2011 – Present | Jason Snell – Vocals, FX | Brandon Hickle – Bass | Jimmy Baker – Drums | Phil Valois – Guitar
2004 – 2007 A collaborative effort formed during grad school with Nathan Tersteeg (Richmond, VA). A few live performances were produced, and one major performative sculpture installation: Hairrier. This is an open-ended collaboration with the potential for future exhibitions.
2005 – 2006 A short lived project featuring – Hayes Shanesy: Bass, Flute | Jimmy Baker: Drums, Electronics | Brian Nicely: Guitar
2000 – 2002. Formed in Columbus, OH – Dennis Berendts: Guitar, Vocals | Jimmy Baker: Drums, Vocals | Matt McKernan: Bass, Vocals
The Awakening played nearly 100 shows across America & Canada in two short years. We played a bastard mixture of Japanese Burning Spirits Hardcore, and Scandinavian Crust. Our imagery and ideas were reactionary to the political climate of the time, but filtered through a dystopian sic-fi / fantasy lens. Many great thanks go to Sashi Mori, and Amanda Delozier who were instrumental to the dynamics of creative output. The Awakening had the great opportunity to play with many amazing bands in our short time on this planet: The Black Hand, Virginia Black Lung, Tragedy, Born Dead Icons, From Ashes Rise, Catharsis, 9 Shocks Terror, Municipal Waste, Midnight (PDX), Hellshock, etc.
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