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A Wanted Awakening

From: Lowell, MA, United States
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Below is our complete A Wanted Awakening news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

A Wanted Awakening Recruits New Vocalist

Massachusetts melodic deathcore 5-piece A Wanted Awakening today announces the addition of vocalist Trey Holton to the band. The band comments:

"Trey was formerly a member of The River Neva from Worcester, MA. Trey is an amazing vocalist with a tremendous stage presence and an unparalleled work ethic. We couldn’t be happier with his addition to the AWA family."

Holton himself also states: “I had the opportunity to play alongside AWA in other bands and to fill in for them for a short stint when their previous vocalist Rick was sick, so when we got together and jammed the first time it already felt like home to me. It is such an awesome feeling to become part of a group of individuals that you have so much respect for as people and as musicians.

"Both Rick and Caitlin are ridiculously talented and placed their own respective stamp on the music. I can only hope to equal what they have done and place my own imprint on the next wave of songs. Thank you to my brothers: Jason, John, Mat, and Dre, for welcoming me so graciously into the AWA family and I hope the fans will like what they see and hear from us in the future.”

You can also read a statement from the band's department vocalist Caitlin at the A Wanted Awakening Facebook profile.

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A Wanted Awakening Recruits New Guitarist

Massachusetts 5-piece A Wanted Awakening has announced the addition of guitarist Mat Woodard of Charlton, Massachusetts to the band.

Mat was formerly a member of Still Silent and Our Name is Legion. He is a longtime friend of the band and AWA looks forward to writing new music with him. Mat also comments:

“It is an absolute honor to be a part of this band, I've been a fan and friend of these guys for a very long time and the transition into the lineup felt natural and familiar. I'm excited to be able to shred next to some of my best friends and help achieve the goals A Wanted Awakening desires. Everyone has been awesome at welcoming me into the AWA family and I know I'll do the fans proud by filling some very big shoes that Derek left behind.”

For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here. More...

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A Wanted Awakening Streaming Song

Massachusetts Progressive Melodic Deathcore act A Wanted Awakening has teamed with Pure Grain Audio to offer a free download of the song "Dehumanize" off their full-length debut, Catharsis. Grab the track at this location. A Wanted Awakening is wrapping its fall tour at the end of this week. The run saw them blast out of their New England home and head across the Midwest and into the country's Southern region.


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A Wanted Awakening Cancels Tour

Massachusetts act A Wanted Awakening has posted the following announcement online about canceling upcoming tour dates:

"Hey AWA Fans,

"As upsetting as it is to do so, in the interest of maintaining open communication with our friends and fans, we have an announcement to make. The past few days, fate has seen fit to pile on a mountain of circumstance, for which there could have been no hope of preparation. We have had an overwhelming majority of the shows from the Terminatour been either cancelled, or due to other circumstances not happening.

"With all these cancellations, it was no longer feasible for us to stay out on the road with so few paying shows left. In the interest of maintaining our professionalism, we are making a conscious decision to not go into great detail about how this has come to pass. For those of our friends and families who may want to know more, please do not hesitate to talk to us privately about it.

"We have plans to finish out the final week of the tour, but until that time we have decided to return to New England and regroup, and return with renewed ambition. We hope to have an opportunity soon to return to the road and bring our music to more of America than we had a chance to this time around. Thank you all for you support."

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A Wanted Awakening Posts Tour Dates

Massachusetts progressive melodic deathcore act A Wanted Awakening kicks off its U.S. tour at Gemstones in Lowell, MA. The tour wraps up in Atlanta on 11/24 and includes dates in the midwest and Texas. The band is looking to fill open dates on 11/6 and 11/8, as well as 11/11-11/14 (see all dates below). Interested parties should get in touch with the band. Stream samples from A Wanted Awakening's new album "Catharsis" over at CD Baby.


•10/26 Lowell, MA
•10/27 Providence, RI
•10/28 Haverhill, MA
•10/31 NYC, NY
•11/2 Steger, IL
•11/3 Indianapolis, IN
•11/4 Romeo, MI
•11/6 TBA
•11/7 St. Louis, MO
•11/8 TBA
•11/9 Corpus Christi, TX
•11/10 El Paso, TX
•11/11 TBA
•11/13 TBA
•11/14 TBA
•11/15 San Antonio, TX
•11/16 TBA
•11/17 Austin, TX
•11/18 Houston, TX
•11/20 Houston, TX
•11/21 Lafayette, LA
•11/23 TBA
•11/24 Atlanta, GA

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A Wanted Awakening Recruits New Vocalist

A Wanted Awakening's vocalist Rick has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band: "I am stepping down as the lead singer for A Wanted Awakening due to nodes on my vocal cords. I went to see a specialist about this issue and the doctor told me I need to take 3-4 months of vocal rest or risk permanent damage. This was a very difficult decision for me to make but in the end it was the right decision for the band and myself.

