WAKE - Swallow the Light


Canada's WAKE will release their sixth full-length, Thought Form Descent, via Metal Blade Records.

Never a band interested in repeating themselves, WAKE has evolved with every release. 2020's Devouring Ruin made this clearer than ever, hammering the point home with the Confluence EP in the same year, and now they return with Thought Form Descent - their most dynamic, diverse and emotional release to date. "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." The result is eight nuanced tracks that run the gamut from relentlessly heavy to exquisitely beautiful - often simultaneously - and instantly grab hold of the listener, demanding their full attention. However, at the same time, they are lushly textured and densely layered, and offer more with every subsequent exposure, unfurling to show hidden depths, and taking WAKE to a whole new level.

"Swallow the Light" was directed by Michael Jari Davidson.

Thought Form Descent track-listing

1. Infinite Inward

2. Swallow the Light

3. Mourning Dirge (Repose of the Dead)

4. Pareidolia (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)

5. Venerate (The Undoing of All)

6. Observer to Master (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)

7. Bleeding Eyes of the Watcher

8. The Translation of Deaths

For fans eager to hear the latest from WAKE, the band will be on the road across North America - starting this week! - with Misery Index, Origin, and Wolf King. See below for all dates.

WAKE tour dates

w/ Misery Index, Origin, Wolf King

May 6 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge

May 7 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater

May 8 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary 

May 9 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground

May 10 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks 

May 11 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques

May 12 - Quebec City, QC - La Source De La Martiniere

May 13 - Boston, MA - Sonia 

May 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus 

May 15 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz

May 16 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger 

May 17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (HELL)

May 18 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug

May 19 - New Orleans, LA - Banks Street Bar 

May 20 - Houston, TX - Acadia

May 21 - Dallas, TX - Amplified 

May 22 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It

May 24 - Denver, CO - Hi-dive * WAKE only

May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Aces High Saloon * WAKE only

'Thought Form Descent ' can be pre-ordered at: http://metalblade.com/wake 

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