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Watch Wage War Play A Stripped-Back Version Of ‘Johnny Cash’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 14 February 2018 at 15.52

Acoustic metalcore anyone?

Wage War
have dropped a beautiful stripped-back version of their track 'Johnny Cash'.

Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad had this to say about the rework:

“I’ve always loved Johnny Cash not only a musician, but as a writer. His lyricism is timeless and his songs are a staple to all walks of music.

Being a fan of country music, I really wanted to incorporate something from that part of my life and tie it all together in something that hopefully reaches people the way his music does to me.

The track means a lot to me personally. It’s a song about devastation in the ultimate form of heartbreak. It’s been moving  to play live and see how many people truly connect with the song.

As backwards as it seems to release a version of this song on Valentine’s Day, I feel like it’s something that will resonate with a lot of people and help them get through whatever situation they may be in” 

Go ahead, click play:

And here's what the original track sounds like:

Wage War are set to tour the UK as support for Of Mice & Men alongside Sylar

Here's the dates:


21 - BRISTOL Academy
25 - BIRMINGHAM Institute
27 - LONDON Koko

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