Release date: April 10 – 2020
For fans of old school death metal!
With the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Soil Organic Matter” in 2018 and
more than 40 gigs in Denmark and Germany, young death metal act Wayward Dawn from
Skanderborg, Denmark have slowly but surely crawled their way up from the underground to
spread the word of their filthy death metal. After the departure of their former vocalist Niklas
Lykke (LIVLØS), the band decided to continue as a four-piece with guitarist Rasmus
Johansen and bassist Kasper Szupienko Petersen doing the vocal duties. The first gig with
new lineup at SPOT Festival in Aarhus received praises, with Metal Hammer writing, “ the
festival's metal coverage stretches out over the weekend, and draws to a close with death
metal upstarts Wayward Dawn, who prove that the future of extreme metal is in good
hands.” GAFFA Danmark ads, “considering the impression they gave at SPOT Festival,
Wayward Dawn is at the verge of a major breakthrough”.
Now Wayward Dawn return with their sophomore album “Haven of Lies”, set to be released
via Mighty Music in April. Recorded and produced by Jacob Bredahl at Dead Rat Studio and
mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails, Full of Hell) the nine track long
album consist of 35 minutes of gritty, primal and utterly nasty death metal. “Haven of Lies”
drags you down the deepest abyss of human depravity and assaults the listener with
downtuned guitars, grimy bass, cavernous drums, and rotten growls and shrieks. The lyrical
theme throughout the record centers around human tendencies during times of crisis. It
questions our ability to confront reality in order to cope with the harshness of the situation,
thus creating a haven of lies.