Dawn of Ashes是一支美国极限金属乐队，成立于2000年，来自美国加利福尼亚州的洛杉矶。乐队的风格包括通过工业和旋律黑色金属结构呈现的基于恐怖的抒情和视觉主题。
灰烬黎明（Dawn of Ashes）是寓言的隐喻，意为“末日开始”。
Dash of Ashes成立于2000年，最初的概念是制作恐怖的深色电子音乐，有时被称为Terror EBM，helloktro或agrogrotech，其特征是大量使用恐怖电影中的样本。在《神圣狂热》发行前的五年中，《灰烬的曙光》将扩展为包括两名新成员：乔伊·泰克（Joey-Tekk）和巴海莫斯（Bahemoth）。
《神圣狂热》的发行使DoA与德国电子标签NoiTekk签约，并通过COP International在美国发行，由Gravitator Records处理在俄罗斯发行。在签约之后，DoA发行了专辑《暴力行为》（2006年），继续使用恐怖电影中的样本来匹配黑暗且具有侵略性的恐怖主题歌词。
2007年初，乔伊·泰克（Joey-Tekk）离开了公司，并增加了女乐队成员雷恩（Rayne），后者曾与《曙光》（Dawn of Ashes）合作制作了《暴力行为》中的部分内容。在后续专辑上的工作取得了进展，2007年3月3日，《The Crypt Injection》的首张专辑首次出现了Dawn of Ashes未来徽标。
地穴注入对于成为首张为“ Torture Device”音轨提供音乐视频的专辑意义重大。Bathory与Bahemoth紧密合作，将剪辑放在一起，这将在未来的视频中进一步定义他们之间的关系。
在这些年里，《黎明的灰烬》还为包括Suicide Commando，Grendel，Regenerator，Neikka RPM，FGFC820，Helalyn Flowers，Retractor等许多乐队创作了许多混音。
乐队成员最终将在2010年被替换（很像早期的黑暗电子时代），Rahab和Volkar Kael加入乐队，录制发行的Genocide Chapters。Genocide Chapters在金属刀唱片唱片公司（Metal Blade Records）上发行后受到强烈好评，其生产因其出名而闻名，乐队从农业技术乐队转变为旋律死亡金属乐队。
不幸的是，随着拉哈卜（Rahab）于2010年某个时候离开奥瑟姆（Othuum），他的阵容将发生另一次变化，后者将与乐队Dimmu Borgir，被奴役的人和血腥王座（Blood Red Throne）一起在《黑暗重生》巡演中巡回演出。这次巡回演出将有助于增加“灰烬之黎明”的粉丝群，并在美国各地传播巴斯里的恐怖头。
在离开Metal Blade Records之前，Dawn of Ashes向EP 肉身发行了EP Farewell，这一发行见证了DoA早期电子元素的回归。发布后不久，Othuum和Volkar Kael因创意上的差异而离开了乐队。Othuum和Volker证实了这一点，在比赛中没有怨恨。 Bathory在回应中确认了Rayne继续担任乐队成员的同时，又宣布将重新获得Dawn of Ashes未来创作方向的独资经营权。
随着2012年新吉他手Syrus的加入，以及与工业音乐传奇人物Chris Vrenna的合作（他也为Mortiis制作了曲目），《黎明的灰烬》录制了大量材料，最终在2013年发行的Anathema中受到严格审查。Anathema的特色是对DoA较早的深色电子曲目之一“酷刑设备，折磨的最终配方”进行“重建”，并与其他电子艺术家Nero Bellum（Psyclon Nine）和Gary Zon（Dismantled）进行客串。
专辑发行后，由Bahemoth 再次为歌曲“ Babel的中毒步骤”创作了新的音乐视频（带有Nero Bellum），并与Ashes of Ashes一起巡回演出“ Hellions of Hollywood”和Psyclon Nine共同成为头条新闻。乐队从8月下旬到10月初巡回演出，包括在纽约市的VampireFreaks事件特里顿音乐节上演出，乐队返回洛杉矶录制新材料。
2013年也开始引用“犹大犬种”，这是Anathema的 “阴险的（犹大犬种）”曲目的一部分。此称号后来一直成为Ashes of Ashes粉丝团体的名称，并由Kristof Bathory用来称呼Ashes Dawn粉丝。
Bathory对Anathema的声音表示满意，并表示他希望继续将他对电子和金属音乐的热爱融入未来的《Dash of Ashes》材料中。
2013年12月28日，乐队通过其Facebook宣布，“ Enter the Vortex”巡回演唱会将是乐队的最后一场巡回演出，巡回演出结束后，乐队将分手。
Bathory还说，原本打算与巡回演唱会同名的专辑《Enter the Vortex》也不会继续录制。这次旅行被取消了。
克里斯托夫·巴斯里（Kristof Bathory）宣布，自2016年起，《灰烬的黎明》将重返大都会唱片公司。一个新专辑已经发布，以配合唱片公司的交易，名为“ Theophany”。2016年9月27日，乐队宣布新成员Brandon“ Rage” Richter，前身是Motionless in White，后来将录制2017年6月9日发行的新专辑Daemonolatry Gnosis
Dawn of Ashes is an American extreme metal band founded in 2000 from Los Angeles, California, United States. The band’s style consists of horror-based lyrical and visual themes presented through industrial and melodic black metal structures.
The name Dawn of Ashes is an allegorical metaphor meaning “beginning of the end”.
Early years/dark electronic-industrial phase
Founded in 2000, Dawn of Ashes’ initial concept was the production of horror based dark electronic music, sometimes known as Terror EBM, hellektro or aggrotech, characterised by heavily using samples from horror films. In the intervening five years before the release of Sacred Fever, Dawn of Ashes would expand to include two new members: Joey-Tekk and Bahemoth after having several line-up changes that failed to work.
