Warbringer is an American thrash metal band formed in 2004. Century Media Records signed Warbringer after seeing them at a local show in LA. Originally, a Century Media rep was at the show to see another LA thrash metal band but decided to sign Warbringer instead.
Warbringer's second album Waking into Nightmares was released on May 19, 2009. The album reached No. 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.Nic Ritter has decided to leave the band to pursue an interest in the medical field as an ultrasound technician in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The band formed in 2004 when John Laux and Victor Mikhaltsevich met during high school. They shared a strong common interest in Metal and began writing instrumental songs together. Eventually Victor introduced John Kevill to Laux as the new vocalist and immediately a strong creative partnership was forged.
Originally they had named the band Onslaught but changed their name after learning that there is a band using the same name. Nothing had been recorded or released while they had used the name. They soon recruited Andy Laux as a bass player and Evan Reiter as drummer. A few weeks later Evan left and was replaced by Adam Carroll whom Kevill had met opening as a guitarist in a local band at a Metal Church show.