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Before the Dawn

Formed: 1999
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Before the Dawn News

Below is our complete Before the Dawn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Before The Dawn Posts "Deathstar" Video

Before The Dawn has posted has a music video online for the song "Deathstar," which can be viewed in the clip below.

The band's new album "Deathstar Rising" is currently set for release on February 25th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Before The Dawn Streaming New Song

Finnish dark metal act Before The Dawn has posted the title track online from the band's upcoming album "Deathstar Rising" via MySpace.

Commented main man and multiinstrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen: "The song is a combination of the strengths of BTD: it's groovy, catchy, melodic but still crushingly heavy. Can't wait to play it (and of course the other new songs!!) live!"

The new album "Deathstar Rising" is currently set for release on February 25th, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Before The Dawn Posts Second Album Trailer

Before the Dawn has uploaded a second trailer for the band's upcoming album "Deathstar Rising," which can be viewed below. The new album is set to be released on February 25th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Before The Dawn Posts New Album Trailer

Before the Dawn has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Deathstar Rising," which can be viewed below. The new album is set to be released on February 25th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Before The Dawn Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Veteran Finnish metal act Before The Dawn has announced that it has reached a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming sixth studio album, "Deathstar Rising," on February 25th, 2011. Before The Dawn was founded in 1999 by Tuomas Saukkonen.

Tuomas Saukkonen commented on the signing by saying:

"After 10 years and five albums, the very best that could have happened to Before the Dawn was to get under the wings of one of the most powerful metal machineries ever.

"The new alliance between Nuclear Blast and Before the Dawn is an fine example of determination, devotion, motivation and a true northern 'through the thickest stone wall' attitude."

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Before The Dawn Reveals New Music Video

Finnish dark metallers Before the Dawn have just released thier new music video for the track "End of Days" which come off of their 10th anniversary EP "Decade of Darkness". The video, which was shot while on tour in Asia can be viewed below.


"Decade Of Darkness" track listing:
1.Decade Of Darkness
2.End Of Days
3.Insomnia
4.Painless (Japan bonus track)
5.Painless (live)
6.Deadsong (live)
7.Deadsong (symphony version)

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Amoral Announces European Tour Dates

Amoral will be touring Europe with Amorphis and Before The Dawn in October. The tour lasts for one month and the bands will play in 14 countries. During September Amoral is still touring in Finland.

Here are the latest upcoming Amoral toud dates:

Sep. 04 - Karhulinna, Helsinki
Sep. 11 - Bar Totem, Lappeenranta
Sep. 17 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
Sep. 18 - Henry's Pub, Kuopio
Sep. 19 - Teatria, Oulu
Sep. 20 - Klubi, Tampere
Sep. 23 - Klubi, Turku

Amoral with Amorphis and Before The Dawn: More...

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Amoral Announces European Tour With Amorphis

Amoral has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates supporting Amorphis and Before the Dawn:

"We're thrilled to announce that we'll be touring Europe with Amorphis and Before the Dawn between October 7th and November 7th! 28 dates of Finnish metal excellence! You'll find the dates on our Myspace main page.

"We'll try to get a new date for the Helsinki gig in Virgin Oil (originally cheduled for October 16th) for November."

Amoral's complete listing of upcoming tour dates (including September dates without Amorphis and Before the Dawn) are as follows: More...

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Before The Dawn Posts New Video "Dying Sun" Online

Finnish metallers Before The Dawn has posted the brand new music video for the song "Dying Sun" online. You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands new album "Soundscape Of Silence" which is released in Europe today. More...

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Before The Dawn Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGĂ„MESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.

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Winds, Age of Silence Keyboardist Updates on Bands

Age of Silence/Winds keyboardist Andy Winter has commented on his band's plans:

"Greetings everyone! As we are getting closer to the half way mark of the year, I guess this is as good a time as any to write an update about what's been going on lately, and more importantly what's to come. On May 3rd I released a mini CD containing a solo performance with classical piano music. This release is my first solo release and it is called Shades of Light Through Black and White. It is available exclusively through The End Records, and the cover art is graced with some unique black and white photographs. The disc is a 1000 copy limited edition release.

As reported some time ago Winds has already completed the basic material for the fourth album, and the drums were recorded last year. At this time we are making the preparations to continue the recordings, meaning that Carl August Tidemann will find himself in and out of the studio for several months starting after his summer vacation. I have also completed the lyrical concept, and earlier this week I talked to the guys about the musical direction of the next record. There is still a lot to be determined about the sound and the details, and we are still in the midst of discussing all of this, but already the entire band agrees that what we are on the right track for something new, and that what we are about to embark on will pretty much blow everything we have done so far out of the water. Maybe that is an overused cliche that every band nowadays uses when they put out a new record, but I believe we have the merits to back up our claim, and in this case there is no doubt that this will be the most different record we have ever done. I can also say that this record won't see the light! of day until some time in 2006, so that we will have spent over 2 years making it from the recordings started until they finish should be an indication of how much effort we are putting into it. I know I previously stated that we would not take two years to make the next album, but what can I say, I will have to admit I was wrong and correct myself in this matter. I may also have to correct my previous statement about not involving any guests on the new record, but that part still remains to be seen, and I guess only time will tell. More...

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