Holy Wars Return With New Single ‘Deus Ex Machina’

Holy Wars are back with new music! The duo, featuring Kat Leon and Nick Perez, have shared their new single “Deux Ex Machina,” marking their first release on new label Pale Chord.

The single arrives with a new video, which takes through a literal rollercoaster ride of Leon’s dark psyche. Speaking about the song’s themes she says:

‚ÄúDeus Ex Machina was inspired by my love of psychology and how fascinating the brain is. The God of the human machine. Deus Ex Machina meaning God from the Machine really helped shape the message of what I wanted to say lyrically in this song, how our personal narrative is powerful. We often rewrite our stories as the hero’s tale but we very possibly could be the villain in another’s. Our words are powerful and our story is our legacy. In this song I wanted to display the attack side of the narrative, how any issue I have had with another has stemmed from projection, a choice and the power I allow it to have. The ghost in the machine haunting my thoughts and puppeting my actions. Deus Ex Machina is a hard-hitting wild sonic ride of the mania that lives underneath us all.”

Watch the video below.

Holy Wars have several festival appearances booked for this fall, including Furnace Fest and Louder Than Life. Check out all their dates here.


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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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