Los Angeles post-metal band DAWN FADES is releasing their self-titled debut album this coming Friday February 8 via Metal Assault Records, and just before the album is fully unveiled, the band has picked up a major accolade. Dawn Fades is the current ‘Album Of The Week’ on LA Weekly!
The album is aptly described by LA Weekly writer Alex Distefano as “a riff-heavy blend of heaviness and melody with many different layers and overtones”, and the writer also goes on to conclude that the album is a worthwhile listen for fans of bands like Opeth, Alcest, Intronaut and Paradise Lost.
Dawn Fades is available on limited-edition gold vinyl and regular black vinyl, and on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are live on the Metal Assault web store. All vinyl orders come with free digital download of the entire album. All digital pre-orders via the Metal Assault Bandcamp come with immediate download of “Lean”, “See” and “Freeze”.
In other news, Dawn Fades is confirmed for an album release party in their hometown, Saturday February 16 at the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena, wherein they will perform the debut album in its entirety. Later in February, the band will also embark on a West Coast mini-tour with fellow LA post-metal group Karas.
What the press is saying about Dawn Fades:
“… a riff-heavy blend of heaviness and melody …” – ‘Album Of The Week’ on LA Weekly
“The spectrum traversed within this music is sourced from a place of symmetry, where a sonic duality is explored and encompasses both fierceness and finesse.” – Riff Relevant
“Dawn Fades ensure “Freeze” will have you in a constant kaleidoscope of twisting chaotic tensions.” – Doomed & Stoned
“If you are a fan of post-metal–or perhaps similarly uninitiated–this debut will undoubtedly prove an intriguing and satisfyingly immersive experience.” – Sleeping Village Reviews
Dawn Fades upcoming live appearances:
LA area shows:
2/16 – Pasadena, CA @ Old Towne Pub (tickets) *album release show*
3/30 – Tarzana, CA @ Petie’s Place
West Coast mini-tour w/ Karas:
2/27 – Cupertino, CA @ The X Bar
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ Darrell’s Tavern
3/1 – Kelso, WA @ Erebus
3/2 – Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar
3/3 – Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room
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
Dawn Fades “Freeze” music video: