DAWN OF ASHES shoot first music video for "Transformation within Fictional Mutation"
DoA prepare to hit the road this November as a part of the Darkness Reborn Tour featuring Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, and Blood Red Throne
The ghoulish immortals that comprise the extreme horror metal outfit known as DAWN OF ASHES (DoA) recently completed shooting the group's first video off their Metal Blade debut, Genocide Chapters, which was just unleashed upon the masses on September 14. The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was shot on October 19 on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted.
"We shall display the fiercest examples of terror to vex the parasitic mind! Prepare yourselves for a new breed of visual horror!" Comments the foul creature and DoA guitarist Volkar Kael.
A behind-the-scenes photo from the video shoot can be viewed below with additional shots available on Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps website located HERE.
In other news
DoA will be hitting the road this November with Norway's infamous symphonic black metalers Dimmu Borgir in addition to Enslaved and Blood Red Throne on a 32-date run across North America. The "Darkness Reborn Tour" kicks off on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and finishes up on Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Canada. Advanced tickets are currently on sale now.
11/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/06 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/07 Towson, MD Recher Theater
11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
Here's what press has been saying about DoA's current full-length album GENOCIDE CHAPTERS so far:
"DAWN OF ASHES —a horror metal group complete with flesh-eaten faces—are 100 percent melodic death metal. And what works for this band (unlike so many of their counterparts) is that the songs here aren't built around the strengths of any one member. Vocals aren't over-the-top, solos aren't soul-sucking and the drummer doesn't go nuts on the China cymbal during breakdowns… the ability to play Chapters over and over and not get sick of it shows that this band is doing a lot right." Decibel Magazine
"A whirlwind of eerie melodic black metal" Revolver Magazine
"There is something here that can't be ignored." About.com
"Opening in a blaze of anarchic mayhem, 'Conjugation of the Maskim's Black Blood' sets the benchmark, which continues with the black metal 'The Ancient Draining Room'… With lyrics dealing with all manners of evil, vocalist Kristof Bathory will scare the crap out of you with his delivery. It's definitely an album worth listening to though, just maybe not before bed." Powerplay Magazine (UK)
"Vile orchestrators of auditory darkness" TheNewReview.net
"A Haunting, Evil Masterwork… DAWN OF ASHES sounds like melodic/symphonic black metal veterans on Genocide Chapters. The band pulls off this sound with ease, constantly amazing the listener as they embark on a dark and nightmarish journey." 4/5 Sea of Tranquility.com
"If you ever have a craving for a dosage of evil, Genocide Chapters is one of the best places to turn… It never gets repetitive or boring, while still maintaining a worthwhile playtime. It also doesn't hurt that Genocide Chapters is an extremely diverse album in terms of tempo, arrangements, and general moods… They really hit the nail on the head with this release, and I have to applaud them for taking a big risk, and more importantly, succeeding tremendously." 4/5 Metal Music Archives.com
About the band:
Deep from within the bowels of the earth an unholy quartet rises, hell-bent on bringing the metal masses a new form of dark, heavy and demonically devastating music sure to strike fear into the hearts of the bravest of men and bring the weakest to their knee. Kristof Bathory, Volkar Kael, Bahemoth and Othuum, four vile forms that control a new era in which nightmares become reality and the sounds of the macabre merge to form a catastrophic symphony, have summoned forth the sounds and visions of horror, hatred and suffering that is spewed forth in the name of chaos to create the extreme horror metal attack that has come to be known as DAWN OF ASHES- a name created to reflect upon the birth of death and failure, that which was once only an unspoken nightmare, but now is an unstoppable plague come to corrupt the flesh of man…
Since DoA's arrival in 2001, the band's goal has been to dominate the music scene with a sonic force so vile and evil the listener will be both entranced and terrorized by the sheer ferocity the band delivers. DoA does so by conjuring new sights and sounds into the world of extreme melodic-death metal, an ambitious feat that will have to be experienced to be believed when the outfit hits the road in support of their current full-length Genocide Chapters with none other than symphonic black metalers Dimmu Borgir (along with Enslaved and Blood Red Throne) on a 32-date run across North America.
This horrific act entered the studio in the winter of 2010 to record their Metal Blade debut with producer Fred Archambault, known for his work with Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo, Eighteen Visions, and many more. Handling the cover art for Genocide Chapters is Machine-Room (My Dying Bride).
It's time for a new chapter in metal to DAWN, so prepare yourself for total aural annihilation as the ASHES will never rest upon the weak, and our evil will never die…
DAWN OF ASHES is:
Kristof Bathory (horrid screams / keyboards)
Volkar Kael (guitar)
Othuum (bass guitar)
Visit DAWN OF ASHES online at http://www.dawnofashes.com/,
http://www.myspace.com/dawnofashes, http://www.facebook.com/dawnofashesofficial, http://twitter.com/dawnofashes, http://www.metalblade.com/dawnofashes/
About Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps:
With offices in Michigan and Ohio, ROBERT KURTZMAN'S CREATURE CORPS™ (CreatureCorps.net) is an award winning, full-service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company specializing in design and creation of amazing creatures, prosthetics, animatronics, human and animal replicas, digital visual effects, compositing, 2D and 3D animation, special props and costumes.
Creature Corps' diverse team of make-up artists, concept designers, sculptors, animators, costume designers, and prop builders have created and executed ground breaking special effects for hundreds of blockbuster films, genre classics, television series, and commercial campaigns for over 25 years.
The Creature Corps is also a full-service film, music video, and commercial production facility, and are making their twisted creations available to collectors as well as the haunted attraction industry through their new product line of costumes and props.
About the Bissman Building:
The Bissman Building was recently investigated by TAPS for an episode of the hit television series GHOST HUNTERS entitled THE CHOPPING BLOCK, which airs tonight, October 20th on SYFY, and has become a staple of Ohio film production, with varied appearances in films such as THE RAGE, THE DEAD MATTER, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. Tours of this paranormal hotbed can be scheduled at http://www.hauntedbissmanbuilding.com/