Warbringer were founded in 2004 while the bandmembers were still in high school. Inspired by first-wave thrash giants like Death Angel, Metallica, and Anthrax, the group recorded a promising demo that eventually led to an EP, One by One, The Wicked Fall, in 2006. The EP was solid enough to capture the attention of Century Media, who quickly signed Warbringer and released their debut album, War Without End, in 2008. The following year saw the release of Waking Into Nightmares, which was produced by Exodus guitarist Dan Seagrave, and in 2011 the band dropped its third studio long-player, World Torn Asunder. IV: Empires Collapse arrived in 2013, followed by the punishing Woe to the Vanquished, the band's first for Napalm Records, in 2017.