BEYOND DAWN - NORWAY

Pity Love - 1995 - Candlelight
Revelry - 1998 - Misanthropy
In Reverie - 1999 - Eibon
Electric Sulking Machine - 1999 - Peaceville
Frysh - 2003 - Peaceville


  
 
Members

S= Inferno>>Tore Gjedrem>>Inferno - Burmatek, Sulphur 8>>ESPEN
INGIERD>>Sulphur 8, Burmatek - KATE HAVNEVIK
G= ESPEN INGIERD - Excremist, Camp Houston>>PETER HAAVIK>>Camp Houston
B= Excremist, Inferno>>TORE GJEDREM>>Inferno
D= Hagalaz Runedance, Lamented Souls, Inferno, Burmatek, Bomberos>>EINAR SJURSØ>>Inferno, Lamented Souls, Burmatek, Bomberos, Hagalaz Runedance
K= Dag Midbrød



History

Petter Haavik and bassist/growler Tore Gjedrem had played around with covers and originals in a band called Excremist. The Oslo band's first sign of life was 1990 's Tales From An Extinguished World. The band soon gains live experience by opening for Valhall in Oslo. Inspired by Neil Gaiman's Sandman, the band records a second demo called Heaven's Dark Reflection. Sindre Goksøyr is let go and is replaced by Ingierd. As can be deduced from the line-up Beyond Dawn wasn't exactly a metal band.
Heaven's Dark Reflection leads to a contract with France's Adipocere Records. The label releases a 7" EP entitled Up Through The Linear Shades which is followed by the Longing For Scarlet Days EP in 1994.
The band is rather a psychedelic and doomy affair and backs its drummer with a drum machine.
Also in 1994 the band releases a demo called Horns In The Eye Of The Chosen which gains the band a new recording contract - this time with England's Candlelight Records. Pity Love is released in November of 1995 and is followed by shows with Red Harvest and Cybele among others. In 1996 the Norwegians begin working on a project called In Reverie. This being an acoustic album, Candlelight not only refuses to release the product, but also drops the band from its roster. The band is fortunate that Misanthropy Records is willing to step in. The band releases the Revelry album in 1998. Despite the similarities in the names the album is not akin to the aborted acoustic project. Revelry features Kate Havnevik.
In Reverie is released by Italy's Eibon Records in 1999. The album features two remixes of Revelry songs.
Misanthropy exits the scene and the band finds itself on its third English label Peaceville. Electric Sulking Machine is recorded in Liverpool and marks the departure of Dag Midbrød. An album called Far From The Showbiz is promised.
The band appears on a Nocturnal Art Production sampler with the song Atmosphere in 2001. In the summer of 2002 the band announced that a new album was planned through Peaceville for 2003 entitled Frysh. The said album was issued in the late summer of 2003.
Sjursø edited a fanzine called Dawnrazor and the band members are active within the ranks of several other groups.

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