Awaken The Shadow is the brainchild of Ali Hassan and Aaron Joos. After playing with Wildstreet and relentlessly touring all over the U.S., playing festivals (Rocklahoma, Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour), and opening for some of the biggest rock bands, the Wildstreet train slowed down. Ali and Aaron began exploring more of their musical interests and writing as often as they could.
The focus then shifted into finding the right voice and character to represent the essence of ATS. Taylor, a new transplant to NYC from Australia, was the life-injection and voice the band needed to put the pedal to the metal. With the addition of Sean Salant on lead guitar, the band was able to see their vision fully blossom.
Together they set out to do a record on their own terms. Self recorded, self produced, mixed by Ali, and mastered by UE Nastasi (Sterling Sound), the band could't be any prouder of the work they created together.