Warbringer: "We’re not walking on eggshells, as far as the riffs we write. We don't go, 'It’s gotta be thrash!'"

Adam Carroll and Chase Becker of Warbringer
(Image credit: Immortal Affliction Photography)

Warbringer guitarists Chase Becker and Adam Carroll break out the full artillery on the California quintet’s latest album, Weapons of Tomorrow (Napalm Records). Take The Black Hand Reaches Out, a toxic waltz confidently unloading rounds of precision judding before each player rips into their respectively squealing solo.

These five-star generals of modern metal are clearly inspiring the other ranks, too. Less than 24 hours after the single premiered, a French YouTuber uploaded his own rapid-fire run-through of the tune. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.