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This Time It's War

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This Time It’s War began officially in 2004, after longtime friends John Gammon, Justin Lawson, and Alan Simpson decided to take their after-school jams a little more seriously. After adding Brandon Rickey on bass in early 2004, they began playing shows around the Richmond area that spring and summer under the name “Still Life”. Late that year, vocalist Blake Bryant was added to the band, and the name was changed to This Time It’s War to reflect their newly completed lineup.

Still in high school, the group spent all of 2005 and 2006 playing countless shows all over Virginia as well as several weekend tours, notably with fellow Virginia band Love In The Time of Cholera. This set the foundation for their sizable local fanbase in the VA/MD/DC area, sharing the stage with bands like August Burns Red, Scarlet, and a host of others.

Mid-2006 saw the departure of Blake on vocals, and the addition of a friend, Reeves Hankins, as the new singer. After a couple of months of touring and playing shows with Reeves, however, the band decided to part with him and soon after that recruited Bobby Hazelwood on vocals. Entering Planet Red studios that year, TTIW recorded a demo that included old favorites such as “Riddles”, “Into the Abyss” and “The Lord of the Flies”.

2007 was a year of change. The year began with a self-booked tour of the southeast, and in spring 2007 the band unveiled a demo of a new song, “1134”. The sound was a big departure from their previous material, a result of a few years of experience under their belt and a desire to start doing something different in the over-saturated music scene.

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  • IILAmbdA

    nice sound

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Althrioan

    one day ago there was a EP with Lord of the Flies on it .. how was this one called and ca I get it somewhere?

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Danielra92

    do like

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • BenOnUserstyles

    love it

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • eric_chaos

    This is really really good

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ttiwguitar

    we have studio time lined up for august at planet red here in richmond to record our first full length. chris dowhan will produce it and andreas magnusson will be mixing. it'll be out in winter!

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Gatekeepah

    Kickass, I want to buy all merchandise and tell everyone I know about this band. And I will do so now.

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • nunesgm

    where can i get riddles

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ttiwguitar

    more songs coming reeeal soon. glad you guys like it :)

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • jasonmfdavis

    does anyone have the 2006 demo? if so please send it to me.

    25 Apr 2008 Reply
  • wusspett

    these guys rock. It's time for more songs on here!

    24 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Benforcer3

    WOOO!!! TTIW FOR LIFE!

    1 Aug 2007 Reply

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