WAR ORPHAN Releases Inspiring Hardcore Ripper “Heavy Weighs The Crown”

“The track is a lurching pounder with Bason raging with the fury of Henry Rollins while conveying a motivating, positive message. Imagine Loose Nut-era Black Flag with a New York accent, so to speak.” –


Thrash/hardcore collective WAR ORPHAN has released an inspirational, raging new single titled “Heavy Weighs The Crown” from their forthcoming, sophomore album, Unite, that’s due out later this year. First revealed at Decibel, the new track motivates listeners to tackle their dreams with blistering sonic force.

Commenting on the single, WAR ORPHAN states:

“We butchered a perfectly good Shakespeare quote for this one.  You’ve come this far kid, keep pushing, don’t get comfortable, keep working hard. Once you achieve any part of your dream there is a temptation to stop and look at what you’ve accomplished. That is a trap and leads to complacency.  Leave your achievements in the past. Keep pushing. You must keep chasing your dreams. Something or someone will always stand in the way, but you must keep pushing. Look forward, not back.” 

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WAR ORPHAN’s second full-length album, Unite, finds the band shifting focus from the fast, political protest hardcore of their debut release to a more uplifting, inspirational subject matter.

More from Unite:
Perpetual Motion” –
YDI (You Do It)” –


WAR ORPHAN made their debut in 2020 with a seething thrash punk EP Closer To Death Than Life. Their initial offering was a fearless protest record that delivered a much needed shot of angst into the hardcore scene and swift throat-punch to rightwing extremists during the volatile and tumultuous Trump presidency. Bason summoned the furious rage that people across the country felt during the time, channeling it into songs about systematic racism (“Autonomous Zone”) and a deceitful president (“Prop Up The Polls”) among other topics. The EP led to the band’s 2021 debut full-length album “Bonkers in Yonkers.”

On their first full length outing WAR ORPHAN was playlisted on Spotify’s Political Punk, Noisy, All New Punk, The Punk List among others, was covered by numerous media outlets and garnered a strong reaction from fans around the world. The record was a terse reaction to the political tension of the times in which it was recorded.

Now five singles into the release of their second record in less that 18 months, the band has settled into a groove that reflects the positive mindset of their members. 

David Bason (Barfbag) – Vocals
Richie Cipriano (ex-Sick of It All) – Guitar
Dante Renzi (Ouijipig) – Drums
Danny Martinez (Reach) – Bass

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