At War Launches Official Website

At War is proud to announce the launching of the all new and official At War website!! WWW.ATWARTHEBAND.COM. It has been too long and with the help of web guru and heavy metal friend Sick Thrash aka the Silent Creature, this fantastic site has finally become a reality. Be sure you check back often for updates, purchase merch in our Shop and stay up to date on all the information that will be of interests to you… The At War legions!

At War Band 2009 Promo

We would also like to announce the release of the Limited Edition LP Vinyl and Cassette version of “INFIDEL” on Heavy Artillery Records! This is a very cool full sized gatefold album that will include two exclusive premiums you will not want to miss! Drop us an email concerning ordering information or go to Heavy Artillery Records. Pre-sale orders are currently being taken. Don’t miss out on these, they’re very limited!

At War Infidel Viny Cassette Ad Heavy Artillery Records

A live version of ‘Ilsa (She Wolf Of The SS)’ from our October 2009 Virginia Beach, Va. concert at the Half Shell will be featured on the new Blower Records 2 disc compilation “Forged In Metal”. The 2 disc cd contains alot of good heavy metal bands and should be out sometime this month. Head on over to Blower Records and pick yourself up a copy!

Blower Records Forged In Metal Ad

The all new broadcast promo video for “Make Your Move” made it’s debut March 4th, 2010. Two more as yet to be seen videos, “Semper Fi” a studio look and a blast from the past with “Covert Sins” shot live in May of 1991 are streaming on our Videos Page, go get some! Enjoy!!

At War is currently rehearsing like maniacs for their first appearance in Japan as a co headliner for this years “True Thrash Festival” in Osaka, Japan at the Esaka Muse Hall on March 27th and 28th! At War will be playing both nights. At War will also be returning to Germany for this years “Way of Darkness Festival” in October. A mini tour of Brazil is being negotiated as we speak and we hope to have all the details for you very soon. For the hometown crowd look for At War at this years Virginia Beach “Surf and Skate Festival”! Keep up with all of our Tour Dates and special one off shows here.

submitted by Paul Arnold on 03/18/2010

2009 Was A Great Year For At War

It is now fully into November 2009 and it is all good! It’s so cool that “Infidel” is getting such great reviews and our traffic and iquiry level has soared as a result. We’re also still working on booking as many shows as we can squeak out. We will be doing a series of shows in May and June of 2010 that will take us to Texas, California, The midwest! Yes Chicago.. finally, the northeast and the southeast. We will also be in Puerto Rico in January and Japan in March of 2010.

Tons of other stuff on the horizon. We just shot the performance section of our all new video for the song “Make Your Move” and this is gonna be killer! Our first video for “Infidel’ is being handled by the bad asses at Red Hil Media. There is some killer animation in this and it will be ready in a few weeks. Look for it on MTV2 and other of the finest video outlets. We’re also already talking about the material for our next album. Thanks for making “Infidel” such a success and check back often!!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 11/??/2009

Infidel Is Out!!!

Holy Shit! I can’t believe it. 21 years later and the new CD hits the streets hauling fucking ass!! We are very proud and excited about this album. When we decided to do another album you could imagine the things that went through our minds on this, but we knew if we stuck to our guns on using the tried and true formula that makes At War, then there could be no other outcome than the right one. This album proves that!

Every review thus far has been very positive and encouraging to say the least. Not that pleasing others was our goal, but we also knew that if we liked it, than a hell of alot of you would too. I want to take a second and thank once again Mr. Alex Perialas for being so fucking awesome! You believed and you were right!

On another topic… those of you who know us personally , know what kind of people we are. Those who look at our album covers and think you know who we are should take a moment and make an attempt to get to know us before you claim to know our motivations. If you don’t care to make the effort, then go ahead and say what you will and do us a favor and fuck the hell off!! To the rest of you who do get it…. Thanks for your support! We are digging it!!

