01. Intro - Into The Storm.
02. Out Of Control.
03. Release Me.
04. Drift Away.
06. Closing The Doors.
07. Bleed From You.
08. For The Moment.
09. Hold On.
10. One Wish.
12. Forever More.
Simon Shedwell – Lead and Backing vocals.
Andy Coles – Lead and rhythm guitars,
Steven Coles- Lead and rhythm guitars.
Chris Le Mottee – Bass guitar.
Craig Burkitt – Keyboards and Piano.
Alex Townsend – Drums and Percussion.
All songs written by Awake.
Recorded at Parlour Studios, Kettering, UK.
Produced by Awake.
Engineered and Mixed by Neil Haynes.
Mastered at Streaky Mastering
Additional backing vocals by Jennifer Hardy.
Artwork direction by Rainer Kalwitz (
Cover artwork by Michael Vincent Manalo -
Represented by Rainer Kalwitz.
Layout and illustrations by Piotr Szafraniec.
Photograph by Tom Carlton Photography.
4 years after their label debut, UK
progressive metal act Awake return with
their brand new opus ‘Forever More’ via Lion
Music on 14th October 2011.
Taking a step onwards from their debut
‘Illumination’, Awake have delivered a
heavier grittier sound second time round
that retains the melodies and depth of its
critically acclaimed predecessor. ‘Forever
More’ also marks the first album recorded
with new guitar duo, the brothers Andy and
Steven Coles who have brought stability to
the band not to mention bringing a new
dimension to heavier sound heard on the new
With a score of live dates including tours
with Evergrey and Magnum under their belts,
not to mention live sessions on BBC Radio,
Awake have been going from strength to
strength in the run up to the new albums
The journey for this album started around a
year after ‘Illumination’ was released. The
bands former guitarist left (Richard Hall)
and the group were keen to move on with new
members when writing the new album. After
thorough and extensive auditioning Andy
Coles joined around June 2008 and the early
ideas for the new album were formed.
‘Release Me’ was the first song written and
came from a keyboard ‘riff’ that Craig came
in with. Steven Coles joined the band by
February 2009 and a break in writing was
taken for the band to go out on the road
with Magnum again. After this writing
resumed and the album took shape over the
next year or so. Pre-production took place
in February 2010, final adjustments were
made (including the inclusion of female
backing vocals-Jennifer Hardy), and full
recording took place April/May 2010.
On ‘Forever More’ lyrical slant the band
state, “we wanted to convey our own personal
experiences with love and loss and the
hardships you face when you lose someone
close to you. We hope that this is something
people in general can relate to and we hope
they can find meaning within the songs”.
Forever More is an emotional album written
by musicians that are fully dedicated to
Awake and pushing the boundaries of what
they do. It can on one hand be perceived as
a very sad album and there are moments that
will touch the heart strings, but at the
same time its extremely powerful and
meaningful. It’s an album we all can relate
to and interpret for our own situation, not
just in the words but also in the use of
keys and guitar. ‘Forever More’ packs a
sonic punch musically and emotionally and
it’s a package that will be warmly welcomed
by music fans worldwide on 14th October
• Excellent sophomore effort from UK
progressive metal act Awake.
• Forever More will consolidate on Awake's
frequent touring over the last few years.
• Awake have enjoyed high visibility on BBC
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal
• Awake are available for
interview, email your
requests to Lisa Perkins at