Nottingham based Metal band Awaken, released their long awaited new album on January 21 2007. This collection of material entitled â€œMortal Fragileâ€ has been carefully crafted and put together over the last twelve months and shows a real progression for the band and hammers home the now unmistakeable Awaken sound.
â€œThe theme and ideology behind the album was to take a look at the world and society, particularly human relationships under the microscope and show how fragile they can beâ€ said singer Joe Hughes. â€œNo two songs sound alikeâ€ commented guitarist Marv Bentley, â€œwe drew on all our past and current influences, so this album covers a wide and varied style, from Old School Metal, Thrash, right through to sweeping keyboards and Power Metal guitar riffsâ€.
The album was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in Nottingham and Wales, using the latest technology available. â€œGetting the sound we wanted, especially the drum sound, proved to be a real challenge but the time and effort was worthwhile.â€ remarked drummer Steve H. A short sample of the album has been uploaded to the bands Myspace page at www.myspace.com/awakenuk where you can have a quick listen and if you want to purchase it, hop over to the bands main site at www.awakenuk.co.uk
The band are now rehearsing the new material and we be playing live across the UK soon. Keep an eye on their websites for announcements. â€œAfter so long recording, itâ€™ll be great to get out play the new stuff live, itâ€™s going to be something really specialâ€ said Rod Boston, bassist.