Canadian extreme metal outfit WAKE have announced details for a new full-length titled, Devouring Ruin. The 10 song album will be released on March 27th via Translation Loss Records.
Devouring Ruin, WAKE’s fourth album, sees the band explore the juxtaposition of extreme tempo change, sudden shifts, and collapsing rhythmic and psychological states to challenge genres and standards. Ten songs blend furious blasting chaos with suffocating strained ambience and depressive melodic guitar lines, amidst vocalist Kyle Ball’s dystopic liturgies. “We wrote this album in the most creatively inspired and cohesive headspace we’ve been in as a band”, says drummer, Josh Bueckert. “I think it’s an example of what we are all trying to progress towards musically-making something fresh and unique.”
WAKE have released the dark and tormented third track from Devouring Ruin titled, “This Abyssal Plain”, at Decibel Magazine.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO September/October 2019. Guest solo on Mouth of Abolition by Ben Hutcherson (Khemmis, Glacial Tomb). Art and layout by Alexandre Goulet.
About the track, Bueckert comments:
“‘This Abyssal Plain’ was unusual for us to write, though the first riff uses the same chord as the intro and outro for our previous album, Misery Rites (a nod to the progression of the band, treated with an insightful track by track feature on IDIOTEQ.com), we focused on creating atmosphere in various tempos and time signatures-the first blast riff is meandering triplets, the off time sludgey riff is a couple notes and the end is one of the prettiest riffs the band has ever written, not to mention the noise sample wedged between heaviness. All of the parts are very different but attempt to create a suffocating vibe.”
WAKE have never stood still musically. Whether with blindingly fast tempos, lacerative metallic riffs or achingly ominous, thunderous doom, the band has never feared bending any musical theme to its will. One constant theme has always held every song together, throughout the band’s decade-long history: pure, depressive void. WAKE push to redefine how expansive and dynamic grindcore and extreme metal can be.
After releasing their last LP Misery Rites to critical acclaim, and various festival appearances, including the Decibel Metal and Beer Festival, Maryland Deathfest, Southwest Terror Fest, and many more, WAKE carry on in 2020 and beyond – scorning the weak, ignoring the trends, and digging heels into the road.
Devouring Ruin will be released on March 27, 2020 via Translation Loss Records on LP (two vinyl variants), compact disc, cassette, and on all digital platforms.