All Rise

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  • California metal band Wovenwar were formed by former As I Lay Dying members bassist Josh Gilbert, guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso and drummer Jordan Mancino following the arrest of their frontman Tim Lambesis on May 8, 2013. They were joined by Oh, Sleeper vocalist Shane Blay.
  • The lyrics for this song were written by Blay and detail his past struggles in the music industry. Gilbert explained to AllMusic: "A lot of people took them as relating to our situation, but it's written by Shane and painting certain people in the industry as vampires who are there to suck the life out of you to make a buck."

    "That song is cool and anthemic because you can really apply the chorus to any sort of situation or whatever that you're trying to overcome," he continued. "That song came together really fast; it was the first song we had a proper demo for, and Shane came and stayed with me and we wrote the lyrics and melody for it in one night, recorded the whole thing, and it was the first moment where we really realized that things were going to work with the new band."
  • The performance-based video was directed by Scott Hansen (Whitechapel, Animals as Leaders) and shot in Los Angeles.
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