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13 questions to James Tramel (October Burns Black / The Wake)

James Tramel October Burns Black The Wake The Wake on Gothic Rock What was the very first record you bought? Rebel Rouser, Duane Eddy. Used, of course! What is the most expensive record have you bought? Belfegore, self titled release on Elektra records. It was an ebay out of print find. What are your 5… Keep Reading

The Wake (US)

1988 (L-R): Troy Payne, Rich Witherspoon, James Tramel, Scott Rozanski. Report by Michel Country: USA Formed in: 1986 Location: Columbus, Ohio Website: Members: Troy Payne, Rich Witherspoon, Daniel C. Contact: thewake(at) Biography: Alongside bands like Screams For Tina or Mephisto Walz, The Wake were part of the first wave of American bands in the… Keep Reading

The Wake – Masked

Twenty two years ago (I was in denial about how long ago) Cleopatra Records released a classic Gothic rock masterpiece called Masked, the first full length album from the Ohio based band The Wake. This album is aggressive, a controlled fire, manic and dark in it’s delivery from Richard Witherspoon’s sonic guitar distortion to Troy Payne’s… Keep Reading

Hamsas XIII – Encompass

‘Encompass’ is the début album from dark, otherworldly duo, Hamsas XIII; a project combining the talents of Robyn Bright and Rich Witherspoon. The album is to be released on 22 April 2015, with pre-orders, sneak preview downloads and videos coming soon. From start to end, ‘Encompass’ aptly traces an important personal and musical journey for the… Keep Reading

Interview with Troy Payne | The Wake

Here’s an old interview that Tom Stamates from Cathedral 13 made to The Wake a few years ago… The interview for The Wake was a natural one for cathedral 13 since I had been a huge fan of theirs since stumbling upon mask which I found a local CD shop. From the first moment that… Keep Reading

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