Before the Dawn

Before the Dawn

Melodic Death Metal Gothic Metal Finnish Metal Finnish Metal
Finnish Before The Dawn is a Melodic Death/Gothic Metal band that saw daylight in 1999 as a solo project by Tuomas Saukkonen. The first line-up was gathered so that the band would be able to perform live. With many changes inside the band, they entered the studio to record an MCD called Gehenna. After two albums (My Darkness and 4.17 AM) and numerous changes in the line-up, Tuomas gathered an entirely new line-up in 2005 and went on to record the album The Ghost. The songs that didn't fit on this album were released on Tuomas' other project Dawn of Solace. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Deadlight
    Deadlight
  • Soundscape Of Silence
    Soundscape Of Silence
  • Deathstar Rising
    Deathstar Rising
  • The Ghost
    The Ghost
  • My Darkness
    My Darkness
  • 4:17 am
    4:17 am
  • Decade Of Darkness
    Decade Of Darkness
  • 04:17am
    04:17am
  • Phoenix Rising FREE MP3
    Phoenix Rising FREE MP3
  • Gehenna
    Gehenna

Before the Dawn. Artist Bio

Finnish Before The Dawn is a Melodic Death/Gothic Metal band that saw daylight in 1999 as a solo project by Tuomas Saukkonen. The first line-up was gathered so that the band would be able to perform live. With many changes inside the band, they entered the studio to record an MCD called Gehenna. After two albums (My Darkness and 4.17 AM) and numerous changes in the line-up, Tuomas gathered an entirely new line-up in 2005 and went on to record the album The Ghost. The songs that didn't fit on this album were released on Tuomas' other project Dawn of Solace.
From their 2007 album, Deadlight, the song Deadsong was accompanied with a video.

In 2011, their 6th album Deathstar Rising was released at Nuclear Blast.

2011 line-up:

Tuomas Saukkonen: Dark vocals and guitar (Dawn of Solace, RoutaSielu)
Juho Räihä: Lead guitar (Gloria Morti, Riverside Syndicate)
Lars Eikind: Bass and vocals (Winds, Age of Silence, ex-Khold, ex-Tulus)
Atte Palokangas: Drums (Agonizer)

Website: http://www.beforethedawn.com/

Previously associated musicians:

Guitars:
Pekka Sarkkinen
Timo Hankola
Jani Saajanaho (also Vocals, on "Gehenna")
Panu Willman (2000-2004, also Clean Vocals) (Entwine, Dark Filth Fraternity, St. Hood)
Mika Ojala (2003-2004, also Keyboards) (Damngod)

Bass:
Tomi Malin (on "Gehenna")
Toni Broman (2001-2004) (Kill the Romance, Damngod)

Drums:
Kimmo Nurmi (2000-2001)
Mika Tanttu (on "Gehenna") (Drowned in Life, Kill the Romance, Profane Omen, Coma Clinic)
Dani Miettinen (2002-2004, Session 2007-2009) (Jumalhдmдrд, Solacide)
Aatu Mukka (Live 2005, Session 2005-2006) (Camorra, Downtrodden)

Keyboards:
Tiina Ahokas (also Violin, Vocals, on "To Desire")
Jarkko Mдnnikkц (2000-2003)

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