“For me it is ideal to play the drums and let Paavo handle vocals” – interview with Tuomas Saukkonen and Paavo Laapotti of Before The Dawn

Author Askar Ibragimov - 25.5.2023

Since their burial, Before The Dawn has gained hundreds of thousands of new fans on streaming platforms completely organically, and now, both old and new followers of the band are anxiously awaiting the release of the bands comeback album “Stormbringers”, on June 30th, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Before The Dawn returns with their first new full-length studio album since their hiatus – and stronger than ever. The band originated in 1999 as a Finnish Metal Award-winning Tuomas Saukkonen’s (Wolfheart) solo project, and several lineup changes have occurred throughout the years. With the exciting new lineup (“version 4”, as Tuomas puts it), the band introduces its biggest changes so far. Previous guitarist and vocalist Saukkonen has moved behind the drums, a talented Voice Of Finland 2022 finalist Paavo Laapotti has taken on all vocalist duties, while Swallow The Sun’s Juho Räihä – who has been with Before The Dawn since 2006 – performs lead guitar duties. Now, the Finns have fully transformed into their new power and are ready to reconquer the scene. An autumn Finnish tour co-headlined with Wolfheart has been recently announced, along with international dates.

Before The Dawn on “Stormbringers”:

“Stormbringers breaks a silence that lasted over ten years and brings Before The Dawn back stronger than ever. A decade of gathering strength, growing the hunger and building determination and now it is time for our eighth album to see the light of the day and bring the band back on the road.”

Chaoszine sat down with former vocalist and current drummer Tuomas Saukkonen and new vocalist Paavo Laapotti at Holiday Inn hotel in Helsinki, Finland, on May 19th and discussed how the band decided to make a comeback and what fans can expect from the upcoming “Stormbringers” album. You can check out the entire video interview below:

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You can check out singles released from the “Stormbringers” album so far below: