The Great Insurrection Single & Video!

February 12th, 2016

The first single from The New Dawn – The Great Insurrection will be released Friday 19th February 2016, and will be accompanied by the premier of our very first music video! The single will be released exclusively through a “pay-what-you-want” rate on, with the price starting at £0.00. Vocalist Gemma Lawler says “When it […]

London Album Launch Show Announced!

February 11th, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that we have added a second album launch party for The New Dawn at The Black Heart in Camden, London on Friday 1st April 2016! We will be supported by the fantastic Evyltyde, Nocean and Incarnadine Coven. Tickets and more details coming very soon!   Birmingham Launch Party | Thursday 10th March […]

The New Dawn Pre Order and Artwork Release

January 11th, 2016

After what feels like a lifetime hidden away in the studio we have officially received our masters back from the wonderful Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Dragonforce, Sonata Arctica, Apocalyptica) and we are blown away! With that we can now officially release the artwork for The New Dawn which was designed by Barnaby Oakley of Crossfade Productions.   […]

Special Guest Announcement for The New Dawn Album Launch

November 30th, 2015

  Photo © Tony Gaskin at Stagedive Photography   We’d like to officially introduce to you all to Jacob Zachary Underwood, who had his first performance with us on keyboards during last night’s acoustic set! In addition to recording piano for the new album, Jacob has been working hard the past few months to learn songs old […]

The New Dawn Album Release Date Announcement and Track Listing

November 22nd, 2015

  It is with our absolute greatest pleasure that we can finally announce the release date for our upcoming album “The New Dawn”. This will be officially released on the 10th March 2016 and tickets will soon be on sale for our exclusive “The New Dawn” album launch which will be held at the O2 Academy […]

Exclusive Acoustic Show

November 3rd, 2015

On Sunday 29th November we will be putting on an exclusive acoustic performance at The Tower of Song in Kings Norton. The only time we have done something close to this, was at Bloodstock 2012 when we performed a 30 minute acoustic set. This will be an exclusive one off performance showcasing some of the […]

Studio Diary Episode One – The New Dawn Rises

August 2nd, 2015

Here’s the first instalment of our studio diaries with a little information on The New Dawn and what we’ve been up to in the studio so far!  

The New Dawn – Dakesis Hit The Studio For Album Two

July 22nd, 2015

Since the release of our début album way back in 2011 we’ve had a pretty rollercoaster-esque ride with various obstacles to overcome. After our line up change in July 2013 we’ve had to spend some time altering our live sound and have been adding in orchestration in place of keyboards and synths, which as I’m […]

Shield Maidens Arise UK Tour Announced For November

July 21st, 2015

We’re very pleased to finally announce our upcoming tour supporting french melodic metal band Heonia this November. The Shield Maidens Arise UK Tour will kick off on November 18th in Huddersfield at the Parish, ending on the ultimate high on the 21st November in Selby for Valkyrian Festival. We’re expecting to find out more information […]

Dakesis Confirmed for Valkyrian Festival 2015

June 4th, 2015

We’re very excited to announce that we will be playing Valkyrian Festival2015! There’s already some amazing bands on the bill including our friends in Winter Storm and Jeremy Lawler’s Winter’s Edge with many more to be announced! Valkyrian Festival takes place on Saturday 21st November at The Venue Selby and tickets cost £10 in advance. […]