ANY GIVEN SIN AND MASCOT RECORDS RELEASE DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM
WAR WITHIN IS OUT NOW VINYL/CD/DIGITALLY
Inner struggle incites outward expression. Any Given Sin transfigure conflict into caustic and catchy hard rock punctuated by metallic intensity and alternative intimacy. The Maryland quartet—Victor Ritchie [vocals], Mike Conner [guitar], Rich Stevenson [bass], and Mike Showalter [drums]—encase these unrestrained emotions inside arena-size anthems with bold hooks and bludgeoning riffs. Amassing nearly 20 million streams to date, buzzing at radio, and building a devout fan base, the group perfect this pummeling and powerful style on their forthcoming Mascot Records debut.
Representing the emotional apex of the record, “Cold Bones” leans on soft piano. These icy tones underscore a vulnerable, yet vital vocal performance just before the distortion kicks back in underneath the refrain. As a military vet often faced with the horrible news of duty’s permanent scars, Richie dug deep inside himself for the lyrics. “I wrote it by myself on the piano,” he recalls. “I was in the military for seven years, and I had a lot of friends unfortunately commit suicide. We lost too many of our buddies in Iraq and Afghanistan. This song is definitely about those people, but it could be for anyone who has lost a friend under similar circumstances.”
The band previously released the track "Calm Before The Storm"