Origin: Finland  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Last update/review: May 31, 2022

Dawn Of Solace

Dawn Of Solace was one of several solo projects run by Finnish vocalist/musician Tuomas Saukkonen, this one more closely related to one of his other bands, Before The Dawn. As Saukkonen puts it, this project was founded during the writing of one of Before The Dawn's albums, and the two projects are meant not to compete with each other, but more to complement his various musical visions. Here, on 2006's The Darkness, the style isn't quite gothic metal like BTD, but a darker, meaner style more along the lines of, perhaps, Katatonia. A second album was underway but never materialized, and the project was shut down in 2008, but in 2019 Saukkonen revived the project and put out a new album a year later.

Current Members

Tuomas Saukkonen

vocals/all instruments (ex-Black Sun Aeon, Before The Dawn, Wolfheart)

Mikko Heikkilä

vocals (ex-Black Sun Aeon)

Former Members/Guests

Lars Eikind (guest)

vocals (ex-Before The Dawn)


The Darkness  
  1. Dying Daylight
  2. Wings Of Darkness Attached On The Children Of The Light
  3. I Was Never There
  4. Dead Air
  5. I am Chaos, I am Destruction
  6. Winter Song
  7. Wrath Of Gods Amongst Us
  8. Avalanche
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Lars Eikind

  1. Lead Wings
  2. Ashes
  3. Silence
  4. Hiding
  5. Tuli
  6. Numb
  7. Choice
  8. Ghost
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Mikko Heikkil√§

Flames Of Perdition  
  1. White Noise
  2. Erase
  3. Flames of Perdition
  4. Dying Light
  5. Event Horizon
  6. Black Shore
  7. Skyline
  8. Serenity
  9. Lead Wings (live)
  10. Dead Air (live)
  • Tuomas Saukkonen
  • Mikko Heikkil√§

Notes Of Perdition (Unplugged Studio Live)  EP
2022 Noble Demon
  1. White Noise
  2. Event Horizon
  3. Skyline
  4. Flames of Perdition

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