Awake At Last Premiere New Song “Save My Soul”

Awake At Last have premiered a new song titled “Save My Soul.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Balance,” which will be released on February 24.

Vocalist Vincent Torres commented:

“‘Save My Soul” takes place at a crucial part of the story in the upcoming album. It represents the feeling of being frozen by your own thoughts.

There was a time where no matter what I did or tried to do I couldn’t pull myself from my depression and anxiety. I kept sinking deeper and deeper into it. I felt like I’d done everything I could to try and answer some of those deeper questions.

Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? I battled those demons in my mind as much as I could, but I couldn’t deny they were a part of me. I felt like I was at war with myself, and I needed help, so the song sort of calls for help.

There’s also a bit of an answer though, and it helps to move the ebb and flow of the record forward. It’s a darker element on the record, but I hope that it speaks to those who also struggle with those paralyzing thoughts.”

Awake At Last Premiere “Living Fiction” Lyric Video

Awake At Last have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Living Fiction.” You can check that out below:

Vocalist Vincent Torres commented:

“Technology plays a significant role in all of our lives, ‘Living Fiction’ asks the question of whether or not it plays too much of a starring role in our lives. It’s about the data we share, and how as a whole we’ve become more and more addicted to it. When we were writing I noticed how much I had come to rely on technology and social media to have a window to everything when the world had kinda shut down. Technology boomed and I just started noticing patterns and how much they’d become a rhythmic part of my life.

I think we captured that energy in the song and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Tim Skold, who went in and added to that rhythm his signature more industrial elements that have made him Iconic. With that blend of energies I think it came out feeling like we are sort of absorbed in the technology rhythm. It’s been amazing getting back to things and seeing how our amazing fan base continues to support and rock with us. I’m Optimistic about the future and it is so good to get back into shows and releases.”

Awake At Last Premiere “Bloodline” Music Video

Awake At Last have premiered a new video for their new song “Bloodline.” Vocalist Vincent Torres commented:

“‘Bloodline’ is written from a perspective of frustration, and a reluctance to accept the current state we all live in. The song questions the media, and how during such a dark time people seemed to be more divided than ever, rather than come together. It asks the question of whether or not we can learn from history, or if we are doomed to repeat it. I wanted it to connect to the listeners who couldn’t help but worry about what is going to happen next and whether or not we can rely on the current state of media and information to be prepared for it.”

Awake At Last Premiere New Song “Armageddon”

Awake At Last have premiered a new song titled “Armageddon.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

Vocalist Vincent Torres commented:

“Armageddon is a song that reflects the time in which it was written. It’s a song of loss, and uncertainty, but it’s also a song about hope, and the energy that connects all people together. The last year and a half was extremely rough for everyone and there were times where it felt like a blurred nightmare. It took me to a dark place and the only way I knew how to power through it was to take all of the energy that was building up and channel it into this song. The song plays out like a conversation with something that was lost whether it’s a person who was important to you, an ideal, or even pieces of yourself that had to be recalculated and reconstructed. It also explores how sometimes losing someone or something important to you really does feel like the end of the world. I wanted to capture that but I also wanted to paint the picture of the dark clouds passing and remind everyone that there’s always the balance of new beginnings. As we move forward from this very strange topsy turvy year we just had I hope that people can come together. Humanity isn’t perfect, and we all have our flaws, but we’ve always overcome our biggest challenges united rather than divided. Nobody should ever feel truly alone…”

Awake At Last Premiere New Song “Unfinished Business”

Awake At Last have premiered a new song titled “Unfinished Business.” The band commented:

“‘Unfinished Business’ is a song that really represents the times that It was written in. We wanted to create a song that represented not giving up, and hopefully imbue that same feeling into the people. No matter how dark things get we will always try and bring the light. No matter how much these obstacles try and stop us, we can’t let them. We want to encourage you all in The Awakened to never give up on your goals no matter how much the game board changes.”

Awake At Last Premiere Lyric Video For New Song “This Means War” Feat. Adelitas Way’s Rick DeJesus

Awake At Last have premiered a new song titled “This Means War.” This track features Adelitas Way’s Rick DeJesus and a lyric video for it can be found below:

Awake At Last commented:

“When we recorded this song last fall, we originally wrote it about the apocalypse and fighting to survive. With everything going on in the world right now, we wanted to address the current events in our video and the song took on a double meaning to stand up and use your voice to speak up and fight for what you think is right. We can see that right now in the Black Lives Matters protests throughout the country

We were also touched by the actions of Police Sergeant Chris Swanson in Flint, Michigan lead by positive example and unite with protesters

As a band that stands for positivity, we want to see everyone stand TOGETHER united as one and fight against hatred and injustice and to see the change we want, without allowing us to be divided. Take care of each other and hold on!

Footage provided and licensed by Trevor Hancock. Additional footage provided by Luke Molica and Flint Michigan Police Sergeant Chris Swanson

100% of proceeds from our “We Stand Together United” tee will be donated to the NAACP. Buy/Stream the song on all platforms here:

Awake At Last Premiere “More Than Animals” Music Video

Awake At Last have premiered a new video for their new song “More Than Animals” via Alternative Press. This track is from the band’s new album “The Change,” which will be released on June 21.

The group commented:

“‘More Than Animals’ is a song about self-realization and that sometimes our circumstances imprison us in our own minds. The song is about breaking these chains that bind you that we often create ourselves and not falling in line.

