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Purple Dawn presents their second record

by Vjeran

Purple Dawn presents their second record, Peace & Doom Session Vol. II, comes 11 March 2022 digitally and on multiple variations of vinyl via Electric Valley Records.

Cologne-based Purple Dawn has always been the balance between things: hard riffing energy and heart-hitting melody, good and bad, high and low, future and past, and sometimes far and beyond. And that’s why the three-piece calls their music “Peace & Doom.” Heavily rooted in the psychedelic hard rock saturated doom metal, Purple Dawn offers an enthralling blend of both classic and modern sounding bands. While their devotion towards Sabbath, Pentagram, and Zeppelin is conspicuous, their love for bands like Mastodon, Rezn, Windhand, or Orange Goblin should not be overlooked. In contrast to the majority of bands in the genre, Purple Dawn is not shy away from having a variety of styles in their songs: it’s like putting on a Led Zeppelin record where no track sounds like the other.
 
The power trio emerged in early-2020, and a few months after their formation, they offered the Peace & Doom Session Vol. I. The A-Side of the album contains the complete Peace & Doom Session, recorded live in the band’s rehearsal room in Cologne, whereas the B-Side comprises three studio tracks. 
 
The first Peace & Doom Session was well received by the community, and Purple Dawn kept the torch lit and continued writing songs, even though there was no chance for a live show due to the lockdown. “..So as we couldn’t get our music out to the people and public stages, there really was no other way than playing a gig to the cameras again. So we did…” The doom-power-trio hit a great studio in Oberhausen and recorded the second chapter of their live sessions: Peace & Doom Session Vol. II. Every song aims for a non-identical direction, but all have some elements in common: massive riffs, powerful vocals, and a very own atmosphere. PDS Vol. II starts and ends with an instrumental (almost) piece called “Bonganchamun.” The five songs in between are tales from nomad rituals in the desert to the oppressiveness of the depths of the sea — revolution, misguided minds, and the intrinsic evil of human beings. The record captures an unfaltering high-energy set of Purple Dawn’s doom rock and brings upon PEACE & DOOM.

Track Listing:
1. Bonganchamun
2. 100 Years a Day
3. Old Fashioned Black Madness
4. Power to the People
5. The Moon Song
6. Death to a Dying World
7. Bonganchamun Part II

Credits:
Timo Fritz: Guitars
Patrick Rose: Bass & Vocals
Florian Geiling: Drums

All songs written and performed by Purple Dawn.
Recorded live by Goldie at dialogstudios.
Mixed by Timo Fritz at Peace & Doom Studios.
Mastered by Thomas Ölscher at Railroad Tracks Studios.

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