Hailing from the soil of Skanderborg, Denmark, Wayward Dawn play gritty, primal and utterly nasty death metal. The band drags you into a world of vicious nihilism and assaults you with grimy bass, cavernous drums and downtuned guitars played through classic Marshall amps. Venomous words of human and societal decay complete the picture with savage roars, abysmal growls and rotten shrieks.
Since their formation in October 2015, Wayward Dawn have, among other things, played at Aalborg Metal Festival, UHØRT Festival and SPOT Festival, and supported bands like Nailed to Obscurity (DE), Blood Red Throne (NO) and BAEST (DK). With mentions in prominent magazines such as Metal Hammer and GAFFA, the band is known for its hyper-energetic live shows with constant use of the windmill headbanging technique and manic interaction with the audience.
With the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Soil Organic Matter” in 2018 and more than 40 gigs in Denmark and Germany, Wayward Dawn have slowly but surely crawled their way up from the underground to spread the word of their filthy death metal.
After signing with Danish record label Mighty Music, Wayward Dawn released their sophomore album “Haven of Lies” on April 10th, 2020. The album was met with widespread acclaim and entered the official Danish vinyl chart as #25.
Already the same year as the latest release “Haven of Lies”, the band is back with two-song release “House of Mirrors”, set to be released digitally via Emanzipation Productions on December 11th and on cassette via Molten Face Records. The release is, like the two previous albums, recorded and produced by Jacob Bredahl in Dead Rat Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails, Full of Hell).
Jakob Kristensen: Guitar
Rasmus Johansen: Guitar/Vocals
Kasper Szupienko Petersen: Bass/Vocals
Lukas Nysted: Drums