Wovenwar features members of metal band As I Lay Dying: Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar), Josh Gilbert (bass) and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper. After As I Lay Dying disbanded due to former lead vocalist Tim Lambesis being incarcerated, the band was committed to moving on and having a fresh start.
With renewed energy, the band recorded and released their self-titled debut album within a year of Wovenwar’s formation. Released in August 2014, the album was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and mixed by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium). Decibel Magazine notes that, "Wovenwar sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut”.
mindyourmind got to chat with Shane Blay about the band's new beginning, while they were on a US tour with Zakk Wylde's (former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne) band, Black Label Society and metal band, Kyng. Thanks for chatting with us Shane!