Through the video for ‘More Than Animals,’ we wanted to show our listeners that we know what it is like to feel confined by our struggles and circumstances.

We hope our fans can find something to inspire them to break free of their chains and realize they are not alone.”

Interview: Awake At Last’s Vincent Torres Talks New Album “The Change”

Awake At Last will release their new album “The Change” on June 21 and I was recently given the opportunity to interview vocalist Vincent Torres about the effort. You can check out that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, how would you describe your music for those who may be unfamiliar with you?

TORRES: I like to say that Awake At Last is a theatrical rock band. We use heavy guitars and huge drums with straight forward rhythms, but we also weave in a symphonic dramatic element that gives it some signature. The heavy music represents the obstacles we talk a lot about like mental health, heart break, and the darker elements of the world and the theatrical lyrics and symphonic elements are meant to nurture the listener and inspire them to overcome the obstacles that life loves to throw at us.

METAL ANARCHY: What would you like to tell readers of this site about your new album “The Change”?

TORRES: The Change is a build up of everything we’ve done so far. And for me as the primary lyricist it is a major part of the story I’ve been trying to tell with my music. The story is about a life that is plagued by obstacles of all kinds but still manages to bring about a great artistic revolution in the world. It talks a lot about humanity and the emotional constructs that entails, but also technology and how certain aspects of humanity are lost in this modern world we live in. I hope that the listeners can put themselves into the character and are elevated and inspired by the message The Change brings them.

METAL ANARCHY: Would you say the effort is a natural progression from your “Life/Death/Rebirth” EP?

TORRES: Actually yeah, The Change is actually a direct sequel to LIfe/Death/Rebirth, and follows the character from the previous EP on their journey through the next life as they try and break the reincarnation cycle by imbuing this new vessel with all of the accumulated knowledge and experience of their past lives. They hope that in doing this they can live a perfect life and finally move onto the next step of their souls journey. Listeners will notice that the music is a bit different from our previous works but that’s also because it represents a different character and their current life.

METAL ANARCHY: You have already released three singles from “The Change.” How have fans been responding to the new material?

TORRES: We have been blown away by the love and support our fans have been showing. Sometimes it can be really nerve wrecking to release new material because you never know if it’s what your fans and listeners are looking for from your band. It’s been an absolute blast seeing their response and so far I have very good vibes for what is to come. We have an amazing fan base and we’ve chosen very different singles to roll this album out with, and so far they’ve all gotten great responses so I can’t wait to see whats next.

METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your personal favorite tracks from the album?

TORRES: I love all of the songs for very different reasons, but I will say that “The Change” is one of my all time favorites, and I pretty much had that song fully written in my head going into the studio. There’s also a song called “Unobtainable” that I think is extremely relatable, and one of my all time favorites is “Fallen Stars” which in my opinion really tells the Awake At Last Message. I really can’t wait to see how our fans respond to the new material.

METAL ANARCHY: What was it like working with Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills) on the title track?

TORRES: I was able to meet with Spencer a few times before he recorded his parts for the song, but we didn’t actually sit in the studio together when we did it. Most of it was discussed beforehand and I trusted his ability to perform as awesome as he did. He’s an amazing artist and a great singer so it was awesome to have the opportunity to work with him on one of the tracks on this album.

METAL ANARCHY: What can fans expect from your upcoming shows in support of the effort?

TORRES: We are really excited to bring these songs to a live audience, and every track is accompanied with small pieces of story that help to take our listeners on a journey throughout the live show. We always bring a lot of energy to the stage but it’s also become a lot more about the listeners and the people in the room so the best way to see what we’re bringing to the table live is to come and check out a live show!

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, where do you see your band heading in five years?

TORRES: Man… five years is a long time. Truthfully I would love to see the band gain some real success and I’d love to put out a few more records and maybe introduce a more theatrical vibe in the future. We’ve never really had big production budgets so I’ve never really gotten to mess around with stage props, or maybe a really cool visual element we could bring to the table. I know that one thing is for sure. I hope that we can continue to inspire our listeners to pursue fulfilling lives and to not let their circumstances weigh them down and be living proof that with positivity and perseverance and a little bit of organization you can take your dreams and make them a reality. In 5 years I’d love to be in a position where I’d be able to help other developing artists as well.

I would like to thank Torres for the interview. “The Change” will be released on June 21 and my review of the album can be found HERE.

Album Review: Awake At Last’s “The Change”

Awake At Last will release their debut full-length album “The Change” on June 21 and I was recently given the opportunity to listen to it early.

Musically, the effort takes hard rock and mixes it with catchy pop-like elements that hook you from the start. For instance, tracks like “Unobtainable” and “More Than Animals” are able to maintain a heavier side, while also providing an almost dancey vibe that makes you want to move and sing along.

Lyrically, the album works to inspire feelings of hope and encouragement. The title track, which features Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills), is a perfect example of this, because it gives the listener the sense that they can be “The Change” that can better their lives or even the world. The same can be said about songs like “Bigger Picture,” which tells fans to “be the flame that brings a light to a world so dark,” and “Fallen Stars,” which closes the record by saying “We’re stronger together.”

All in all, “The Change” is a solid hard rock album full of pop sensibilities and meaningful lyrics that will keep you captivated the whole way through.