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Before The Dawn - New Album Streaming Online

It is now possible to pre-listen to the upcoming new album Rise Of The Phoenix from Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn along with written song-by-song comments by Tuomas Saukkonen at this location. Rise Of The Phoenix will be released on April 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: beforethedawn.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 20.04.2012 by Array | Comments (6)


Before The Dawn - Release New Video

Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn have released a new video for the song "Pitch-Black Universe" and you can watch it below. The song is the second single taken from their upcoming album Rise Of The Phoenix, which will be released on April 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. It has been directed by OneManArmy Productions like the previous video "Phoenix Rising", also from the upcoming album. More album details here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 17.04.2012 by tibosax | Comments (8)


Before The Dawn - New Video Online

Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn have released a new video for the song "Phoenix Rising" and you can watch it below. The song is the first single taken from their upcoming album Rise Of The Phoenix, which will be released on April 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 08.03.2012 by Icy | Comments (29)


Before The Dawn - New Album Teaser Online And Bonus Tracks Unveiled

Official Nuclear Blast press release:

After the departure of Lars Eikind (bass/clean vocals) and Atte Palokangas (drums), Before The Dawn experienced a rebirth of sorts. What could formerly be described as dark metal started to flow much more into melodic death metal waters. The result of this development will arise like the famous phoenix from the ashes on the 27th of April 2012: Rise Of The Phoenix!

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 09.02.2012 by Array | Comments (2)


Before The Dawn - New Album Details

Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn return after living through a phase of changes and uncertainty. The band's upcoming album, entitled Rise Of The Phoenix, will arise from the ashes on April 27th, 2012. It is their seventh studio album and at the same time the second release via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 25.01.2012 by RcK | Comments (7)


Before The Dawn - Finnish Tour Dates

After taking the support slot on Insomnium's headlining European tour in mid-November, renewed Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn will play a handful of live shows in their home country in early December.

You can find more on the band's new line-up on their official Facebook page.

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Source: beforethedawn.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Event: Rebirth Of Before The Dawn
Posted: 15.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (1)


Insomnium - Confirm Album Release Dates, Euro Tour With Before The Dawn

Official press release

Finland is an evocative land. The very mention of it conjures visions of endless darkness, long, cold wintry nights and an almost oppressive bleakness. It is within this icy cauldron that the soul of Insomnium was borne.

Their music is as epic as it is melodic, as melancholic as it is majestic and as brutal as it is beautiful. To call Insomnium a Death Metal band is to do them a grave disservice. The upcoming album One For Sorrow is such an amalgamation of styles that pigeonholing them into a single category would be to rob the band of its true complexity and ignore the very essence of its sound.

Recalling art-metal titans Cult Of Luna at one turn and brutal visionaries Amon Amarth at others, One For Sorrow displays the true musical breadth of a band that has clearly come into its own on this, their debut album for Century Media. One For Sorrow will be released on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in the rest of Europe and October 18th in North America.

Guitarist Ville Friman comments on the album title: "The name One For Sorrow comes from a traditional children's nursery rhyme. There are ten different scenarios in the original rhyme; likewise there are ten different songs and stories on our album. I think One For Sorrow truly depicts what this album is all about: bereavement, grief and loss."

Right after the album's release Insomnium will tour Europe. Ville Friman comments: "We are very exited to finally do a headline tour for the first time in our career. This is a really big step for us and we will definitely bring our A-game. The new songs absolutely kill and we can't wait to play them live! It's also great to share this opportunity with two great Finnish bands Before The Dawn and MyGrain. Don't miss the fun and consider your livers warned: hangover unavoidable."

Vocalist Niilo Sevänen continues: "One For Sorrow is a truly epic album and the tour will surely be immense! We get to visit many of our favorite cities and meet the fans who have long waited for Insomnium headlining show. From London to Ljubljana we are looking forward to see you all!"

