San Diego based rock band Superweapon describe themselves as a band telling “high-concept metal tales of scifi & horror.” Now, the band just released their latest single and live performance visuals for “Battle Cry,” and the result is an epic combustion of sound that couldn’t be more extraordinary.
In “Battle Cry,” you are instantly transported to another space and time, and invited to join in the battle of the century. The song quickly washes over you, tossing you around and then some for the ultimate cinematic musical experience. Featuring big arena rock band sounds, heavy riffs and glorious vocals, “Battle Cry” is where past, present and future intersect, resulting in a roller-coaster head trip. According to the band, “The song started out as a guitar riff from Seve, which he named “Battle Cry” on a whim. When Merciless heard the riff, he was in the middle of the novel Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. The crunching rhythm spoke to Merciless, eliciting imagery of the Battle of Thermopylae and of Zack Snyder’s 300, a movie that showcased the battle in blood and bravery. Merciless penned the melody, but when he and Seve turned it over to keyboardist Austin Farmer with the marching orders ‘Make this bridge feel like an epic movie soundtrack’ the song truly came together in brutal, crushing glory.”Superweapon is composed of guitarist Severiano “Seve” Wada, singer/bassist “Merciless,” who is the alter-ego of #1 New York Times bestselling horror author Scott Sigler, and Austin Farmer on keys. We can’t wait to hear what’s next from these guys!
Check out the new single and performance video for “Battle Cry” here: