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 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:
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)
BEFORE THE DAWN On Tour with WOLFHEART & HINAYANA:
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