Related Information for This Time It's War This Time It's War began officially in 2004, after longtime friends John Gammon, Justin Lawson, and Alan Simpson decided to take their after-school jams a little more seriously. After adding Brandon Rickey on bass in early 2004, they began playing shows around the Richmond area that spring and summer under the name "Still Life". Late that year, vocalist Blake Bryant was added to the band, and the name was changed to This Time It's War to reflect their newly completed lineup.S.. read more