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Below is our complete The Wake 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

The Wake Issues Details On Debut Album

Romanian/German duo The Wake announce the debut album will be entitled "Earth's Necropolis" and is scheduled to be released in collaboration with Loud Rage Music this Autumn. Check out the artwork and first single "The Painter of Voices" below. More details on the album will follow.

The cover artwork is the work of well-known graphic artist Travis Smith who has done work for many established rock and metal bands, including Death, Devin Townsend, Katatonia, Nevermore, Opeth, Anathema, and King Diamond among others.

The Wake’s goal is to show the world that black metal returns with simplicity, but great passionate songwriting, proving a high intensity capable to reach big audiences again.

The Wake plays black metal having Dissection, Venom and Bathory as main inspiration, but the style reminds of some of the biggest Scandinavian names (Immortal, Darkthrone, Dark Funeral) and shows also a powerful melancholic side, which resembles the British premiere league of dark and depressive music (old Anathema, My Dying Bride, Cradle Of Filth).

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Finntroll Confirm Festival Gigs, Release Dates

The Finnish Folk/ Black metal force FINNTROLL have confirmed that they will perform at Piorno Rock in Spain on Feb 28th and Waldrock in The Netherlands on June 19th.

Finntroll have set release dates for their forthcoming EP and full-length CD. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop Studio, Savonlinna, Finland in November 2003 by Tuomo Valtonen, produced by keyboarder Trollhorn himself and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki (FIN).

Up first is the mini-CD Trollhammaren (meaning Trollhammer), due out on March 15th, which features the following tracklisting: ‘Trollhammaren’, ‘Hemkomst’, ‘Skog’, ‘Försvinn Du Som Lyser’, ‘Helvete’.

Nattfödd (meaning Nightborn), the new full length album, will be released on April 19th and features the following tracks: ‘Vindfärd / Människopesten’, ‘Eliytres’, ‘Fiskarens Fiende’, ‘Trollhammaren’, ‘Nattfödd’, ‘Ursvamp’, ‘Marknadsvisan’, ‘Det Iskalla Trollblod’, ‘Grottans Barn’, ‘Routas Vaggvisa’.

FINNTROLL will be on the road in Europe with ENSIFERUM and THE WAKE. Dates are as follows:
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