“We’ve been taking time off to really focus on merging the new sound of our band, as well as keeping the parts that will always be what Awake The Dreamer is all about. We are super excited to present ‘Alone’ as the first release in the new era of the band,” guitarist Alexander Backman says.
The history of Awake The Dreamer leads us back to 2015, when the Stockholm-based, melodic post-hardcore/metalcore act was formed by childhood and high school friends. Since dropping the Grow EP in 2016, the band has toured across Europe and Asia alongside bands like Ice Nine Kills, Northlane, Adept, and Crystal Lake.
In September 2019, the band issued the debut album Damaged Souls via Arising Empire. It was a 10-track introduction to the band that included features by Adept’s Robert Ljungin on “Vigilant” and by Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita on “Atmosphere.”
“Being a smaller band that didn’t even have an album out by the time we had toured Europe and Asia quite finally caught up to us, and then the pandemic hit,” says bassist Benjamin Turesson. “Like that wasn’t enough, we unfortunately had former members leaving the band, so it became natural for us to just start from scratch in order to re-develop a new sound. [It’s] a sound which we are really happy and proud of. It feels great to start releasing music again and we are really excited to be back again.”
AWAKE THE DREAMER ARE:
Max Andrén | Vocals
Benjamin Turesson | Bass/Vocals
Victor Sandberg | Guitar
Alexander Backman | Guitar