DEAD AWAKEN (Sweden)

BIOGRAPHY

Dead Awaken started out in the spring of 2002.

The members were:

Andreas “Adde” Backström – guitar

Joakim Edlund – Drums

Jonas Lindberg – guitar

Andreas Morén – vocals

The band was missing a bass player, but those army boots were soon filled by former ABHOTH guitarist/vocalist Jörgen Kristensen. Some gigs were played as a 5-piece and a demo was recorded, before there was time for a change. Jörgen switched to his main instrument(s)- Guitar & vocals. Jonas had to leave the band, on good terms. Andreas Morén switched to bass and backup vocals. We kept gigging and entered the Gothenburg Deathfest bill, in 2005. On the bill were, among others Aborted and Insision. Soon after this show Adde decided to step out, due to a lack of interest in the genre. A few shows were played as a 3 piece, before adding guitarist Attila Hollsén to the line up. Only a couple of gigs were played with this line up, before original drummer Joakim left. Without a drummer, the band was in state of limbo for a few months. In early 2007 Jörgen’s old bandmate Mats “Masse” Blückert entered Dead Awaken and intense rehearsing began. May 2007 the band went back onstage at local Festival Mälarrocken, with killer acts like Behemoth. Unfortunately this ended up being the last show with Attila, who left for personal reasons. A couple of guitarists were auditioned, before deciding that enough damage was done as a 3-piece. Not letting the change stop the tank, we went straight back into the trench and kept gigging. A few shows were done with Vomitory, before entering the studio, to record the debut album. During the recording, in the fall of 2010, the band decided to part ways with long term bass player Andreas. He wanted to focus on his other band Bleeding utopia. Not intending to let this slow us down, Jörgen did all the guitar, bass and vocals in the studio. After all the studiowork was done, a deal was secured with Abyss records. Continuing as a 3-piece with session bass players Magnus Wall / Jonas Stålhammar (Both former ABHOTH members), the road was hit again, with labelmates Entrench. After a number of well recieved demo’s, it’s time to declare war upon the world, with the debut album “Where hope turns dripping red” In August 2013, Dead Awaken decided to add full time bass player Fredrik Gustafsson. A long time friend of the band and former band member, from our early ABHOTH Days. Feels like the family is complete, after 23 years apart….

LINE UP

Jörgen Kristensen: Vocals / Guitars

Mats Blückert: Drums

Fredrik Gustafsson: Bass

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LINKS

Official Website: www.dead-awaken.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dead.Awaken.D.A

Myspace: www.myspace.com/deadawaken

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/deadawaken

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Dead+Awaken

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INTERVIEWS

Agathokakological Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-agathokakological-webzine/

Battle Helm

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-httpbattlehelm-com/

Extreminal

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-www-extreminal-com/

From Beyond Metal Fanzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-from-beyond-metal-fanzine/

Lady Obscure

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-www-ladyobscure-com/

Smile Pretty for the Devil

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-smile-pretty-for-the-devil/

The Core of Brutality

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-the-core-of-brutality/

The True Bringer of Death Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-the-true-bringer-of-deathzine/

The Wizard of Noz

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/dead-awaken-sweden-interview-by-the-wizard-of-noz/

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DISCOGRAPHY

“WHERE HOPE TURNS DRIPPING RED”

(2013)

1. Carnivore

2. Kingdom of Damnation (Where Hope Turns Dripping Red)

3. Deutsches Afrika Corpse

4. Rocket Symphony

5. Mudhell

6. Manic Destructive

7. Envy the Dead

8. Venom of the Population

9. State of Corrosion

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REVIEWS

Abort Magazine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpabortmag-com/

Absolute Hell

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-absolute-hell/

All About the Rock

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-allabouttherock-co-uk/

Bad Ass N Grimness

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-bad-ass-n-grimness/

Battle Helm

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpbattlehelm-com/

Beowolf Productions

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-beowolfproductions-com/

Bleeding 4 Metal

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-bleeding4metal-de/

Brutalism

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-brutalism-com/

Brutiful Metal Radio

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-brutiful-metal-radio/

Chaos Vault

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpchaosvault-com/

Clandestine Metal Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-clandestinemetalzine-cl/

Close Up Magazine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-close-up-magazine/

Cosmos Gaming

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-cosmosgaming-com/

Crossfire Metal

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-crossfire-metal-de/

Destructive Music

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpdestructive-music-com/

Extreminal Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-extreminal-webzine/

Fugly Maniacs

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-fuglymaniacs-com/

From the Dust Returned

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-from-the-dust-returned/

Greek Rebels

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-greekrebels-gr/

Goatsden

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-goatsden/

Hard Rock Info

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-hardrockinfo-com/

Lady Obscure

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-ladyobscure-com/

Legacy.de

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-legacy-de/

Lords of Metal

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-lordsofmetal-nl/

Metal Italia

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpmetalitalia-com/

Metal Temple

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-metal-temple-com/

Metal Observer

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-metal-observer-com/

Metallized

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-metallized-it/

Mondo Metal Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-mondometalwebzine-com/

New Noise Magazine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpnewnoisemagazine-com/

Rock Metal Essence

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-rock-metal-essence-com/

Snooze Control

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-snoozecontrol-be/

The Grim Tower

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-the-grim-tower/

The Midlands Rock

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-themidlandsrocks-com/

The True Bringer of Death Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-the-true-bringer-of-death-zine/

This Noise Is Ours

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-this-noise-is-ours/

Totgehört

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httptotgehoert-blogspot-com/

Whiplash

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-whiplash/

Winter Torment

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-wintertorment-com/

Zombie Ritual Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-httpzombieritualzine-wordpress-com/

Zware Metalen

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/dead-awaken-sweden-where-hope-turns-dripping-red-cd-review-by-www-zwaremetalen-com/

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