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Dawn of Ashes

Formed: 2001
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dawn of Ashes News

Below is our complete Dawn of Ashes 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.

Dawn Of Ashes Posts New Music Video

Dawn Of Ashes has released a new music video for "Poisoning The Steps Of Babel," which can be viewed below.

"Poisoning The Steps Of Babel," featuring Nero Bellum from Psyclon Nine, is featured on the 2013 album "Anathema" released via Metropolis Records.

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Dawn Of Ashes Streaming New Song

Dawn Of Ashes has released newest record "Anathema" through Metropolis Records. The song "Poisoning the Steps of Babel" is also now available for streaming and can be heard below. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The album, 12 tracks of unrelenting evil dripping with malignant decadence and vicious debauchery, is a sinister mix of all that's dark in the already deviant world of industrial metal. From the characteristic muffled screams of desperate horror and droning feedback to the sleazy, grindhouse aura, the album is everything the dark metal enthusiasts pray for and stands as testament to Dawn of Ashes's position among Industrial and Shock Rock royalty."

Vocalist Kristof comments: "Anathema is an album in which I define to be the masterpiece from Dawn of Ashes and displays the hardworking progress it took to create this album. The album digs deep within the realms of my inner demons; delving into topics of suicide, pill addiction, the occult, blasphemy, and other content that is not for the weak-minded. I feel that all DOA fans (new and old) will be pleased with the outcome of Anathema as it blends a horrifying mixture of Metal, Industrial, & Rock. This is the new era for Dawn of Ashes and the evil shall grow stronger. Welcome to my breathing vision of Hell." More...

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New Compilation Album Available For Download

A new compilation album featuring 23 different tracks (covering a variety of genres from metal to dubstep) has been posted online courtesy of Venomouz Wrath. The "Underground United Promotion Mixtape Vol. 1" can be streamed or downloaded at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deathstryke - Death In Hell
2. Vect - Fuck It All
3. Rellik 781 - Redemption Coffin Feat Bloodshock
4. Dawn Of Ashes - Hollywood Made In Gehenna
5. Chuckklez - Vengeance Feat. Heaven
6. Scum - Never Repent
7. Cursed - In The Trenches
8. Jesse Alotto - Got That Flow (Make It Bang)
9. Bloody Ruckus - Murder On My Mind
10. Stahlorchester - Stahlorchester
11. Vamp - Drop It Ft. Xplizit & Wordplay
12. Dmize - The Living Forest Ft Scum
13. Ares - By The Will Of The Gods
14. Knothead - Can't Count The Demons
15. Deathbed Confessions - Find You In Hell
16. D Evil Violent Sextapes
17. Merduh The Innocynce - No!
18. The Prozac Generation - Lords Of Acid Drowning In Ecstasy (The Prozac Generation's Filthy Needle Mix)
19. Tha Roka - Wicked Onez Feat. Prophetic Mindz
20. Hymn For The Fallen - Flatline
21. Syniister - Sinister
22. Venomouz Wrath - The Serpents Lamb
23. Americas Most Wicked - Right Now

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Dawn Of Ashes Split Release Streaming Online

Dawn of Ashes has released a new split album with Falling Skies titled "Hollywood Made In Gehenna." The entire split is now available for streaming online through Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dawn of Ashes - The Dawn of Ashes (Reincarnation in Blood)
2. Dawn of Ashes - Hollywood Made in Gehenna
3. Dawn of Ashes - Fuck Like You're in Hell
4. Dawn of Ashes - Further into the Abyss
5. Dawn of Ashes - Synthetic 341B (Dawn of Ashes Remix)
6. Falling Skies - Synthetic 341B
7. Falling Skies - The Creature
8. Falling Skies - I Fucking Hate You
9. Falling Skies - Hollywood Made in Gehenna (Falling Skies Remix) More...

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Dawn Of Ashes Announces Lineup Changes

Vocalist Kristof Bathory from Dawn of Ashes has issued the statement regarding guitarist Volkar and bassist Othuum leaving the band:

"I will officially be taking over Dawn of Ashes as my solo band. Bahemoth & Rayne will still be in the band with a whole new live line up. I appreciate the hard work that Volkar & Othuum did for this band but it's time that DOA to go back to it's roots with a new feeling that I will be provoking. Stay Tuned! Cheers to Volkar & Othuum again!"

Othuum Volkar Kael also issued the following statement:

"Fans, Friends, Vile,

"Our time with Dawn Of Ashes has been quite a ride. Writing and performing for you has been such a reward.

However it is time that we moved on to other ventures. It is with no ill blood that we depart from DOA, we simply no longer feel we share the same vision or views as the other half of what was Dawn Of Ashes.

"We will be continuing to make music for you, and hope that many of you, including our 'Vile' will follow. We take this time now to announce our new project 'ALAL.' ALAL is the combined vision and sound of Volkar Kael and Othuum. The word 'ALAL' is Sumerian for 'Destroyer' which is most fitting for what we will be bringing your way.

"Thank you for all of your support, and we hope to see many of you spreading the word for things to come!"

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Dawn Of Ashes Completes New EP

Dawn of Ashes has completed a new digital EP that is available for pre-order on iTunes. The EP features three new tracks, "Farewell to the Flesh," "Torture Device Part 2," and "Blood-Shed With the 3rd Eye" (Instrumental). The other songs are remixes of tracks from the band's previous album "Genocide Chapters." The band has launched an album preview video, which can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Farewell to the Flesh
2. Transformation Within Fictional Mutation (K. Bathory Mix)
3. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (Falling Skies Mix)
4. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (Die Sektor Mix)
5. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space (To Mega Therion Mix)
6. Seething the Flesh in the River ov Phlegethon (The Juggernaut Mix)
7. Torture Device Part 2
8. Blood-Shed With the 3rd Eye (Instrumental)

All tracks were recorded and mixed between Patrick Mundy, Volkar Kael, and Kristof Bathory at the home studios of Ross Robinson, Volkar, and Kristof. "Farewell to the Flesh" will be released digitally on February 14th, 2012. More...

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In Flames To Release Remix Single

Sweden's In Flames will unleash a 2nd digital single "Where The Dead Ships Dwell," off the new album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading," on November 15th.

In Flames was not shy of taking a new approach to the song "Where The Dead Ships Dwell" and went to extremes with the diverse partners that turned in three completely different remixes with versions by German rapper Casper, drum and bass act The Qemists, and Kristof Bathory, vocalist of the black metal band Dawn of Ashes.

"The songs have already been made and the originals are as good as they can be, but what if I give them to an artist from a whole different genre, what would be there take on it?" Says In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén. "I love collaborations like this and all the artists we worked with have done an awesome job. It's not meant to be taken dead serious and it's not how In Flames is gonna sound next, but I love it and I hope you'll enjoy a twist to the formula."

The track listing for the single is as follows:

1. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
2. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Casper Remix)
3. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (The Qemists Remix)
4. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Kristof Bathory - Dawn of Ashes Remix) (iTunes exclusive track)

Re-mixer Casper commented, "Since I have been a huge In Flames fan since I was a teenager, I was honored to even be considered for a remix of one of their songs from their new chart-topping album. When I used to play in metal bands, it was all about having riffs comparable to these guys and to now, as a rapper (!!!), be a part of the new single is mindblowing. We didn't really know how to approach the material, since it is my first remix job ever, so we went the dancy French house route. I really deeply do hope that people enjoy it. Feeling blessed." More...

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Dawn Of Ashes Seeking Font And Video Submissions

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about Dawn of Ashes seeking fan submissions for the band's new font and music video:

"The ghoulish immortals that comprise the extreme horror metal outfit known as Dawn of Ashes (DoA) have launched a contest giving fans the chance to design the band’s new font or create their next music video. Think you have what it takes to create the best new font or new music video for the band? Then submit your ideas to info@dawnofashes.com and be sure to follow the details listed below.

"All contestants will have a chance to win a signed prop from the music video Transformation Within Fictional Mutation, which was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) Precinct 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). Please read below for more details and submit all ideas to:

"Font details:
** The only letters that should be capitalized are the 'D' in Dawn, the 'O' in of, and the 'A' in Ashes.
** The font must have an ancient / occult appearance, with a touch of 'Horror' to it.
** Must be very detailed and unique.

Music video:
** Must relate to the title of the track.
** Must be off the album Genocide Chapters.
** Must fall under these categories: Dark, Morbid, Disturbing, Evil, Sacrilegious, and Horror.

"The band will meticulously go through all entries and pick the winner themselves. The deadline for this contest ends by February 28 2011 so be sure to get your ideas in now!"

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Dawn Of Ashes Posts New Music Video Online

California extreme metal act and Metal Blade Records recording artists Dawn Of Ashes has posted its new music video online. The video was directed by David H. Greathouse and shot for the track "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation." "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" appears on the band's 2010 release "Genocide Chapters." You can view the video below:

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Dawn of Ashes Completes Filming New Music Video

DAWN OF ASHES has recently completed shooting the band's first music video off their album, "Genocide Chapters," which was released on September 14. The video for "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was shot on October 19 on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted.

A behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be seen on Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps website.

Guitarist Volkar Kael comments, "We shall display the fiercest examples of terror to vex the parasitic mind! Prepare yourselves for a new breed of visual horror!" More...

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Dawn Of Ashes Streaming Entire New Album

Metal Blade Records has teamed up with Bloody Disgusting to stream the new Dawn of Ashes album "Genocide Chapters" in its entirety. The album can be heard at this location. "Genocide Chapters" is set for release on September 14th, 2010.

The "Genocide Chapters" track listing is as follows:

1. Conjuration of the Maskim's Black Blood
2. Nyarlathotep's Children of the Void
3. Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon
4. Transformation within Fictional Mutation
5. The Ancient Draining Room
6. Reanimation of the Dark Ages
7. London's Anthem for the Pleasure of Mutilation
8. Sacrilegious Reflection
9. God-Like Demon
10. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space
11. Epilogue-Beginning of the End

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Dimmu Borgir Announces North American Tour

Dimmu Borgir has announces a North American tour spanning major cities in the U.S. and Canada. Launching the “Darkness Reborn Tour” on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts, Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR return to the western hemisphere on a headlining, 32-date run across North America supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/05/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/10 Northern Lights – Albany, NY
11/07/10 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
11/08/10 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/10/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/12/10 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/10 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
11/14/10 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/15/10 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/16/10 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/18/10 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/10 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/21/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/22/10 The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
11/23/10 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
11/24/10 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
11/26/10 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
11/27/10 The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
11/28/10 The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/30/10 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/01/10 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
12/02/10 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
12/03/10 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
12/04/10 Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO
12/06/10 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
12/07/10 House of Blues – Houston, TX
12/09/10 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/10/10 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
12/11/10 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
12/12/10 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/13/10 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/14/10 Imperial – Quebec City, QC - CANADA

Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th.

DIMMU BORGIR’s new studio album, "Abrahadabra," will be released in North America on October 12th. The “Gateways” single is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

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Dawn of Ashes Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

LA extreme metal band DAWN OF ASHES will be releasing their upcoming album, "Genocide Chapters," on Metal Blade Records. The label has posted a video teaser for the upcoming release, music, album artwork at this location. The first single, "Conjuration of the Maskim's Black Blood," is currently streaming with two more tracks to come before the album is released on September 14th.

The "Genocide Chapters" track listing is as follows:

01. Conjuration of the Maskim's Black Blood
02. Nyarlathotep's Children of the Void
03. Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon
04. Transformation within Fictional Mutation
05. The Ancient Draining Room
06. Reanimation of the Dark Ages
07. London's Anthem for the Pleasure of Mutilation
08. Sacrilegious Reflection
09. God-Like Demon
10. Carnal Consummation in the Empty Space
11. Epilogue-Beginning of the End

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Dawn of Ashes Signs To Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Los Angeles horror inspired black/death metal band DAWN OF ASHES. DAWN OF ASHES is currently gearing up to enter the studio to record their Metal Blade debut with producer Fred Archambault, known for his work with Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo, Eighteen Visions, and many more. Handling the cover art for “Genocide Chapters” is Machine-Room (My Dying Bride). The album will be released in late spring/summer 2010.

DAWN OF ASHES has enlisted the help of acclaimed special FX group ADI (Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.) to discuss plans for the new DOA outfits and mask designs. ADI is the special effects company that created the creatures and special effects for movies like: Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator 1 and Requiem, Star Ship Troopers, Tremors and other films. More...

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