Meridian Dawn, founded in December of 2012, cover the musical grounds between Death and Melodic Metal. However, this is not a band that appeals to the typical “metal clichés” but, instead, encompass a sound and aesthetic that’s all its own.
Formed originally as a side project by vocalist Antony Hämäläinen (Nightrage, Armageddon, Crystal Tears) and guitarist/bassist Nick Ziros (Into The Moat, Remembering Never), the band immediately began writing and recording their debut EP. “The Mixtape EP” was produced in Skövde, Sweden by Thomas “Plec” Johansson and finally released in 2014. It received positive reviews for it’s heaviness, clean production, and raw attitude, a full frontal attack that was more than enough to prepare everyone for the beauty and savagery of the band’s debut album!
After some changes in line-up the band is ready to unleash it’s first full length “The Fever Syndrome”. Longtime drummer Johan Nunez (Nightrage, Kamelot, Marty Friedman, Firewind), the only familiar face from the bands debut EP, provides a stellar and versatile drum performance that compliments the varied, yet cohesive, song writing.
Engineered and mixed by Meridian Dawn and mastered once again by Jeff Cloyes (311, Lauren Hill, Plies, Bishop, Remembering Never), “The Fever Syndrome” will be available in both digital streaming and limited deluxe digi-pack edition via Seeing Red Records! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the planned vinyl copies will be put on hold until the band can coincide this release with it’s first live performances. This streaming and CD release date is currently booked and so far, still going forward. It will be announced in the coming months!
Hämäläinen has written, recorded, and toured the world with such acts like the Gothenburg, Sweden based Nightrage, Armageddon (led by former Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott), and Greek metal giants Crystal Tears from Thessaloniki.
He has occasionally provided guest vocals for bands ranging in all genres of metal both live, and in studio.
Nick Ziros is a professional guitarist with almost 20 years of playing and touring experience. Hailing from the mean streets of Boca Raton, he has worked with legendary Florida acts Into the Moat and Remembering Never. Along with those bands, he’s worked with many other artists in various capacities, from guest guitars to production, who’s sounds are as varied as his guitar playing style.
Nathan Bigelow known for his technique and stamina playing in such bands like Singularity, Arkaik, and Solar Impulse.
In just 2 years, Nathan has toured in almost every state in the US as well as a majority of Canada. His hard work and tenacity have generated a buzz in the metal community.
With regular social media updates from his tours and in his practice studio, he has inspired many friends and fans to take interest in his journey and follow their own dreams.
Virtual bassist Seth Funk is a highly respected performer throughout the Florida area. He is from Boca Raton and also performs with the band Leveled.