Wake To Release New Album “Thought Form Descent” In July, Premiere “Swallow The Light” Music Video

Wake have announced that their new album, “Thought Form Descent,“ will be released on July 22. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “Swallow The Light,“ below:

The group commented:

“I’d describe the record as a place to reconsider what ‘extreme’ means. The words ‘brutal’, ‘crushing’, ‘devastating’ are overused adjectives for extreme music. We wanted to force people to confront the idea that ‘brutal’ or ‘extreme’ ideas aren’t just blastbeats or angular tritones, or, more importantly, ‘brutal’ elements alongside pointedly passive elements can create their own experience that can channel both and neither.”

They also added:

“[Producer Dave Otero] is someone who does something we love – supersedes what people think of him. Sure, he recorded many successful death metal albums, but his ability to understand pop music and its composition, his knowledge of music theory and his willingness to get right into the movement of a song and its chord progressions, not just the riffs, are things that go way beyond ‘death metal’. He can make hard right turns into wildly different sonic territory without batting an eyelash, and he always has an idea during the deviation, too. He contributed a lot to this record.”

“Thought Form Descent” Track Listing:

01. “Infinite Inward”
02. “Swallow The Light”
03. “Mourning Dirge (Repose of the Dead)”
04. “Pareidolia” (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
05. “Venerate (The Undoing of All)”
06. “Observer To Master” (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
07. “Bleeding Eyes Of The Watcher”
08. “The Translation Of Deaths”

END Cancel Canadian Dates On Upcoming Tour With Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira, & Wake, Announce New Shows In Buffalo, NY & Lakewood, OH

END have cancelled the Canadian dates on their upcoming North American tour with Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira, and Wake. With this news, the band have also announced two new dates in Buffalo, NY and Lakewood, OH. Here’s their updated schedule:

03/04 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
03/05 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/06 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
03/08 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
03/09 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
03/10 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
03/11 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
03/12 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B / Skyway Theater
03/14 Denver, CO – HQ
03/17 Portland, OR – Mano Oculta
03/18 Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club
03/19 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
03/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified
03/23 Nashville, TN – The End

END Announce North American Tour With Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira, & Wake

END have announced a headlining North American tour. Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira, and Wake will open.

Tour Dates:

03/04 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
03/05 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/06 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
03/08 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Foufs
03/09 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/10 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
03/11 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
03/12 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B / Skyway Theater
03/14 Denver, CO – HQ
03/17 Portland, OR – Mano Oculta
03/18 Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club
03/19 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
03/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified
03/23 Nashville, TN – The End

Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Etc. To Take Part In Free Virtual Concert To Celebrate 200th Issue Of Decibel

Decibel Magazine will be releasing their 200th issue in June and they are planning to celebrate with a special virtual concert called “Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream.” The event will take place on April 30 at 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT and it will feature: Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Horrendous, and Wake. Various special guests will also make appearances. On top of that, fans will also be able to watch “Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie” two hours before the show.

Wake Sign With Metal Blade Records

Wake have signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records and are planning to enter the studio in July to record a new album with producer Dave Otero. The band commented:

“All of us in Wake have had a lot of regard both for Metal Blade and for the bands on its roster from any era. An endless stream of Metal Blade artists have been played in our van during any number of tours. For us, playing music has always been something that we’ve tried to do on our own terms and with our own vision. We’ve explored a lot of ground musically, and that was influenced by the history that Metal Blade was there to write. So, we’re very excited to say that we’ve joined up with Metal Blade. Expect a lot more noise from our camp in the near future.”