Robert Van War leaves ATTIKA – Announces new band and project

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Robert Van War, former singer of ATTIKA from Florida US and current singer of ONWARD from Wyoming, US, has sent us some important news and updates.

He announces his department from ATTIKA, he points his main focus on ONWARD and he shares with us all his future plans about a new project and a new band. Here is his message:

“Hello Metal brethren,

I’m reaching out to let you all know that I’m no longer involved in ATTIKA. It is amicable… It was simply something I realized I needed to do.

As you know, I am currently involved with ONWARD. The new album “Of Epoch and Inferno” is killer. My involvement with ONWARD has been a very challenging and growing experience for me. I’m very honored to be working with Toby to help him moving ONWARD into a new chapter.

In between:

I am working with some great artists from other bands on a recording project we call SLIVER. We are excited about this and look forward to hear from our Metal fans. Who knows, maybe we will do another someday!

In the days I’m not working with ONWARD, I will be working on my first solo band called VAN WAR. This band and news will remain under lock and key until the proper time!

Thank you all for supporting ATTIKA and ONWARD.

Rob Van War


Robert Van War has released three full length albums with ATTIKA -including thei “Attika” debut (1988) and and the classic “When Heroes Fall” (1991). In 2021 ATTIKA released their third album “Metal Lands” on Pure Steel Records.

Back in 2021 Var War was invited by Tobby Knapp to join the resurrected ONWARD in order to release the comeback album “Of Epoch and Inferno”. The album’s CD edition is out via Moribund Records. A vinyl edition is expected through Alone Records.