|BASTION’S WAKE is:
Vocals and Rhythm Guitars: Sami Hunter
Lead Guitars and Mix/Master Engineer: Ray Hunter
Drums: Rob Westbrook (ex-Pessimist)
Bass: Ben Westbrook (Fly in Formation)
About BASTION’S WAKE:
Formed in 2016, Bastion’s Wake started with married couple, Sami and Ray Hunter, and a vision. For the first few years, they couldn’t find a drummer near enough to them in NoWhere, DE to play shows/record, but refused to let that keep them home. To allow them to play live, Ray Hunter built and programmed “the box” to run their backing tracks. It synced with a light and video show that would fill the human gap on stage, and the response was more positive than they could have imagined. The duo released their debut album Sea Creatures and Sky Pirates in June of 2019, followed by a tour supporting We Are The Sentinels, featuring Matt Barlow (of Ashes of Ares, ex-Iced Earth/ex-Pyramaze) and Jonah Weingarten (of Pyramaze). In 2020, Ray Hunter recorded a track with Ashes or Ares for their EP Throne Of Iniquity, playing acoustic guitar cover on their killer cover of the beloved Kansas song “Dust in the Wind.”
Rhythmic father and son team, Rob Westbrook and Ben Westbrook joined the band in the summer of 2020, adding more magic to the sound and the show. Now, with their combined mix of (sometimes vastly different) influences and styles, Bastion’s Wake is building off of the momentum granted to them by their fans to create something bewitching. Says one insightful fan, Addy (age 10), “It’s like metal, but with a bunch more of other stuff.” Bastion’s Wake will release their second album, Go Tell the Bees, later in 2023.
Upcoming BASTION’S WAKE show:
Bastion’s Wake will be headlining Delaware’s only Viking and Heavy Metal themed event,
The Brimming Horn Meadery Party Like it’s 793 Festival. on opening night, Friday, June 9th.
Bastion’s Wake. hits the stage at 8 PM at the festival site –
28615 Lewes Georgetown Highway in Lewes, Delaware.
For more information, check out The Brimming Horn Meadery Facebook Page: https://fb.me/e/2mEQMg0jk?mibextid=RQdjqZ
BASTION’S WAKE online: