We Are The Arsenal

We Are The Arsenal

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Fans of AFI, Pennywise, and Coheed and Cambria will appreciate the quartet’s forward-thinking rock meets post-hardcore feel.

Biography

We Are The Arsenal is a musical quartet which formed in Orange County, CA fueled by nothing more than a true passion for music and a love of what they do. The simple appreciation of good melodies, honest lyrics, and good old-fashioned rock and roll are the drive behind the rock anthems found on both current releases by the band.

With the release of the band’s debut EP known simply as “The Trees” in February 2008, came the attention of Japanese based record label RadTone Music as well as US based Authentik Artists. The teaming with both companies led to the eventual release of We Are The Arsenal’s debut full-length album entitled “They Worshipped The Trees” in 2009.

“They Worshipped The Trees” is a thirteen track epic with songs woven together by a common thread of melody, aggression, and emotion. Sucked in immediately by a startling introduction known simply as “The Truth”, you are immediately taken over by the feeling that you have just gotten involved with something big, something major. The album is highlighted by dozens of memorable moments and mesmerizing choruses such as that found in “Airwaves” and the unsettling nursery rhyme-esque reprise of “Skeletons.” The raw aggression and brutal gang chants found in many of the tracks on “They Worshipped The Trees” are very evenly balanced out by softer tracks such the anthemic “Like My Body” or the melancholic balladry of “If I Had Known”.
2009 has sent the band on their very own North American tour and fans have discovered their music on the airwaves (both radio and television).

Look for We Are The Arsenal on the season premiere of Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins this fall on MTV and listen for “So Long” during the 2009 World Series on Fox.
A music video for “So Long” is currently in the final editing stages and will be debuting on MTV, Fuse, and numerous online websites this November.

For more info contact:
G Scott Barrett
scott@chopchop.org

Lyrics

So Long

Written By: We Are The Arsenal

We are the arsenal, we'll sing it to you loud, we'll sing it to you clear
We are alone. Like soldiers in the fray, like ghosts who lost their way
The sun won't shine today, we are alone.

So raise your glass up high to all the lonely nights
We've spent singing anthems of our own demise
And when we say goodbye, make sure you realize
I might never come back home, and so the story goes...

So long, pray we don't blow it
I don't really know if or when we will return
We'll win, or die trying
They'll never take us alive

And with every word you say, you don't really wanna know
The things that I have seen
And with every word you say, I cannot believe
This disregard for subtlety
So when we say goodbye, make sure you realize
I know I'm never coming home

So long, guess we didn't know it would ever be this hard
We just kept our big mouths shut
But we know now, that we are alone, we fight alone.

They'll never take us alive.

Sound The Alarms

Written By: We Are The Arsenal

Sound the alarms, call the police
Tell me that you're listening
Say your goodbyes, fall out in the streets
Tonight we are our last chance to dream

Speak now while you can
Or forever hold your peace
I never said this wouldn't hurt
God only knows if it will work

The sirens sing us to sleep

Sound the alarms, call the police
Tell me that you're listening
Say your goodbyes, fall out in the streets
Tonight we are our last chance to dream
So sound the alarms, it's the threat of the week
They want blood, we wanted honesty
Say your goodbyes, fall out in the streets
Tonight we are our last chance to dream

Tonight, we are our last chance
Tonight, we'll redefine romance
Tonight, we will rewrite history

Tonight we are our last chance to dream
And be scared for a lifetime.
We'll be scared all our lives.

Discography

EP - The Trees

LP - They Worshipped The Trees

Set List

The Truth
Sound The Alarm
Airwaves
So Long
Skeletons
Like My Body
The New Society
If I Had Known
At an End
Oxygen
Lost Cause
Heroes for Sale
If I Dit It