM) presented by
DEADTIDE.com featuring music from WARFACE, ARCH ENEMY
CARNAL FORGE (Century Media),
(Nuclear Blast) and many others.
The second title track of the WARFACE EP, Truth of Suffering, is featured.
(SOD's color ad here!)
WARFACE is seeking a permanent replacement drummer. If you or someone you know has what it takes, contact us for further information. Support the Scene! Stay Brutal!
Post/Advertise your show, your friend's show or whatever else on the WARFACE Message Board!
Update: June 14, 2002
Hail Troops! The last show was packed and we appreciate everyone coming out to support!
You ALL RULE! Special Thank You to the extremely talented Michael Gotty of
VIII FRAUD for filling in on Drums.
At this time we have postponed booking further shows until we have a set permanent replacement drummer.
If you think you have what it takes (or a friend that has what it takes) to the be the new Drummer of WARFACE contact us for further info and audition.
Post/Advertise your show, your friend's show or whatever else on the WARFACE Message Board!
Support the Scene! Stay BRUTAL!
Update: May 9, 2002
HAIL TROOPS! Unfortunately, EXODUS has cancelled their whole tour.
They sent out a memo saying they just can't get things together for the tour.
As far as pricing and/or refunds please call the venue: 619-275-LIVE
The show must go on, WARFACE will still be playing MAY 10TH AT BRICK BY BRICK with the following bands, BIG VINNY, SYSTEM DECAY, NIHILIST, & SCARE TACTIC! Doors open at 8pm.
POST/ADVERTISE YOUR SHOW, YOUR FRIEND'S SHOW OR WHATEVER ELSE ON THE MESSAGE BOARD! SUPPORT THE SCENE! STAY BRUTAL!
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REVIEWS OF WARFACE 2001 EP
SD MUSIC MATTERS
The philosophy of Warface is simple: play it like you mean it.
The band’s four song EP is straight up death metal intensity with a bevy of grooves and flailing guitar solos.
Hailing from a realm of darkness, Warface encapsulates a specter of shadow and fate which looms ominously throughout their throaty, bludgeoning insanity.
To merely express the heaviness of Warface is not enough, for it’s their talent that will solidify Warface’s place in the underground metal scene.
The band’s most prominent influence, both lyrically and musically, is Cannibal Corpse. However, Warface’s autonomy overshadows any petty comparison.
There is little doubt that the ferociously technical guitar talent of Laura Christine is the skeleton of the band’s sound, amassing the framework of malignance from which Warface’s songs begin to shred.
Dave Smith’s deep, dismal and throaty groans are beastly and dark but never lethargic. The band escapes the trappings of placid doom metal riffs and the over exaggeration of “see how fast we can play” guitar riffs commonly heard on various speed metal band tracks.
Musical, talented, and heavy as hell, Warface is a Southern Californian death metal anomaly and the undisputed masters of extreme and brutal musical anguish.
Las Vegas, Nevada’s DARKSOUL7.COM By Dark Soul
Enter Warface from southern California with their self titled demo, all in all I must say I was impressed by many things on this album, they show their true roots ranging from MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, etc.
The recording quality and production level for an underground unsigned act is very impressive.
Guitar's are very vibrant, Drums are clear even to every cymbal tap...This is a very enjoyable album all the way through...This band displays awesome talent and experience...
This is a very impressive display of what the band is capable of doing and I await future
The ITALIAN METAL WEBZINE,
SHAPELESS ZINE’s Review
by Randolph Carter
...Looking at the great and professional packaging of this demo and reading the declaration of intents in the bio, I understood how Warface really are a serious and determined group.
And so it is! Warface breaks your bones and kicks your fucking asses! Laura has a bow (excuse me for the horrible metaphor!!) full of killer riffs, elaborated and complicated, while Dave’s voice is the perfect union between Chris Barnes and Frank Mullen; Scott’s drumming is so powerful, technical and precise that he can really compete with the most famous drummers of death metal without any problems.
The songs are unfortunately only 4, and I can imagine from the logo (it reminds me of a Deranged one) these will probably sound very brutal! In fact, these 4 tracks are a valid example of what it will mean when Cannibal Corpse, the latest Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Incubus and Obituary meets themselves!
"Grovel" is a personal combination of all those styles, and is a perfect opener...GodDamn, this song kicks you in the head without mercy! From the first moment the CD gets started, you realize why Warface are a serious combo...they have a terrible punch, a perfect sound!
You quickly will understand that these guys really know their job, the sound they get is exactly what the genre demands: strong, powerful but clean too, and not fall off in chaotic cacophony (personally, it makes me remember Sepultura’s "Arise"). But surprises are nearer than you think; "Truth of suffering" is full of precise tempo-changing, really well done because these variations enrich the song; in fact, this track reminds me of Suffocation’s style.
