The Awakening

The Awakening

BandAlternativeGothic

With a heavy dose of classic gothic bite, post-punk edge and 80's new-wave chic, The Awakening has made a name for itself as a band that can please everyone from metalheads to moms. The band's 100+ original catalog features songs ranging from heavy-hitting rock anthems to ethereal piano ballads.

Biography

The Awakening is an alternative/gothic rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa, formed in 1995 by vocalist, guitarist and producer Ashton Nyte. The band is credited in the press as "South Africa's most successful Gothic Rock act and one of the top bands in the far broader Alternative scene." The band has released 8 full-length studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, music videos (aired on MTV Europe) and 2 EPs, and have received significant radio play and club rotation throughout South Africa, Europe and the USA. They became the first gothic rock band to ever headline major national festivals throughout South Africa, playing to crowds of some 30,000 in their home country. As of 2008 the band is based in the United States.
See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awakening_(band)

Lyrics

Razor Burn

Written By: Ashton Nyte

Down on your fever with a Razor Burn
Can never tell you’re a bleeder when you’re innocent
And it’s a new resolution for a miracle
You’ve got a poor constitution and you’re letting go
Oh that’s you
You’re always needing proof

You’re waiting for the dark
To watch me fall apart
And nothing gets you high
Oh you
You’re waiting for the dark
You’re down before the start
And everything’s a sign
To you

Frozen believer with a Razor Burn
Oh just a casual deceiver and you’ll never learn
That the one revolution is to know your name
And that the death of confusion is to see His face
Oh that’s you
You’re always needing proof

You’re waiting for the dark
To watch me fall apart
And nothing gets you high
Oh you
You’re waiting for the dark
You’re down before the start
And everything’s a sign
To you

And it’s over
It’s overdue again
Oh your dreams are all in vain
And you need more proof
You need more proof and pain

Down on your fever with a razor burn
Can never tell you’re a bleeder when you’re innocent
And it’s a new resolution for a miracle
You’ve got a poor constitution and you’re letting go
Oh you

You’re waiting for the dark…

Arrow

Written By: Ashton Nyte

One more taste of submission
Found it on my television
Cut like you don’t believe me
Fallen angel killed me deeply

I’m on that road to nowhere
Bought the suit of disenchantment
You’ve got the words to heal me
Fallen angel killed me deeply

Don’t move, don’t think, don’t get off the floor
The fever greets me at the same back door
Don’t write, don’t speak, don’t settle the score
You turn, you scream, “what are you down here for ?”

I soak up this illusion
You’re my new found institution
Thought you would never leave me
Fallen angel killed me deeply

Breathing this socialism
Tied beneath my exhibition
You had to burn to keep me
Fold my thoughts and heal me sweetly

Don’t move, don’t think, don’t get off the floor
The fever greets me at the same back door
Don’t write, don’t speak, don’t settle the score
You turn, you scream,

“What are you for?”
Sickened where the burning arrows fall

Discography

Tales of Absolution & Obsoletion - 2009
Razor Burn - 2006
Darker Than Silence - 2004
Roadside Heretics - 2002
Sacrificial Etchings (greatest hits) - 2002
The Fountain - 2001
The Fourth Seal of Zeen - 2000
Ethereal Menace - 1999
Request - 1998
Risen - 1997

COMPILATION CD's:
HM Mag - various Compilations CD's
Cleopatra - “Unquiet Grave”
COP International - “Dark Awakening”
Cold Fusion - “Moonlight Cathedral”
Gresham - “Orgazmatrax2 ”
Alter Ego - "Orgazmatrax3"
Gresham - "The Doors Nightclub"

Set List

The Awakening sets are typically 50 - 60 mins. in length, but can be adjusted either way, depending upon the promoter's requirements.