There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band. 1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.
Deals Death is a Melodic Death Metal band from Sweden. Deals Death was created in 2008 in Borlänge, Sweden. The debut album "Internal Demons" (with a guest solo from Alexander Kouppala EX-CHILDREN OF BODOM) was recorded at Boomtown studios and mixed by Peter Tägtgren. Back then, members from SABATON were part of the lineup. They played alot of shows including one with the symphony orchestra of Dalarna.