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 was back with the two-song release “House of Mirrors” released digitally via Emanzipation Productions in December and on cassette via Molten Face Records.
One and half years later, the band announced the release of a new album. “All-Consuming Void” was, like its predecessors, recorded and produced by Jacob Bredahl at Dead Rat Studio, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails, Full of Hell), and consists of seven tracks of filthy, unrelenting death metal. With elements of punk, doom metal and grindcore, the band takes the soundscape to its extremes with the fast parts being faster and the slow parts sinking even further down the abyss of mankind. It’s set to be released on digital, CD, and LP (transparent orange vinyl, limited to 300 units) on September 9th, 2022.
Jakob Kristensen: Guitar
Rasmus Johansen: Guitar/Vocals
Kasper Szupienko Petersen: Bass/Vocals
Lukas Nysted: Drums