The band which later became The Wake was formed in mid-2009 in Constanta, a city by the Black Sea coast of Romania, the place where one of the members lives. They are a two-piece band whose members have been known only as “V” and “XII“. Line-up changes never took place. The Wake plays black metal having Dissection, Venom and Bathory as main inspiration, but their style reminds of some of the biggest Scandinavian names (Immortal, Darkthrone, Dark Funeral) and shows also a powerful melancholic side, which resembles the British premiere league of dark and depressive music (old Anathema, My Dying Bride, Cradle Of Filth).
In the fall of 2009 “XII” started to compose and record all album tracks for their debut, in Germany, during an intense period of pain-driven creativity. “V” completed the songs adding his deeply psychic lyrics between 2013 and 2016 which were recorded in different studios in Romania.
In 2017, The Wake’s goal is to show the world that black metal returns with simplicity, but great passionate songwriting, proving a pretty high intensity which is capable to reach big audiences again.
“V” (screams, voices, lyrics)
“XII” (guitars, bass, programming)
Members of Protest Urban and Night in Gales.