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Awake At Last Makes A Statement With Newest Single "Bloodline"

Updated: May 24, 2022

Hard rock/metal band Awake At Last dropped a new single, "Bloodline", recently via the WakeUp! Music Rocks record label, and not only is this song a banger, but it is also a sharp commentary on the state of the world we live in, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This song has already earned a lot of attention in just a few weeks and is currently in the Top 40 of the Foundations Rock Chart. Awake At Last includes Vincent Torres (vocals), Eric Blackway (lead guitar), Imran Xhelili (guitar), Drew Hansen (bass), and Jeff Dorber (drums). The band started out in 2011 in Delaware with Torres and Blackway, and now has members from New York and North Carolina. There have been multiple changes over the years which led to the current lineup. The addition of Xhelili on guitar allowed Torres to focus on singing.

Much of Awake At Last's popularity and fan base has come from playing live shows. The band started out playing for groups of 10-to-25 people and now performs in front of thousands. Awake At Last was part of the last Warped Tour dates ever, which was an honor for the band, and also secured a spot at Rock USA with one day's notice. The Awake At Last fans helped push the band through on SiriusXM Octane's Test Drive in December 2017 with "Purgatorium", and since then the band has had multiple other songs on the well-known hard rock and metal station. The writing of "Bloodline" was a collaborative effort by the whole band. Torres wrote the lyrics. It was during the pandem