Ripple Music riff-mongers War Cloud, who at this writing are in the midst of a month or so of US tour dates, are stoked to announce the addition of Jesse Serrano as the band's new lead guitarist.
"He's a very physical player," they explain. "Jesse will bend the neck and body of his guitar and pull springs with his picking hand to make electrifying sounds. His unconventional style makes him a uniquely talented shredder who'll add new energy to War Cloud's sound both live and in the studio."
The current tour culminates this month in California, followed by a pair of April dates before the band enters Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA in May to track new album State of Shock.
Says the band of the new material, "It crosses over many genres of hard rock and heavy metal. It's thrashing, chugging, and riffing, but also takes some lighter approaches."
And, regarding State of Shock's overall theme, they say, "It has a stronger tie to war-time mentality, combat, despondency, and triumph. State Of Shock is fast, driving rock and roll, but there are definitely some dark undertones."
The remaining War Cloud live dates are as follows:
3.14 Freetown Boom Boom - Lafayette, LA
3.15 Rudyard’s - Houston, TX
3.16 Faust Tavern - San Antonio, TX
3.17 Rockin’ Cigar Bar - El Paso, TX
3.19 Surly Wench - Tucson, AZ
3.20 The Quarry - Bisbee, AZ
3.21 Vamp’d - Las Vegas, NV
3.22 Tower Bar - San Diego, CA
3.23 Roadhouse - Palm Springs, CA
4.13 Elbo room, Oakland, CA
4.19 Rocky Mountain Riff Fest, Kalispell, Mt
War Cloud's self-titled debut album was released by Ripple Music in 2017 and is available at this location. Look for new album State of Shock in late 2019 with more touring to follow.