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The Maze EP

by Waking

Waking is a unique sounding rock band firmly grounded in solid songwriting and infectous melodies.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Restless
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2. Tomorrow
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3. True Faith
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4. Never Go Away
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5. Drive
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6. The Maze
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7. Restless (live)
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"When crafting an explosive sound, a top notch hard rock band, it doesn't hurt to start with elements of some of the greatest bands of current day radio; so with a vocalist who's as strikingly powerful as Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, and with an aggressive musical drive closer to Staind, Waking kicks these elements into high gear and has unleashed an album of stop-what-you're-doing-who-the-heck-is-that?! caliber. If you're the slightest fan of modern hard rock, this is the next band you need to check out- you owe it to your sense of taste!" -CD Baby

In an effort to promote the conscious exploration of self, WAKING speaks to the hearts and minds of its audiences through aggressive hard rock riffs, dynamic musical composition, and a strong melodic sense. Though their sound can be compared to modern rock greats such as A Perfect Circle and Staind, the band’s sound is unique and speaks to audiences who crave moving and intelligent music. Drawing influences and inspiration from great bands like U2, Smashing Pumpkins, and Depeche Mode, Waking has created a distinct sound that is uniquely their own.

Formed in 2000 by guitarist J.P. and lead vocalist Perf, Waking has become a permanent fixture in the local NYC/NJ circuit for over half a decade. Their powerful live performance has allowed Waking to build a considerable local fan base, forging a sound and identity that has enabled them to sell out many prestigious clubs (CBGB, Maxwell’s). In that time, and without former representation from a record label, the band has managed to write, self-produce, and distribute thousands of copies of their first album, The Maze. To date, the band has just recently opened for a national act, Clutch, at the Starland Ballroom in NJ. They were also featured on the 2006 September issue of No Cover magazine and Groupies Suck Vol. 8 compilation.

Drawn from real life events, their debut album, The Maze, chronicles the band’s darker side, each song painting a story of love, anguish, tragedy and transcendence. Inspired by the loss a family member, the album is driven by heavy guitar riffs and sharp rhythmic precision, yet the album’s most notable quality lies in the elegance guided by the passionate vocalization and melodies of lead singer Perf. Recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey City, NJ, guitarist J.P. worked along side producer Jay Canter (Thursday, Sick Of It All) to define the sound that would become the band's auditory vision realized.

In 2007 the band announced plans to write and record the follow-up album to The Maze. With musical collaborations from bassist Ray Greico, (formally of New London Fire) combined with the heartfelt and energetic drumming of Dann LeMunyan, Waking will demonstrate an even more profound level of songwriting and musicianship. The band’s plans for 2007 also include solicitation for formal representation and performing at larger venues throughout the north east coast. Whether a fan or industry representative, Waking is a band worth keeping your eye on.

For more information on Waking, please send all inquiries to Waking@waking.tv and for booking, Booking@waking.tv.


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This Is What CDBaby.com Is All About
I just got six albums from CDBaby and this is by far the best one. The lead vocalist sounds incredible, the guitar riffs are very catchy, lyrics are great and production quality is near perfect. This is what CDBaby.com is all about, finding a great band before they go big. I pray these guys never sell out. If you ever liked rock or metal, do yourself a favor and buy this album.



Nick Zotter

Great Album. Great music. I recommend it very highly.
I was not much on Alternative Rock, that is, until I picked this up @ CD Baby. If you like great music, don't wait. Order it TODAY.

Nick Zotter

Great Album. Great music. I recommend it very highly.
I was not much on Alternative Rock, that is, until I picked this up @ CD Baby. If you like great music, don't wait. Order it TODAY.

Joel Rufener

What a Promising Band!
I love the vocals, the tightness, and the haunting aspects of this CD. My favorite song is Drive.


great band
i have a 2 song demo and the sound of this band is really good.

mark collins

Maze EP - but no LP :-(
Very good and rhythmic skill lead rock.
Great shame that this band vanished in 2006 -- anyone know where they ended up?? One EP but no album, I hope they're still out there somewhere...

Cherie Grant

the maze EP
This totally feeds that dark Puscifer place I discovered after exploring the Underworld soundtracks.


This band is great. Sounds are incredible.


a shame
It is a shame that this cd has only 6 songs on it. I listened the cd for the first time and i could not find a single bad note at all. I like the vocals, the songstructure and the feeling the songs give me. It has a certain tension that is about to burst but than doesn't. I am looking forward to your next cd. Keep up the good work.....i love it.
Cheers from the Netherlands
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