Monday, 25 April 2016
DAWN OF ASHES – New album ‘Theophany’ out 20 May 2016 via Metropolis Records
Kristof Bathory founded Dawn Of Ashes in 2000. Seamlessly blending black metal and industrial influences, the sound of his LA based band has evolved over the course of seven albums, with their brand new release, ’Theophany’, being a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. Produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, it shows the group on top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and occult-inspired lyrics that DOA have summoned in their various incarnations.
The name Dawn Of Ashes is an allegorical metaphor meaning ‘beginning of the end’. The initial concept behind the band was to produce horror based dark electronic music and their debut album, ’Sacred Fever’ (2005) was a sample filled EBM terror soundscape that would thematically and lyrically define DOA for their next two records. However, Bathory had always been a fan of heavier styles of metal music and decided to change tack in 2008, announcing a new line-up and a switch from aggrotech to melodic death metal that resulted in a deal with Metal Blade and release of the well received ‘Genocide Chapters’ (2010). Participation in the ‘Darkness Reborn Tour’ alongside Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved and Blood Red Throne grew DOA’s fanbase considerably during this period. A subsequent burst of creativity that culminated in 2013’s ‘Anathema’ saw industrial music legend Chris Vrenna on production duties and reconciled Bathory’s love of both electronic and metal based music. Following a split at the end of 2013, Bathory and fellow founder member Bahemoth (electronics/keyboards) have recently regrouped, enlisted four new band members and signed to Metropolis Records to release ’Theophany'.
DAWN OF ASHES – ‘Theophany’
Genres:Black Metal, Industrial, Extreme Metal
Seamlessly blending black metal and industrial influences, Dawn Of Ashes is music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic scope. the new album, Theophany, is a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. The new album shows Dawn Of Ashes in top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and occult-inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations.
Produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh