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Below is our complete Rwake 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.
Rwake's 2002 release "Hell Is A Door To The Sun" has recently been re-mastered for re-issue and is streaming in its entirety through the TheObelisk.net at this location. "Hell Is a Door To The Sun" will be re-issued on March 1st via Relapse Records on CD and digitally via iTunes. The long-out-of-print album has been re-mixed by Sanford Parker, re-mastered, and re-packaged to include new artwork, photography, and liner notes from the band.
Rwake has recently spent time at Engine Studios in Chicago, IL working on the follow-up album to 2007’s "Voices of Omens." The as-yet-untitled full-length is being recorded with Sanford Parker and is expected to see a late summer release date. Additional release information will be posted shortly.
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:
March 4 Dallas, TX The Double Wide
March 5 Houston, TX The Mink
March 6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
March 16 Austin, TX Scoot Inn (as part of the Thrasher Magazine SXSW showcase)
March 17 Austin, TX Emo’s (as part of Full Metal Texas)
March 17 Austin, TX Valhalla (as part of SXSW)
***All dates from April 17 thru 25 w/ Dragged Into Sunlight***
April 16 Tilburg, Netherlands Midi Theatre (as part of Roadburn)
April 17 Geneva, Switzerland L'usine
April 18 Bologna, Italy Sottotetto
April 19 Vienna, Austria Arena
April 20 Prague, Czech Rep. Exit Chmelnice
April 21 Hamburg, Germany Astra Stube
April 22 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta
April 23 Bremen, Germany Treue
April 24 Ghent, Belgium Decadance
April 25 London, UK The Underworld (w/ Amen Ra)
Kemado Records has finalized the lineup for its 2011 SXSW showcase. Thursday, March 17, at Valhalla in Austin, TX, Kemado "summons a night of thunderous, space-travelling sounds, promising more steel, sludge, and psych than any other show at the festival." The full details follow:
KEMADO RECORDS SXSW Showcase:
Thursday, March 17
710 Red River, Austin, TX
12:00 True Widow
11:00 Christian Mistress
Rwake guitarist Kiffin has formed a new band, Napalm Christ, with members of Mountain Mike (guitar) and Allan Wells (bass) of Shitfire and Dookie Dave (drums) of Shredded Corpse. Napalm Christ has released a demo of “The Seasons of Dirt,” which you can hear below:
Prosthetic Records first U.K. signing, Dragged Into Sunlight, has announced a European tour with Rwake. The trip runs from April 17th - 25th and includes dates with Weedeater, Today Is the Day, and Soilent Green. The track "Boiled Angel," from the band's debut "Hatred For Mankind," which will see its North American debut via Prosthetic Records on January 18, is also now streaming at Brooklyn Vegan. The upcoming Dragged Into Sunlight tour dates are as follows:
4/17 Geneva, Switzerland- L'usine
4/18 Bologna, Italy- Sottotetto Clu
4/19 Vienna, Austria- Arena
4/20 Prague, Czech Republic- Exit Chmelnice, (w/ Today is the Day & Soilent Green)
4/21 Hamburg, Germany- Astra Stube
4/22 Copenhagen, Denmark- Beta
4/23 Bremen, Germany- Treue
4/24 Ghent, Belgium- Decadence (w/ Weedeater)
4/25 London, UK- Underworld (w/ Amenra)
One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.
"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."
At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.
"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.
The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.
You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
SOUL EMBRACED, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based band featuring ex-EVANESCENCE drummer William "Rocky" Gray, has scheduled the following dates:
April 05 - Little Rock, AR - Vinos (w/ LIVING SACRIFICE, RWAKE, ASHES OF AUGUSTINE)
April 10 - Tulsa, OK - The Pinkeye
April 11 - Okmulgee, OK - The Aim
April 12 - Wichita, KS - Eagles Lodge
April 13 - Plano, TX - Rock Steady
April 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Underground
April 17 - Mission, TX - Smokin Aces
Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:
Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...
Rwake and Total Fucking Destruction will tour together in October. The following tour dates have been confirmed:
10/5 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's Bar
10/6 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/7 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
10/8 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
10/9 Washington, DC @ Red & Black
10/10 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
10/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex
10/14 Chicago, IL @ The Note
Rwake have rolled out the following dates for the summer:
June 29th Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom (Feat. Big Business, Zoroaster, Shitfire)
July 14th Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music (Feat. Made Out of Babies, Mouth of the Architect)
July 18th Columbia, MO - Mojo's
July 19th Chicago, IL - The Note
July 20th Lansing, MI - Mac's
July 21st Kent, OH - Club Khameleon (Feat. Rue)
July 23rd Portland, ME - Geno's
July 24th New York, NY - Club Midway (Feat. Bloody Panda, Dead Unicorn)
July 25th Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar (Feat. Made Out of Babies, Mouth of the Architect, Wooly Mammoth)
July 26th Philadelphia, PA - Mill Creek Tavern
July 27th Washington, DC - Velvet Lounge (Feat. Wooly Mammoth, Hull, Darsombra)
July 29th Asheville, NC - Jolie Rouge
July 30th Nashville, TN - The End
RWAKE has debuted the first video from its brand new album "Voices of Omens", for the track "Leviticus", exclusively via Singingfool.com. The video was shot and directed by Bossi Baker in the band's native Arkansas.
RWAKE is currently working their way through its first extensive U.S. tour in support of "Voices of Omens". This tour began with an Eastern and Central U.S. run with label mates MINSK that is now being followed by Midwest and West Coast tour dates. RWAKE will be joined by BLACK COBRA while on the West Coast and are also set to perform as part of the Emissions From the Monolith festival at the end of the month.
Black Cobra will return from the shores of Europe to start another tour of the U.S. This tour will see them do a bunch of dates with At A Loss alumni Rwake, who has a new album on Relapse called "Voices of Omens."
Black Cobra will be also appearing at this year infamous Emissions From The Monolith episode 9. This year will see kick ass bands such as Kylesa, Blue Cheer, Keelhaul, Minsk, and tons more. The festival has been moved it to Austin and Emos this year.
Black Cobra will then continue their U.S. treck by going it alone until they reach their new base of operations in San Francisco. They will have the last copies of the Oceanic Abyss colored vinyl for sale.
Here are the planned tour dates: More...
Arkansas’ RWAKE has announced its first batch of tour dates in support of their forthcoming Relapse debut, Voices of Omens.
RWAKE will begin this album’s touring cycle with a record release show in their hometown of Little Rock, AR at Downtown Music on February 24 along with TORCHE, BURNED UP BLED DRY and more. In April, the band will team up with labelmates and long-time partners-in-crime MINSK for a month-long tour of North America. A listing of confirmed RWAKE tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.
Additionally, RWAKE has recently launched a media player featuring two brand-new songs off of Voices of Omens. The tracks, “Leviticus”, and “Crooked Rivers”, as well as the album’s original Orion Landau artwork can be accessed here: www.relapse.com/ecards/Rwake. Voices of Omens is set for February 20 North American release date, February 26 internationally.
Minsk and Rwake will hook up for an East Coast tour in April. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far (with more to come):
4/5 Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer
4/6 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
4/7 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's Bar
4/11 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
4/14 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
4/15 Providence, RI @ AS220
4/19 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
RWAKE have posted an advance track, “Leviticus”, from their brand new full-length record Voices of Omens exclusively via their MySpace page.
RWAKE (Gravy – guitar, Jeff – drums, C.T. – vocals, Reid – Bass, B. – moog / samples / vocals, Kiffin – guitar) recorded Voices of Omens with Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, PELICAN, ZAO) and Parker’s own Volume Studios (PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) in October. This record, RWAKE’s debut release for Relapse, has been set for a February 20th North American release date (February 26th internationally). Voices of Omens’ complete track listing is as follows: "Intro", "The Finality", “Crooked Rivers”, "Fire and Flight", “Leviticus”, “Of Grievous Abominations”, “Bridge”, “Inverted Overtures” and "The Lure of Light".
The album art for Voices of Omens, designed by artist Orion Landau (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, HIGH ON FIRE, MINSK), can be previewed at this location.
Arkansas' Rwake has begun work on their as-yet-untitled Relapse Records debut. Rwake will record with Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio (High On Fire, Neurosis, Pelican, Zao) and Parker's own Volume Studios (Planes Mistaken For Stars, Unearthly Trance) in early October. The album, the band's third overall, is expected to see an early-2007 release. Tentative song titles include "The Lure of Light," "The Finality," "Fire and Flight" and "The Cosmos Inverted."
Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the labels fifth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Room 710 (710 Red River Street) on Saturday, March 18th. The show starts promptly at 8 pm and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.
This year’s line-up includes CEPHALIC CARNAGE (Denver, CO), ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, PA), FACEDOWNINSHIT (Carrboro, NC), RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (Philadelphia, PA), RWAKE (Little Rock, AR) as well as a special appearance by MUNICIPAL WASTE (Richmond, VA). This showcase will mark the first SXSW appearance for new label signings FACEDOWNINSHIT, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and RWAKE..
The 2006 Relapse Records showcase will be held in conjunction with long-time label supporters X Taster, Rock Sound and Decibel Magazine.
RELAPSE RECORDS 2006 SXSW SHOWCASE
Saturday, March 18th @ 8:00 pm
Room 710 (710 Red River Street, Austin, TX)
Additional information on SXSW can be found at the official SXSW website.
Relapse Records has announced the signing of Arkansas sludge kingpins Rwake.
Rwake (Gravy – guitar, Jeff – drums, C.T. – vocals, Reid – Bass, B. – moog/samples/vocals, Kiffin – guitar) are currently in the midst of writing for what will become their third album and Relapse debut. Vocalist C.T. comments on the process, "The writing is going really well. I can tell just from how things are coming to together so far that this is going to be our best record yet. Speaking as someone on the inside looking out, I can see where we have matured with the songwriting and lyrics. It’s going to be heavy man." Early song titles include "The Lure of Light", "The Finality", "Fire and Flight" and "The Cosmos Inverted."
When asked how it feels to sign to Relapse, C.T. continues, "F*ckin A Man. This is something we've always wanted to do, represent Relapse. Being on Relapse has kinda been a goal since we started Rwake. It's going to drive us to work even harder to match all the stuff they are going to do for us."
Rwake have previously released two full-length albums on Retribute Records and At A Loss Recordings respectively.
RWAKE and WEEDEATER will be embarking on The Last Temptation of Crust tour 2005. Here are the tour dates:
Tues. April 12th Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
Weds. April 13th New York City, NY @ Siberia
Thurs. April 14th Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Tavern
Fri. April 15th West Chester PA @ Rex's
Sat. April 16th Washington, D.C. @ Warehouse Next Door w/ Hidden Hand
Sun. April 17th Hickory, NC @ The Wizard
Mon. April 18th Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
Tues. April 19th Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Weds. April 20th Savannah GA @ The Jinx
Thurs. April 21st Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Fri April 22nd New Orleans LA @Dixie Tavern
Sat. April 23rd Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
Sun. April 24th Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe