Throughout 2009 and 2010, the Texas based hard rock band Waking Alice has been developing a name for themselves while opening up for several national acts such as: The Bravery, Divine Heresy, Fair to Midland, Spoonfed Tribe, and The Vanished. The stylistic range of their songs made it easy for them to be accepted by both Alternative Rock and Heavy Metal fans. Heavy guitars, melodic vocals, and a driving rhythm section makeup the palette from which Waking Alice works from. The addition of new drummer John Levey and new frontman Rus Chaney has given the band a new look and feel.
In the Summer of 2012, Waking Alice released its 2nd EP "Retribution", with Bart Rose of Fort Worth Sound handling the production and engineering duties. Mastering was complete by Derek Taylor @ Milo Studios.