"I can honestly say that making the record Catharsis with four of my best friends is one of the greatest creative ventures I have ever been a part of. Thank you to all the fans who have supported the music and the band over the years.

"P.S. 'When you're in a rock and roll band with someone, you're bonded for life.' - Andy Bernard (The Office)" More...

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A Wanted Awakening Releases Lyric Video

Lowell, MA melodic deathcore 5-piece A Wanted Awakening has just released an official lyric video for "Pilgrimage," the 8th track off of new album "Catharsis." Check out the lyric clip below, or you can listen to the previously posted song "Final Ascent: Exiled" over at this location.

The following press release was also issued about the album More...

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A Wanted Awakening Posts New Song Online

Lowell, MA deathcore band A Wanted Awakening will be releasing the new album "Catharsis" this coming June 24th, 2012. The band has now released a lyric video clip online for a track off the album.

Check out the song "Final Ascent: Exiled," the first track off "Catharsis," in the player below. You can also listen to a teaser trailer for the album at this location.

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A Wanted Awakening Releases New Album Trailer

Lowell, MA based deathcore 5-piece A Wanted Awakening has just unveiled a trailer for the band's upcoming new album "Catharsis," which is coming out June 24th, 2012. Check out the video clip below. You can also find a previously posted studio video update from the recording of the new album at this location.

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A Wanted Awakening Issues Recording Update

Lowell, MA based act A Wanted Awakening, which recruited a new drummer earlier this month has issued the following studio update about recording a new album:

"Just finished Ricks first vocal session for the new record! Also was joined by some close friends Ronnie from Manifest, Vito from Still Silent, and Ben Veau for gang vocals and some of their own cameos on our upcoming full length."

You can also find a previously posted studio video update from A Wanted Awakening at this location.

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A Wanted Awakening Recruits New Drummer

After a long and exhaustive search Lowell, MA based metal band A Wanted Awakening has chosen Andre Bedard of Fitchburg, MA to be the group's next drummer.

Andre grew up in Western Massachusetts and started playing drums at the young age of 3. In the past, Andre was a member of Leominster, MA rock band She Nasty and of Fitchburg area Lot 54. Andre just recently got married last June to Erin, his girlfriend of 9 years, and they both became parents to their daughter, Dahlia Marie who was born this past January. “I am very pumped to be working with such great and talented people” said Andre.

Vocalist Rick Hardy commented, “Andre is just a monster on the drums. He has a huge sound and the talent to back it all up and I think all our fans will really dig Andre."

Guitarist Derek St. Martin added, “Andre took it upon himself to learn not one but the entire EP in a short amount of time prior to us getting together and he came in, set up his drums, and got through all 5 songs without breaking a sweat which is a pretty impressive feat for our music.”

A Wanted Awakening is anticipating an exciting few months ahead with the release of the band's first full-length album in the late spring/early summer.

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A Wanted Awakening Posts Studio Video Update

A Wanted Awakening has posted a video studio update online, which can be viewed below. The band commented:

"Check out our first studio update video for the upcoming album. Share it with all your friends. We hope you like it. Stay tuned for more studio updates in the coming weeks."

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A Wanted Awakening Splits With Drummer

Lowell, MA based act A Wanted Awakening has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"After a long 5 years together, due to creative differences A Wanted Awakening will be parting ways with long time drummer and friend Evan Carney.

"If you are a drummer in or around the Northern/Central MA area and wish to audition for AWA, please send us an email at awantedawakening@gmail.com. You must have all your own gear, transportation, and be willing to practice between 2 and 4 days a week. And of course, be ready to jam on as many shows as possible come springtime. If you have any recordings or videos of you playing that is a plus.

"We will keep everyone posted on how the audition process is going, but until then, stay tuned!"

Further details on A Wanted Awakening can be found by heading over to the band's Facebook profile at this location.

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A Wanted Awakening Offering EP As Free Download

Lowell, MA based five piece metal act A Wanted Awakening is currently offering the band's "Rebirth" EP both for streaming and as a free download. You can check out the songs by heading over to the A Wanted Awakening's Bandcamp page.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Flameborn
2. Misanthrope
3. The Massacre To Come
4. Spiders
5. The Perseus Veil

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