WAKE have announced a new album!
Titled Thought Form Descent, the upcoming album from the Canadian death metal band is the follow-up to 2020’s Devouring Ruin, and is scheduled to be released in July this year, via Metal Blade Records.
To track the album, the band once again collaborated with Dave Otero [ALLEGAEON, CATTLE DECAPITATION] at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. Having prepared exhaustively in advance, once in the studio the band were able to try new things, play with ideas and rearrange songs, having the time to go down the proverbial rabbit hole and see where it took them. Kevin Hufnagel of GORGUTS also makes an appearance, playing guitar on Pareidolia and Observer To Master.
Speaking about the upcoming album, the band says, “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.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for the first song lifted from the upcoming album; Swallow The Light.