MODERN LIFE IS WAR ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF SEMINAL ALBUM, ‘WITNESS’

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10-year anniversary shows announced for June & July – Band to play Witness in its entirety

Originally released in early 2005, Modern Life Is War‘s second full-length album, Witness, was not only musical progression for the band, but artistic perfection. Hailed as “quite possibly the greatest hardcore album of our generation” (Sputnik Music), the album followed Modern Life Is War‘s 2003 debut My Love. My Way. and is their true story of real life struggle in contemporary rural America. Witness is also their artistic journey into the soul of personal rebellion, an introspective gaze into the bitter exile of their own lost generation. The album features some of Modern Life Is War‘s most recognized tracks: “The Outsiders (AKA Hell is for Heroes Part I)” and “D.E.A.D.R.A.M.O.N.E.S”, screaming the words that many wish they could say, in the name of the pain, beauty and the hardship of living. Lyrically captivating, musically discordant and soulfully haunting, both the crowning achievement and well-worn scar we all long to artistically create.

Now, ten years later, this landmark album has gotten a complete revamping as well as a spectacular remastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Packaging for both CD and vinyl formats of Witness has also been drastically improved; for the first time ever, the vinyl version is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a 12-by-12-inch 28-page booklet. While the CD version comes in new eco-friendly packaging, both formats also include additional liner notes from listeners worldwide. Look for pre-orders to come soon from Deathwish before the album’s June 2nd street date.

Following Modern Life Is War‘s UK and European tour, which starts next week, the band will return to the states to play a handful of Witness 10-year anniversary shows where they’ll perform the album in its entirety. Tickets for these shows will be on sale on Friday, April 3rd – stay tuned to Modern Life Is War‘s Facebook page for more information.

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Modern Life Is War – On Tour
April 9 London, England @ Old Blue Last
April 10 Manchester, England @ Sound Control
April 11 London, England @ Underworld
April 12 Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
April 13 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
April 14 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
April 15 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
April 16 Cologne, Germany @ Underground
April 17 Eindhoven, Holland @ Dynamo
April 18 Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
May 23 Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
June 5 Boston, MA @The Middle East Downstairs *
June 6 New York, NY @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall *
June 7 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
June 26 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St *
June 27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
June 28 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
July 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
July 18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
July 19 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
August 8th-9th Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest
August 28 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
August 29 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

  • Witness tour dates

Witness Track Listing:
1. The Outsiders (AKA Hell Is For Heroes Part I)
2. Martin Atchet
3. John and Jimmy
4. Marshalltown
5. D.E.A.D.R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
6. Young Man On A Spree
7. I’m Not Ready
8. Young Man Blues
9. Hair Raising Accounts of Restless Ghosts (AKA Hell Is For Heroes Part II)

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