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Before the Dawn

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Nastola, Päijät-Häme
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1999
Genre:
Melodic Death/Gothic Metal
Lyrical themes:
Melancholy, Despair, Atheism, Dark fantasy
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1999-2013, 2021-present
Before the Dawn started as Tuomas Saukkonen's solo project, though there were also other members on the first two albums. They later became more session based, and eventually a full band.

In January 2013, Tuomas Saukkonen killed all his ongoing bands and projects and announced the beginning of Wolfheart.

The band reformed in 2021.

Compilation appearances:
- "My Darkness" on Genuine Tracks #2 ( ...
Current
Tuomas Saukkonen Vocals (harsh), Guitars (rhythm, acoustic) (1999-2013), Keyboards (2004-2013), Bass (2005), Vocals (harsh), Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Drums (2021-present)
See also: Dawn of Solace, Wolfheart, ex-Black Sun Aeon, ex-Bonegrinder, ex-RoutaSielu, ex-The Final Harvest, ex-Jumalhämärä, ex-Rajavyöhyke
Lars Eikind Bass, Vocals (clean) (2007-2011, 2021-present)
See also: Winds, Gloria Morti (live), ex-Eikind, ex-Khold, ex-Tulus, ex-Age of Silence, ex-Jack in the Box, ex-Sensa Anima
Juho Räihä Guitars (lead) (2007-2013, 2021-present)
See also: Gloria Morti, Hedonihil, Riverside Syndicate, Swallow the Sun, Hallatar (live), Red Moon Architect (live), ex-Wolfheart (live)
Past
Pekka Sarkkinen Guitars
Timo Hankola Guitars
Kimmo Nurmi Drums (2000-2001)
Panu Willman Guitars, Vocals (clean) (2000-2004)
See also: Dark Filth Fraternity, ex-St. Hood, ex-Entwine, ex-Cholla
Jarkko Männikkö Keyboards (2000-2003)
Tiina Ahokas Keyboards, Violin, Vocals (female) (2000)
Tomi Malin Bass (2001)
See also: Ratas, ex-The Colt
Toni Broman Bass (2001-2004)
See also: Damngod, ex-Kill the Romance
Mika Tanttu Drums (2001)
See also: Am I Blood, ex-Coma Clinic, ex-Drowned in Life, ex-Kill the Romance, ex-Profane Omen
Jani Saajanaho Guitars, Vocals (2001)
Mika Ojala Drums (2002), Keyboards (2004-2005)
See also: Damngod, ex-Holy Life
Dani Miettinen Drums (2002-2004)
See also: ex-Jumalhämärä, ex-Tuoni (live), ex-Dim Moonlight
Aatu Mukka Drums (2005-2006)
See also: ex-Deather
Atte Palokangas Drums (2009-2011)
See also: Agonizer, Among the Prey, Beast in Black, Thunderstone, Waltari (live), ex-Sinity
Pyry Hanski Bass (2011-2013)
See also: ...and Oceans, Endzeit, Gloria Morti, Mörbid Vomit, Red Moon Architect, Trollheims Grott, Oceanwake (live), True Black Dawn (live), ex-RoutaSielu, ex-Black Sun Aeon (live), Duo HANN, ex-Aeonian Sorrow, ex-Casket, ex-Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Stam1na (live), ex-Less than Three
Joonas Kauppinen Drums (2011-2013)
See also: Disease of the Nation, Wolfheart, ex-Ancient Misery, ex-Burning Empire, ex-Misery Inc.
Past (Live)
Matti Auerkallio Drums (2008-2009)
See also: Auerkallio, Avenie, Crystalic, Existence Depraved, House of Fury, Sangreal, Soulfallen, Ultimatium, ex-Katra, Existence Depraved, Manzana, ex-Crimson Lotus, ex-Enthring, ex-Farmakon, ex-Screamchain, ex-Animal House Acoustic Band, ex-Duality, ex-Four Hoarsemen, ex-Foxy Flammable, ex-Guardians of Mankind, ex-Peekaboo Primate, ex-The Mistreaters
Ukri Suvilehto Drums (2012-2013)
See also: Abbath, Suvilehto, Tuliterä, Vermivore, Whispered (live), Psykoosi, ex-De Lirium's Order, ex-The Undivine (live)
