BEFORE THE DAWN

BEFORE THE DAWN BIOGRAPHY


This band is no longer active

Finnish melancholic melodic death metal outfit BEFORE THE DAWN has once again risen from its ashes. June 25, 2011, the concert at Nummirock festival, marked the end of the old line-up; after one month of re-grouping the band returned, playing at Tuska Open Air afterparty July 24, 2011. No rest for the wicked – right afterwards BEFORE THE DAWN hit the studio and in winter 2011 also European stages on their “Rebirth Tour 2011″, together with INSOMNIUM and MYGRAIN.

This year, April 27, 2012 saw the “Rise of the Phoenix”. An appropriate title of the seventh studio album, the second release via Nuclear Blast Records. BEFORE THE DAWN returns after living through a phase of changes and uncertainty – cleansed, renewed and stronger than ever! Leaving the pieces of both the musical and personal past behind, mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen, lead guitarist Juho Räihä and their new companions Pyry Hanski (Bass) and Joonas Kauppinen (Drums) get ready for conquering your ears with the finest blend of northern gloom and harsh melodic death metal, combining the heaviness of melodic death metal, the gloom of dark metal and the frostbitten cold of finnish winters with beautiful melodies and epic hymnody like no other band out there.

Summer 2012 sees the BEFORE THE DAWN Phoenix live on festival stages - check them out!

BEFORE THE DAWN ALBUMS

Rise of the Phoenix / 2012

01. Exordium
02. Pitch-Black Universe
03. Phoenix Rising
04. Cross to Bear
05. Throne of Ice
06. Perfect Storm
07. Fallen World
08. Eclipse
09. Closure

Deathstar Rising / 2011

01. The First Snow
02. Winter Within
03. Deathstar
04. Remembrance
05. Unbroken
06. Judgement
07. The Wake
08. Sanctuary
09. Butterfly Effect
10. Wreith

Soundscape of Silence / 2008

01. Dying Sun
02. Exile
03. Silence
04. Dead Reflection
05. Hide Me
06. Fabrication
07. Saviour
08. Monsters
09. Cold
10. Last Song

Deadlight / 2007

01. Wrath
02. Faithless
03. Fear Me
04. Eternal
05. Morning Sun
06. Deadsong
07. Guardian
08. Star of Fire
09. Reign of Fire
10. ...

The Ghost / 2006

01. Disappear
02. Repentance
03. Away
04. Scar
05. Angel's Tombstone
06. Black Dawn
07. Enemy
08. Stormbringer
09. Ghost Town
10. ...Nowhere

4:17 am / 2004

01. Heaven
02. Seed
03. Dreamer
04. Fade Away
05. Crush
06. Into You
07. My Room
08. The Black
09. Vengeance
10. Hiding

My Darkness / 2003

01. Intro
02. Unbreakable
03. Seraphim
04. My Darkness
05. Take My Pain
06. Father and Son
07. Alone
08. Angel
09. Undone
10. Human Hatred
11. 4:16 a.m.

LINKS

CONTACT

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VIDEOS

Deadsong

Deathstar

Phoenix Rising

Pitch-Black Universe

MEMBERS

LAST KNOWN LINE-UP

Tuomas Saukkonen
vocals, guitar
Juho Räihä
guitar
Pyry Hanski
bass
Joonas Kauppinen
drums

FORMER

Lars Eikind
vocals, bass
Atte Palokangas
drums
Aatu Mukka
(session member)
Joel Mäkinen
(session member)
Toni Broman
bass
Mika Ojala
keyboards
Panu Willman
guitar, vocals
Jarkko Männikkö
keyboards
Jani Saajanaho
guitar
Mika Tanttu
drums
Timo Hankola
Tomi Malin
Pekka Sarkkinen
Kimmo Nurmi
Tiina Ahokas
Dani Miettinen
drums
Matti Auerkallio
live drummer

If members listed here are not accurate please inform us at webmaster@metalfromfinland.com This includes both CURRENT and FORMER members.