Winter’s Wake is a four piece Viking Metal band from Staten Island, New York including: James Battle, Chris Surace, Chris Warner, and Chris Bartoloni (Yes we have three Chris’). We are inspired by all genres of music, not just metal. We blend harsh extreme metal passages with beautifully crafted folk and orchestral pieces. Though it was difficult finding a drummer who could play this genre with us and bring something new to the table, our drummer Chris Bartoloni has embodied our sound and made it his own. He is also responsible for all of the bands graphic design work.
Since the rest of the guys have been playing in this band for about 4 years I knew that I needed to listen to this EP as much as I could. I barely listened to any other music for 3 months.
For the logo, I tried to capture the essence of Viking meets Metal. Also the whole band agreed with having celtic knots border the viking horned lettering.
Winters Wake has been through 3 drummers and many problems getting gigs, but it seems as if though this tight group of friends have secured shows for the upcoming year and will expect a full new album at the end of 2015.