Rainer Tuomikanto Drums (2012)
See also: Ajattara, Causemos, Decomposter, Grave with a View, Igigi, Woland, Kalmisto (live), ex-Clockwork Spirit, ex-Amarantine, ex-Inthral, Grave Pleasures, ex-Dead Shape Figure, ex-Kiuas, ex-Shining, ex-The Undivine, ex-Abhorrence (live), ex-Evince, ex-Spirit Disease (live), ex-RUST
Tuomas Saukkonen Vocals (harsh), Guitars (rhythm, acoustic) (1999-2013), Keyboards (2004-2013), Bass (2005), Vocals (harsh), Guitars (rhythm, acoustic), Drums (2021-present)
See also: Dawn of Solace, Wolfheart, ex-Black Sun Aeon, ex-Bonegrinder, ex-RoutaSielu, ex-The Final Harvest, ex-Jumalhämärä, ex-Rajavyöhyke
Lars Eikind Bass, Vocals (clean) (2007-2011, 2021-present)
See also: Winds, Gloria Morti (live), ex-Eikind, ex-Khold, ex-Tulus, ex-Age of Silence, ex-Jack in the Box, ex-Sensa Anima
Juho Räihä Guitars (lead) (2007-2013, 2021-present)
See also: Gloria Morti, Hedonihil, Riverside Syndicate, Swallow the Sun, Hallatar (live), Red Moon Architect (live), ex-Wolfheart (live)
Pekka Sarkkinen Guitars
Timo Hankola Guitars
Kimmo Nurmi Drums (2000-2001)
Panu Willman Guitars, Vocals (clean) (2000-2004)
See also: Dark Filth Fraternity, ex-St. Hood, ex-Entwine, ex-Cholla
Jarkko Männikkö Keyboards (2000-2003)
Tiina Ahokas Keyboards, Violin, Vocals (female) (2000)
Tomi Malin Bass (2001)
See also: Ratas, ex-The Colt
Toni Broman Bass (2001-2004)
See also: Damngod, ex-Kill the Romance
Mika Tanttu Drums (2001)
See also: Am I Blood, ex-Coma Clinic, ex-Drowned in Life, ex-Kill the Romance, ex-Profane Omen
Jani Saajanaho Guitars, Vocals (2001)
Mika Ojala Drums (2002), Keyboards (2004-2005)
See also: Damngod, ex-Holy Life
Dani Miettinen Drums (2002-2004)
See also: ex-Jumalhämärä, ex-Tuoni (live), ex-Dim Moonlight
Aatu Mukka Drums (2005-2006)
See also: ex-Deather
Atte Palokangas Drums (2009-2011)
See also: Agonizer, Among the Prey, Beast in Black, Thunderstone, Waltari (live), ex-Sinity
Pyry Hanski Bass (2011-2013)
See also: ...and Oceans, Endzeit, Gloria Morti, Mörbid Vomit, Red Moon Architect, Trollheims Grott, Oceanwake (live), True Black Dawn (live), ex-RoutaSielu, ex-Black Sun Aeon (live), Duo HANN, ex-Aeonian Sorrow, ex-Casket, ex-Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Stam1na (live), ex-Less than Three
Joonas Kauppinen Drums (2011-2013)
See also: Disease of the Nation, Wolfheart, ex-Ancient Misery, ex-Burning Empire, ex-Misery Inc.
Past
Matti Auerkallio Drums (2008-2009)
See also: Auerkallio, Avenie, Crystalic, Existence Depraved, House of Fury, Sangreal, Soulfallen, Ultimatium, ex-Katra, Existence Depraved, Manzana, ex-Crimson Lotus, ex-Enthring, ex-Farmakon, ex-Screamchain, ex-Animal House Acoustic Band, ex-Duality, ex-Four Hoarsemen, ex-Foxy Flammable, ex-Guardians of Mankind, ex-Peekaboo Primate, ex-The Mistreaters
Ukri Suvilehto Drums (2012-2013)
See also: Abbath, Suvilehto, Tuliterä, Vermivore, Whispered (live), Psykoosi, ex-De Lirium's Order, ex-The Undivine (live)
Rainer Tuomikanto Drums (2012)
See also: Ajattara, Causemos, Decomposter, Grave with a View, Igigi, Woland, Kalmisto (live), ex-Clockwork Spirit, ex-Amarantine, ex-Inthral, Grave Pleasures, ex-Dead Shape Figure, ex-Kiuas, ex-Shining, ex-The Undivine, ex-Abhorrence (live), ex-Evince, ex-Spirit Disease (live), ex-RUST
Added by: erikvans Modified by: Quorthallis
Added on: 2003-04-01 22:22:07 Last modified on: 2022-03-07 19:15:47