In 2011 Gates Of Dawn once more shows up with a brand new long player “Lucid Dreaming”.
Founded in 2005, the band from Germany perfoms a mixture of guitar wave and electronic soundscapes by creating seductive songs full of sweeping beats, romantic melodies and uncanny atmosphere. Following the successful 2008 record “Parasite”, the bands third CD output marks another step in achieving an unique sound experience.
Expanding guitar parts by Sebastian Kraus, live drums by Carsten Warkus and the real played violin of Tina Thomasberger have become an important element of the band’s sound. For the first time, the songs haven’t been written only by singer Matthias. By contributing own compositions by drummer Carsten and bass player Jan, the band acquired a larger musical multiplicity.
“Finally we found the sound that makes us incomparable”, says singer Matthias Abel, “so for me, the record is like coming home to a place I’ve never been before in real life.” Over 70 minutes and 15 tracks this record acts like a dream of disturbing and fascinating images, a journey through a world full of terror, fear and ecstasy.
Female singer Martina: “We tried to find an inner access to those themes, which otherwise would be mere scanners. The connection between religion and violence, the longing for salvation and the submission to spiritual leaders we considered most important.” Some of the lyrics Matthias wrote while being in a state of lucid dreaming. “Since my childhood lucid dreams were my most exciting experiences. There always is this moment you suddenly realize that you’re within a dream, a moment of outraging clarity and joy, something I try to regain in creating music. It’s about waking up, taking control over your dream, over your life.”
In 2011 “Lucid Dreaming” is going to be performed live as a multimedia-based show including especially produced video clips (some video works can be seen on YouTube channel GATESofDAWNmusic).
The new album was recorded and produced by the band itself, mastered at the TS-Musix Studio Zweibrücken and is published by the German label Sonorium.
Style: Gothic Metal / Gothic Rock
Release title: Gates Of Dawn “Lucid Dreaming”
Release date: 08.04.2011
Tracklist:01. Strange Temple
03. Wake Up Dreamchild
05. For You (The 3rd Denial)
06. Hunting Me
08. Lucid Dreaming
09. Rise My Beloved
10. Ghosts Of Tomorrow
11. Nobody Returns
12. Treasures Of Satan
13. White Cube
Year of foundation: 2005