The Awakening announced that their 10th full-length album is now available for pre-order, along with an extensive selection of limited edition items and exclusive content. It is called This Alchemy, and it features 11 new original works, according to singer and a composer Ashton Nyte.
“2020 was a difficult year for all of us, to say the very least. In the absence of touring and with an uncertain future ahead, I have tried to carve something magical from the ongoing weight of it all. I hope this brings you comfort and light. As always, your support will make this chapter a brighter one. I am blessed by your belief in my art.“
Ashton reveals that each order includes an Art Pass: “It entitles you to exclusive content, limited edition items, glimpses behind the scenes, and other oddities. It also entitles you to a full album download one week before it is released to the rest of the world.“
Album release date: 18th of May, 2021.
Pre-order here: https://theawakening.com/this-alchemy
Now based in the USA, The Awakening was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1995 as the creative expression of vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Ashton Nyte. All songs are composed and performed by Ashton Nyte. The live band has morphed and mutated over the years but is always focused on a powerful, theatrical concert experience.
The Awakening is best described as a hybrid of gothic rock, dark-wave, industrial and new wave – a combination that was described as “dark future rock”. With nine studio albums, several singles, EPs, and a greatest hits compilation, The Awakening’s sound has evolved from album to album but remains rooted in its dark origins.
Ashton Nyte has released seven solo albums and contributed vocals and lyrics to a number of other projects, including MGT (Peter Murphy, The Mission) and Beauty In Chaos, which features members of The Cure, Ministry, The Mission, and others. Nyte released his first book of poetry and short stories, along with his seventh solo album, Waiting For A Voice in 2020.
Cover photo by Anabel DFlux: Live at The Whisky A Go-Go , Los Angeles, USA (2018).
Single from The Awakening’s album “Chasm”.
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