Hear Blackened Grindcore Crew WAKE Go Full Pig Destroyer on New Song "Paradigm Lost" | Revolver

Hear Blackened Grindcore Crew WAKE Go Full Pig Destroyer on New Song "Paradigm Lost"

Canadian legion channel apocalyptic angst on fresh 'Misery Rites' cut
WAKE, Mike Wells
photograph by Mike Wells

Canadian grindcore legion WAKE are set to unleash their new album, Misery Rites, later this month via Translation Loss. After dropping off the powerviolence-y title track and its similarly gnarly sibling "Embers," the group are back with "Paradigm Lost," another misery-laden scorcher to tide us over until the record's February 23rd release date.

Recorded with Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Scour), Misery Rites finds WAKE forgoing their well-established political screeds for a cathartic, deeply personal approach that lays frontman Ball's troubled heart bare for all to hear. "The human side of despair and misery is one lesser examined in heavy music, and one that's more relatable to many," he tells Revolver. "The album reflects a cycle of destroying the aspects of ones' self that they are held down by and then slowly falling back into the same negative cycle whether it's depression, addiction, anger or anything."

Stream "Paradigm Lost" below, and you can pre-order Misery Rites here. Scroll down for WAKE's upcoming tour dates.

WAKE tour dates:

Mar. 10 – Calgary, Alberta – The Palomino
Mar. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta – The Starlite Room
Mar. 17 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –Amigo's Cantina
Mar. 24 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Windsor
Mar. 25 – Minneapolis, Manitoba – 7St Entry
Mar. 26 – Dekalb, IL – 7St Space
Mar. 27 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean downstairs !
Mar. 28 – Detroit MI – Cellarmens !
Mar. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project !
Mar. 30 – Toronto, Ontario – Coalition !
Mar. 31 – Montreal, Québec – Casa Del Popolo !
Apr. 01 – Portland, ME – Geno's Rock Club !
Apr. 02 – Boston, MA – O'Briens's !
Apr. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie !
Apr. 04 – Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus !
Apr. 05 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar !
Apr. 06 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter !
Apr. 07 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero !
Apr. 08 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl !
Apr. 09 – Memphis, TN – Rockhouse Live
Apr. 11 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

! w/ Withered