Raye / Brutal Resonance: So I hear Dawn of Ashes is doing an exclusive show at Klub Terminal in Los Angeles with Psyclon Nine, Any plans on touring together across the US?
K. Bathory: - ''This event was in discussion for a bit of time now since my collaboration with Rotny. Myself & Nero came to terms that there is just no need for unnecessary disagreements when we both have the same desire which basically is to conquer at what we do best, so I think that we both have a bit more respect for each other now. As far as a "tour" goes, I wouldn't say it's an impossible idea but I just can not state if this will 100% happen but for fans out there I guess I can say hope for the best."

Dawn of Ashes began as industrial / aggrotech and now has more of a black/death metal sound, what inspired some of the change?
K. Bathory: - '' I would say that we aren't really "Black / Death Metal", However I can say that modern Black Metal & Symphonic Black Metal is a huge inspiration when it comes to Dawn of Ashes as well as Shock Rock & Industrial Metal. Early DOA such as the "Dark EBM" material was just becoming quite boring for me and I have always been more on the Rock / Metal side but at the same time I do like my fair share of Industrial, but not really that much of "EBM". It's honestly hard to put a label on the music side of DOA since I just create what I feel like creating. The new full length that I am currently working on basically takes the Dark Electro sound, the Black Metal sound, and the Shock Rock / Industrial Metal sound and puts it all together so it will definitely have a lot of diversity to it.''

As far as remixes go, what is your favorite remix of one of your tracks?
K. Bathory: - ''I would have to say the X-Fusion remix of Hollywood Made In Gehenna because I think X-Fusion is already one of the prodigies of a talented "Dark Electro" artist if that is what he defines his music as & he really did an amazing job on remixing that track.''

Are there any DJs or artists you are looking forward to collaborating with or would like to work with in the near future?
K. Bathory: - ''Well, back to Dawn of Ashes & Psyclon Nine. Nero just collaborated with me on vocals for a new track that will be featured on the next full length which I think we both did to please our fans. I mean I have worked with In Flames which was quite an honor to me.''

Kristof Bathory, you have basically taken on DOA as a solo project; is it easier doing everything or do you prefer bandmates helping with the writing / production process?
K. Bathory: - "Well, I do create all the music & basically run the show but Bahemoth does help out with a lot, he is basically my partner in crime. I am usually extremely busy with Dawn of Ashes so the answer is yes, it's not easy to organize my time. I am the Devil running my own Hell and it's a lot of work to bring Hell on Earth."

Where do you draw inspiration to write such evil and demonic grooves?

K. Bathory: - "I guess it depends on the track or how my mind is thinking. Many sources give me inspiration. From my hatred towards humanity, to sexual perversion, to occult knowledge, to the demons inside that I just need to express with a pen that is inked with blood. Musical inspirations are very diverse so it's quite hard to pick a specific source of musical inspiration."

Outside of music production, what do you do to pass the time?
K. Bathory: - "I find reckless ways to cope with myself."

What kind of music do you listen to?
K. Bathory: - "I listen to various types of music from Black Metal, Rock, Dark Ambient / Trip-Hop, & Industrial. I can't really pin point a specific genre."

If you could go back in time or forward into the future, where would you go and what would you do?
K. Bathory: -"I deal with the current time that I'm in so I do not really have an answer to this because I find solitude being isolated and I do not think time matters when you are in this state of mind."

Where did you get the name "Dawn of Ashes"?
K. Bathory: - "Dawn of Ashes means "the beginning of the end" which could reference anything from ending humanity to ending emotional weakness. I guess it's how how viewer define it."

Any new material that you're working on ? If so, when can we expect to hear it
K. Bathory: - "I am currently working on a new full length album called "Anathema" which doesn't have a release date as of yet. Like, I stated that it's a combination of all of various styles that DOA has ever done and combining them together. The album is written to release a lot of personal demons also a way to define how DOA fans should react to the failures of humanity and the worthless fingers that point judgement on those who are not looked at as subjects to fit into a cloned, modern form of social normality. For a further description, read the Wikipedia definition at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathema"

What inspires your lyrics? I find them to be some of my favorite in the scene.
K. Bathory: - "Like I stated in a previous question, it all depends on what song. I write lyrics depending on what demon I want to portray such as occultism, misanthropic forms of hatred, unholy topics, sexual perversity, demonology, to my vicious personal demons within."

What would you like to say about DOA or in general to your fans and to brutal resonance? Anything you'd like to get out or let the world know?
K. Bathory: - "To all the Judas worms, cheers for all of your support & this is only the beginning for DOA. There will be a lot more to come so stay tuned!"
Dawn of Ashes interview
August 19, 2012
Brutal Resonance

Dawn of Ashes

Aug 2012
Raye / Brutal Resonance: So I hear Dawn of Ashes is doing an exclusive show at Klub Terminal in Los Angeles with Psyclon Nine, Any plans on touring together across the US?
K. Bathory: - ''This event was in discussion for a bit of time now since my collaboration with Rotny. Myself & Nero came to terms that there is just no need for unnecessary disagreements when we both have the same desire which basically is to conquer at what we do best, so I think that we both have a bit more respect for each other now. As far as a "tour" goes, I wouldn't say it's an impossible idea but I just can not state if this will 100% happen but for fans out there I guess I can say hope for the best."

Dawn of Ashes began as industrial / aggrotech and now has more of a black/death metal sound, what inspired some of the change?
K. Bathory: - '' I would say that we aren't really "Black / Death Metal", However I can say that modern Black Metal & Symphonic Black Metal is a huge inspiration when it comes to Dawn of Ashes as well as Shock Rock & Industrial Metal. Early DOA such as the "Dark EBM" material was just becoming quite boring for me and I have always been more on the Rock / Metal side but at the same time I do like my fair share of Industrial, but not really that much of "EBM". It's honestly hard to put a label on the music side of DOA since I just create what I feel like creating. The new full length that I am currently working on basically takes the Dark Electro sound, the Black Metal sound, and the Shock Rock / Industrial Metal sound and puts it all together so it will definitely have a lot of diversity to it.''

As far as remixes go, what is your favorite remix of one of your tracks?
K. Bathory: - ''I would have to say the X-Fusion remix of Hollywood Made In Gehenna because I think X-Fusion is already one of the prodigies of a talented "Dark Electro" artist if that is what he defines his music as & he really did an amazing job on remixing that track.''

Are there any DJs or artists you are looking forward to collaborating with or would like to work with in the near future?
K. Bathory: - ''Well, back to Dawn of Ashes & Psyclon Nine. Nero just collaborated with me on vocals for a new track that will be featured on the next full length which I think we both did to please our fans. I mean I have worked with In Flames which was quite an honor to me.''

Kristof Bathory, you have basically taken on DOA as a solo project; is it easier doing everything or do you prefer bandmates helping with the writing / production process?
K. Bathory: - "Well, I do create all the music & basically run the show but Bahemoth does help out with a lot, he is basically my partner in crime. I am usually extremely busy with Dawn of Ashes so the answer is yes, it's not easy to organize my time. I am the Devil running my own Hell and it's a lot of work to bring Hell on Earth."

Where do you draw inspiration to write such evil and demonic grooves?

K. Bathory: - "I guess it depends on the track or how my mind is thinking. Many sources give me inspiration. From my hatred towards humanity, to sexual perversion, to occult knowledge, to the demons inside that I just need to express with a pen that is inked with blood. Musical inspirations are very diverse so it's quite hard to pick a specific source of musical inspiration."

Outside of music production, what do you do to pass the time?
K. Bathory: - "I find reckless ways to cope with myself."

What kind of music do you listen to?
K. Bathory: - "I listen to various types of music from Black Metal, Rock, Dark Ambient / Trip-Hop, & Industrial. I can't really pin point a specific genre."

If you could go back in time or forward into the future, where would you go and what would you do?
K. Bathory: -"I deal with the current time that I'm in so I do not really have an answer to this because I find solitude being isolated and I do not think time matters when you are in this state of mind."

Where did you get the name "Dawn of Ashes"?
K. Bathory: - "Dawn of Ashes means "the beginning of the end" which could reference anything from ending humanity to ending emotional weakness. I guess it's how how viewer define it."

Any new material that you're working on ? If so, when can we expect to hear it
K. Bathory: - "I am currently working on a new full length album called "Anathema" which doesn't have a release date as of yet. Like, I stated that it's a combination of all of various styles that DOA has ever done and combining them together. The album is written to release a lot of personal demons also a way to define how DOA fans should react to the failures of humanity and the worthless fingers that point judgement on those who are not looked at as subjects to fit into a cloned, modern form of social normality. For a further description, read the Wikipedia definition at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathema"

What inspires your lyrics? I find them to be some of my favorite in the scene.
K. Bathory: - "Like I stated in a previous question, it all depends on what song. I write lyrics depending on what demon I want to portray such as occultism, misanthropic forms of hatred, unholy topics, sexual perversity, demonology, to my vicious personal demons within."

What would you like to say about DOA or in general to your fans and to brutal resonance? Anything you'd like to get out or let the world know?
K. Bathory: - "To all the Judas worms, cheers for all of your support & this is only the beginning for DOA. There will be a lot more to come so stay tuned!"
Aug 19 2012

Raye Albater

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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