WAR ORPHAN debuts unreleased raucous punk “Anthem”

On the heels of their politically-charged debut EP, thrash/hardcore band WAR ORPHAN, featuring guitarist Richie Cipriano (ex-SICK OF IT ALL, REACH), drummer Dante Renzi (REACH) and vocalist David Bason (BARFBAG), has released released a brand new single titled “Anthem” with Stay Gold Records. The track was first revealed at and can now be streamed below.

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Vocalist David Bason comments on the song:

“This is a friendship song about a bunch of fellas who have been friends for decades. We stand by each other through these strange times of party-specific news networks, propaganda pundits, a fear laden yet heavily weaponized public, those aiming to profit from the fear, the quack doctors, the pushers, the evangelists, the abusive priests and their protectors, and those seeking to dismantle all institutions in their quest for power. We make music, what we do is shine a light on it and comment. Watch out though, our drummer knows Jiu Jitsu.”

WAR ORPHAN made their debut only a few short weeks ago with the seething thrash punk EP Closer To Death Than Life. Their initial offering is a fearless protest record that delivers a much needed shot of angst into the hardcore scene and swift throat-punch to rightwing extremists and the current presidential administration. Bason summons the furious rage that people across the country have felt over the last few years, channeling it into songs about systematic racism (“Autonomous Zone”) and a deceitful president (“Prop Up The Polls”) among other topics that are more relevant and important now than ever before.


WAR ORPHAN came about when longtime friends Dante, Richie and David moved from recording songs trying make each other laugh to taking it seriously. Singer David Bason (Barfbag) lives in LA. Missing his New York friends, he would leave guitar player Richie Cirpiano (Ex Sick of It All, Reach) voicemails about how he thinks heavy metal is silly. Richie and Dante (Reach, Ouijipig) would track record metal songs to them and send them back. Thus, was born Bloodbath and Beyond, an inside joke to kill time and crack each other up.  

Richie called and said he thought he had a song they should take seriously. Bason got excited and the EP was tracked, mixed and mastered in a matter of weeks. WAR ORPHAN came about naturally and the results show.

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