One of the most successful Finnish melodic death metal bands ever, BEFORE THE DAWN, is back after their decade-long hiatus and introduces their second new single, “Chains”! Since their burial, the band has gained hundreds of thousands of new fans on streaming platforms completely organically, and now, both old and new followers of the band are anxiously awaiting the release of BEFORE THE DAWN’s comeback album, Stormbringers, on June 30, 2023 via Napalm Records.
“Chains” lures the listener with stomping drums and heavy riffs, plus everchanging clean vocals blended with deep growls from talented new vocalist, Voice Of Finland finalist Paavo Laapotti. The groovy new track is introduced with an official music video.
BEFORE THE DAWN on “Chains”:
“‘Chains‘ is one the slowest but yet heaviest songs on the album and really shows the diversity of the new vocalist Paavo with full range of clean and growling. Lyrically it is also a lot darker than first single “Destroyers” and fits perfectly to the inner Finnish melancholy of the makers.”
BEFORE THE DAWN returns with their first new full length studio album since their hiatus – and stronger than ever! The band originated as Finnish Metal Award winning Tuomas Saukkonen’s (Wolfheart) solo project, but throughout the years, there have been several lineup changes. With the exciting new lineup, the band introduces its biggest changes so far. Previous guitarist and vocalist Saukkonen has moved behind the drums, and talented Voice Of Finland 2022 finalist Paavo Laapotti has taken on all vocalist duties, while Swallow The Sun’s Juho Räihä – who has been with BEFORE THE DAWN since 2006 – performs lead guitar duties. Now, the Finns have fully transformed into their new power and are ready to reconquer the scene!
BEFORE THE DAWN on Stormbringers:
“Stormbringers breaks a silence that lasted over 10 years and brings BEFORE THE DAWN back stronger than ever. A decade of gathering strength, growing the hunger and building determination and now it is time for our 8th album to see the light of the day and bring the band back on the road.”
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Stormbringers sets off right away with first single “Destroyer”. With ease, the album balances aggressive and raw death metal facets with haunting melancholy carried by Paavo Laapotti’s vocals and intense melodies. This can be witnessed on “Downhearted” – a forward moving mid-tempo track spiced up with visceral growls illustrating the depths of darkness. Likewise, “Reveries” is a mighty hymn with incredible melodies and excellent guitar lines, while “Divided” enchants with a delicate intro mixing acoustic guitar and piano tunes that build up to a melodic wall of brutal sound. “Chaos Star” immediately draws the listener into an intense soundscape where intense death metal parts interfere with a melancholic, visceral melody and a passionate chorus showcasing Paavo Laapotti’s vocal skills, while “The Dark” catches instantly with an intense intro and – as with the whole album – a wild ride between calmer parts, intense growls and untamable death metal passages. With Stormbringers, BEFORE THE DAWN prove that even after 10 years of absence, they haven’t lost a glimpse of their power and unleash a storm – paving their way to reconquer the scene!
Stormbringers track listing:
- The Dawn
- The Dark
- Chaos Star
- The Weight
Catch BEFORE THE DAWN Live On Their Official European Comeback Show!
02.06.2023 – Luzern, CH / Konzerthaus Schüür
BEFORE THE DAWN On Tour With WOLFHEART & HINAYANA:
04.11.23 BE – Louvain La Neuve / Mass Deathtruction Festival
05.11.23 GB – London / The Dome
06.11.23 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
07.11.23 FR – Paris / Backstage By The Mill
08.11.23 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
09.11.23 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
10.11.23 NL – Helmond / Cacaofabriek
11.11.23 DE – Essen / Turock
12.11.23 AT – Innsbruck / PMK
14.11.23 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
15.11.23 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
16.11.23 AT – Vienna / Szene
17.11.23 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
18.11.23 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise
19.11.23 DE – Berlin / ORWO Haus
23.11.23 DE – Dresden / Chemiefabrik
24.11.23 DE – Mannheim / MS Connexion Complex
25.11.23 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum
26.11.23 NL – Maastricht / Muziekgieterij
BEFORE THE DAWN are:
Vocals – Paavo Laapotti
Guitar – Juho Räihä
Bass – Pyry Hanski
Drums – Tuomas Saukkonen