The Wake review on Occult Black Metal Zine

“On this recording The Wake goes for more of a raw and melodic style of black metal that also mixes in some elements of death and doom metal to create a sound of their own.”

The Wake interview for Absit Omen

XII writes the music and I could say that there is a sort of connection as we’ve been friends for 13 years. This record was done during eight years because of many mental situations, but the first two songs were done in 2009 and we kind of followed unconsciously that musical pattern. Lyrics were written in like 10 years as I hunted the Dadaism technique.”

The Wake review on Absit Omen

“What really catches my attention right off the bat is V explosive vocals. The utter sound of hatred and disgust he puts into every lyric gives these songs their almost epic feel. His vocals demand your attention! Yet, it doesn’t seem like he’s being fake or over the top, which is something all too common with a lot of black metal.”

The Wake interview for Radio Rock 89

Today, Blood & Fire Productions mastermind V is invited to the local radio station Radio Rock 89 (Asociația Rock 89 Constanța). The broadcasting starts at 19:00 CEST, when you can listen to V talking about things related to Blood & Fire, the shop, the blog and so on, but also, he will shed some light upon his black metal project called The Wake featuring Night In Gales’ member XII.

The Wake review on Crossfire

“Hier ist für jeden etwas dabei. Das hier ist Black Metal, der sowohl den Fans der Neunziger als auch den zeitgemäßeren Black Metal-Fans von heute gerecht wird; ein guter Kompromiss!”

The Wake review on The Pit Of The Damned

“In definitiva, ‘Earth’s Necropolis’, pur non inventando nulla di nuovo, si propone come un disco interessante per gli amanti di sonorità abrasive ma melodiche in ambito estremo.”