WOLVES AT THE GATE premiere ‘Awaken’
Second new track previewed from upcoming full-length Captors
Available in stores and online July 3rd on Solid State Records
June 14, 2012 – Ohio rockers WOLVES AT THE GATE
are pushing forward towards the July 3rd release of their debut full-length, Captors, on Solid State Records with the premiere of the album’s second preview track, entitled “Awaken” – premiering today exclusively at AbsolutePunk.net.
Hot on the heels of the buzz-inducing track “Dead Man,” “Awaken” further proves that for WOLVES AT THE GATE it’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel to improve upon it. While listeners will find familiarity in the track, WATG aren’t content to be a run-of-the-mill “heavy” band. In fact, they are (alongside label mates THE OVERSEER) one half of what Solid State is terming “The New Breed” – the front runners in a new generation of post-metalcore heavy music.
Listen to ‘Awaken’:
“We are really excited to get ‘Awaken’ out for people to hear because this song really captures the energy we want to bring to our live show,” says guitarist/vocalist Stephen Cobucci. “It’s fast, fun, and catchy. It also does a great job of showcasing Nick’s vocal ability. We’ve really enjoyed playing this song live on our recent tours as it allows for us to move and have some fun. Being an aggressive song, I also feels that it complements the lyrical content, which focuses on people questioning God through how we respond to the trials in life that we face and how we treat other people.”
The follow-up to their touted 2011 EP We Are the Ones, Captors finds the band not only living up to but surpassing the huge potential recognized by critics and fans alike. No longer constrained by the limits of an EP, the members of WOLVES AT THE GATE were able to showcase the explosive growth of their songwriting, from luscious, melodic rock tracks to lip-splitting hardcore stomps.
Produced by Andreas Magnussen (OH, SLEEPER, HASTE THE DAY, etc), Captors is a blisteringly heavy full-length debut with the potential to appeal to every variety of rocker – from fans of metalcore to traditional metal to mainstream hard rock. It’s an album that – like those of some of the band’s influences (AS CITIES BURN, THRICE, FOO FIGHTERS, UNDER0ATH) – avoids pigeonholes and easy labels.
Formed in 2008, WATG began turning heads almost immediately and it wasn’t long before they were touring with bands they had grown up listening to on their iPods, recording with producers whose work they appreciated and signing with a label – Solid State Records – they had long respected. With the November 2011 release of We Are The Ones, the band wedged their way into a crowded heavy music scene. Now, with Captors, the band is kicking down the door and taking no prisoners.