News: Wake To Join Khemmis and Conjurer on Deceiver North America Tour 2023

Canada’s Wake will support Khemmis on their upcoming Deceiver North America Tour 2023. The three-week run will commence on April 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and close on May 20 at Portland, Oregon. Additional support will be provided by Conjurer.

Guitarist Rob LaChance shares his thoughts:

“We’re thrilled to join our friends in Khemmis and crushers Conjurer for the Deceiver North America Tour 2023. I cannot think of a tour that we’ve done with a more diverse, unique, and riff-centric package than this one. Show up; bang that head, and have your skull caved in by a metric ton of heavy riffs!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. See all confirmed dates below.

Wake w/ Khemmis, Conjurer:

4/27/2023 Studio B @ Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/28/2023 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
4/29/2023 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/30/2023 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
5/02/2023 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
5/03/2023 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
5/04/2023 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
5/05/2023 The Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
5/06/2023 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2023 Union Stage – Washington, DC
5/09/2023 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/10/2023 Hop Springs – Murfreesboro, TN
5/11/2023 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/12/2023 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
5/13/2023 Parish – Austin, TX
5/15/2023 Nile Underground – Phoenix, AZ
5/16/2023 The Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
5/17/2023 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA
5/19/2023 Substation – Seattle, WA
5/20/2023 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

Wake released their Thought Form Descent full-length in June via Metal Blade Records. Never a band interested in repeating themselves, Wake has evolved with every release. 2020’s Devouring Ruin made this clearer than ever, hammering the point home with the Confluence EP that same year, and now they return with Thought Form Descent—their most dynamic, diverse, and emotional release to date. The record boasts eight nuanced tracks that run the gamut from relentlessly heavy to exquisitely beautiful—often simultaneously—and instantly grab hold of the listener, demanding their full attention.

However, at the same time, they are lushly textured and densely layered and offer more with every subsequent exposure, unfurling to show hidden depths, and taking Wake to a whole new level.

To track the album, the band once again collaborated with Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts and Vaura also makes an appearance, playing guitar on “Pareidolia” and “Observer To Master,” the latter track one of the most melodic on the record. Preview and purchase the record here.

Additionally, Wake recently released “Vast And Infinite,” remixed by Justin Broadrick of Jesu. The track was originally recorded in 2020 and was remixed in 2022. Fans can stream and purchase the track through Bandcamp here.

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Photo courtesy of Cole Hadley

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