Marshalltown, IA, in 2002 by five friends who shared the same dream of starting their own D.I.Y. punk band and somehow escaping the sleepy town where they grew up. By the end of 2003, the hardcore outfit had released their first 7" single, recorded their debut album, My Love. My Way., and built a small fan base through constant touring across the U.S. In early 2004, Reflections Records licensed their debut and sent the boys on their first European tour. In 2005 the group signed with Deathwish Inc and spent the next few months writing and recording songs for what would become their second album, Witness, which was released in June 2005. Deathwish reissued My Love. My Way. in the fall of 2006, and the band hit the road with Strike Anywhere and Bane followed by a successful winter tour with Converge. On August 21st, Modern Life Is War will release their highly anticipated third album, Midnight In America.