Great Awakening

Great Awakening

BandMetal

Loud, fast, and from the past! A heavy metal revival. Bringing back the sound of 80's metal like Slayer, Metallica, and Megadeth. We're going to play louder and we're going to play faster! We're metal thrashing mad!

Biography

A heavy metal revival.

A long time ago metal was real, raw, angry, fast, and full of attitude. With bands like Slayer and Metallica building their armies in the underground, and over throwing bands like Ratt and Cinderella, who put more hairspray and make-up into their music than riff. Glam metal was the enemy, and thrash was it's opposer.

Now, with metal bands today singing about breaking up with their girlfriends, de-tuning their guitars to make their music sound heavier than it is, screaming through the verse but melodically whining through the chorus, replacing solo's with breakdown's, and claiming greatness for songs that contain one good riff, there is a new enemy.

It's time again for a new awakening, a Great Awakening. It's time for a new Slayer, a new Metallica, and a new Megadeth to come forward and form a new army. We call ourselves Great Awakening because we are the Great Awakening. Replacing low and slow, with speed and aggression. We're going to play louder and we're going to play faster. We're on a mission to make heavy metal what it used to be and everyone is invited.

Are you a part of the Great Awakening?

Great Awakening is an Orlando based metal band formed by the two brothers Nick and Vinnie Butera with the intention of starting an awakening of their own and reviving a genre that once ruled the world. Their music is a mix of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, and Pantera. Great Awakening has already grown quickly bringing in fans of all ages to witness the "METAL", revival. Nick Butera, was scouted by Interscope records to audition as a drummer for Black Tide shortly after their FMF showcase. Nick was also endorsed by Grindstix, sticks for metal drummers and featured on SickDrummer.com, as an up and coming drummer. Great Awakening has become in high demand all around the world selling their CD's all over USA, Europe, and more all over the world.
Great Awakening has been featured on countless radio stations and shows. Some of which include are large syndicated shows such as "Lex and Terry" in the morning. The band is a featured artist on ThrashUnlimited.com, A forum and online radio devoted to Metal/thrash, where they have already gained approval from fans all over the U.S. and Europe. With their Hard work, sponsorships and constant airplay in other states and foreign countries, Great Awakening is rapidly growing as one of Floridas hottest bands.

The band works very hard, has all pro equipment, pro attitude, and are very respectful guys.
Great Awakening, never disapoints their fans and audiences. They are very professional on and off stage. Great Awakening is very approachable by their fans. They have a very high powered on stage performance, leaving fans wanting more.
The band has opened for the following bands.
Bonded By Blood(Earache records)
The Authumn Offering (Metal Blade)
Another Black Day (Beiler Brothers)
Pain Principle (Blind Prophecy)
Hell With In (Lifeforce records)
Society Red (mem. of Puddle of mudd/Shinedown)
Adrift (mem. of Cannibal Corpse/Deicide)
Exmortus (Heavy Artillery)
Violent Storm(Mick Cervino' bassist for Yngwie malsteen and Ritchie Blackmores band)
Cauldron/Canada/Earache records.
Enforcer/Sweden/Heavy Artillery

Lyrics

Hit n Run

Written By: Vinnie Butera

Hit & Run

Verse:

Late at night when metal calls, hunt you down they will
You can't run cause they're to fast, they hunt you for the thrill

Can't escape for it’s too late, belong to them now
Don’t try to run don't fire your gun, nothing can be done

Chorus:

A metal militia that hunts you at night, we won't turn back don't even try
In the dark is where we'll fight, you'll hear your friends they'll scream all night

We're coming now don't be afraid, your scene is done its ours to take
We've waited long to give up now, we're coming through so hit the ground

Verse 2:

Hear the sound of public roar, they're coming through the door
Run in fear the end is near, got to get out of here

Supremacy's the enemy, following faithfully
Valiantly they set us free, freedom through anarchy

Chorus:

A metal militia that hunts you at night, we won't turn back don't even try
In the dark is where we'll fight, you'll hear your friends they'll scream all night

We're coming now don't be afraid, your scene is done its ours to take
We've waited long to give up now, we're coming through so hit the ground

Bridge 1:

Run and hide you're out of time, get out of the way and step aside
Flee from catastrophe, violent things are all you'll see
Get out of town escape the sound, see the end is over now
Hit an run is all will be, all we know is anarchy!

Bridge 2:

Hit and run it's always fun, spreading the word to everyone
Breaking in committing sin, it's the end you'll never win
Running free catastrophe, escaping from supremacy
Toking up and driving fast, again we'll come to kick your ass

Discography

Self Released EP "Thrash Til' You Die" 2008
7 Tracks all original

Most recent EP release 10/2009
HIT N RUN
w/ 3 original tracks

Both EP's have been self-distributed and can be found in many local music stores, as well as both EP's can be purchased with pay pal on their band myspace page.
Both EP's have seen airplay from all over the world and USA. Some stations are:

WHOG Daytona Radio w/ Tattoo Todd (named
Band of the Year, 2009)
Orlando’s WJRR Native Noise with LT
Thrash Unlimited online radio
Allentown, PA – WLVR 91.7 w/ Tony the Metal God (Metal Warriors Show)
Bethlehem, PA – WLVR 91.7 w/ Sheck
The Lex and Terry Show
The Saw internet radio
Metal-Invasion (Album of the Month)
Metal Mayhem and Rage radio
98 Rock Tampa
MaximumThreshold.net
Psyco Realm WMNF 88.5
The Butcher Shop Radio WKUF 94.3
Audio Aggression radio - Thrash Can
Interviewed and music play on
Metal Monthly w/host Omar
PureRockRadio.com- Tampa
MetalHeadradio.com
More coming daily........

***Great Awakening continues to sell their cd's all over USA, Europe, and all over the world. (Finland, Belgium, Japan, Coasta Rica, Mexico, etc.)

Sponsors and or Supporters
Grindstix (Drummer)
Sickdrummer (Drummer)
Sik World
Thrash Unlimited
All Access Music Magazine
FL Metal
EvaLution
Expressive Vinyl Graphics
Bobby Rees Graphics

Set List

Our typical set is 45 minutes long and includes:
"Hit and Run"(new '09 song)
XIII (new '09 song)
All Systems Fail (new '09 song)
Get Thrashed
Swallowed By Hell
Thrash til you Die
M.I.S.F.I.T.
Battery (Metallica Cover)
Annihilation
Pain Killer (Judas Priest Cover,when the set allows)
5 new songs, not recorded, we are playing them out at LIVE shows.