Risen (The Awakening Album)
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Risen the Awakening Album
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Studio album by The Awakening
Released April 1997
Recorded 1996 Mega Music Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre Gothic rock
Label Intervention Arts
Producer Leon Erasmus
The Awakening chronology

Risen is the debut album by South African gothic rock band The Awakening released in April 1997. The record contains the hit single "The Sounds of Silence," an adaptation of the song by Simon and Garfunkel. The cover achieved massive popularity throughout South Africa and remains one of the band's most renowned singles.[1]

Recording history

Production for Risen began in March 1996. The album was recorded at Mega Music Studios in Johannesburg with producer Leon Erasmus.

Track listing

All songs written by Ashton Nyte except where noted.

  1. "Nightfall" - 0:34
  2. "Past Idol" - 4:00
  3. "Change" - 4:05
  4. "Focus" - 3:30
  5. "The Sounds of Silence" (Paul Simon) - 3:53
  6. "Difference" - 4:28
  7. "Intervention" - 3:55
  8. "Holocaust" - 5:09
  9. "Standing" - 4:14
  10. "Turn Away" - 3:20
  11. "Jezzebel" - 4:30
  12. "Sacrificial" - 4:33
  13. "Child of the Moon" - 2:16
    Bonus tracks on United States re-release:
  14. "Standing (acoustic version)" - 3:42
  15. "No Reason" - 4:21


  • Ashton Nyte: Vocals and instruments
  • Jenni Hazell: Bass guitar on Tracks 1-4,6,8-12
  • Philip Booysens: Guitar solo on track 3, lead guitar on track 12
  • Leon Erasmus: Keyboards on tracks 3,4,7,9
  • Cheryl Staples: Backing vocals on tracks 9,11


  1. ^ "SA Rock Legends: The Awakening-Risen". SA Rock Legends. SA Rock Legends. 1997. Retrieved . 

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