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Saturnal Records announces the signing of RottenDawn. Hailing from Finland, RottenDawn is an experienced and aspiring group of old-school Finnish metal pioneers in a fresh, new package from such bands as Protected Illusion, Unholy, Sinisthra, and Impaled Nazarene.
Founded by Joni Halmetoja (guitars) and Make Mäkinen (guitars), the earliest stages of RottenDawn began already back in the first quarter of this decade in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. But it wasn't until 2014 when things really started to progress towards the band's current musical style - simply, very heavy music - when Pasi Äijö (Unholy) joined the RottenDawn ranks for vocal and bass duties. Still, later on, the band found its footing when Mikael Arnkil (Impaled Nazarene) was asked to join as drummer during spring 2017, completing this heavy mixture of dark, harmonic doom and death metal - or, as described by the band, "Rotten Doom Metal."
RottenDawn is currently working on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released through Saturnal Records in late 2018 / early 2019. Every member of the band has countless miles of heavy metal music - or history in music, in general - behind them, and that can be heard from RottenDawn's unique, grooving old-school death metal / doom mixture.
Hear for yourself with the first official track, "Dusk Demons," which can be heard HERE at Saturnal's official YouTube channel. For more info, consult the links below.
Pasi Äijö - vocals and bass
Joni Halmetoja - guitars
Markku Mäkinen - guitars
Mikael Arnkil - drums
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