The Skinny: Northern Ireland’s Fighting With Wire is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, Colonel Blood, due out September 25 on Xtra Mile Recordings/ILG. In anticipation of the release, the band has revealed the first single, “Waiting On A Way To Believe,” a direct and fast-paced anthem with driving rock riffs and instantly memorable melodies.

Colonel Blood is the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2008 debut Man Vs Monster which earned the Derry-based trio international recognition. BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe proclaimed it “absolutely phenomenal from the start to the end, a flawless modern rock record,” while declared it “a bona fide homerun…they are poised to make a huge splash with their aggressive but relentlessly propulsive brand of rock, filling a long-empty void in the musical landscape.”

Recorded in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Foo Fighters, Danzig), the 11-song set is a straight-up rock record that delivers belting riffs, brutal rhythmic attacks and sing-along choruses. Lead guitarist and vocalist Cahir O’Doherty explains: “with this new record we really focused on the songs, we’re all influenced by early 90’s American rock so making this record we tried to give that 90’s sound a modern makeover. It was great working with Nick Raskulinecz in Nashville, he really got what we were trying to do and helped us make this record sound huge.”


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