Greta Van Fleet – Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, Josh Kiszka/vocals, and Danny Wagner/drums – is very proud to announce the upcoming release of the band’s debut album, Anthem of The Peaceful Army, due out October 19th on Lava/Republic Records. The album is available for pre-order now by going here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat track, the brand new song Watching Over, that you can check out here.

Collectively written by all four band members, the ten original songs explore a variety of topics that include fresh starts, love, integrity, innocence, adventure, diversity and peace, the life cycle and its inherent responsibilities, courage, masked deceptions, revolution, and truth. Blending rock, soul and blues, Jake’s blazing guitar riffs, Josh’s soaring, powerful vocals, Danny’s thunderous drums, and Sam’s swaggering baselines and keys create a menagerie of musical elements throughout.

The first single from Anthem of the Peaceful Army, When The Curtain Falls, arrived at rock radio on August 15th and is already a Top 10 track with more than 13-million total audio streams. The song’s companion music video has surpassed 1.7-million views and can be seen below.

The tracklisting for Anthem of the Peaceful Army is as follows:

1. Age of Man
2. The Cold Wind
3. When The Curtain Falls
4. Watching Over
5. Lover Leaver (Taker Believer)
6. You’re The One
7. The New Day
8. Mountain of the Sun
9. Brave New World
10. Anthem

Music fans were first introduced to Greta Van Fleet in March 2017 with the release of the band’s debut single Highway Tune that held the #1 position on U.S. Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada’s Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks. For Greta Van Fleet, 2017 went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 EPs, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.

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  • Keith G on

    I’m really torn on these guys. I do enjoy their music somewhat, but they are SO derivative! Their vocalist tries (and fails) so hard to sound like Robert Plant. and the whole hippie vibe really turns me off! But I do enjoy the loose, bluesy feel that they play with. With the state of music today, I want to really like and support these guys! Especially in America, their aren’t many good hard rock/ metal bands that are successful. Greta Van Fleet are really the only new American band I can name that have gained any traction. I just wish they would come up with their own sound, and stop trying to rip off the might ZEP!

  • Rattlehead on

    Why should I get this when I can hear the real Zeppelin with their recent remastered release of “Song Remains the Same”?

    I think the Zeppelin sound is the novelty of GVF, just like I think the Zeppelin sound was novelty for both the bands Bonham and Kingdom Come. It wasn’t enough to give those bands “staying power”, just like I don’t think it will be enough for GVF.

    • Dana on

      Speaking of which, what happened to Rival Sons?

      Out of all of those recent Zeppelin influenced bands, I thought they seemed to the best of the lot, and not a complete Zep bite.

    • Doug R. on

      I have no idea who these guys are, and no interest in wanting to know! But what I am interested in is Airbourne, where is Airbourne?

    • Michael B on

      Eh, Zeppelin is gone. Done and over with for decades. There’s nothing wrong with bands taking up where they left off.

      I’m going to disagree about GVF and the Zep novelty. Definitely something more to them than Bonham or Kingdom Come, both of with were mediocre at best. Songwriting is where both of those bands were scraping the bottom of the barrel. A band like Rival Son’s was pretty good, but to me, all of their songs sounded very similar, which again comes down to song writing.

      I hear The Doors and other influences in this new song.

      It’s fun and refreshing to some degree to see a young band with some fire.

    • Dana on

      Eh, Zeppelin is gone. Done and over with for decades. There’s nothing wrong with bands taking up where they left off.

      Well, I don’t think Robert Plant would agree with that statement. He seemed to pay this band a very backhanded compliment, which if one was to read between the lines, wasn’t really a compliment at all.

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  • Dana on

    Guess I am listening with defective ears, Craig, (lol)

    Out of all of the Zeppelin wannabes (Kingdom Come, Rival Sons, etc.), I think they sound the most like the band, and dare I say, practically a rip off.

    Of course, Zeppelin comes with its own controversies, as many claim they have blatantly “borrowed” from other artists (see this article: To me, this band has very little originality, and that comes from the person who loves Airbourne.

    To me, there is big difference between being influenced by a band, and sounding almost exactly like the group. GVF sounds 98.9% like Zeppelin, where bands such as Bandlands, or Whitesnake, were certainly influenced by them, but in my opinion, clearly retained their own sound. I just don’t hear any individuality with this group, but to each their own.

    D πŸ™‚

  • Doug R. on

    IMO, whatever LZ borrowed, they paid back tenfold! And then some!

  • Brian B on

    I can’t believe that we are complaining about anew band sounding like Zeppelin. More new bands should sound like Zeppelin ! Wow.

    • Dana on

      The next time I get complaints, when I extol Airbourne, please remember your comment, because I don’t see how anyone can complain about a band sounding similar to AC/DC.

      D πŸ™‚

    • Doug R. on

      Yes, Airbourne is a protege of AC/DC, absolutely, but because they add their own grit, I can’t give them any sh-t! πŸ˜‰ I’ve been a huge Airbourne fan over the last 5 years or so (thanks to Dana) πŸ˜‰ and by far are my favorite newer band to come out in the last 20 years or so.
      When you’re as great of a band as Led Zeppelin, like I said, it’s ok to borrow as long as you pay it back, and did they ever!! Nothing but a “Whole Lotta Love” for the mighty Zep! πŸ˜‰ Hey, what am I doing up so early on a Sunday? The only things that matter on Sundays are sleeping, golf, and baseball, until hockey season starts, which will be soon! πŸ™‚

    • Rattlehead on

      I agree with your comments, Dana. GVF does indeed sound like Zeppelin. They may not have a song that is a “rip off” of a Zeppelin song, the way Maiden’s “Wicker Man” sounds like a “rip off” of Priest’s “Running Wild”, but GVF does indeed sound like Zeppelin. And good observations on the GVF vs Zeppelin song titles!

      And I agree with Craig. When a song gets stuck in your head, it is indeed greatness. And, IMO, that’s one of the strengths of the band Ghost’s music.

    • Rattlehead on

      Preach it, Dana and Doug! Airbourne is great! I, too, was turned on to this band by Dana!

      And Doug, today is the first Sunday of the football season! I love football! IMO, greatest team sport ever! While the NFL has turned me off some due to the kneeling protests and NFL owners approving the relocation of teams (including my San Diego home team), I’ll be cheering for every team that plays those San Diego Traitors! Dean Spanos Sucks!

    • Doug R. on

      Ooooh, Rattle, my brother, this will probably be the only time I disagree with you. I HATE football! Always have, even way before the BS! IMO, hockey is the greatest team sport ever! And what happens on the ice, stays on the ice! It doesn’t carry over into the locker rooms, or the parking lot, or anywhere else. Hockey is still a pure sport, not a political platform! Anyway, I just noticed Justin Beaver’s name up there, ^^ wow, if you get an accolade from Justin Beaver, damn, you must be good! LOL!!! Rock on, Rattle, Airbourne is awesome! Hmm… I wonder what the little Beaver thinks of them? NOT! πŸ˜‰

    • Dana on

      Shhh! Please let him stick with his Metallica shirts-LOL!!!

    • Doug R. on

      You’re right, Dana, Beaver has so much more in common with Metallica than Airbourne, (major eye roll!) LOL!!!

    • Dana on


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