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Glenn Dagrossa, the operatic-trained lead vocalist and chief songwriter of Awaken, has a long musical history. Beginning as lead vocalist with 80’s melodic metal band, Lazarus. Lazarus became one of NWOBHM’s most popular supporting acts sharing the stage with the likes of Dream Theater, Queensryche, Overkill, and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few.

After many years of musical accomplishments and study in classical and jazz guitar. His own smooth jazz group, Signs of Rain, released three CD’s with national and worldwide airplay. Glenn created Awaken in 2009 and released the self-titled CD worldwide with Mausoleum Records Belgium in 2012. Glenn’s powerful vocals were immediately compared to the likes of Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), and Biff Byford (Saxon). Awaken was now a major player in the Metal field and Glenn was making his mark. Glenn’s songwriting has created a sound that Awaken can call it’s own. Lyrically, he writes themes and stories filled with history, horror, and tales from literary masterpieces, then connects them with melodies that you will not soon forget. Being an accomplished guitarist and composer allows him to create the musical groundwork for Awaken.

Artistically Glenn creates not only the music, but the artwork for the band as well. Each CD cover artwork is meticulously crafted to shape the themes of each release. Now with a new label to call home Awaken will release it’s newest musical endeavor continuing the sound that can only be known as Awaken.

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Glenn Dagrossa, the operatic-trained lead vocalist and chief songwriter of Awaken, has a long musical history. Beginning as lead vocalist with 80’s melodic metal band, Lazarus. Lazarus became one of NWOBHM’s most popular supporting acts sharing the stage with the likes of Dream Theater, Queensryche, Overkill, and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few.

After many years of musical accomplishments and study in classical and jazz guitar. His own smooth jazz group, Signs of Rain, released three CD’s with national and worldwide airplay. Glenn created Awaken in 2009 and released the self-titled CD worldwide with Mausoleum Records Belgium in 2012. Glenn’s powerful vocals were immediately compared to the likes of Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), and Biff Byford (Saxon). Awaken was now a major player in the Metal field and Glenn was making his mark. Glenn’s songwriting has created a sound that Awaken can call it’s own. Lyrically, he writes themes and stories filled with history, horror, and tales from literary masterpieces, then connects them with melodies that you will not soon forget. Being an accomplished guitarist and composer allows him to create the musical groundwork for Awaken.

Artistically Glenn creates not only the music, but the artwork for the band as well. Each CD cover artwork is meticulously crafted to shape the themes of each release. Now with a new label to call home Awaken will release it’s newest musical endeavor continuing the sound that can only be known as Awaken.