Dawn of Ashes

Dawn of Ashes

Projekt F, Machines of Living Death

Mon, May 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Dawn of Ashes
Dawn of Ashes
“That which gives light must endure burning.” -- Viktor Frankl

DAWN OF ASHES: The very name calls to mind the legend of the Phoenix, a god-being born anew from the ashes of its own destruction. It unites the Alpha and Omega, signifying that every end is a beginning and vice versa, that life and death are one. So goes the destiny of this musical form: to die unto its first self, passing through the agonizing fire of purification, only to rise again to a new dawn, with renewed purpose. The fans who stood by DAWN OF ASHES from their earliest incarnation in 2001 know exactly what founder-frontman Kristof Bathory brings to the equation: music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic sweep -- a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. Hard-edged and terrifying soundscapes driven by pummeling beats propelled savage lyrics across multiple albums; the introduction of crushing metal riffs and epic production elevated the music’s scope to its ultimate realization with the acclaimed 2013 album ANATHEMA. It was at this stage of the band’s career that new opportunities loomed... or so it seemed at first. With the prospect of a new label and a potentially higher global profile on the horizon, new business alliances were made that resulted in the formation of URILIA, an extreme metal unit which incorporated many sonic and thematic themes already familiar to DAWN OF ASHES fans, as well as new and diverse musical elements, united under a new philosophy and a heightened awareness of the Left Hand Path. While this concept grew creatively from Kristof Bathory’s own personal and spiritual journey, the aforementioned business alliances would ultimately prove to be less than sound, and a decision was made to sever ties with those parties. Which brings us to now: with 2015 nearing its end, URILIA will be laid respectfully to rest after its brief but memorable time on Earth... and from that ending, DAWN OF ASHES will rise once again in 2016, both in name and power, with a renewed purpose that unifies the philosophy of URILIA with the intense sonic aggression and horror-inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations. Forging ahead once again, DAWN OF ASHES is currently at work on a new album for Metropolis Records. Details are still under wraps at this stage, but we won’t keep you in darkness for long. Presently, we can reveal that Kristof will be co- producing with Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH, whose credits include songwriting and production on albums by MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BLEEDING THROUGH, THE WITCH WAS RIGHT and SUFFER WELL. A new year brings a new DAWN, and the rising has already begun. Prepare for the light... and for the burning.
Projekt F
Projekt F
Montreal-based industrial rock group, Projekt F, are well-known for their emotionally intense music and powerful stage presence. Founded in 2009, the band is comprised of lead singer and main composer Jonh M. Miller, bassist William Hicks, guitarist Simon Sayz and drummer Fred Linx.

Coined by one reviewer as “the heavy brother of Nine Inch Nails”, Projekt F have over the years evolved into a group that commands as much visual attention as it does musical. They have played to audiences in Canada and the United States, sharing the stage with internationally known artists such as Motionless in White, Combichrist, Dope, and many more. They have also played a variety of festivals in North America, including Kinetik Festival, Montreal Fetish Week-End, GothFest, among others.

In addition to Projekt F’s live performances, their song “Oophorectomy” was featured in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival short movie “Purpl Love” (Les Films de la Muerte), and they appeared in a science-fiction TV pilot, performing their song ‘’Room 13’’.

Projekt F’s music has been played by radio stations around the world. To date they have released 1 album and 3 EPs, to numerous rave reviews. “Stunning”, “powerful”, and “brilliant” are just some of the many words that have been used to describe the music of Projekt F – a band with an all-consuming dedication to musical excellence and vivid live experiences..
Machines of Living Death
Machines of Living Death
In the beginning, there was monochrome. Functional, minimal–bright green or amber on a black void, the machine's influence on aesthetics was set in motion, never to stop.

Machines of Living Death are the product of the extremes of human performance (the frenetic pulse of hardcore, grindcore and metal) filtered through technology's terms. Add in a vintage horror score, dissected, reconstructed and mated with the bastard child of a broken down arcade machine and you have the digital noise terror of Machines of Living Death.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
http://themetrogallery.net/