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Exclusive live track on this month’s Metal Hammer covermount CD!

May 31st, 2017

We’re thrilled to be included on the Metal Hammer covermount CD this month with an exclusive version of The Great Insurrection recorded live in Finland! We’re keeping some very fine company including Sabaton, Devin Townsend, Alter Bridge, Arch Enemy and our friends in Endeavour! Big thanks to the Metal Hammer team for inviting us to […]

Our new rehearsal and recording business – CapsaArx Studios!

May 22nd, 2017

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our very own recording and rehearsal complex – CapsaArx Studios! It’s long been a dream of ours to have a studio of our own, and as well as using the facilities to get to work on our third album we will also be running a commercial business […]



Birmingham Based Progressive Power Metal


Dakesis are a four piece Progressive Power Metal band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2008, with the release of a limited edition four track E.P they soon followed on with their debut album ‘Trial By Fire’ in 2011 to much critical acclaim. Following on from their success of this album and extensive touring and festival appearances throughout the UK, the band went on to record their second full length album “The New Dawn” which is set to be released in March 2016.

Their latest release was recorded at Carbon Studios in Birmingham and mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios based in Finland (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Stratovarious and Firewind) and sees a marked change in the direction of the band. With more progressive influences and the addition of powerfully epic orchestral backing alongside new session keyboard player Jacob Underwood, Dakesis have sculpted a vast instrumental soundscape alongside the heavier metal influences.

The band have toured the UK extensively and have enjoyed prestigious support and festival slots including playing with Edguy, Thunderstone, Blaze Bailey and Pagan’s Mind and performing at Glastonbudget, Bloodstock Open Air 2012, Valkyrian Festival and headlining the Cackblabbath Stage at Wildfire Festival in 2015.

Gemma Lawler - Vocals | Matt Jones - Guitar | Amie Chatterley - Bass | Adam Harris - Drums


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