Finnish Melodic Death Metal Force BEFORE THE DAWN Release New Official Music Video for “Chaos Star”.

  Van Muylem    20 september 2023

Finnish melodic death metal unit BEFORE THE DAWN have released an official music video for their track “Chaos Star”, cut from the band’s stunning comeback album, Stormbringers, released this past June! The new music video was filmed during BEFORE THE DAWN’s performance at John Smith Rock Festival this summer.

“Chaos Star” immediately draws the listener into an intense soundscape, in which heavy death metal parts interfere with a melancholic, visceral melody and a passionate chorus showcasing Paavo Laapotti’s vocal skills. The music video offers a taste of what to expect this autumn on BEFORE THE DAWN’s tours with WOLFHEART and HINAYANA.

BEFORE THE DAWN on “Chaos Star”

"Summer 2023 was the first festivals season for BTD in 11-years and it turned out to be the best ever and we are thrilled to show few glimpses in a form of a video while we are getting ready to start our most extensive tour run so far including 34 shows in Europe from September to end of November. For this glorious adventure we will team up with our label mates Hinayana and Wolfheart".

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. Opener “Chains” lures the listener with stomping drums, heavy riffs and everchanging clean vocals with deep growls. 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. With StormbringersBEFORE 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:

  1. The Dawn
  2. Destroyer
  3. Reveries
  4. Downhearted
  5. Chains
  6. Divided
  7. The Dark
  8. Chaos Star
  9. The Weight

BEFORE THE DAWN On Tour with WOLFHEART Co-headline over Finland 2023

22.09.23 FI – TAVASTIA-klubi, Helsinki

23.09.23 FI – Tullikamarin Pakkahuone, Tampere

29.09.23 FI – Tanssisali Lutakko, Jyväskylä

30.09.23 FI – sawohouse_underground, Kuopio

06.10.23 FI – Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki

07.10.23 FI – Tullisali, Oulu

13.10.23 FI – Logomo Teatro, Turku

14.10.23 FI – House Of Rock, Kouvola

27.10.23 FI – Black Box, Mikkeli (Only Before The Dawn)



03.11.23 CH – Aarau / KiFF

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

20.11.23 CZ – Prague / Futurum Music Bar

21.11.23 PL – Warsaw / Hydrozagadka

22.11.23 PL – Kraków / Kamienna12

23.11.23 DE – Dresden / Chemiefabrik

24.11.23 DE – Mannheim / MS Connexion Complex

25.11.23 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum

26.11.23 NL – Maasstricht / Muziekgieterij

Vocals - Paavo Laapotti
Guitar - Juho Räihä
Bass -  Pyry Hanski
Drums - Tuomas Saukkonen