Of Mice & Men Wrote War Song Amid San Bernardino Terror Attack

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(Metal Hammer) Of Mice & Men bassist Aaron Pauley recalls fighting back tears while writing Game Of War on the day of last year's fatal San Bernardino terrorist shootings.

He started writing the song in the hours after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, on December 2 when 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injured.

The track is the opening song on Of Mice & Men's upcoming fourth album Cold World and Pauley says the songwriting process helped him deal with the horror of the tragedy that took place so near to his home.

Pauley tells Metal Hammer: "I wrote Game Of War the day of the San Bernardino shooting, which is less than an hour from where we live.

"I was just in tears that day. That day, it sucked. It's really, really easy, especially now with politics, and with the election, and with Brexit and everything else to get really caught up in the politics of things, and then when suddenly it's not a political issue any more, but a human issue, it hurts more. It's more visceral." Read more here.

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