Sacred Fever, released in 2005 delivered a sample filled terror EBM soundscape that thematically and lyrically would define Dawn of Ashes into the future.
The release of Sacred Fever saw DoA signed to German electronic label NoiTekk with US distribution via COP International and Russian distribution handled by Gravitator Records. Subsequent to their signing, DoA released the album In the Acts of Violence (2006) continuing the use of samples from horror films to match the dark and aggressive horror themed lyrics.
Early 2007 saw the departure of Joey-Tekk and the addition of female band member Rayne who had worked with Dawn of Ashes on parts of In The Acts of Violence. Work progressed on the follow up album and March 3, 2007 saw the first inklings of Dawn of Ashes future logo to go with the debut of the release The Crypt Injection.
The Crypt Injection was significant for being the first album to deliver a music video for the track “Torture Device.” Bathory worked closely with Bahemoth on putting the clip together, and this would further define their relationship in years to come with future videos.
During these years Dawn of Ashes also created a number of remixes for several bands including Suicide Commando, Grendel, Regenerator, Neikka RPM, FGFC820, Helalyn Flowers, Retractor and many others.
Melodic black metal phase
In late 2008 Dawn of Ashes announced a new line-up and a new direction for the band’s music – melodic black metal, via their MySpace page. Bathory had always been a fan of heavier styles of metal music and felt that the time was right to begin producing it under the DoA name. In order to facilitate the new direction of the band, DoA added new members to the band including Abaddon Mauvais, Cyanide, and Orias.
Band members would end up being replaced (much like the early dark electronic years) in 2010, with Rahab and Volkar Kael joining the band for the recording of the release Genocide Chapters. Released on the label Metal Blade Records to strong reviews, Genocide Chapters was noted for its production and the bands switch from an aggrotech act to a melodic death metal band.
Unfortunately, there would be yet another line-up change with Rahab departing for Othuum sometime in 2010, who would tour with the band on the Darkness Reborn Tour alongside headliners Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved and Blood Red Throne. This tour would assist in growing the fan base of Dawn of Ashes, spreading Bathory’s horror gimmick around the US.
Industrial/melodic black metal phase
Prior to their departure from Metal Blade Records, Dawn of Ashes released the EP Farewell to the Flesh, a release that saw a return of DoA’s early electronic elements. Shortly following the release saw Othuum and Volkar Kael leave the band over creative differences. There was no rancour in the split, with Othuum and Volker confirming this. Bathory’s response saw the confirmation of Rayne staying on as a band member whilst simultaneously announcing a return to sole proprietorship over Dawn of Ashes’ future creative direction.
Dawn of Ashes also took the time to record another music video for the track “Fuck Like You’re in Hell” – again demonstrating Kristof Bathory’s creative and horrifying vision and once more executed by Bahemoth.
With the addition of a new guitarist Syrus in 2012 and working with industrial music legend Chris Vrenna producing (who coincidentally also produced tracks for Mortiis), Dawn of Ashes recorded a substantial amount of material culminating in the 2013 release Anathema to critical review. Anathema features a “rebuild” of one of DoA’s older dark electronic tracks “Torture Device, The Final Formula for Torment”, and guest vocals from fellow electronic artists Nero Bellum (Psyclon Nine) and Gary Zon (Dismantled).
The release of the album saw the creation of a new music video (featuring Nero Bellum) for the track “Poisoning the Steps of Babel”, again executed by Bahemoth and a tour “The Hellions of Hollywood”, with Dawn of Ashes and Psyclon Nine co-headlining. Touring from late August to early October, including performing at the VampireFreaks event Triton Festival in New York City, the band returned to Los Angeles to record new material.
2013 also saw the beginnings of references to the “Judas Breed”, part of the title to the track “Insidious (of the Judas Breed)” from Anathema. This title formerly had since gone on to become the name of the collective of Dawn of Ashes fans and was used by Kristof Bathory to address Dawn of Ashes fandom.
Bathory expressed his satisfaction with Anathema’s sound and has indicated that he would like to continue to reconcile his love for electronic and metal based music into future Dawn of Ashes material.
Band Break Up
On December 28, 2013 the band announced via their Facebook, that the “Enter the Vortex” Tour would be the band’s final tour, and after the conclusion of the tour, the band would be breaking up.
On January 4, 2014, Kristof Bathory was interviewed by Radiobuzzd in an event where Kristof cited numerous reasons for the break up of Dawn of Ashes, including but not limited to potential legal complications around himself (the target of individual lawsuits) and the band’s name. However, Bathory said that moving into the future he would continue to produce music alongside Bahemoth and Syrus.
Bathory also said that the planned album Enter the Vortex, that originally was to go alongside the tour deeming the same name, will also not be going ahead into recording. The tour was cancelled.
Dawn of Ashes’ final shows were at Dark Munich Festival in April, followed by two shows in the US – Los Angeles and New York City.
Kristof Bathory has announced that as of 2016, Dawn of Ashes will return, signed to Metropolis Records. A new album has been announced to coincide with the label deal, titled “Theophany.” On September 27, 2016 the band announced new member Brandon “Rage” Richter, formerly of Motionless in White, who would later record the new album Daemonolatry Gnosis that released June 9, 2017
2006 – In The Acts Of Violence
2006 – Sacred Fever (2018 Remastered)
2007 – The Crypt Injection
2010 – Genocide Chapters
2012 – Farewell to the Flesh
2013 – Anathema
2016 – Theophany
2017 – Daemonolatry Gnosis
2019 – Origin Of The Ashes
2019 – The Crypt Injection II
2020 – The Antinomian
2020 – The Antinomian [24-44.1]