Adelitas Way have been hard at work in the studio, and they recently re-emerged with the new single "Ready for War (Pray for Peace)." The group is now teaming up with Loudwire to bring you the exclusive lyric video for that song, which can be seen in the player above.

As you can see, the clip stays close to the song's theme, opening with a classic photo of a soldier holding a child while the mother looks on. As the clip continues to roll through newspaper type artwork which spools out over hard driving guitar licks, we eventually get to the heart of the song, with vocalist Rick DeJesus stating, "I don't want to do this again / I pray for peace / But I'm ready for war / I pray for change / But I've been here before." The visuals tie into the lyrics with scenes of fighter plans, bombers, soldiers marching and destruction playing out.

DeJesus tells us, "'Ready for War (Pray for Peace)' is the state of mind that our soldiers, our officers, and even as a father who must protect a household that their family is in. I want love and peace in this world, but we must be prepared to protect what is ours from the evil that doesn’t want a world of love and peace. That’s what we’re trying to convey with this song and video."

Adelitas Way have been working on their fifth studio album, and while a title and release date have yet to be revealed, it's expected that "Ready for War (Pray for Peace)" will be part of the disc, which is tentatively set to arrive in 2017. In the interim, you can look for the band on tour as they hit the cities listed below. And keep up with the band on Facebook, Twitter and their own website.

Adelitas Way, "Ready for War (Pray for Peace)" Artwork

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Adelitas Way 2016 Tour Dates

10/31 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Sayers Club
11/22 -- Huntington, N.Y. -- The Paramount
11/26 -- Lawrence, Mass. -- Claddagh Music Hall
11/27 -- Warrendale, Pa. -- Jergel’s
12/1 -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- 8 Seconds Saloon
12/2 -- Belvidere, Ill. -- The Apollo Theatre
12/3 -- Flint, Mich. -- The Machine Shop
12/6 -- Chicago, Ill. -- House Of Blues
12/8 -- Stafford, Texas -- The Pub Fountains
12/9 -- San Antonio, Texas -- Alamo City Music Hall
12/10 -- Tyler, Texas -- Clicks