Bloodshot Dawn

Bloodshot Dawn

First formed in 2003, Bloodshot Dawn have evolved into a technically ferocious extreme metal outfit. Bloodshot Dawn has become a household name in the UK underground.

In 2007 Bloodshot Dawn recorded and released their first effort in the form of ‘Coalition Of Terror’, a two track EP that received positive feedback both critically and around their local metal scene. The band then went on to win the 2009 ‘Metal To The Masses’ competition, playing at Bloodstock Open Air Festival.


Late 2009 Bloodshot Dawn released ‘Slaves To The Lie’ EP, The band supported the release with tour dates in the UK, including gigs with Vader, Krisiun, and Cerebral Bore. They also released their Debut self titled albulm which saw their writing style mature noticeably, becoming more intense and technical, while increasingly melodic and accessible. This resulted in an album that saw Bloodshot Dawn claimed by many as one of the UK’s fiercest metal bands.


 The band went on to support Fleshgod Apocalypse on their ‘Agony UK/EireTour’. Later in 2012 Bloodshot Dawn played a packed out performance at Bloodstock Open Air festival, the UK’s largest independent metal festival, as well as playing frequent shows around the UK including a full tour support to death metal legends, Decapitated.

Check out Bloodstock Dawns lyric video for ‘Survival Evolved’.

“a polished exercise in technical fury & unremitting brutality”

 “what Bloodshot Dawn offer is something slick and streamlined without losing sight of the main goal: to smash your teeth in.”

Terrorizer Magazine

Following the success of their debut album, Bloodshot Dawn entered Envy Studios in September 2012 to record a brand new single entitled ’Theoktony’,

The following month saw Bloodshot Dawn leave the UK for their first shows abroad with bands such Deals Death and Xentrix and even with Gorjia in india.

Not resting for one moment the band continued a trail blaze throughout 2013. A European tour alongside Polish death metal masterminds Vader In, Hammerfest in March, a UK tour supporting Scar Symmetry in before moving on to a short UK headline tour immediately following the Scar Symmetry tour.

Summer 2013 arrived and the band graced more stages throughout the UK and further afield, headlining HeadbangersBalls in Cardiff.  appearing at UK Techfest, supporting Wintersun on their UK tour supporting new album ‘Time’, a slot at Metal Days in Slovenia, UK Techfest & MAV Festival, Italy. In September Bloodshot Dawn returned to the UK for a headline tour completing the touring cycle for the debut self-titled album leaving a frenzy of fans in their wake.

2014 arrived and a new chapter had begun for the band.  Over the summer the band visited multiple studios such as Studio Disaster in Sweden, Darkside Studio and Envy Studio in England where the band recorded the new album before sending the tracks to Danish sound wizard Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Amaranthe, Volbeat, Destruction, Epica, Pestilence) for mixing and mastering.

Check out their lyric video for ‘Reanimation’ below.

In August the band opened the Main Stage at Bloodstock 2014 where they announced they had completed the new album called ‘Demons’ which on release Bloodshot Dawn embarked on a headline UK/Ireland tour in support of the release and over timecampaigned the new album further afield which include a return to japan


After a short hiatus, and reshuffle in the ranks, the band welcomed Canadian shredder Morgan Reid to fill the void left by Ben Ellis who went on to join Scar Symmetry and sticksman James Stewart of Vader fame on drums following the departure of Janne Jaloma. With a new lineup in place and fresh ideas aplenty, July 2017 marked the beginning of a new era for Bloodshot Dawn as the band entered the studio once again, this time to begin work on their third album ‘Reanimation’ slated for release early 2018 via Hostile Media.


Bloodshot Dawn have well and truly established themselves as a heavyweight act amongst their peers and the worldwide metal scene. Technical, ferocious with an unrelenting work ethic, Bloodshot Dawn beckons oblivion!

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