WAKE: Canadian Extreme Metallers Prepare For North American Tour With END This March + Headlining Shows Announced

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Canadian extreme metallers and recent Metal Blade Records signees, WAKE, will join END, Portrayal Of Guilt, and Yashira for a North American tour this March. The journey, which includes several recently announced WAKE headlining shows, runs from March 3rd through March 26th. See all confirmed dates below.

WAKE w/ END, Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira:
3/03/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *
3/04/2022 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
3/05/2022 House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
3/06/2022 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA
3/07/2022 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC *
3/08/2022 Cabaret Foufs – Montreal, QC
3/09/2022 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
3/10/2022 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
3/11/2022 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/12/2022 Studio B @ Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/13/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE *
3/14/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
3/16/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID #
3/17/2022 Mano Oculta – Portland, OR
3/18/2022 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
3/19/2022 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
3/20/2022 Nile Underground – Phoenix , AZ #
3/21/2022 Iron Horse Pub – Wichita Falls, TX *
3/22/2022 Amplified (Inside) – Dallas, TX
3/23/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
3/24/2022 The Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA *
3/26/2022 The Black Cat – Saskatoon, SK *
* WAKE headlining date
# w/ Portrayal Of Guilt, Yashira

Relentless transformation, aggression, and transcendence have written the script for WAKE. Since their formation in 2009, they’ve released numerous EPs and singles, plus five full-lengths – touring the world in support of it. Now, for their upcoming sixth album, WAKE has joined forces with Metal Blade Records, marking a new chapter for the quintet.

WAKE‘s latest full-length, Devouring Ruin, was featured on several “best of 2020″ lists (including Decibel Magazine, Exclaim!, and BrooklynVegan, among others); soon after its release, the group dropped their Confluence EP, once again to critical acclaim. Most recently, WAKE released a new track – “Vast and Infinite” – in October 2020, exclusively through Decibel Magazine as a part of their Flexi Series. Stream “Vast And Infinite” HERE.

“[Devouring Ruin] is a masterclass on experimentation and untethered ideation filtered through a prism of extreme metal’s most radiant attributes.” – Metal Injection

WAKE…are standard bearers for uncompromising, intelligent extreme metal. Their refusal to aim at the ever-moving target of extremity gives them the bandwidth to focus on becoming the best they can be.” – Everything Is Noise

“With Devouring Ruin, these guys are in another league. In a scene that is full of surprises, WAKE have put out a fitting benchmark to start this new decade of heavy music.” – Exclaim!