Holy War

by ill system

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'Holy War' is ill system's first release since 'International Assassins' in 2005. It is also the first single to feature the newest members of the band, Mike Cubic (Bass) and Gareth Howard (Guitar).
Looking to the future of the band, this track represents their new direction, whilst still maintaining their core sound.



Raise up your fist, I insist, in case you missed, it’s a motherfucking crisis
We are at war
Believing the lies justifies who will die by the Pentagon or Isis
All in the name of God

The truth resides between two sides, there can be no wrong or right
But if the future lies within these minds, we can kiss all hope goodbye
All in the name of war

This is a holy war
This is a holy shitstorm

It feels like something’s got to give any moment
There’s on so much you can break until its broken
If there’s a place call hell for the infidels
I guess you’ll know it well
All in the name of war

This is a holy war
This is a holy shitstorm


released December 12, 2017
Mixed by Mike Cubic
Mastered by Ramone Pickover
Music by Sean Olsen, Mike Cubic, Ramone Pickover & Gareth Howard
Lyrics by Sean Olsen
Artwork by Art Pereira


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ill system Cape Town, South Africa

The only African Reggae Metal band on the planet. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, 'ill system' began their journey in 2001. They relocated to UK in 2003, where they released their debut album: 'International Assassins'. They then went on to win the UK battle of the bands, and played alongside Bloodhound Gang at the Taubertal Festival in Germany. They disbanded in 2006, but reformed in 2014 ... more

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