A War Within
Based in Detroit MI, A War Within consists of members Spencer Maybe, Nikhil Rao, Zac Bardsley, and Roy Guldenpfennig. The band prides itself on intense live performances and dynamic music that combines technicality with accessibility; crushingly heavy sections that are perfectly balanced by delicate melody.
The band was initially founded by prior members in 2014. The debut release was a music video for “Holding On”, and following this came the release of the debut album, “Sons of Saturn”. The record lead to touring with The Paramedic, Sycamour, It Lies Within, Darkness Divided, Spence and Words like Daggers.
In 2016, the band released their second full length record, “Believe”, and embarked on several full US tours. The year saw them touring with Blessthefall, Miss May I, The Plot in You, Sirens & Sailors, Divisions, Versus, Darkness Divided and Convictions. A busy year on the road was ended with a few weeks in Portland, Oregon recording with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping with Sirens, Issues, Dance Gavin Dance).
In 2017, the band began releasing the material recorded with Kris, including the two singles “Where the Lines are Drawn” and “Wallflower”. They also toured the East Coast relentlessly, joined by Never I, Alteras, The Few, and Icaria. In the winter of 2017, they began pre-production on their third full length record.
The band has earned a consistent following in the Detroit scene, resulting in shows with Attila, The Color Morale, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, For the Fallen Dreams, and more. They have also had the privilege of playing the Detroit date of Van’s Warped Tour in both 2015 and 2018. Currently, the band is finishing self-producing and recording their third full length record. They are eagerly anticipating releasing the album and continuing to tour in support of it!