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Awaken was formed in 2009 by Glenn DaGrossa, lead vocalist, chief songwriter and founding member of Lazarus, the now-defunct indie power metal band that Kerrang! magazine once hailed as "one of the quintessential metal bands of our time." For Awaken, DaGrossa assembled a cast of veteran New York musicians, including:
Guitar - Joe Buddha (Corey TuT, Smoking Buddha)
Guitar - Scott Bennett (Lost Legacy, Present Darkness)
Bass - Freddy Villano (Quiet Riot, Widowmaker, Holy Water)
Drums - Nick D'Alessandro (Criss Angel Mindfreak, Earth Eatz Dog, Lazarus)
With considerable national and international touring and recording experience under their collective belts, the members of Awaken are primed for the world stage and ready to lead a New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal. Awaken debuted last summer by honoring one of the band's heroes with a blistering rendition of “I Speed At Night” on Magic Circle Music’s Magic - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio.
Awaken's recently completed self-titled debut CD was produced by DaGrossa, mixed by Stacy O'Dell and mastered by Chris Muth. It has already been featured on The Metal Madman Weekly Radio Show, WVOX's Metal Mayhem, Metal Messiah Radio and The Scorpion's Lair on BULLSPIKE Radio. Check out Awaken's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.