ICYMI: Wake

wake Calgary, Alberta-based grindcore outfit, WAKE, has completed its humiliatingly devastating third full-length album, Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow, for February release through an international alliance of independent labels.

Far from being a grindcore band that fits any one mold, WAKE envisions the genre as a starting point from which to spawn their barbaric and completely unheard of sonic vision, made of savage aggression, void-opening dissonance, and spellbinding psychedelic dirges. Shards and splinters of black metal, crust, d-beat, noise, sludge, and post-hardcore will come at the listener like a firestorm, being hurdled at them with inconceivable violence, terrifying speed, and surgical precision. As the album unfolds, exposing a massive and oozing wound of dissonant and lawless horror, the album will reveal itself as a low-end monster that stands completely on its own, engulfed in the rising flames of a wretched sonic hell, and drawing precious blood from many different influences which reach far beyond grindcore.

WAKE’s Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow was recorded and mixed by Joel Grind at Falcon Studios (Toxic Holocaust, Poison Idea, Lord Dying, Abyss, etc.), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, The Secret, Black Breath, Old Man Gloom etc.) and features mesmerizing art and layout by Hal Rotting of Rotting Graphics (Plague Widow, Napalm Raid, Atriarch, Barghest).

Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrowwill be released on February 26th through an coalition of labels; the cassette tape and digital formats by Sentient Ruin, the CD by Everyday Hate, and the LP by 7 Degrees Records and Nerve Altar.

WAKEhas also declared a cross-country tour directly in conjunction with the release of Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow, with the Trans-Canada Deathwish. The fifteen-city attack will reach its way across Canada and Northern US, beginning in Edmonton on the very day of the new album’s release, February 26th, followed by shows in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and more before ending in Regina on March 11th.

In their seven year-long existence, WAKE has taken their wretched craft on the road and plagued the entire Northern Hemisphere with it on multiple occasions. Having toured Europe with Primitive Man, played Maryland Deathfest multiple times and turned venues into bloody battlefields all over North America with their pillaging tours, the band has established itself as one of most despondent, merciless and infamous live acts to ever see the light of day in the last decade. WAKE has released two full-length albums and splits with Theories and Dephosphorous through lables including 7 Degrees Records, Give Praise, Handshake Inc., and others, and has shared the stage with Napalm Death, Black Breath, Rotten Sound and many more.

While WAKE remains true to their underlying grindcore roots, showcasing clear affinity with stalwarts in the genre like Nasum, Brutal Truth, Discordance Axis and Napalm Death, attentive listeners will also notice the encompassing, dissonant and twisted craft of Deathspell Omega, the slow and pounding sludgecore of bands like Breach and Knut, and the grandiose post-hardcore architectures of bands like Cursed and The Secret. All in all, Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow is a monstrous achievement in the realm of modern and forward-thinking extreme metal and hardcore elaborations, and is a must hear for any fan of bands like Ulcerate, Full of Hell, Nails, Buried Inside, Celeste, and beyond.



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Date: Oct 03, 2016
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