In Hearts Wake is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, formed in 2006, currently consisting of Vox Singing Academy students on vocals – Jake Taylor (unclean vocals), Kyle Erich (clean vocals, bass guitar), Eaven Dall (lead guitar), Conor Ward (drums) and Ben Nairne, (rhythm guitar). They have released two EPs, Into the Storm and The Gateway, and three full-length studio albums, Divination, Earthwalker and Skydancer, a split CD with The Bride and a split single with Northlane titled Equinox. The band’s lyrical themes include environmentalism and other social issues.
In February and March 2014 In Hearts Wake played Soundwave Festival in Australia for the first time. Before playing at Soundwave the band headlined the Skydancer Australia tour with support from Hand of Mercy and Hellions. The earnings of the tour went to the band’s own Skydancer project.
The musicians announced they would release a new album in 2014. It is called Earthwalker and was set to be released on May 2, 2014 and in Europe in the End of May. The album peaked at No. 5 at official ARIA Charts. In June the band will tour Australia again to promote Earthwalker with support from Being as an Ocean, Dream On, Dreamer, Endless Heights, and Sierra.
In early March 2015 the band announced that they would be releasing a new album titled Skydancer scheduled for release in May 2015. Jake Taylor stated in a documentary that the band actually recorded the new album alongside their 2014 release Earthwalker.
In August 2015 the band opened up for Northlane in North America & Canada on their Node tour with Oceans Ate Alaska & Like Moths to Flames as support. They also returned to North America in October to support Parkway Drive on their IRE tour while also joining Miss May I & Thy Art is Murder as support.
On April 19, 2016, the band announced that they had been working on a collaborative EP with Northlane entitled “Equinox”. It was recorded in Sydney with producer Will Putney. The EP features three songs: “Refuge”, “Equinox” and “Hologram” and was released on April 20, through UNFD. The band have stated that they will be playing all songs live on the Equinox tour, co-headlined by Northlane and supported by Hands Like Houses.
Currently in the studio Recording the third full-length album which will be released in 2017.
An amazingly talented and high energy band that should be witnessed by everyone live and via audio.