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Black Dawn prepare to meet you on the high seas of metal !!!
15 Aug 2014

Black Dawn has been performing live music of the metal / heavy rock genre in the Long Island / New York City area since 1996.  Black Dawn’s members have bee the same 4 guys that started the band 18 years ago.

  • Matt Kotten (Lead Guitar / Vocals),
  • Tom Kelly (Rhythm Guitar),
  • James Lane (Bass Guitar),
  • Enzo DiPaolo (Drums).

Black Dawn’s most direct musical influences include Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Down, Fight, Godsmack,  Korn, Life of Agony, Metallica, Mudvayne, Soil, Soundgarden, Staind, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, Volbeat, and White Zombie. 

Black Dawn’s discography consists of the EP “Black Dawn” (1996), the live CD “Live at CBGB’s” (1998), and two full-length CD’s “Absence of Time” (1999) and “Age of Reason” (2004) which was released globally to critical acclaim on Blue Pie Records.

Selected tracks from all of these releases have been included in rotation on hundreds of various college / internet radio stations and podcasts worldwide.

Perhaps the best thing that could be said about Black Dawn is that, even after all this time, the band has no intention of slowing down.  The band are writing new songs all the time so creatively, there is still plenty of gas left in the tank.  Still plenty more shows to perform.  Black Dawn has performed / participated in numerous shows, festivals, competitions and conferences from New York City to as far as Los Angeles and has opened for acts such as Kings X, Daisy Berkowitz, LA Guns, and Biohazard.  Black Dawn has performed in many famous venues in New York City including Webster Hall, CBGB’s, the Continental, and the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.   

The energy and passion that existed over 18 years ago to cause 4 friends to form Black Dawn, has never faded. It is now with great pride and delight for all the Black Dawn fans that we are pleased to announce the arrival of the bands new EP called “Untill We Meet”

The band have stuck to their roots and have played the same hard core metal that has defined them as one of the leading metal acts in the greater New York area. With numbers like the following on their ReverbNation page it is no wonder that they could be compared to Canada’s, Anvil and soon has a career and finally the recognition they deserve on a wider scale.

SONG PLAYS: 250,000 + and growing

WIDGET VIEWS: 750,000 + and growing

VIDEO PLAYS: 500,000 + and growing

FANS: 6400 + and growing

All of the above numbers are REAL. There are no fake Black Dawn fans. You either are one or your not.

It takes guts, determination and most of all vision and that is what Black Dawn have an abundance of. Working with Blue Pie and the marketing team the focus has been on keeping it real. As Damien Reilly, Blue Pie’s CEO  says:

“The band stick to their beliefs and we admire that. We are here to help them get their music to a wider audience. One thing that this band and its fans do not suffer is fools. We are keeping all the marketing at a grass roots real level with no fluff. We focus on the fans and let the music do the talking.

I am very pleased to have been able to help coach the band on the development of this new EP. They listen and have done everything we have asked. They know that when they hit the stage, the performance and the bands energy does the rest. Thats why the band is still here 18 years after they 1st played.

For us at the label we know it is just a matter of time before the rest of worlds metal lovers discover just how good these guys are. They will not slow down and fear is a word they have never heard of, and have no time for. Just go to one of the bands shows and let them show you what metal is all about”

The new EP is available now in all iTunes stores for the world. Click here do download the EP now.


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