TENNESSEE - Awaken draws back the curtain with their modern hard rock single "The Veil". The band's previous release "Stained Glass", was received well in the metal and hard rock industry. Now, Awaken has unleashed "The Veil" for their upcoming 2021 album release: Monsters & Machines. Working and establishing themselves with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves, Awaken's first single "Stained Glass" brought clarity to the hard rock sound in the sense of lyrical content reaching deeper meanings and messages. Awaken continues to define their sound and deeper-reaching lyrics higher and higher as the newest track "The Veil" proves. Awaken's music is a powerful rock sound that surges onwards and upwards.
'"The Veil" is a song about the facades put on by our society, our leaders, and sometimes even ourselves. How people can go about on a daily basis keeping people in the dark of their true intentions. It’s like putting your hand over other people’s eyes while creating a cover story to buy time, knowing that it
won’t last forever. The light will eventually turn on and the truth will be revealed."' - Awaken
Awaken is an Alternative/Hard Rock band that brings an 'in your face' experience that will leave you wanting more. Bringing powerful melodies mixed with hard hitting guitar riffs and thought provoking lyrical material. Awaken is composed of Chad Griffin on vocals, Dustin Simpson on guitar, Chase “Sludge” Reagan on bass, and Jimi Wilkins on drums.
The band has shared the stage with national and international acts like 10 Years, RED, Pop Evil, Adelita's Way, In This Moment, Fuel, Fire Flight, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Art of Dying, and many more. The debut album, 'Broken Circle' (produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Travis Wyrick) dished out six radio singles; featuring “The Narrow Door” and “Silent Alibi” which hit the #2 spot on internet radio charts. The record also featured Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch on the track “Fathom”. Since then, the band self-produced another full-length album, 'Echoes & Reflections' featuring tracks like “Bleed For You” and “In the Quiet” (featuring Zahna). In 2019, the band put out a follow-up record (their third album): 'Identity'. The first single, “Face of a Ghost” was the band’s first #1 charting single. The album also featured other stand-out tracks like “Naive Voices”, “My Religion”, and “The Spiral” (featuring Jenna Kate Brown) which reached the #2 spot on internet radio charts. The band has now released the debut single, “Behemoth” for their upcoming record, “Monsters & Machines” that is now making waves internationally, taking the band to new heights and setting the stage for what has been said to be Awaken’s best work to date.