by Andoni Bro
Band: Wayward Dawn
Niklas Lykke Frederiksen (22 years) – Vocals
Jakob Kristensen (20 years) – Guitar
Rasmus Johansen (18 years) – Guitar
Kasper Szupienko Petersen (18 years) – Bass
Lukas Nysted (18 years) – Drums
Album: Soil Organic Matter. 2018
01. Requiescat In Pace
02. Soil Organic Matter
03. Silence Is for the Dead
04. Ape of State
05. March of Mannequins
06. Blood-Spangled Banner
07. In Darkness We Dwell
08. Voices Unheard
09. One of Us Must Die
10. Thy Name Is…
Biography: Formed in October 2015 in Skanderborg, Denmark, Wayward Dawn plays intense and relentless death metal with a massive sound barrier of double bass pedals, heavy guitars played through classic Marshall amps, and a vocal that goes from abysmal growls to rancid and rotten screams. The musical specter spans broadly with inspiration from both old school and modern death metal, and the menu consists of fast tremolo-picking and blastbeats, slow and hard-hitting passages, and epic choruses. The lyrical universe features themes such as humanity and society seen from a nihilistic point of view.
Wayward Dawn has, among other things, played at Aalborg Metal Festival, supported bands like Nailed to Obscurity (DE), Jinjer (Ukraine), BAEST (DK) and Red Warszawa (DK), and in 2017 they made it all the way to the finale of the West Denmark Emergenza Festival, where judges from SPOT Festival and the Danish music magazine GAFFA voted them to win 2nd place out of 12 bands. The band is known for its hyper-energetic live shows with constant use of the windmill headbanging technique and manic interaction with the audience.
Wayward Dawn was in the studio with Jacob Bredahl in Dead Rat Studio in March 2018 and releases their upcoming debut album Soil Organic Matter on August 31st.
Sound: A very young band with a brilliant present and future, is one of the most exciting debuts of 2018. Death Metal with a dark sound with the influences of: Behemoth, At The Gates, Dawn Of Demise, Thy Art Is Murder, Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Testament, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, DevilDriver, Amorphis, Amon Amarth, Gojira, Baest, Bloodbath, Pantera, Dying Fetus, Wham!