“…Practioners of an ancient art
danced stone across the sky…”
DAWN OF EXISTENCE IS
Votan: guitars, synths, drums, additional programming
Astor: bass, vocals, guitars, synths
Dawn of Existence’s unique brand of metal manifests from members Votan and Astor’s life-long obsession of dark and heavy music. The result is an alchemical mixture of themes and moods that can and will vary greatly from track to track, while always remaining cohesive, melodic and memorable.
Their self-produced and engineered demo “Pale Mythos“, serves not only as material for public consumption but also as pre-production for an even grander work to come. Guitarist and writer Votan states, “Once Astor and I decided it was time to sit down and start seriously working on this project, we drew upon both old material we had stockpiled as well as brand-new ideas in order to bring the demo to fruition.” Working from their respective dwellings as well as coming together frequently, the two proceeded to craft their sound and design a workflow that allowed them to get ideas out and into production quickly. Bass player, vocalist, and writer Astor explains, “We had a lot of material to work with, and each of us brings a uniqueness to the writing. We immediately started working out arrangements and then just started recording. Once we had the drums worked out, we took some time to develop the guitar tone, ultimately going for a blend of old-school Swedish and traditional death.” He continues, “Most of the recording happened at my place. A few times Votan would try to finish something at his place and then come back with a whole new song idea! It was great to be able to have so much material to choose from.”
“Pale Mythos” sparks with energy, texture, mood, and melody throughout. Anthemic tracks like “Marble Garden” and “Meet Me at the Stake” will have you banging your head and singing along while tracks such as “Skoda ‘14” will leave you catching your breath on the front lines of the First World War’s Western Front. Their first single “Mystic Serpent” combines aggression, beauty, and darkness into one five-and-a-half-minute mini epic.
“This project has always been about us creating the type of metal music that we like to listen to with themes that we consider interesting and intriguing. Astor and I feel we are as creative and talented as the top metal bands in the world and this demo is only the beginning of what we are capable of. We hope listeners will find something in this demo they enjoy and will leave them wanting more.”
We Proudly Use:
Škoda ‘14 (feat. Nils Courbaron)
Meet Me at the Stake
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