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The Awakening is back with a new album, released today,

US-based Gothic Rock band

156790 The Awakening is back with a new album, released today, 26 November 2018 through Intervention Arts. “Chasm” is The Awakening’s 9th offering and comes after an extended break since the release of Anthology XV in 2013. As always the album features the voice, songwriting, musicianship and production of Ashton Nyte, the man behind The Awakening since it’s debut album, “Risen” in 1997. Joined by long time drummer Sevven, “Chasm” has been something of a labour of love for Ashton, as 9 years and various solo albums and collaborations have passed since the release of The Awakening’s last full length album, “Tales Of Absolution + Obsoletion” in 2009. Chasm features 10 new songs that deal with isolation, loss, the state of the world and a myriad of themes that emphasize Nyte’s ongoing description of his work as “poetry for the broken-hearted”. Musically the album traverses a range of styles and emotions whilst remaining true to its gothic roots throughout. From atmospheric 12-string acoustic guitar ballads like “Gave Up The Ghost” and “Shadows In The Dark” to the pulsating dark rock of “Back To Wonderland” and “Shore” to eerie movie soundtrack-like epic tracks like “A Minor Incision”, the album is a rich tapestry that reveals more with each listen. “Some of these songs were written even before Tales was released, while others were born over the last few months”, Nyte explains. “It has been an evolving and sometimes harrowing process but I do believe that after recording over 30 demos for the album, these are the 10 songs that truly say what I would like say with this work and capture where I feel The Awakening is artistically today”. The band recently unveiled an extensive pre-order campaign for the new album, with a host of exclusive items guaranteed to please devotees, along with the newly initiated to the dark world of The Awakening. Hand written lyrics, signed CD’s and vinyl, merchandise bundles and a range of other dark delights are available at

http://www.theawakening.com/chasm .

Watch the lyric video for the single ‘Back to Wonderland’ here

Now based in the USA, The Awakening is a musical project originally from South Africa, founded by singer, songwriter and producer Ashton Nyte. The Awakening has released 9 albums to date, along with Ashton Nyte’s 7 solo albums. Nyte has also contributed lyrics and vocals to recent releases by MGT (Peter Murphy, The Mission) as well to Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos project, which features members of The Cure, The Mission, Ministry and many more. Nyte has said that the primary motivation for The Awakening’s extensive album campaign is to see the band back on the road, on a world-wide tour in 2019. The band last toured with The Mission in 2016 on a 17 date sold out tour, spanning 12 European countries. “It feels magical to be putting out a new Awakening album again. Most of all I look forward to sharing the songs with the fans in a live environment again. That completes the circle for me.” – Ashton Nyte Album „Chasm“ OUT: 26th November 2018 Label: Intervention Arts, Cat No. INT034 (Vinyl), Cat No. INT035 (CD), UPC / EAN 193428022720

Tracklist 1. Other Ghosts 2. Shore 3. About You 4. Raphael Awake 5. Back To Wonderland 6. Gave up the Ghost 7. Savage Freedom 8. A Minor Incision 9. Hear Me 10. Shadows In The Dark More info https://theawakening.com/ http://www.facebook.com/theawakeningofficial http://youtube.com/theawakeningsa