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Dakesis Nominated For “Best New Album” At The TBFM Music Industry Awards

November 17th, 2016

What a whirlwind this year has been! As the title suggests, we have been nominated for “Best New Album” as part of the TBFM Music Industry Awards 2017. We are absolutely overwhelmed with the support we have had both leading up to, during and since the release of The New Dawn and are really moved […]

Dakesis announced for Mosh Against Cancer Coventry 2017

September 26th, 2016

After last year’s success, MACCOV returns for a second year and we have great pleasure in announcing that we will be playing. The dates have been released as 6th – 9th April 2017 and after raising an amazing £1330 at the inaugural show, they will be raising money once again for the Teenage Cancer Trust. […]



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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