Awake Again is an alternative metal band hailing from Turku, Finland.
Known for their huge and catchy songs accompanied with live performance like a nuclear bomb Awake Again has been making a steady rise in Finnish metal scene. Their music a distinctive mixture of metal, post-hardcore and pop music. The band was founded in 2013 by vocalist/bassist Matti Österman, guitarist Kasper Hellström and drummer Markus Puranen. In 2015 Ville Loukola joined the band as a separate bass player to get the vocals, bass playing and live performance to the next level.
The band released their first single Turning Point in 2016 and second single Drop the Bomb in 2017. To this day the band has played almost 100 shows around Finland including Ruisrock in 2016 and as a support act for Smash Into Pieces in their Finnish tour in 2017. In the summer of 2018 they won the Wacken Metal Battle Finland in Nummirock and traveled to Wacken Open Air to represent Finland in the international finals. In August 2018 the band was signed to Spinefarm Records and released a new single titled Below. Below went #1 on Finland's iTunes popular tracks lists on Metal, Rock and eventually in all genres and spent several weeks on Spotify's most viral in Finland list, peaking #2 at best. October 2018 the band released a cover song from the Katy Perry's smash hit Dark Horse.