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


Canadian blackened death metal outfit Wake have announced a July 22nd release date for their new album “Thought Form Descent“. Metal Blade Records will be issuing that effort and have launched pre-orders for it here. Additionally, the group have premiered a music video for the album’s first single “Swallow The Light“. Michael Jari Davidson directed that endeavor.

The band recorded the aforementioned opus with producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. Speaking of the album, the band stated:

“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.”

Elaborating on once again working with Otero, they offered:

Dave 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

Starting this week you can catch the band out opening for Misery Index and Origin‘s co-headlining North American tour. That trek will see Wolf King as direct support.

05/06 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
05/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
05/07 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
05/09 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/10 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
05/11 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
05/12 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martiniere
05/13 Boston, MA – Sonia
05/14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
05/16 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/17 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/18 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
05/20 Houston, TX – Acadia
05/21 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
05/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Wake only:

05/24 Denver, CO – Hi-dive
05/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High Saloon

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