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Awake Again releases their debut album
"No matter how the world turns"
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Finnish alternative metal outfit Awake Again has generated a lot of interest for the past few years in Finland as well as abroad, gaining over 4 million streams world wide so far. On 18th of March the band will finally release their highly anticipated debut album.
The album is filled with pounding riffs, aggressive vocals and huge catchy choruses alleviating the bands wide musical range. The mood of the album varies from smashing aggression with songs like Enmity & Busy Doing Nothing and raw emotion with songs like Look Around & Fall.
About half of the album was done with writing and production help from well established professionals; Finnish producer/songwriter mastermind Jonas Olsson, who previously has worked with major pop artists such as Robin and the Finnish metal giant Amorphis, Danish songwriter Christoffer Stjerne (H.E.R.O.) and Finnish producer/songwriter Lauri Hämäläinen.
"It really was a privilge to work with these amazing professionals and from those sessions we really learned a lot and got the confidence to work our own ideas further ", says guitarist Kasper Hellström.
There is one featuring artist on the album and she is no stranger to metal fans around the world; Lena Scissorhands from the band Infected Rain.
"If you don't ask the answer is always no. We took the leap of faith and sent Lena a message if she would like to feature on the song Busy Doing Nothing. We were positively shocked when she said yes! The song got so much more depth and energy from Lena's vocal performance" says bassist Ville Loukola.
Lyrical themes of the album revolve around different aspects of human psyche and challenges we face in the world. Even though often lyrically a bit dark Awake Again refuses to fall into despair. As in the title of the album: no matter how the world turns there's always another day.
The other half of the album was written, produced & recorded by the band. The album was mixed and mastered by the bands long time collaborator, Danish Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Jacob Hansen.
“Jacob’s world class mixing kicks ass big time. Jacob really breathes life to our music and the end result is always so much better we could even hope for." says vocalist Matti Österman.
No Matter How the World Turns by Awake Again will be released world wide on 18th of March by Odyssey Music Network.