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WARGASM teams up with Fred Durst for “Bang Ya Head”: a manifesto for millennial angst and nu-metal nostalgia

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Just as two storms may converge into a more potent tempest, so too has the UK electro-punk duo WARGASM and nu-metal pioneer Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit joined forces, creating a visceral audial experience in the form of their latest single “Bang Ya Head.”

As a mouth-watering appetizer to WARGASM’s forthcoming debut album “Venom,” set to drop on October 27th, the single arrives like a brick through your living room window—impossible to ignore and defiantly disruptive.

Drawing inspiration from the inescapable grind of daily life, WARGASM’s Sam Matlock encapsulates the economic and existential dread facing a generation: “When I was working in bars it always drove me insane how much it costs us to live, and how little money we make. The world’s going fucking crazy and everything’s getting so expensive—how the fuck are we meant to buy a life? It’s just this nightmare cycle until you get lucky. Like banging your head against a brick wall over and over and over—you bang your head until you break your fucking neck.”

The track is a sonic sledgehammer of raw emotion, crafted in the dim light of a friend’s L.A. house, then tested against the delicate sensibilities of the neighborhood as it was captured on a microphone in a nondescript bathroom. Its essence lies in an aural cocktail that mixes ’90s nu-metal sensibilities with a fresh electro-punk zest, a musical Molotov cocktail ready for launch.

Wargasm UK by Haris Nukem
Wargasm UK by Haris Nukem

Fred Durst’s guest appearance isn’t merely a nostalgic nod to the nu-metal giants of the past but rather serves as a bridge, joining two eras of musicians who articulate the frustrations of youth through power chords, heavy riffs, and guttural screams.

WARGASM has already opened for Limp Bizkit during the European leg of their ‘Still Sucks’ tour, and this collaboration confirms the mutual respect and musical synergy between the artists.

The band describes their upcoming album as “heavy, melodic, disgusting, honest, sexy,” which might sound paradoxical but aligns perfectly with their mission to hammer out a sound that is as complex as it is brutally straightforward.

Having toured with Limp Bizkit and soon joining Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor on his solo tour, WARGASM seems to be on a relentless path, crashing through genre boundaries and societal norms alike.

Beyond its sonic tapestry, “Bang Ya Head” serves as an anthem for the disenchanted, the youths grappling with a world that expects them to find their place while shifting the goalposts. As a lead-in to their debut albumVenom,” this track sets the bar, not just as a piece of music but as a manifesto; an open letter to anyone who’s felt that relentless itch of existential despair amidst the chaos of modern life.

Venom is due out October 27th.

Wargasm tour dates:

September 9th Andrew Brady Music Center Cincinnati, OH*
September 12th The Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ*
September 13th House of Blues Boston, MA*
September 15th The Dome Wallingford, CT*
September 16th The Paramount Huntington, NY*
September 18th House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC*
September 21st Mars Music Hall Huntsville, AL*
September 22nd Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY
September 24th House of Blues Houston, TX*
September 25th House of Blues Dallas, TX*
September 27th Revel Albuquerque, NM*
September 28th Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ*
September 29th Dollar Loan Center Henderson, NV*
October 1st House of Blues San Diego, CA*
October 3rd Riverside Municipal Auditorium Riverside, CA*
October 5th The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA*
October 7th Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
November 8th 1865 Southampton, UK%
November 9th Rock City Nottingham, UK%
November 10th Ulster Sports Club Belfast, UK%
November 11th Opium Rooms Dublin, IE %
November 14th Sentrum Scene Oslo, IN#
November 15th Annexet Stockholm, SE#
November 16th Amager Bio Copenhagen, DK#
November 18th Sporthalle Hamburg, DE#
November 19th Verti Music Hall Berlin, DE#
November 21st Palladium Cologne, DE#
November 23rd Gasometer Vienna, AT#
November 24th Zenith Munich, DE#
November 25th La Laterie Strasbourg, FR#
December 1st Stadthalle Offenbach, DE#
December 3rd O13 Tilburg, NL#
December 4th Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE#
December 6th L’Olympia Paris, FR#
December 7th Esch-zur-Alzette Luxembourge, LB#
December 8th Frabrique Milan, IT#
December 10th The Mill Birmingham, UK%
December 12th SWG3 Glasgow, UK%
December 13th O2 Ritz Manchester, UK%
December 15th SWX Bristol, UK%
December 16th O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK%

*Supporting Corey Taylor
^Supporting Royal Blood
#Supporting Baby Metal
%Wargasm Headline Shows

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