The extreme stylings of LA’s Dawn of Ashes has been neutered just slightly, with guitarist Volkar Kael and bassist Othuum departing. Both members have formed the new project dubbed ALAL, dedicated to bringing you “a brutal assault of metal mastery and melodic melancholy.”
Here is the officla announcement, from the band’s Facebook page:
“Fans, Friends, Vile,
Our time with Dawn Of Ashes has been quite a ride. Writing and performing for you has been such a reward. However it is time that we moved on to other ventures. It is with no ill blood that we depart from DOA, we simply no longer feel we share the same vision or views as the other half of what was Dawn Of Ashes. We will be continuing to make music for you, and hope that many of you, including our “Vile” will follow. We take this time now to announce our new project “ALAL.” ALAL is the combined vision and sound of Volkar Kael and Othuum. The word “ALAL” is Sumerian for “Destroyer” which is most fitting for what we will be bringing your way.
Thank you for all of your support, and we hope to see many of you spreading the word for things to come!”