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The Waking


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"The Waking"

A formidable addition to the local metal scene, The Waking play melodic, hard-edged metal on their self-titled, three-song demo. Imploring a fighting attitude, “Stand Up” builds to an explosive culmination of blistering guitars and howling vocals. “Graduation Day” is a slow burning cut with a Helmet-esque breakdown. “Underdog” features syncopated double kick drum and ripsaw riffs. (www.the
– Patrick Conlan - Illinois Entertainer

"Hell yeah I`m ready to Stand up and fight!"

Thanks for sending in such a blasting of Metal furry ... I was immediately pulled in by the guitar tones and precision syncopation of the drum track entrance. I hear a bunch of cool influences going down here, from the emotional nuances of the Deftones to the visceral purging of Tool. Bottom line is I`m down with The Waking! - Taxi

"The Waking will be an awakening to the Rock world."

BAND: The Waking
FROM: Oak Lawn, Illinois

From the land of Lincoln, comes The Waking. Formed in early 2004, The Waking was created when members from Hybreed and Spent started practicing together. The Waking has been featured on a paintball DVD, and had their first demo recorded by Louis Svitek (Ministry, M.O.D.). The Waking is in the process of writing and recording an upcoming CD.

Not exactly metal, but The Waking is an ear-catcher. With a sound that seems both heavy and alternative, The Waking will turn some eyes. With a sound that is favored today, look for The Waking to start hitting the air waves. The Waking will be an awakening to the Rock world.

RATING: 4.45

- Rickman Rockreview


Stand Up - Demo 2005
Sorry - Demo 2006
Souls at Zero - Demo 2006
Blue Screen - Full Length 2007



The Waking have been around since 2004. Going through a few line up changes and an array of interesting drunken nights and fights they are finally seeing calmer days ahead. Yeah right! If you know bands then you know the ever looming drama that comes along with it. Well that chapter is no more and with an Indie Label signing, a debut release that was certified plutonium nothing can stop The Waking. Literally nothing. "Thats what keeps us alive," says Mike. "We have a mission and a drive to achieve that nothing could stop." Come out to a show and you will be made a believer. Many have and many more will. Thank you to everyone who continually supports us. We could never begin to express our gratitude in words. Peace, Us br>
The Waking are featured on a internationally distributed paintball DVD ( episode 42) through Traumahead Sportz, which can be viewed at and have also been featured on a DVD release by DERDER (

The Waking have recieved many great reviews and work hard to create the best music they are capable of. With many dynamics attributing to their writing style there are few boundaries. "All bands say they are the best live band around, we just try to have a good time and assure that everyone who comes out to see us also has a good time. Hopefully the word spreads and more people come out to our shows. No matter what we`re havin fun. We spend too much money on alcohol not to!"