Wage War strips down to ‘Circle the Drain’

Florida hard rock quintet Wage War—Briton Bond (lead vocals), Cody Quistad (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Seth Blake (lead guitar), Chris Gaylord (bass) and Stephen Kluesener (drums)—has shared the stripped down version of “Circle the Drain” from its new album “Manic,” out now on Fearless Records.

“We’ve always loved taking our songs back to the basics, and ‘Circle the Drain’ (Stripped) is one of our favorites yet,” the band said. “We feel like the song really gets to breathe when you strip it down.”

This reimagined version of the song arrives a day ahead of the band’s headline hometown show at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, Dec. 18.

In other Wage War news, the band has been selected by SiriusXM’s Octane as one of the brand’s “Future Five” of 2022 bands. The original version of “Circle the Drain” currently is number one on the station’s listener-voted Big Uns Countdown.

The “Future Five” for 2022 consists of five new artists that SiriusXM has supported and predicts will break through in 2022 across the pop, R&B, country, hip-hop and rock genres. Year after year, SiriusXM’s “Future Five” picks have proven to be on point and spotlights artists that SiriusXM is first to champion. Past “Future Five” selections include Doja Cat, Gabby Barrett, Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert and Carly Pearce.

The “Future Five” for 2022 is as follows, in alphabetical order.

42 Dugg (hip-hop)
Mae Muller (pop)
Morgan Wade (country)
Wage War (rock)


1/13 ­­— Atlanta, GA — The Tabernacle
1/14 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
1/15 — Cincinnati, OH  — ICON
1/17 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE 
1/18 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
1/19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
1/21 — Boston, MA  — Tsongas Arena
1/22 — New York, NY — Hammerstein
1/24 — Detroit, MI  — The Fillmore
1/25 — Chicago, IL  — Aragon Ballroom
1/28 — Kansas City, MO — The Uptown Theatre
1/29 — Oklahoma City, OK  — Diamond Ballroom
1/30 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
2/1 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
2/4 — Los Angeles, CA  — The Palladium

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