"Mask of Battle" is the most Cannibal Corpse-like of the demo, especially for the riffs and for the drum tempos; a great song but the one that strike me less.
Finally, the 4th and last track show us a powerful Scott Ellis behind his drums; especially for the thunderous double bass-drums and for the odd tempos that follow the guitar riffs and that show how Scott has a great technique and musical intelligence.
So, a superlative result! Warface will be not out of place among Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel (Metal Bladeeee? Earacheeee? Are you alive? Please, listen to this CD!!!). Warface are fucking ready for the recording of a complete album; they have technique, powerful harmony, inventiveness and knowledge of death metal to sell...and finally, they’re really cool! My congratulations and my best wishes! I will impatiently wait for your first album!
Review by Jason Muxlow
a bombastic three-piece outfit that spit out neanderthalic death metal that
scores high on impact and sticks in your head. Throughout this four song
disc, the vocals stay as low as possible without going guttural and the
riffs stay in the upper- to mid-range tempos. Things can get somewhat complicated
at times, but more often than not, Warface
simply bludgeon the listener with heavy-boned fists and rely on their superior
songwriting skills to pull them through any technical lapses. Just check
out Truth of Suffering to hear them at their
best when they hit the wide-open, trem-picked riff in the chorus.
Nice stuff. MUXLOW
STANDOUT TRACKS: Truth of Suffering
Cracow, Poland’s METAL SIDE Review by Damian
Before I heard this EP-CD, I had read few reviews of this material.
All of them were positive.
I have to agree with these reviewers who underlined the talent of WARFACE.
The trio from California plays really heavy music, based mostly on powerful vocals (reminding of Chris Barnes’ voice) and massive riffs.
In mentioned reviews their music was compared to Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation.
For me - although I can’t deny that some influences of these bands are audible - more obvious comparison is Six Feet Under.
Not only because of vocals, but because of the tempos and rhythms which dominate on this material.
Few faster parts are rather the addition to slower motives.
Of course, it is not death/doom metal release but simply well-composed death metal in mid-tempos.
This is the first release of the band so we can expect better recordings in the future.
Taking into consideration the fact that their debut material is good, the future seems to be very promising for WARFACE.
Review of Warface EP (Under Demo Reviews)
I was really excited to hand out another bad review, when I reached into the bag to pull out this week's demo... Surprisingly, this four-song CD is good and is worth checking out... that is, if you are a deathmetal fan.
Warface is straightforward. The music is heavy, brutal and fast. I paid special attention to the guitar player because she is a woman- yes, I am prejudiced against female guitar players, so I wanted to hear if she can deliver the goods. She can; Laura Christine definitely has the chops. Her playing is both rough and graceful. She coaxes heavy riffs, squealing harmonics and fast solos out of her guitar seemingly without effort. A pleasure to listen to.
The drumming of Scott Ellis is the fast and furious galloping that defines deathmetal. He plays fast and in time. Finally! The interplay between Scott and Lauren is excellent, like one big metal machine. For me that is 99% of the battle: drums and guitar synched up and playing fast, heavy riffs. Is that too much to ask for?
Deathmetal vocals tend to rub me the wrong way. Regardless, Dave Smith does double duty on both bass and vocals and completes this heavy trio. The vocals and lyrics are nothing special but they are not bad. Sometimes not losing is just as good as a win.
Warface... are a really good deathmetal band. Their website is surprisingly good and not as low-budget looking as I had originally thought. Okay, it's a good website and CD-- fine, I said it. Warface is heavy, fast and exciting enough to keep the heads of deathmetal enthusiasts banging hard...
Warface stick to the formula and bang out good metal.
Score: 4 Out of 5 Skulls (February 2002)
San Diego Extreme Metal:
Review of Warface EP
I’ve had the CD for awhile now and it constantly makes its way to my CD player. The only objection I have with it is that there are only four tracks. Much to short.
So, what do they sound like? Death metal. Technical, but not the point where its indistinguishable and hard to remember; some nice grooves in there as well. Influential bands that come to mind: older Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, and (a less technical embodiment of) Suffocation. The mix is decent and no instruments are disproportioned. Very reminiscent of “classic” death and grind - so it pleasing to the ear while being completely unforgiving. The first track, “Grovel”, is very catchy and three that follow are more vindictive. This trinity is making some brutal music and will make a name for Warface outside of San Diego in the near future.
