Calgary, Alberta, CAN

"die grinding"


WAKE are an intense metallic, hardcore-fused grinding 5 piece from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Formed in the fall of 2009 with ex-members of local heavy-hitters Snake Mountain, Exit Strategy and I Die Screaming, they released Surrounded By Human Filth 7" in the spring of 2010. The release has been very well received internationally with great reviews in Decibel, Maximum Rock'n'Roll and Profane Existence; making #3 in the best of 2010 list on a well respected Grind and Punishment blog and multiple other top 10 charts; as well as locally, charting at #1 on Calgary's CJSW FM and getting wide radio play across Canada.

The majority of reviewers agree that the band is on the right track to becoming one of the elite within their genre due to their original approach and musical sensibility.

In support of the record the group completed 2 west coast US/Canada tours in 2010, as well as playing extensively at home. With many performances and miles put away, they established themselves as one of the premier heavy music acts in western Canada in the very short span of their existence.

2011 saw the band release a now critically acclaimed full-length titled "Leeches" (produced by Pig Destroyers' Scott Hull) on Germany's 7 Degrees Records, tour the mid-west and eastern US and Canada, as well as record at NYC's Menegroth Studios, with Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrythmia, etc.) behind the knobs. Those tracks became a split 7" with Greece's Dephosphorus in April 2012, out again on 7 Degrees Records.

The band is getting ready to head across North America in July/August 2012, and Europe in October, with the 2nd full-length to be recorded in the fall.

WAKE show no signs of slowing down, and are keen on developing their own aggressive sound, combining elements of death metal, punk and hardcore into a grinding frenzy.


2010 "Surrounded By Human Filth" 7"
2011 "Leeches" 12"
2012 Split 7" with Dephosphorus

Set List

Cannibal Design
Cult of War
The Lies that Bind
Plague of the Roach
Predatory Greed
The Means to the End
Recycle the Sickness
Aversion Code
Society of a Gun
Veil of Odin