“AWAKE THE DREAMER confidently point out that a place in the second row is not enough for them. The Swedes are out to set their own accents and enrich the modern heavy-core crossover with fresh ideas. Although the mixture of and the ingredients are well known: The Scandinavians’ solution approaches work, convince and inspire. A band could hardly wish for more for their debut. AWAKE THE DREAMER are showing off their great skills and will continue to generate a lot of attention! Tip!” – Legacy
“With “Damaged Souls” AWAKE THE DREAMER deliver a debut album that is in keeping up with the musical sophistication of bands like ARCHITECTS or ADEPT and establishes them with their individual style in the European metalcore completely.” – FUZE
““Damaged Souls” in my opinion is one of the best albums in the genre released this year. It is hard to believe that this is only their debut album and the fact that they only formed in 2015. It’s no surprise that AWAKE THE DREAMER is on their way towards the top with their distinguishing styles of Metalcore, Djent, and Post-Hardcore all mixed together. I promise you won’t be disappointed with this record. Masterpiece!” – Metal Temple
“In a nutshell: this is a very brilliant debut album.” – Lords Of Metal
“These rookies deliver” – Krachfink
“…’Atmosphere’ will wake up just about everyone…including the dead. A flurry of technical riffs, a great powerhouse of varying vocals, the breakdowns are so intense…this is a track that grabs and grips tightly.” – Games, Brains & a Headbanging Life UK
“The Swedish AWAKE THE DREAMER demonstrates on Damaged Souls why their star is rising so fast. Those who love metalcore of the highest quality, will quickly embrace this band.” – White Room Reviews
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
Today, the Swedish metal quintet AWAKE THE DREAMER released their first ever album »Damaged Souls«!
Buy and/or stream »Damaged Souls« now here: https://AwakeTheDreamer.lnk.to/DamagedSouls
AWAKE THE DREAMER: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls and everybody else who is a part of this great planet Earth, we are proud to finally introduce you all to our debut album; Damaged Souls via Arising Empire. There’s a song on here for everyone so enjoy and share the love.”
More on »Damaged Souls«:
Watch the music video for ‘Far Away’ here: https://youtu.be/da4f5Cb5EwA
Watch the music video for ‘Atmosphere (feat. Ryo Kinoshita)’ here: https://youtu.be/kbK4K157ztk
Watch the music video for ‘Your Mind’ here: https://youtu.be/YCpUaTdN000
»Damaged Souls« tracklist:
01. Damaged Souls
02. Atmosphere (feat. Ryo Kinoshita)
03. Far Away
05. Blood Red Fists
07. Your Mind
09. Vigilant (feat. Robert Ljung)
10. Negative Filters
Considered being one of the throne heirs of Scandinavian Melodic Metalcore/Post-Hardcore acts such as ADEPT, and IN FLAMES, the Stockholm based Metalcore quintet AWAKE THE DREAMER is coming back strong this summer.
In 2018 AWAKE THE DREAMER appeared on selected festivals in Germany, Austria, Sweden and apart from a few headline shows supporting Post-Hardcore heroes ADEPT together with Japan’s Metalcore stars CRYSTAL LAKE in Germany/Switzerland. Also in August the Stockholm boys featured on the exclusive Scandinavian dates in Sweden and Norway opening for Australian Tech Metalcore legends in NORTHLANE before going to Tokyo, Japan for an exclusive appearance at the True North Festival.
Despite that the band not yet have released their debut full length, they’ve toured across the world multiple times, including UK, Europe, Japan and most recently China.
Vocalist Max Andrén says that “I’m completely overwhelmed with the support we’ve received so far, both from people we work with and the fans around the world. The last two years have been amazing, yet this is only the beginning and we can’t wait to share our new songs with everyone out there.”
AWAKE THE DREAMER are:
Max Andrén | Vocals
Benjamin Turesson | Bass / Vocals
Alexander Backman | Guitar
Oscar Järn | Guitar
Fabian Fagerberg | Drums