Melodic metallists Weapons of Anew are set to open shows throughout the summer in the US for Scott Stapp (Creed) and Messer, and are already poised for a great 2020, as an all-new studio album will be issued in the first quarter of the new year. 

The band, comprised of Ray West – vocals, Freddy Ordine – guitars, Kris Norris – guitars, Stefan “Reno” Cutrupi – bass, and Chris Manfre – drums, has already honed their live show, opening for the likes of Alter Bridge, Tesla, and Metal Allegiance, and will be performing standouts from their latest album, ‘The Collision of Love and Hate,’ including the single, “Killshot,” for which a hard-hitting (literally!) video was filmed for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNg-4pNrjEQ

“’The Collision of Love and Hate’ was released by OK Good Records in September 2017,” says Ordine. “I view it as a picture of the time in our lives while we were writing and recording it. It’s a pretty good look into who we are as people and what we were each going through at that time. We are all proud of it for sure but there is still more to come.”

And the album garnered strong reviews from the rock press, including the All That Shreds site saying, “This album is fresh, new songs that won’t have you yawning over. The whole band sounds tight and operating on all cylinders.” Additionally, Steel Notes Magazine raving “Their music has a style that is beautifully rich while still remaining true to the basics of heavy metal music.  It’s loud, it’s fast, it has tough lyrics and a bluesy undertone…but they are playing heavy metal music with sophisticated hooks and melodies that catch you pleasantly off guard and demand that you pay attention!  And DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE ENERGY.” 

The tour kicks off on June 20th in Oshkosh, WI (at Waterfest Concert Series), and will wrap up on August 8th in Nashville, TN (at Cannery Ballroom). Get ready for what’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s top rock tours, when Scott Stapp, Messer, and Weapons of Anew hit the road together! 
Confirmed tour dates:

6/20/2019     Oshkosh WI           Waterfest Concert Series 
6/22/2019     St. Charles IL         The Arcada Theatre 
6/25/2019     Kansasville WI       1175 Sports Park & Eatery 
6/27/2019     Detroit MI               St. Andrew’s Hall 
6/28/2019     Toledo OH              Civic Music Hall 
6/29/2019     Boardman OH        Ribs N Rock Festival 
7/2/2019       Kansas City MO     Knuckleheads 
7/6/2019       Jefferson IA            Wild Rose Casino 
7/10/2019     San Antonio TX      The Aztec Theatre 
7/12/2019     Houston TX            House of Blues 
7/13/2019     Dallas TX               House of Blues 
7/14/2019     Oklahoma City OK  Tower Theatre 
7/24/2019     Salisbury MA         Blue Ocean Music Hall 
7/25/2019     New York NY         Sony Hall 
7/27/2019     Sayreville NJ         Starland Ballroom 
7/28/2019     Newport News VA Boathouse Live 
7/30/2019     Greensburg PA     The Palace Theatre 
8/2/2019        Boston MA           Wilbur Theatre 
8/3/2019        Portland ME         AURA 
8/5/2019        Lexington KY       Manchester Music Hall 
8/8/2019        Nashville TN        Cannery Ballroom

Weapons of Anew

Melodic metallists Weapons of Anew are set to spread the word this coming April, when they open several shows on the west coast for Metal Allegiance – in support of their last album, ‘The Collision of Love and Hate.’

“It’s an honor to get introduced to the west coast crowd opening for Metal Allegiance,” says the group’s guitarist, Freddy Ordine. “We are always excited to get out and play!! Weapons has been super lucky with the tours we have gotten, but we have not made it out to the west coast on previous runs. We are a live band, but it definitely makes it even more special being able to do them celebrating with the Metal Allegiance guys on their 5 year anniversary run.”

Also comprised of members Ray West – vocals, Kris Norris – guitars, Stefan “Reno” Cutrupi – bass, and Chris Manfre – drums, the band is looking forward to hitting the stage once again. “We are a live band. we are super comfortable on stage with each other, it’s not uncommon to see us up there happy and laughing. It’s all about connecting with people in that setting and building a real genuine fan/friend base because of it.”

And you can expect to hear several killer tracks off ‘The Collision of Love and Hate,’ including the single, “Killshot,” for which a hard-hitting (literally!) video was filmed for:

“’The Collision of Love and Hate’ was released by OK Good Records about a year ago. I view it as a picture of the time in our lives while we were writing and recording it. It’s a pretty good look into who we are as people and what we were each going through at that time. We are all proud of it for sure but there is still more to come.”

And as far as a description of the band’s sound, “It’s a pretty balanced mix of our personalities. It is heavy, it grooves, it is moody. I like to think there is a little something for everyone on the record.”

The band is currently in the midst of writing material for their next album, and hope to hit the studio as soon as the dates supporting Metal Allegiance are wrapped up. So come out for a night of metal, of which Ray promises will be “100% pure energy and a fun time!”

Dates Supporting METAL ALLEGIANCE:
Apr. 17 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ 
Apr. 18 – The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA 
Apr. 19 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV 
Apr. 20 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA