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Before The Dawn Comments On Winning Finnish Metal Awards

Finnish dark/melodic death metallers Before The Dawn have come away big winners at this year's Metal Awards of their home country.

The 8th annual Helsinki Metal Meeting took place at the Cable Factory in Helsinki from Friday, February 17th to Saturday, February 18th with about 3800 metal heads taking part in the festivities. Not only did Before the Dawn make it into the top 10 of every category, but main man Tuomas Saukkonen has also officially been honored as "Musician Of The Year" for the 2nd time in a row. The honoree proudly states:

"After over a decade of blood, sweat and tears for the art of song writing with the result of 14 albums and almost 200 songs recorded I feel deeply honoured by the Finnish Metal Awards "musician of the year" victory for the 2nd time in a row! It is easy to do well when you get to work with the best guys in the industry and have the best fans in the world!!!"

The band's results in detail are as follows:

Band Of The Year 2011 - #7
Album Of The Year 2011 (Deathstar Rising) - #8
Vocalist Of The Year 2011 (Tuomas Saukkonen) – #7
Musician Of The Year 2011 (Tuomas Saukkonen) - #1
Album Artwork Of The Year 2011 (Deathstar Rising) - #7

Check out the full results at this location.

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