About

Artist Name:
Ascending Dawn
Country:
United States
State:
New York
Tags:
Band, Singer
Genre:
Metal
Bio:

Ascending Dawn with their melodic prog-metal design, is a project with members from across the globe, fronted by Greek/Cypriot singer Marlain Angelides. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, previous vocalist of a top-charting Greek pop band, Hi-5, representative of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest, West End performer and background vocalist for world-touring acts, central figure, Marlain Angelides (vocals/songwriter) brought her cosmopolitan experience from Greece by way of London to New York...

Ascending Dawn with their melodic prog-metal design, is a project with members from across the globe, fronted by Greek/Cypriot singer Marlain Angelides. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, previous vocalist of a top-charting Greek pop band, Hi-5, representative of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest, West End performer and background vocalist for world-touring acts, central figure, Marlain Angelides (vocals/songwriter) brought her cosmopolitan experience from Greece by way of London to New York. Whilst in NYC, she has been involved in musicals, Shakespeare, voice overs and front-woman of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, LEZ ZEPPELIN, showcasing her wide range of vocal talents that drive the heavy yet melodic sound of Ascending Dawn.

Aptly named, Ascending Dawn rose from coincidental meetings of players from several other projects that each seemed to have their own conflicts. Guitarist Owen Rees met Angelides in London through his band, Enteric, as they were seeking a new vocalist. Passionate about the project, Angelides flew from Greece to join the group, but a year later, they disbanded due to external forces and logistical arrangements. Drummer/composer Mark Weatherley, then a member of another band, also endured a band split and created a new side project with Rees and bass player, Jen “Connie” Fletcher. Searching for a new band, Angelides applied to a new London project which turned out to re-unite her with Rees and introduce her to Weatherley and Connie. Thus, Ascending Dawn was born. Within three weeks all the vocal lines and lyrics to Coalesce were written and production began. Connie left the project, as she went home to Australia but remains a friend and major contributor to the debut album’s mix of metal, prog and melodic hard rock. Rees and Weatherley remain in London, contributing their writing and production of Ascending Dawn from afar as Angelides paves the way in the US.

"Coalesce", Ascending Dawn's first album - a collection of 9 tracks, was mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs (ex-Textures) at Split Second Sound. Jennifer Fletcher is featured on bass as a major contributor to the original sound. Now being released in late 2017, the band has garnered attention from fans and various music sites, with their heavy but ambient sound coupled with powerful vocals, being cited as 'unusually slick' for a debut album.