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Like many of you, we’re new to the Forest Wars camp. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be instant fans of this bad-ass Chillicothe, Ohio progressive hardcore quintet. They recently hit us up and, after spinning their new EP, Light Leaks, we were totally down to help out; hence this awesome free download of their song “Running On Empty (Me And You).”

Forest Wars’ own special sound is due in large to a sweet mixture of both powerviolence and ambient music, which results in, as they put it, “a perfect balance of extreme heaviness and subtle breaks of elegance.” Light Leaks dropped on April 28, 2015 and if you’re at all into progressive hardcore, grindcore, or powerviolence, you owe it to yourself to check out this budding band.


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