CD released: Dec 08, 2023

Cat No: FRCD1378
Barcode: 8024391137826
Packaging: CD Jewel Case

EVERDAWN is a female fronted symphonic metal band based out of New
Jersey. The band was originally created in March 2014 under the moniker Midnight Eternal,
counting founding members, Boris Zaks, Richard Fischer, Dan Prestup and Mike LePond. In
early 2016 the band signed deals first with Intromental Management and later
Marquee/Avalon (Asia) and Inner Wound Recordings (Europe/North America) for the
release of the self-titled debut. The album was engineered by Eric Rachel (Skid Row,
Symphony X) and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen (Helloween,
Pretty Maids, Jorn). The impressive artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Apocalyptica,
Korpiklaani, Delain). The band commenced on a North American tour, as support of the
amazing prog-veterans Queensryche and toured Europe as support for the avantgardekings
of Therion - 2 amazing and lengthy tours that took the band to another level. It was
suddenly a name to be reckoned with, even after only one album. After a few changes in the
line-up and the inclusion of the amazing voice of the young and very talented Russian born,
Canadian singer Alina Gavrilenko, who brought a full-blown energetic vocal approach into
the new songs of the band, the name was changed into EVERDAWN, to signal a fresh
beginning. In the spring of 2020, EVERDAWN inked a worldwide deal with the US-based
record label Sensory, who was blown away by the high-level performance of the band. For
the release of the 2nd album of the New Jersians. The album, entitled "Cleopatra", which was
released worldwide on March 5th, 2021 was recorded during the summer of 2019 and was
mixed and mastered by Dan Swano, well-known for his work, both as a musician and as
producer (Opeth, Evergrey, Oddland, Omnium Gatherum, a.o.) and dives even further into the
melodic furnace, where hits are created. The stunning artwork for the new album was
painted by the uber-talented Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsak (Annihilator, Grave Digger, Tyr, a.o.) and displays a breathtakingly beautiful version of the old Egyptian queen and the
surroundings in her temples and lands. A must-have for collectors! After the release of
"Cleopatra", a replacement had to be found for LePond, as he had way too many duties with
his main-band, Symphony X. The replacement was the local bass player, Alan D'Angelo and
the 5-piece went on a sold-out European tour, as sole support band for worldwide
acclaimed guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker, while also writing their new opus "Venera",
which was recorded, mixed and mastered during the fall of 2022 (Jacob Hansen @ Hansen
studios took care of working magic with the sound as he has done with so many bands, a.o.
Volbeat, Amaranthe, Destruction, Pretty Maids). The melodic style of the band is
unmistakable and with soaring guitar soli, and a truly unique voice, EVERDAWN is proving
that they are a band to be reckoned with.