Formed in the summer of 2009 as a side project, War of Aggression has become a hard driving punk band from the East Bay of Northern California. Influenced by everything from the music the members grew up with; punk, metal, rock n' roll and everything in between... to everyday life. All of such influence can be heard in their music and seen in their live performances.
WoA's first show was a prime example of what was to come over the next few years as the band developed into the force it has become… order out of complete chaos. Filling in on a bill at Thee Parkside (San Francisco, CA), it was clear that the chemistry between the members was apparent and in full effect. From the first note to the last, a quick 6 song set that went 0-100 instantly, hit the small club like a car slamming into a brick wall. The response prompted the members of the band to see that their "side project," had the potential to make some real noise in the local scene.
Making the decision that the project was in fact a band, the guys set out and booked their first show at their favorite local spot The Red Hat, Concord, CA. The guys felt confident that the packed bar would be the perfect place to formally showcase "War of Aggression." By the end of it… they were right. The crowd was taken in by the energy that came out of each member.
This became signature for the band, as the shows that followed seem to only magnify and continue to develop the intensity more and more. With a more serious outlook, the guys got to writing to fill out the set and include small nuances in their live performances. Without turning anything into a gimmick or too scripted, WoA began to take shape and build character. Presenting the band aggressively, yet as simple as a band that always delivers the same thing... a great show.
With a yearlong hiatus in 2010, WoA re-united to see what more they could offer. Picking right up where they had left off, it was apparent that each had grown musically in their own right and had more to bring to the table for the second time around. Having not recorded anything due to a heavy schedule of playing shows and life in general, WoA pulled together enough shows right from the start to raise the money for just 2-8 hour sessions at House Of Faith Recording Studios in Oakland, CA. Finishing a self-produced 7 song EP in November2010, the fire was re-lit and WoA has hit the ground running. Booking shows through the Northern California area and beyond, War of Aggression looks to continue their onslaught of hard hitting punk/rock music with intense live shows, getting back in the studio for another session and the underlining challenge to the scene itself... to step up and put it all on the table.