WHEN WILL THE TIDES HIT YOUR CITY?!
Late 2014 experienced musicians (Denis-Vocals, Robin-Guitar, José-Guitar, Patrick-Drums) joined together from different projects to form a band with big goals - TIDES AWAKING.
Since then TIDES AWAKING is giving proof of what is the reason behind their slogan HIT THE CITY, by destroying every live show they play with their melodic riffs, brutal breakdowns and massive bass drops, only leaving ebb or flow wherever they go.
To become international musicians is their aim and thus big are their ambitions and claims.
In summer 2014 José, Robin and Patrick decided to cancel their old project 'Under The Crown' to found a new band.
Late 2014 Denis joined in as the band's new Vocalist - with his lyrics and his voice he integrated well into the band. Soon they agreed on the name TIDES AWAKING and started writing songs for their first EP 'VEIN OF ORIGIN' while still searching for a bassist.
The songwriting of the EP was completed in spring 2015 and was since then in production. They did the preproduction completely on their own to gain new skills in recording and producing.
In autumn 2015 the search for a bassist was finally over and Nenad "Sean" Natosevic joined the band. Since then the band prepared for recording studio and their upcoming live shows.
Tides Awaking played their first live show with the new constellation in November 2015, followed by regular shows.
Around the same time (October 2015) they started recording their debut EP 'Vein of Origin' at Tones & Tunes Studios in Oberhausen, Germany. The EP was mastered by Aleksa Jonic in Serbia.
Late 2015 Tides Awaking filmed their first music video featuring 'Waiting For My Penance' from their upcoming EP.
Tides Awaking started the new year big! On 23.01.2016 they played a show at UNI-Halle Wuppertal as support for the popular german punk band 'ITCHY POOPZKID'. This was their first show in a sold-out stadium.
At the same time Tides Awaking launched the promotion of their debut EP with the 'Vein of Origin Release Weeks' on their Facebook-Page. It contained the following dates and events:
The ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ Release Weeks:
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27.01.2016 - START OF ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ COVER REVELATION
28.01.2016 - ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ COVER REVELATION COUNTDOWN 3
29.01.2016 - 'VEIN OF ORIGIN’ COVER REVELATION COUNTDOWN 2
30.01.2016 - 'VEIN OF ORIGIN’ COVER REVELATION COUNTDOWN 1
31.01.2016 - ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ COVER REVELATION
01.02.2016 - 'WAITING FOR MY PENANCE' Music Video Teaser 1
03.02.2016 - ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ Song Sneak Preview 1 Reigned to Chaos
05.02.2016 - 'WAITING FOR MY PENANCE' Music Video Teaser 2
08.02.2016 - ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ Song Sneak Preview 2 Passing the Gates
10.02.2016 - 'WAITING FOR MY PENANCE' Official Music Video Trailer
12.02.2016 - ‘VEIN OF ORIGIN’ EP RELEASE + EP RELEASE Party @ Rehearsal Room - > Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/176666519364199/
14.02.2016 - ‘WAITING FOR MY PENANCE’ Music Video RELEASE
15.02.2016 - YouTube Upload 1 Tides...(Intro) + The Advisor
16.02.2016 - YouTube Upload 2 Inner Fight
17.02.2016 - YouTube Upload 3 Waiting For My Penance + “THE VEIN OF ORIGIN DIARIES” Trailer
18.02.2016 - YouTube Upload 4 Passing The Gates
19.02.2016 - YouTube Upload 5 Reigned to Chaos + ...awaking(Outro)
24.02.2016 - ‘THE VEIN OF ORIGIN DIARIES’ RELEASE
17:00 - Episode I Drums
18:00 - Episode II Guitar
19:00 - Episode III Vocals
20:00 - Outtake Video
—— END 24.02.2016 ——
They played a lot of shows during January and February. Furthermore they participated in one of Germany's biggest band contest 'SPH-Bandcontest' and played their preliminary round also in January. The judges of the SPH-Bandcontest chose Tides Awaking as the winner of the night and they got access to play at the city finals in May.
About that time Melissa Schäfer joined in as Tides Awaking's professional photographer and she started producing the backstage documentary TIDES AWAKING | BACKSTAGE.
Breathing the Core published an interview with Tides Awaking in March and they were featured in multiple local newspaper articles.
March 2016 Tides Awaking already begun songwriting for their first full length album 2017!
The next months they played regularly all over Germany and also in neighbouring countries.
In May Tides Awaking organised and planned a Belgium tour were they played besides other with Belgium Metalcore heroes 'Knives to a Gunfight'.
Also in May they played the city finals of 'SPH-Bandcontest' and again Tides Awaking was chosen by the judges as the winner of the night and so they were granted access to the regional finals in September.
Also Tides Awaking was featured in issue 37 of the Stencil Magazine alongside e.g. let live, Architects, Anti Flag and August Burns Red.
After 2 month of intensive writing for their album they started the last quarter of 2016 touring from Berlin through Frankfurt Oder to Poland. During traveling Tides Awaking organized their own headliner show in October and booked bands from all over Germany and Belgium. About that time Tides Awaking's bassist Sean left due to private reasons. A new bassist was found quickly as the band's long related friend Nils joined in.
Since October 2016 Tides Awaking's drummer Patrick Putzker proudly endorses GreinerKilmer drums and therefore he is featured in an artist register with drummers like Matt Greiner from August Burns Red or Adam Gray from former Texas in July. You can check out his artist profile here: http://greinerkilmer.com/patrick-putzker