The Awakening News


We are pleased to announce that all of The Awakening’s albums (including the new release “Tales of Absolution + Obsoletion”) are now available on iTunes. Visit the official Awakening iTunes page here:


Please note that there will be an interview with Ashton Nyte broadcast on Tuks FM this Friday (13 November) at 19h30! We are also delighted to announce that “Indian Summer Rain” is currently playlisted on Tuks FM! Many thanks!

Also note that there will be a cd promo party held at The Red Room this Saturday night (14 November) which will feature give-aways of the new album and more. Visit for more details…


The Awakening will be announcing some new tour dates shortly. Rumour has it that there will be a US show or two in January 2010! More details to follow.


“Tales Of Absolution + Obsoletion” is currently available at: (South Africa) (The Netherlands)

with more to follow soon!


We are currently assembling video content for the first official Awakening dvd! If you have any footage of the band (no matter how old) please mail a copy to:

Intervention Arts
4740 N. Cumberland Ave
Chicago, IL 60656

We are accepting submissions in all video formats.

If we use any of your footage in the official dvd, you will receive a contribution credit as well as a limited edition Awakening hamper wich includes autographed cds, T-shirt, autographed postcards as well as 3 copies of the dvd when it is released!

And that is all the news we have for the moment.

Thank you once again for your ongoing support – it is truly appreciated!

with love

The Awakening (official site) (official myspace) (record label and store)
(fashion label)


My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


Full Feature
HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


Full Feature
Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

Full Feature
All Features