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Rwake Vocalist CT on Long-Form Music, Arkansas, and Cough Syrup

Rwake Vocalist CT on Long-Form Music, Arkansas, and Cough Syrup

Rwake. The “R” is silent, the band is not. Like the howl of the starving Wendigo in the wooded darkness, the music of this Little Rock, Arkansas, band has haunted the minds of those metal fans looking for something more than the showy prog riffage of Mastodon or Kylesa, something ugly and sludgy and beyond […]

New Releases Out Today: 09/28/2011

New Releases Out Today: 09/28/2011

It’s Tuesday–the day that albums come out–and this one is a fucking doozy, stocked full of awesome new records. Check out the list of new releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to get. Anvil – Monument of Metal (The End) Brutal Truth – End Time (Relapse) Chickenfoot […]

Review: Rwake – Rest

Review: Rwake – Rest

From the dark underbelly of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rwake unfurl their fifth and latest collection of apocalyptic doom dirges, a spiral death collage festooned with churning Mastodonian riffage and snaky post-rock melodies. Epic is the name of the game here: Half of Rest’s six tracks are over 11 minutes long. Song titles like “It Was […]

Rwake Unveil Album Art, Release Date for New CD

Rwake Unveil Album Art, Release Date for New CD

Arkansas sludge metallers Rwake have just unveiled the cover art for their forthcoming album, Rest (Relapse). See that art below. Rwake recorded Rest, which is their follow-up to 2007’s Voices of Omens, at Engine Studios in Chicago, IL with noted engineer Sanford Parker. Rest will see its North American release on September 27th on CD, […]