-Jared (10 Jan 2001)
METAL NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE
- Review by Tom Wren
First of all, thanks to WARFACE for doing two things on this demo CD. First, it's a real pressed CD! Not some fucking cheap-ass CDR. That shows
they're in this far more seriously than any bedroom black metal wankers. Second, their logo is one of the more illegible ones that I've seen in years.
That takes me back to the good old glory days of death metal, even if the music does not. There was a time that if you couldn't read the logo, the album probably ruled. Only trick was finding them of course! Too many stores and distros had no idea what those albums were, so they had them mis-named or mis-filed. Now then, on to the music. For some reason, I have never caught WARFACE live here in San Diego, even though they've been around for a while. So this is my first exposure to them. CANNIBAL CORPSE is a pretty big influence, both musically and vocally. Not the only influence, but probably the biggest one. No lame backing vocals here, everything is handled by bassist Dave Smith. Good deal, 'cause that whole one person does the highs, the other does the lows thing is getting really old. And it wasn't that great of an idea to begin with. Dave sticks to the low end, and that's fine, because high vocals just wouldn't work. The songs are all varied, with both slow and fast parts in them. They blast when they need to, and lay the hell off of it when they don't. Most of the Unique Leader catalog should pay attention to that.
Jason Schultes' Review of Warface EP
Grovel, the first track, I really like how it starts off. The drums and guitar are doing this hellacious grove \m/! Dave Smith’s vocals are just fucking brutal. Laura Christine’s guitar is just crunchier then hell! I have been trying to get that tone myself but NOOO…. Sorry for that lol, Scott Ellis’s drumming is just dead on as well on this track, I really love how the song ends, The guitar part has to be my favorite on the whole CD, I learned how to do it by ear lol,
That’s how much I love the ending lol.
Onto the next track, Truth Of Suffering.
This track brings the good old days of Chris Barnes Era Cannibal Corpse.
The riffage is just monstrous and the drumming is just beat your eardrums to pulp good.
Dave really shines on this track! His vocals just make me want to jump up and break shit lol.
This song has another kick ass ending as well; I always head bang to the end of it. \m/!
Mask Of Battle is next. This is another prime track. This song has another hellacious grove pushing it into deathy bliss. Scott pounds the living hell out of his kit in this song. I love the drums over all on this track. Head banging just happens on this track, I don’t even notice I am doing it half the time. I really like how Dave’s voice stays consistent on all the songs, He always have that killer ass death growl going on.
The Hunted, This track by far has the best guitar parts in it, Laura shows she knows her shit on this track.
She just amazes me with her guitar playing, I love how she puts grooves into all the songs, and a lot of death today is lacking that.
Scott really lets go on this track too. His playing is just killer. He is always dead on. Plus his cymbals always cut through so clear;
I really look for that in a good production. Dave’s voice comes through the cleanest and clearest to me on this track.
I cannot wait for a full Warface CD to be released.
Once it is you can bet you will see a review for it up here. Click on the pic to go to the site.
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(WARFACE) Got to love it! They Rock!
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Skull Crushing Riffs. Hyper Blast Beats. Pummeling Vocals. Top of the Food Chain...
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Warface f*cking Rules!
BW & BK Magazine (Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine)
[WARFACE]...are brutally heavy three-piece...Pounding, chunky death metal comparable to Morbid Angel and Dying Fetus...armed with a bevy of technical riffs and intricate solos...having a woman attack the six string in such ferocious form sets WARFACE apart from the rest of the pack...
CATTLE DECAPITATION - Guitarist - Josh Elmore
[WARFACE] a band that is so musically crushing and brutal… a band that emphasizes proficiency at their instruments...
METAL MAIDENS MAGAZINE
Rates WARFACE as a "10" reviewing the EP as "Superb."
SDMUSICMATTERS.COM - Lindsay O'Conner
Warface's sound is as intense and yet musically genius and unique as it gets for metal...
WGCC 90.7 FM - Jacob Lang - Batavia, New York
I thought that the band or I should say the CD was fantastic. Hell, I think WARFACE should be touring the states with acts like Cannibal Corpse and Deicide and bands as such.
I'm sure... that [Warface] will be able to go someplace and bring the "metal scene" to a new level.
METAL JUDGEMENT - Musashi
...like one big metal machine. A Pleasure to listen to.
MOSHKING.COM ENTERTAINMENT - Owner - Denis
I did get the CD. It is great. Very Brutal, aggressive, and well
written Death Metal. I look forward to seeing [WARFACE] live.
Las Vegas Cyber Giant - DARKSOUL7.COM
Inspired by such bands as CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL and SEPULTURA, WARFACE has forged a sound as brutal as the bands they have drawn from. [WARFACE] have single handedly reached success as an underground band that some signed artists have yet to achieve. Check them out...
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