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War On Women / Press

“...an exciting bastardization of hardcore and metal that’s glossed over with a riot grrl aesthetic that’s been missing from music for far too long.”

“This album kicks and screams from start to finish .... both empowering and chilling in equal measure”

“(Shawna Potter)... makes the war real and the counterattack irresistible”

“...heavy metal riffs that hook listeners with their striking attention to details and melodies.”

“Shawna Potter, the frontwoman of the excellent feminist hardcore band War on Women, writes blunt manifestos, then shouts them rousingly.”

“War On Women is the band we need right now.”

“The result in sound and sight is a diving intensity that’s raw, dynamic and unchained.”

“(Here) is a piece with the opinions and experiences of the members War On Women (re: sexism in the 'rock circuit')”

“...fast, interesting, and outspoken”

“Bridge Nine Records has announced the signing of Baltimore's War On Women. The label will be releasing the band's full-length debut in early 2015.”

“War On Women is a co-ed, feminist hardcore punk band from Baltimore, MD! The band is currently working on new tunes, so take a minute to familiarize yourself! Read on -”

“The band's message of equality comes through furious, direct, and intelligent lyrics combined with strong riffs.”

“...this group is ready to tear down the patriarchy and encourage both men and women to join the feminist cause!”

“At each tour stop, War On Women doubled down on an unwavering attitude best captured in the song “Effemimania“: “This is a public cervix announcement! We are not opposites!””

“I think that having a mixed [gender] band is way more important than being all women.... It shows that we’re able to work together to promote equality for everyone.”

“As far as hardcore goes, the most interesting band on my radar right now is War on Women from Baltimore. Their upcoming record is going to turn heads.”

“Shawna, the lead singer of War On Women, took some time to speak to Wells On Music regarding their formation, touring and full-length record on the horizon.”

“...fast-as-fuck punk riffs, discordant post-hardcore, and nasty breakdowns...”

“I was blown away by the live show.”

“I loved watching frontwoman Shawna Potter tear up the stage like she was demon possessed.”

“They came out with raw energy and didn’t stop the entire set.”

"short, fast, old-school-style punk-metal songs and banshee-like vocals"

“Along with the driving beats and deadly guitars, War On Women delivers a fantastic feminist sensibility.”

“Female-fronted hardcore punk with metal frills and raging social consciousness to boot? Check.”

“...intelligently structured and intelligibly melodic but wall-crashingly visceral.”

“Punknews Podcast: Featuring music from War On Women (they go for the throat)”

“If you like your music brutal and appreciate lyrics that plant a boot firmly in the groin of macho culture....”

“War On Women added a song to the Big Baltimore Playlist for the City Paper Big Music Issue”

“...once we got a taste of their aggressive, rebellious brand of hardcore punk we were hooked...”

“I found each song really damn catchy.”

“...very rowdy and unapologetic feminist hardcore punk.”

“The bill features the aptly named, Baltimore-based hardcore five-piece War on Women, who recently released the brutal LP Improvised Weapons on Exotic Fever Records.”

“We're here to show our solidarity with Pussy Riot”

“The Nation is delighted to host the world premiere of War on Women's video for their song "Effemimania."”

“War on Women subvert metal clichés and make them sound relevant...making the genre feel more friendly to those of us who do not fit the straightwhitedude metal stereotype.”

“...heavy enough to feel like an injection of lead into the backbone and nimble and acrobatic enough to satisfy any prog-punk fans, all within each tune.”

“Fuuuuuck!!! New favorite band, War On Women from Baltimore, Md. So good.”

“(Shawna)... scowls angrily through her lyrics one minute and squeaks out high notes like a pop goddess the next”

“The show also features tons of great new punk & rock music by War on Women, The Shondes and Trophy Wife.”

“The scorchers from this record are “Effemimania” and “I like Science.””

“Unregistered Nurse Booking mentions WOW as a band she recommends people keep an eye on.”