One For Sorrow European Tour 2011:

14.11 - Holland, Rotterdam - Baroeg
15.11 - UK, London - Underworld
16.11 - Belgium, Antwerpen - Trix
17.11 - Switzerland, Aarau - Kiff
18.11 - Slovenia, Ljubljana - Gala Hala
19.11 - Austria, Wien - Arena
20.11 - Czech Rep, Prague - Exit Chmelnice
21.11 - Germany, München - Feierwerk

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Source: insomnium.net
Band profile: Insomnium
Event: Insomnium: One For Sorrow European Tour 2011
Posted: 14.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (17)


Before The Dawn - Announce Lineup Changes

According to an update on the band website, Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn will break up after their performance on June 25th at the Nummirock Festival, only to re-group for 1 month and come back on stage stronger than ever at the Tuska Open Air afterparty on July 24th.

Formed in 1999, Before The Dawn has reached a crossroad after 6 full-lengths, numerous tours and gigs in over 20 countries and several label changes that lead the band under the mighty wings of Nuclear Blast at the end of 2010. The past few years have been difficult for the band in many ways and in the end there were only 2 ways to go; bury the band or continue thru big changes in line-up and eventually in the music too.

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Source: beforethedawn.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 15.06.2011 by Array | Comments (6)


Before The Dawn - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Deathstar Rising, the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Before The Dawn, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's Facebook page.

Deathstar Rising will be released in Europe on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. More details about Deathstar Rising were previously reported over here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 19.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)


Before The Dawn - Three Album Teasers Online

Original news, posted on 14.01.2011

Finnish melancholic dark metallers Before The Dawn have issued a first album teaser for their upcoming release, Deathstar Rising. You can check it out below. Deathstar Rising is set to be unleashed on February 25, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

Deathstar Rising cover art] tracklist:

01. The First Snow
02. Winter Within
03. Deathstar
04. Remembrance
05. Unbroken
06. Judgement
07. The Wake
08. Sanctuary
09. Butterfly Effect
10. Wraith

UPDATED, on 21.01.2011 (Thanks to 105265)

Before The Dawn have uploaded a second video teaser for their upcoming Deathstar Rising.

UPDATE (Thanks to 104701)

Before The Dawn have uploaded a third video teaser for their upcoming Deathstar Rising.


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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 15.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (9)


Before The Dawn - New Song Online

"Deathstar", a brand-new track from Finnish melancholic dark metallers Before The Dawn has been made available for streaming over at Facebook or for free download over here.

"Deathstar" comes off the band's upcoming new album Deathstar Rising, which will be released on February 25th through Nuclear Blast. More album details and teaser videos were previously reported over here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 26.01.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (5)


Before The Dawn - Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Finnish melodic death / dark metal outfit Before The Dawn.

The rest of the official press release goes as follows: founded in 1999 and led by multi talented Tuomas Saukkonen (Black Sun Aeon, Dawn Of Solace), Before The Dawn have managed to pave their way to uniqueness by combining the heaviness of melodic death metal, the gloom of dark metal and the frostbitten cold of finnish winters with beautiful melodies and epic hymnody like no other band out there!

Commented Tuomas Saukkonen: "After 10 years and 5 albums the very best that could have happened to BTD was to get under the wings of one of the most powerfull metal machineries ever. The new alliance between Nuclear Blast and Before The Dawn is an fine examble of determination, devotion, motivation and a true northern "thru the thickest stone wall" attitude."

The band's brand new album Deathstar Rising will be unleashed February 25, 2011.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 23.12.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


Before The Dawn - New Video Online

"Dying Sun", is the new video from the Finnish metallers Before The Dawn, and can be viewed here).
The song comes off the group's fifth album, "Soundscape of Silence", which was released in Scandinavia on October 29 via Stay Heavy Records (two days later in the rest of Europe).

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 02.11.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


Before The Dawn - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Before The Dawn's entire new album entitled "Soundscape Of Silence" is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"Soundscape Of Silence" will be released in Scandinavia on October 29 via Stay Heavy Records (October 31 in the rest of Europe).

Also, a teaser of this new album is available here.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 22.10.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)