FIRE OF THE PHOWNIX 2017 TOUR- DAWN OF ASHES and PROJEKT F / EXOSTRA / OPTIC OPPRESSION

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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.
In late 2015, URILIA was laid to rest after its brief but memorable time on Earth… and from that ending, DAWN OF ASHES rose once again in 2016 with the release of Theophany, the band’s first album with Metropolis Records and first collaboration with Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH.
DAWN OF ASHES is set to release yet another diabolical musical milestone in 2017: Titled Daemonolatry Gnosis, their next full-length DOA release through Metropolis promises the band's most brutal fusion of Extreme Symphonic Black Metal in their long history. Among the album's 12 tracks, it will feature a special cover of legendary Black Metal band Mayhem's "Freezing Moon," as well as a featured guest vocal performance from Cradle of Filth's Lindsay Schoolcraft. Daemonolatry Gnosis also marks the return of Mick Kenney as mixer and producer. The album art was done by Machine-Room, whose body of work includes DOA's 2010 release Genocide Chapters, along with artists such as My Dying Bride, The Foreshadowing and many more.
A new year brings a new DAWN, and the rising has already begun. Prepare for the light… and for the burning.

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..

Out of Western New York, Optic Oppression is a rising Synth-Rock Phenomenon. Splicing deranged audio samples together with rock guitars and throwing it over a hard rhythmic backbone with a touch of EDM, the band brings to life the sordid stories felt by so many but spoken by so few.

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GENRES: INDUSTRIAL/ INDUSTRIAL METAL / INDUSTRIAL DANCE / INDUSTRIAL ROCK / DARK ELECTRO /  BLACK METAL / AGGROTECH /