With a 2014 ignition in Oakland, California, War Cloud has left a smoking path across much of the USA in five years. Formed and led by Alex Wein (vocals, guitars) after firmly planting his amps in the Bay Area, he unified a crew with Joaquin Ridgell on drums, Nick Burks on guitar, and most recently Sam Harman on Bass.
Taking a classic 70s heavy rock and 80s power metal approach and then aggressively dousing it in modern metal sophistication, War Cloud released their self-titled debut album on Ripple Music to much acclaim in 2017. Touring extensively in support of the album, War Cloud adapted a take no prisoners strategy with the intent to decimate all from the opening tone of each engaging live show.
War Cloud has recently released their sophomore full-length, ‘State Of Shock’, once again with Ripple Music. Embracing their recognizable dual guitar harmonies, proto-metal licks, hard charging rhythms, adding heavy surges of British and Southern metal to inspire the fire, War Cloud has unquestionably upgraded their bomber jets for long-range pursuit. They just completed their first European tour in September 2019, which coincided with the release of the new record.