Hailing from tiny Tehachapi, CA, the Warriors cite bands like Inside Out, Refused, and Sick of It All as primary inspiration for their post-hardcore sound, which verges on metal. Comprising vocalist Marshall Lichtenwaldt, guitarists Danny Phillips and Javier Zarate, bassist Mike Pricendorfer, and drummer Donny Phillips, the band got together in 2002 and quickly followed their 2003 debut 7" release with a full album, War Is Hell, through Eulogy Recordings the next year. This received such widespread praise that Eulogy re-released it in 2005 as War Is Hell Redux, tacking on two bonus tracks for good measure even as the band toured relentlessly before recording their sophomore Beyond the Noise in 2006, which brought their career sales to an impressive 30,000 units. The Warriors subsequently signed with Victory Records and, now consisting of Lichtenwaldt, Zarate, plus new members Charlie Alvarez (guitar), Roger Camero (bass), and Matt Anderson (drums), released their third long-player, Genuine Sense of Outrage, in 2007.
- Tehachapi, CA