From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
In January 2005, Lothar Keller was working on his first solo album when a vision of hard rock, progressive and heavy metal musical styles was conceived. The groundwork was then assembled for what would become Sacred Dawn.
After a rounding out the band with John Vitale, former guitarist of Chicago Megadeth tribute favorite, Highspeedirt, Joey Vega on bass and Brad “Sabbath” Sabbathne on drums, the band was complete.
Sacred Dawn pulls their influence from such bands as Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Nevermore, Savatage, Queensryche, Fate’s Warning and many others. Through these influences, Sacred Dawn combines musical styles reminiscent of “old school metal” and molds them together with today’s harsh driving metal to get a sound with a progressive feel, leading Sacred Dawn in the pursuit to bring guitar solos, clean harmonizing vocals and true musicianship back into the metal scene today.