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Mosh Against Cancer Coventry Giveaway!

March 17th, 2017

We’re giving away a bundle of prizes to one lucky winner, including a signed The New Dawn CD, one of our very limited Destined T-shirts and a pair of full weekend tickets for Mosh Against Cancer Coventry Festival 2017! With an incredible line-up, and all proceeds going to The Teenage Cancer Trust, it’s set to […]

The New Dawn 1st Birthday and Flash Sale!

March 9th, 2017

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since the launch of The New Dawn?! How time flies! To celebrate we are offering 25% off the entire Dakesis webstore* for 24 hours only using the code 1YearNewDawn. We will also be sending out a signed poster with every order during the flash sale. *Excludes tickets Our […]



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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