When They Wake
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When They Wake


Band Alternative Rock




"Super, dass es solche Freaks gibt!"

Ihre neueste CD "Be Your Own Hero" produzieren die drei jungen Musiker von When They Wake aus Muri in Hamburg, Berlin und Zug - Aargauer Zeitung - 29.01.2012

"Zug: "When They Wake""

CD-Taufe "The Progression" am 10. April - Zuger Woche - 07.04.2010

"Ohne Bühnenerfahrung nach Florida"

Die junge Band When They Wake aus dem Freiamt und Zug taufen morgen ihre erste CD. - Aargauer Zeitung (Freiamt) - 09.04.2010

""Jetzt sind wir erwacht""

Sie spielen erst zum dritten Mal gemeinsam auf einer Bühne - und ganz nebenbei ist es eine in Orlando, Florida. Zwei Zuger und zwei Freiämter starten durch; "When They Wake" über das Erwachen, ihre Plattentaufe und ihre Ziele. - Zuger Woche - 21.04.2010

"When They Wake far from home"

When They Wake is an alternative metal band from Switzerland. - Valencia Voice, Orlando FL - 28.04.2010

"Frische Luft mit Aussicht"

Frischluftkultur, Muri, am 20. und 21. August - Aargauer Zeitung (Freiamt) - 16.06.2010

"Und wieder steht eine Zuger Band im Final"

When They Wake möchten am freestyle.ch auftreten. Jetzt müssen sie kämpfen. - Neue Zuger Zeitung - 18.08.2010

"When They Wake sind in der Endrunde"

Die vier Rocker aus Zug und Muri könnten schon bald vor 20'000 Zuschauern auftreten. - Neue Zuger Zeitung - 20.08.2010

"Zuger gewinnen"

Die Rocker von When They Wake treten in Zürich auf. - Neue Zuger Zeitung - 04.09.2010

"Zuger Newcomer dürfen am freestyle.ch rocken"

Die junge Zuger Band When They Wake darf am grössten Freestylesport-Event Europas vor rund 20'000 Besuchern auftreten. - 20 Minuten (Luzern) - 06.09.2010


When They Wake aus Zug - Rockstar Magazine (Newsletter) - 15.09.2010

"Fette Beats am Freestyle.ch"

When They Wake am Freestyle - 20 Minuten (Zürich) - 24.09.2010


EP "The Progression" - released on April, 10th 2010

Single "Until The End (feat. Sifecta)" - released on September, 25th 2010

Music Video "My Revenge" - released on December, 24th 2010

LP "Be Your Own Hero" - will be released in Summer 2012



When They Wake was formed in Spring 2008 by Sven Ehmes (guit, voc) and Stephan Kaiser (guit, b.voc). Shortly after, Silvan Stirnimann (drums) and Jonathan Geiger (bass) joined. In their first days they tried to find each other and they had a lot of jam-sessions. Soon a few songs emerged and they decided to record them for a demo before they're going to play live shows.
So, their first EP "The Progression" came out April the 10th in 2010. The EP contains 6 Songs and present their musical style and influences. During the whole next Year WTW was playing about 12 shows, including 2 shows in Orlando Florida (Florida Music Festival), Rock 'Oz Arènes Festival in Avènches and in September 2011 they became freestyle.band and played live at the freestyle.ch Festival in Switzerland. Besides these highlights they played many club shows mostly in the german part of Switzerland.
In September 2010 WTW released a new single featuring Sifecta (Raphael Kaiser) called Until The End.
On December the 24th the music video to their first single My Revenge came out.
In Spring 2011, the Band spilt up with singer Sven Ehmes and Stephan Kaiser now is taking the lead vocals.

When They Wake now is about to release their first Debut LP called "Be Your Own Hero". Drums were recorded at Clouds Hill Studio (Guano Apes, Die Happy, Clueso, ..) in Hamburg and the Piano Parts were recorded at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin, so the Band tried to get the best out of their new songs and the recordings will be finished soon, so in Summer 2012 their new LP can be released and they will be ready to play again live after May 2012.

Red, Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Muse, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, Nine Lashes, Linkin Park, Still Remains

About WTW:
The growth from an inexperienced troupe to professional musicians with self-written lyrics and music could only be driven by their own accord and effort. To realise their potential and refine their skills, they fulfilled their desire to have their own space. In the present “Music Lab”, which they have changed to suit their individual needs, they also cut their current EP.

You can obviously hear the influence of different rock bands, but their tunes also include elements of classical music as well as various other styles. Out of this mix arises a more varied, creative and playful music, which is most likely to find a number of supporters.