(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
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 have 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
2. Misery Rites
5. Paradigm Lost
8. Bitter Winter
9. Burial Ground