Los Angeles post-metal group DAWN FADES has revealed “Lean”, the opening track off of their self-titled debut album, out February 8 2019 on Metal Assault Records. The album will be released on limited-edition vinyl, in black and gold color variations, and on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are live on our web store.
Previously, Ghost Cult Magazine premiered the album’s closing track, “Freeze”, and now, the mighty Blabbermouth has hopped on board to help us premiere “Lean”. Listen to the song using the embedded Bandcamp player below. Both songs are also available for streaming and/or download on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Tidal and Deezer.
In other news, Dawn Fades is confirmed for an album release party in their hometown, Saturday February 16 at the 5 Star Bar in downtown LA, wherein they will perform the debut album in its entirety.
Dawn Fades track listing:
1. Lean (5:06)
2. Conceal (6:10)
3. Ashes (5:36)
4. -(pause)- (0:40)
5. Shackle (5:25)
6. See (4:07)
7. Freeze (6:56) listen
About Dawn Fades:
Dawn Fades is a five-piece post-metal band from Los Angeles, brought together by common vision and influences. In a world where aggressive music often overheats and palatable music often feels packaged, Dawn Fades presents an alternative, rife with emotional moments and unpredictable appeal backed by brute force.
Formed in August 2016 under the fluorescent bulbs of gritty L.A. rehearsal rooms, the band quickly amassed an impressive collection of heavy, thoughtful material based on songs conceived by main songwriter Sam Sherwood (vocals) and realized with the input and experience of Adam El-Gerbi (guitar), Markus Erren Pardiñas (bass), Scott Quist (drums), and Nate Hertweck (guitar). As the arrangements took form, the inventive sound covered ground from gorgeous to punishing, finding poignant and personal places to explore in between these extremes. What emerged has prompted comparisons to Deftones, Isis, Failure, and something just out of reach, familiar yet fresh, crushing yet calculated.
Dawn Fades has since moved its operation to a warehouse in Burbank, where they sharpen up their songs and craft their unforgettable live sets. As a supporting act, they have shared the stage with Sixes, Future Usses (former members of Intronaut), Goliathan, King Buffalo, and many more. From a haunting whisper to a pulverizing burst, the band’s live show offers a dynamic reminder of how far heavy music has come and presses how far it can go.
Now, with a growing fan base from a steady stream of live performances in full force, Dawn Fades delivers a debut album to match the intensity and intrigue of their stage show. Produced by Van Labrakis, the Dawn Fades self-titled LP captures the visceral magnetism of their live show experience rich with ambient textures, impassioned vocals and devastating impact. From the dissonant growl of “Lean” to the epic, soaring riffs of “Freeze” to the relentless gallop of “Shackle,” the album provides a glimpse into Dawn Fades’ prowess and promise.
Dawn Fades is:
Sam Sherwood (vocals)
Adam El-Gerbi (guitar)
Markus Erren Pardiñas (bass)
Scott Quist (drums)
Nate Hertweck (guitar)
Credit for all Dawn Fades promo shots:
Elizabeth Gore / Lone Wolf Productions