Canadian metal act WAKE have never stood still musically. Whether with blindingly fast tempos, lacerative metallic riffs or achingly ominous, thunderous doom, the band has never feared bending any musical theme to its will. One constant theme has always held every song together, throughout the band’s decade-long history: pure, depressive void. WAKE push to redefine how expansive and dynamic grindcore and extreme metal can be.
Devouring Ruin, WAKE’s fourth album and second for Translation Loss Records, sees the band explore the juxtaposition of extreme tempo change, sudden shifts, and collapsing rhythmic and psychological states to challenge genres and standards. Ten songs blend furious blasting chaos with suffocating strained ambience and depressive melodic guitar lines, amidst vocalist Kyle Ball’s dystopic liturgies.
Devouring Ruin is an open window for listeners to hear the internal ruin that lives within the band. Their personal wounds and self defeat are on clear display; the roaring emotional path that lives within them is heard through fast tempos, melodic bursts, waterfalling leads and black metal riffs – taking you full circle to embrace chaos. The album reflects the band’s personal defeats, and their acceptance to live with the emotional aftermath of their previous albums themes.
Devouring Ruin will be released on March 27, 2019 via Translation Loss Records on LP (two variants), compact disc, cassette, and on all digital platforms.
- Dissolve and Release
- Kana Tevoro (Kania! Kania!)
- This Abyssal Plain
- Mouth of Abolition
- In the Lair of the Rat Kings
- Monuments to Impiety
- The Procession (Death March to Eternity)
WAKE are represented by Translation Loss Records, Perfect World PR, and Continental Concerts. WAKE are endorsed by Vater, Pearl, Gator, Orange (Official Orange Ambassador), and Lace Pickups.
Rob LaChance – guitar
Kyle Ball – vocals
Arjun Gill – guitar
Josh Bueckert – drums
Ryan Kennedy – bass
For more information, please contact Shannon at Perfect World PR: firstname.lastname@example.org