Winds Of Plague: Blood Of My Enemy-2017.

Winds of Plague is an American heavy metal band from Upland, California. Formed in 2002, the band is known for being one of the few deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music.

Formation, name change, and debut release (non studio album) (2002–2005)

Winds of Plague was founded in 2002 in Upland, California. During the time of the band’s inception, its name was originally Bleak December. However, they changed their name in April 2005, to Winds of Plague, being named after a lyric from the Unearth song, “Endless”.[1] They released their demo A Cold Day In Hell in late 2005 independently. Several of the songs would subsequently be re-recorded for the following album.

Decimate the Weak (2006–2009)

Decimate the Weak, the band’s first album for Century Media Records, was released in 2008. The album included several re-recorded tracks from A Cold Day In Hell.

The Great Stone War and line-up changes (2009–2011)

The Great Stone War was released on August 11, 2009. The album features two singles, “Approach the Podium” and “Chest and Horns”, though no music videos were ever shot for any songs on the album. On October 14, 2009, keyboardist Kristen Randall stated that she would be leaving the band and did so days afterward.[2] The band approached musician Lisa Marx to fill in on keyboard for their Australian/New Zealand tour. Afterwards the band found Alana Potocnik who has since been inducted as Winds of Plague’s keyboardist.

Against the World (2011–2013)

Against the World was released in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim. “Refined in the Fire” and “California” have been released as singles, and music videos for “Drop the Match”, “California” and “Refined in the Fire” have also been released. The band also appeared on the soundtrack for the game Homefront performing a cover of the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth“. A cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries was included in an iTunes extended play for “California”, but the EP was later removed from the iTunes store for unknown reasons.

Resistance (2013–2016)

Winds of Plague’s fourth studio album, Resistance, was recorded in early to mid-2013 and was released on October 29, 2013.

In December 2015, while playing the Affliction Metal Show at The Observatory in Santa Ana with Suicide Silence, vocalist Johnny Plague announced that after going through a brief hiatus, Winds of Plague would resume touring and working on a new album in 2016.

Blood of My Enemy (2017–present)

Winds of Plague’s fifth studio album, Blood of My Enemy, was recorded from 2016 to 2017 and was released on October 27, 2017.


A Cold Day in HellFull-length2005
Decimate the WeakFull-length2008
Stronger than AllSplit2008
The Great Stone WarFull-length2009
Refined in the FireSingle2011
Against the WorldFull-length2011
Never AloneSingle2017 
Blood of My EnemyFull-length2017
Decimate the WeakSingle2018 
Johnny Plague
Vocals (2005-present)
Arturo “Art” Cruz
Drums (2008-2012, 2015-present)
See also: Lamb of God, Mark Morton (live), ex-Prong, ex-Enthral, ex-Azusa
Justin Bock
Bass (2015-2017), Guitars (rhythm) (2017-present)
See also: ex-Bleeding Through (live)
Michael Montoya
Guitars (lead) (2015-present)
See also: ex-Goliath
Adrienne Cowan
Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2017-present)
See also: Light & ShadeSascha Paeth’s Masters of CeremonySeven SpiresAvantasia (live), ex-FirstBourne, ex-Mike Kerr (live), ex-Sonic Pulse (live), ex-Frontiers All Stars, ex-Riot Underground
Shane Slade
Bass (2018-present)
See also: ex-Molotov Solution, ex-Fit for an Autopsy

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