WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details & Track Streams; Tour w/ WITHERED

(Pic Courtesy Of Cole Hadley)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

The Calgary, Canada grind legion of extreme maniacs in WAKE will release the mayhem of ‘Misery Rites‘ on February 23rd. The band’s latest studio album will be unleashed via Translation Loss Records and we’re sharing two tracks from it, the title track and “Embers“, here for you today.

The nine-song scathing tempest of ‘Misery Rites’ was recorded, mixed, and mastered in 2017 with Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Khemmis, Primitive Man, Cobalt) in Denver, CO. WAKE guitarist Rob LaChance commented on the recording, saying:

“Musically, the vision of the album was to take what we did on Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow and make it darker and more oppressing.” Rob continues, “I think having Dave Otero on production helped capture a lot of what we were going for. Dave is a very talented guy and one of the best engineers in the game right now. Recording in Denver also made it easy for us to have our good friend Ethan McCarthy (PRIMITIVE MAN, VERMIN WOMB) do some vocals on a few tracks.”

In WAKE-related news, the band has also announced a string of tour dates that will lead them through Canada and the U.S. Beginning March 10, they will hit the road until joined by Season Of Mist recording act Withered on March 27. From there, the pair will wreak utter havoc together with their 13 date campaign. The trek is being sponsored by CVLT Nation, Hexagram Booking, Season Of Mist, and Translation Loss Records.

Rob LaChance continues:

“We are extremely amped to unleash “Misery Rites” to the people of Canada and the USA in March/April! This run will see us return to many familiar cities and we’re looking forward to aurally annihilating the hordes. We will also be joining our new friends in Withered, on most of their dates. We’re delighted to have been asked by Withered, who we consider to be one of the most forward thinking bands in metal today.”

Find the full tour itinerary further below.

Rob LaChance – guitar
Kyle Ball – vocals
Arjun Gill – guitar
Josh Bueckert – drums


01. Exhumation
02. Misery Rites
03. Embers
04. Rot
05. Paradigm Lost
06. Exile
07. Rumination
08. Bitter Winter
09. Burial Ground

WAKE Tour Dates
03/10/18 Calgary, AB (CA) The Palomino*
03/16/18 Edmonton, AB (CA) The Starlite Room*
03/17/18 Saskatoon, SK (CA)Amigo’s Cantina*
03/24/18 Winnipeg, MB (CA) The Windsor*
03/25/18 Minneapolis, MN (US) 7St Entry*
03/26/18 Dekalb, IL (US) 7St Space*
03/27/18 Chicago, IL (US) Subterranean downstairs
03/28/18 Detroit MI (US) Cellarmens
03/29/18 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Roboto Project
03/30/18 Toronto, ON (CA) Coalition
03/31/18 Montreal, QC (CA) Casa Del Popolo
04/1/18 Portland, ME (US) Geno’s Rock Club
04/2/18 Boston, MA (US) O’Briens’s
04/3/18 Philadelphia, PA (US) Kung Fu Necktie
04/4/18 Brooklyn, NY (US) St Vitus
04/5/18 Baltimore, MD (US) Sidebar
04/06/18 Richmond, VA (US) Strange Matter
04/7/18 Spartanburg, SC (US) Ground Zero
04/8/18 Atlanta, GA (US) The Earl
04/9/18 Memphis, TN (US) Rockhouse Live*
04/11/18 Denver, CO (US) Hi-Dive*


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