We will be back in Brooklyn, NY on Sept 18th with Whiplash and Deathrash! This will be our NY CD release show, so come on out and show some love! We will be in Fredericksburg, VA on Sept. 19th at KC’s. For the locals who keep asking me when we’re doing our local CD release show. I should have an announcment with in a few weeks. We have an awesome new manager who is working hard to help coordinate shows in the USA and Europe, so be ready we’re coming!!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 08/??/2009

Infidel Is In The Can!!!!

Just wanted to stop and let you all know that the mastering is complete, approved and delivered to Heavy Artillery Records. Nothing left to do, but wait. Dan Bacigalupi at Georgetown mastering did an insanely awesome job mastering this work of art as you all will soon hear. I thank again everyone involved with this project.

Look for us in the coming months to be playing select shows in select cities, we want to bring this new material to your faces!! If you’re gonna be in the southeast Virginia area, make sure you bring your little asses to see the show we’ll be doing on May 18 with Exodus, Warbringer, Day of the Beast and Scarz Within! Much More Most Maximum Metal!!!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 04/23/2009

Talk Is Over!!!

We have just completed recording the new cd “INFIDEL” at Pyramid Sound with the great Alex Perialas. I have to tell you this Album will blow your fucking heads off!! Don’t take my word for it, or better yet just remember I said this when you finally insert this into your choice of playback device and say to yourself “Holy Fuck” Paul was even more than right. There is no way we could have made this most important CD any better! It is amazing. I can’t wait for each and every one of you to hear it.

Working with Alex again has been a dream come true for us and there is NO ONE I mean NO ONE who does it better! I stand in awe of his expertise in the studio. If you are ever lucky enough to work with him you will know this to be the gospel. 9 tracks of the most powerful metal that has been released in years!! There will be support shows for this album so make sure you come out and witness the awesomeness! We’re looking at a release date now in the early summer. Check with Heavy Artillery Records and here for more information. We are very proud of this CD and honored to be able to bring it to you. For now… Stay locked and loaded!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 03/17/2009

America The Amazing!!!

What happened yesterday can ONLY happen in the good ole USA. As much of a fan of Barack I am not, it is historic and amazing. It also shows the people in the rest of the world that had said America has become insignifigant and that it had run it’s course that the USA is an ever changing and dynamic force that will never be counted out. I defy the haters to show me any other country in the world that is this bad-ass! Let’s only hope that the next four years don’t turn this great nation into the U.S.S.R (United States Socialist Republic). To the Europeans who see the president elect as the second coming, know this.. he will not be able to get anything done and him and the democrats will blame there inability to make good on their promises to save the world on Bush.. Why? because that’s what they do.. make excuses. I hope they prove me wrong. I’m OK, I still have my guns… suck it! Now.. so much for the politics…

On to At War news!: We have completed the writing process and are now working on pre-production for the new CD “Infidel” for Heavy Artillery Records. It is absolutely awesome! The wait will be worth it for sure. Recording will start in December and we expect a March release. The CD artwork is being done by artist Claudio Bergman and man it is incredible!! Tell everyone to keep checking back for more updates and info. 2009 will be all At War’s!!

Joseph Arnold and Paul Arnold

Please give a monumental horns up to my Dad Joseph Davis Arnold III who left this world today. You are missed!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 11/05/20008


What a few months this has been for At War. Our plane has just returned to the good ole USA and we could not be happier with our trips to Mexico City and Germany! (again). I would like to take this chance to thank Antonio, Jose, and Javier, for the great show and super awesome hospitality they showed us while in Mexico City. This show was absolutely killer! The thing that struck me the most was how the metalheads of Mexico are so true. I only wish American fans were as rabid as our southern counterparts are. We met some very cool people and want to play more in their great country.

You know (or maybe you don’t), but we almost had to cancel these two shows. Shawn was rushed into emergency surgery on tuesday and we were to be on a plane bound for Mexico City on Thursday. He had back surgery where they had to remove parts of a herniated disc. He is a real Metal Warrior, refusing to back down on these shows, he did an excellent job and everyone appreciated what he went through. We too are in awe of his dedication. He is doing much better now and we have no doubt he will be completely healed soon. Good Luck bro!

