Thrash/hardcore collective WAR ORPHAN has returned with a hard hitting, uplifting new single about self confidence titled “Cuffs.” First revealed at KnotFest.com, the song is now available on all streaming services. 

Commenting on the track, vocalist David Bason states:

“Cuffs is all about believing in yourself and never giving up.  There’s a confidence we all gain as years go by but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth the fight. This is a song you can put on anytime you’re doubting yourself. You’re worth it, got get everything you dreamed of! From your friends in War Orphan, you’re worth it.”

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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3FcFBAv
YouTube: https://youtu.be/t8DpAp_cxGs

The new single from WAR ORPHAN, which consists of guitarist Richie Cipriano (ex-SICK OF IT ALL, REACH), drummer Dante Renzi (REACH), bassist Danny Martinez and vocalist David Bason (BARFBAG, LORDS OF THE DRIFT), is the latest in a string of tracks the band has released over the past few months that will be featured on their forthcoming new album due out in 2022. Stream the previous singles below..


“Get Smart”

WAR ORPHAN made their debut in 2020 with a seething thrash punk EP Closer To Death Than Life. Their initial offering is a fearless protest record that delivers a much needed shot of angst into the hardcore scene and swift throat-punch to rightwing extremists and the current presidential administration. Bason summons the furious rage that people across the country have felt over the last few years, channeling it into songs about systematic racism (“Autonomous Zone”) and a deceitful president (“Prop Up The Polls”) among other topics that are more relevant and important now than ever before. The EP led to the band’s 2021 debut full-length album Bonkers in Yonkers.

STREAM BONKERS IN YONKERS: https://spoti.fi/3uxa07L

WAR ORPHAN came about when longtime friends Dante, Richie and David moved from recording songs trying make each other laugh to taking it seriously. Singer David Bason (Barfbag) lives in LA. Missing his New York friends, he would leave guitar player Richie Cirpiano (Ex Sick of It All, Reach) voicemails about how he thinks heavy metal is silly. Richie and Dante (Reach, Ouijipig) would track record metal songs to them and send them back. Thus, was born Bloodbath and Beyond, an inside joke to kill time and crack each other up. 

Richie called and said he thought he had a song they should take seriously. Bason got excited and the EP was tracked, mixed and mastered in a matter of weeks. WAR ORPHAN came about naturally and the results show.