As The World Burns

As The World Burns

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Metal Rock




"ATWB Reviw"

“This five man outfit from Norfolk, Virginia delivers a great mix of hard rock/ metal. Before this untitled debut, they already released a 4 song demo “Let It Rust” ! This music really pounds and sounds like a mix of (a heavier) Skid Row with Avenged Sevenfold, but singer John Ferreira that gives it a touch of their own. He really goes loose and sings, yells and shouts until he drops ... This allows ATWB to profile itself as better than just "a copy of ..." Personally I think he's a very good, variated singer and he lifts the band to a higher level. This is a more than decent debut album from a band that is worth checking out and hopefully we hear more of this ! Dit vijftal uit Norfolk, Virginia brengt een lekker potje hard rock/ metal. Als voorganger op dit tittelloze debuut brachten ze al de 4 song demo cd “Let It Rust” uit! De muziek beukt lekker en is een beetje een mengeling van een heviger Skid Row met Avenged Sevenfold, maar het is zanger John Ferreira die er een ietwat ”

by Nico De Vreese - Rock Tribune ( Belgium)
"As The World Burns is a tremendous band from Norfolk, VA. The band's unique blend of melody and bombast are intriguing, most notably the fiery guitar work of Rich Clark and gritty southern vocal style of John Ferreira. Plenty of heavy guitar crunch provide the backbone to a sound that lies somewhere between eighties heavy rock to today's heavy metal. Throw up your horns and bang yer fuckin' head to As The World Burns!"

Heavy plant - Heavy Planet
"With a Southern sludge sound, As the world burns brings the Southern Metal Style to such hits as “Whatcha Got” one of the top singles on cd, as well as “I am the man”.... “Cast out” , “Hollow” . and “Never again” show off Rich Clarks amazing guitar work. The string work on this album is in itself worth checking out, not to mention John Ferreira’s lead vocals. As the world Burns new self titled cd.Great Band!"

MetalBoo Holly - THe LOCAL PIT STOP
"new cd sounds killer and its a cool addition to my collection....Strong songs, excellent musicianship from everybody involved and the packaging is total pro looking...Keep up the great work guys cause I think you have a winner here with this release!

Jd Bradshaw - Acacia Entertainment -


Self titled Debut record Was Released in 2012. Featuring 10 songs.
Recorded at Sniper Studios in Moyock, NC.
Engineered and Mastered by Vince Burke. Produced by ATWB, Vince Burke and Rich Clark

PREVAIL is the second offering from the band and was releaed in 2021. Featuring 8 songs and a newer sound.
Featuring Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater, Alice Cooper) on Keyboards for two tracks. Recorded at Battleground Studios. Engineered and produced by Rich Clark. Mixed and Mastered by Chris Collier. ( Korn, KXM, Whitesnake)

The single REALIZED was released On 8-26-2023. Recorded at Battle Ground Studios in Norfolk, Va. Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Rich Clark. 

All music available on most digital outlets.



As The World Burns is a metal band that is difficult to define but appeals to fans of hard rock and heavy metal alike. The band combines elements of heavy riffs and aggressive vocals, as well as clean passages and melodic singing to create a balance of heavy and melody. This versatility is the reason the band has been well received supporting acts such as White Lion, Halestorm, Devildriver, and Kings X just to name a few. As The World Burns' live show is a roller coaster ride of high energy thrash inspired metal, progressive elements featuring soaring musicscapes, vocal harmonies, and even a ballad or two. As The World Burns has released a self-titled debut, as well as the newest album entitled Prevail, both available on Spotify and Apple Music. Prevail features the title track single inspired by the will to overcome the adversity of dealing with a global pandemic, accompanied by an aptly themed music video. The band has recently been playing live on the local circuit supporting various national acts, as well as tribute acts at local venues Elevation 27 and Scandals Live with plans to continue playing shows, including performing headlining dates. Additionally, As The World Burns has already started writing for a new album and plan to go back into the studio to release more new music in 2023.

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