On to Germany!! The “Headbangers Open Air” Festival in Bramstedt outside of Hamburg was one of the coolest things we as a band has ever done. We’d like to thank Thomas and Jurgen for having us and really putting on a top notch event. This was three days of pure unadulterated “metal for maniacs pure”. We met so many cool bands and people from all over the world I can’t begin to mention the half of them. If you have ever wanted to go to a European festival I cannot recommend this one any higher. Wacken is the biggest… H.O.A is the truest!! This show was filmed by “Streetclips” TV and a video of the show will be released. Look for it!!

On the At War front here’s the latests news: ok for the September issue of “Metal Edge” Magazine due on the stands on August 7th and check out the free compilatin CD that comes with the magazine. It contais an all new At War song “Semper Fi” from our upcoming new CD “Infidel”! This is the first brand new song we’ve recorded in 17 years. We are still working hard on the new CD and hope to be in the studio by November. We are also proud to announce that our new CD “Infidel” will be released on “Heavy Artillery” Records with wide distribution. This deal with “Heavy Artillery” is a matter of fate for us. What a perfect match!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 07/30/2008

I’m Baaack!!!

It’s been too long and I wanted to give you all an update, after all you deserve it! Since I last posted, we went to Germany and thrashed it hard! I have to tell you, all of my best expectations were exceeded ten fold. That show could not have gone better or be better run or have a better crowd! It proved once and for all! METAL LIVES in Germany!! I want to thank everyone who showed up and most of all to Oliver for inviting us and to our good friend Wolfram for acting as our guide and all around cool guy!

As a result of that show we have been invited to play this years “Headbangers Open Air” show in July along with the likes of Exodus and Sodom. This is one of Germanies most looked forward to shows of the year and we are proud as hell to be a part of it. We will allso be making our first of what hope to be many trips to Mexico on July 19th at the “Circo Volador” along with veterans Agent Steel! We are STOKED to be playing to the Mexican Metal fans.. the scene there is incredible! For those who can’t make it to those two shows… we will be playing in Brooklyn, NY on June 22nd with the one and only Possesed!! The last time this happened was 20 years ago at the famed L’amours! Get your asses out there!

The new live DVD should be out by the end of June and it kicks the proverbial ass! The material for the new CD is coming right along and we are still hoping to be in the studio by August! Thanks for your patience! It will be worth the wait!! The skate decks will be here in the next few weeks, so those of you who have pre-ordered, their coming and those of you who want one, there are only a few left, so get your orders in!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 05/26/2008

No Sleep ‘Til Europe

Gutten Tag!! We are just mere weeks away from landing on the shores of Europe and the Deutschland metal scene! We cannot wait. It has been long overdue and I guarantee… well worth the wait! I can’t tell you how cool it is going to be to get to meet what could be some of the most hardcore followers of metal in the world. We’ll be right where we belong. Make sure to come by and say hi to all of us. We have quite an entourage coming along.

The new cd is also progressing still.. and the new live DVD is on track to make it’s appearance this spring. Thrash Lives!!!

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 02/05/2008

The Death Of 2007

The death of ’07 draws nigh my pretties and what a year it has been for At War! We have put in motion the beginings of what we hope to be the dawning of the new age of At War! The show in October was without a doubt…the Hellfire missle of what will be our new and eternal assault. We thank evryone who attended and by the reviews and reactions it could not have gone better.

Our new DVD should be ready for release early in ’08! You have to check this out.. Damn good if I say so myself. We are steady working on the new CD, so hang in there! We will guarantee kicked asses for all.

We are also looking forward to Germany in February. You have no idea how stoked we are to finally get to play in front of our German fans. They and a lot of the European fans deserve a huge thanks for keeping it metal when the USA was gaying it up during the ninties with the loads and loads of crap that was being released. It feels so good to see the Thrash scene have this resurgence. It the greatest form of music EVER. Keep checking back and drop us a line. We’re looking forward to ’08 and hopefuly we will see you in your home town.

originally submitted to the At War myspace by Paul Arnold on 12/19/2007